DIY Pumpkin Stencils

DIY Pumpkin Stencil Tutorial 

DIY pumpkin stencils at diyshowoff.com

 

Materials:

  • Pumpkins
  • FrogTape® Multi-Surface
  • Wax paper
  • Spray Paint

DIY pumpkin stencils materials

1. Adhere pieces of FrogTape to wax paper.

2. Using a pattern (I made mine from a piece of paper), freehand or by tracing shapes; create stickers. 

3. Cut out stencils. I folded a few of mine to create more.

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4. Remove wax paper backing and apply your DIY FrogTape stencils to the clean, dry surface of a pumpkin.

FrogTape pumpkin stencil tutorial @diyshowoff

5. Use your thumbnail to burnish the edges of the tape and to smooth out creases.

FrogTape pumpkin stencil tutorial @diyshowoff

6. Tape off stem if desired. Spray paint pumpkin.

FrogTape pumpkin stencil tutorial @diyshowoff

7. Paint dried really fast for me since I just did a light coat with some of the pumpkin showing through in most places. After just a few minutes, remove stickers/stencils. 

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Display!

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Disclaimer: I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.

DIY Halloween Witch Hat Candy Dish Decor

This easy DIY Halloween project for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas October challenge has a few uses so I wasn’t sure what to call it. It’s … versatile. 

Witch Hat Halloween Candy Dish

DIY Witch Hat candy dish/serving tray tutorial @diyshwoff

or add chips/pretzels to use as a Halloween serving tray.

or add festive cupcakes for Halloween party display.

or add succulents, small fall flowers/plants to create a Halloween planter.

or a floral arrangement (just pop on a fall wreath) for Halloween decor.

DIY witch hat Halloween centerpiece tutorial

or simply flip the bottom to use as a Halloween Centerpiece

DIY Witch Hat Halloween decor tutorial @diyshwoff

Materials:

DIY Witch Hat candy dish/serving tray tutorial @diyshwoff

EASY tutorial:

1. Using a kitchen knife, we cut out a hole using the inner circle shown on the bottom of the large plastic plant saucer as guide.

DIY Witch Hat candy dish/serving tray tutorial @diyshwoff

2. Spray paint cone and saucer black. I did two coats on the cone, one coat on the already black plant saucer. Let dry.

DIY Witch Hat candy dish/serving tray tutorial @diyshwoff

That’s it! 

Carefully slide onto the cone. Right side up creates a ‘dish’. 

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Upside down creates a ‘ledge’. Add an old belt for a decorative touch.

DIY Witch Hat Halloween decor tutorial @diyshwoff

 

More ideas: attach faux fall flowers, leaves, spiders, etc. to create a Halloween centerpiece. Hide a vase filled with water under the cone and fill with tall flowers. Add succulents and display outside. Get creative!

DIY witch hat Halloween centerpiece tutorial

Fall LCI

I received a Lowe’s gift card to put towards this challenge. Opinion and above idea is 100% my own. More DIY ideas at Lowe’s Creative Ideas or follow Lowe’s on InstagramPinterest and sign up for the Creative Ideas magazine and app.

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{Healthy} Fall Scents

Do you know what’s better than delicious fall aromas from fall scented candles filled with harmful chemicals? Well, probably baking a pumpkin pie, to be honest. Right?! And also – Young Living essential oils with healthy benefits and amazing fall aromas diffused into the air.

Fall Scents for your home with Essential Oils @diyshowoff

Here is a list of my favorite Young Living essential oil aromatherapy for the fall season (along with some benefits).

Thieves – when someone in our home is coming down with a cold or flu (today it’s Mr. DIY), I diffuse straight Thieves essential oil blend for its cleansing abilities. It’s highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health AND fills my home with the scents of fall. Ingredients include: clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiate and rosemary. Recipe: fill diffuser with distilled water and add 5-8 drops of Thieves. 

Pomander Ball – 

pomander ball aromatherapy recipe @diyshowoff

Orange essential oil has a rich fruity scent that lifts spirits and provides a calming influence, peace and happiness. Orange essential oil is also rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. Clove essential oil has a sweet, spicy stimulating and revitalizing fragrance with immune-enhancing properties. Recipe: fill diffuser with distilled water. Add 5 drops of clove and 3-5 drops of orange essential oil. Don’t have clove essential oil on hand? Try using Thieves with orange essential oil instead.

Autumn Spice – Cinnamon bark essential oil is valued for its ability to improve wellness, promoting healthy cardiovascular and immune functions with a warm, spicy aroma. Nutmeg also has a sweet, warm, spicy scent that I find comforting and energy boosting. Recipe: Fill diffuser with distilled water. Add 3 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil + 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil. 

Warm cinnamon bun – Aromatic Recipe: Add 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil to diffuser filled with distilled water. Warning: family may be disappointed there aren’t cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven! 

Fall Pot Luck – Get creative! Whip up your own special recipe. Fill diffuser with distilled water and add your own combination. Thieves, Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Clove, Rosemary, Raven are all perfect for filling your home with the scents of the fall season.

*Like a stronger or weaker scent? Adjust drops to suit your preference accordingly.

Fall Scents for your home with Essential Oils @diyshowoff

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

What ARE essential oils any way?

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Fall Home Tour {Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: Fall 2014 Edition}

DIYShowoff Fall Home Tour

Hello friends! It’s time for LOTS of gorgeous fall inspired home tours organized by the creative Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Company. Woo!

white buffalo styling company

Found your way here from Ashley’s stunning fall decorating at The Handmade Home? Welcome! It’s lovely to meet you and I’m so glad you’re here!

the handmade home

Okay…I really had planned on more fall decorating than I’ve actually completed but with a big 5-0 birthday celebration in Cancun with my love (ahhh…summer ALL the time there!) and a last minute overnight class trip this week, it’s not the grand fall festival reveal I had planned. I know. Boo. I’m running behind schedule. It will evolve as it unfolds over the next couple of weeks in preparation for the rustic woodland themed {October} baby shower planning in the works. (Stay tuned!) But let’s get this show on the road…

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A bit of rustic glam fall dining room for entertaining guests/a few autumn themed dinner parties this season…

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 And some sneak peeks from outside…

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DIY fall ideas from DIYShowOff

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Next stop on the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours {Fall Edition} is Summer’s beautiful home at Simple Stylings

Simple Stylings

Happy fall! Thanks for stopping by! 

Monogrammed Mini Pumpkins

Monogrammed mini pumpkins

Monogrammed Mini Pumpkins tutorial @diyshowoff

Materials:

  • faux mini pumpkins
  • acrylic craft paint
  • glittery alphabet stickers
  • mini paper doilies

Tutorial:

Paint mini faux pumpkins and let dry.

Monogrammed Mini Pumpkins tutorial @diyshowoff

Add a glittery monogram.

monogrammed mini pumpkin placesetting

 

Display on mini-doilies. 

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All set for a beautiful fall themed dinner party. 

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See my fall centerpiece for creating an entire autumn themed tablescape. 

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Decorative Fall Centerpiece

Roeshel #MichaelsMakers

The season is changing. Cooler mornings, shorter days and soon pretty leaves. As a part of the Michaels Makers’ team challenge, I’m decorating the dining room table for fall entertaining. 

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Fall Centerpiece

Materials: 

fall centerpiece materials #michaelsmakers

 

{all materials purchased from Michaels}

  • birdcage
  • fall floral and wheat picks
  • feathers
  • styrofoam disk
  • small plastic pumpkin
  • ceramic owl
  • pinecones
  • burlap ribbon
  • decorative fall ribbon
  • hot glue

What I did: 

Simply place the styrofoam disk into the bottom of the bird cage.

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Layer fall floral pieces (deconstruct using wire cutters if needed) and feathers. Secure with hot glue.

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Weave burlap ribbon between bird cage bars.

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Tuck in pieces of ribbon and pinecones. Secure with hot glue.

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Add ceramic owl and plastic pumpkin to the inside of the cage. 

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Add height by displaying on a cake plate and/or wood disks. 

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I layered a little bling (sparkly mesh runner) with a little rustic (burlap runner) down the center of my tablecloth. 

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Add wood disks, colorful fall leaves, candles. I topped a pair of gold candlesticks with faux pumpkins for balance and height. 

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out these crafty blog friends: 


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More Fall ideas from Michaels: 

  • Looking for autumn inspiration? Check out Michaels’ Fall Market lookbook.
  • If it’s not table décor that you’re looking for, Michaels has you covered from pumpkin decorating to wreath making, wall art and more. There are all sorts of easy fall and holiday themed projects for your whole house on Michaels’ Fall Project Page.
  • It’s time to start pinning for the fall! Browse Michaels’ Fall Ideas Pinterest board to get started.

As a member of the Michaels’ Makers team, I receive a gift card to complete and share fun craft challenges.

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DIY Fall Festival Linky Party ~ Autumn/Thanksgiving Highlights

The past week sure has flown by! Sorry for the late start today to the DIY Fall Festival, a little chaos on the technical end. Last week’s Fall party was filled with so much inspiration! WOW! You all are so awesome! Here are some Thanksgiving/fall highlights…

I love the fall living room changes from Marty at a Stroll Thru Life…perfect for fall and so cozy!

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There’s still time to whip together this beautiful harvest circle felt leaf pillow, something you’ll cherish every year. Great tutorial at The Sweet Survival.

harvest circle felt leaves accent pillow - The Sweet Survival

Tricia from Simplicity in the south shares her sweet fall decorating and a free printable Thanksgiving banner – great way to dress up your existing Thanksgiving decor. Thanks, Tricia!

fall decor and thanksgiving printable - Simplicity in the South

Got something AUTUMN/FALL/THANKSGIVING related to share? Time to show off!

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This week will be the last DIY Fall Festival of the season. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your autumn DIY projects. Your projects are such an inspiration to many! Next week is the week before Thanksgiving and the DIY Holiday Highlights party starts…I can’t believe the countdown to Christmas is on! Don’t worry…Thanksgiving DIY posts can be linked up too and highlights for the next two weeks will be Thanksgiving related so bring it on! :)

DIY Holiday Highlights

* Thank you SO much to Heather from Larissa Hill Designs for the sweet feature today!

Happy Halloween ~ DIY Fall Festival linky party and Halloween Highlights

Happy Halloween, DIY friends! It’s a day when I miss when my girls were little and I was sewing Halloween costumes and getting the two of them set to head out to trick-or-treating. Now they’re grown up and we live in a location with ZERO trick-or-treat’ers coming to the door…so just another Wed. evening around here {and actually it’s been postponed until Saturday due to rain and heavy winds} but it doesn’t stop me from taking time out to appreciate your Halloween craftiness!

I LOVE the entire Halloween mantel over at Days of Chalk and Chocolate but especially her Halloween glam wreath:

Halloween glam wreath

Lynda from Focal Point Styling always does an amazing job at well, “styling’ and seasonal is no exception. Her harvest entry is so warm and welcoming…

Harvest entryway at Focal Point Styling

and the spooky Halloween entryway inside is enough to chase me right back out…

Focal Point Styling spooky Halloween entryway

She has some more awesome Halloween decorating ideas you’ll want to check out too and I LOVE her steampunk Halloween collection.

Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff has a GREAT idea for all of that left over Halloween candy (or in my case since we don’t get trick-or-treaters…clearanced Halloween candy!)…Halloween Candy Bark. YUM!

halloween candy bark

Got something AUTUMN/FALL/HALLOWEEN related to share? Time to show off!

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Next week will be the last DIY Fall Festival of the season. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your autumn DIY projects. The week before Thanksgiving, the DIY Holiday Highlights party starts…I can’t believe the countdown to Christmas is on!

DIY Holiday Highlights

Reminder: Today’s the last day for the Silhouette America Halloween deals! Use promotional code “SHOWOFF” to take advantage of the specials!

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DIY Fall Festival and Fall Highlights

Last week’s DIY Fall Festival was filled with so many cute fall and Halloween ideas. You’ll want to visit these few favorites…

I love this whimsical tulle Halloween wreath by Little White House on the Seaside…

tulle halloween wreath

Angela from Number Fifty-Three shares her mom’s warm and welcoming rustic autumn home tour

Speaking of mom’s home tours, did you also see the inspiration over at Dear Emmeline? It’s her mom’s beautiful fall home tour

Got something AUTUMN/FALL/HALLOWEEN related to share? Time to show off!

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DIY Fall Festival and Halloween Highlights

The past week sure has flown by! Sorry for the late start today to the DIY Fall Festival (2 posts today!), but have you seen the awesome HUGE giveaways this week? WOW! You’re not going to want to miss them! {see side bar for links}. NOW, it’s time to share more fall DIY! Since it’s creeping up on Halloween, I chose to share a few awesome Halloween DIY from some pretty talented blog friends who shared by linking up last week {decorating with natural elements for Fall}.

DIY Fall Festival

I love {chills} this spooky skull Halloween mantel over at Anthingology. Frightening fabulousness – my favorite part is the skulls and skeletons in costume jewelry. It’d lure me in…then the skeletons and ravens would get me! YIPES!

skeleton mantel at Anythingology blog

You’re in for a {trick-or} treat over at Dixie Delights with one super awesome Halloween home tour…mice & ravens! ::scream!:: (She also shares a sweet “Nevermore” printable.)

Halloween Home Tour at Dixie Delights

I jump a mile high every time someone catches me off guard with a “BOO!”. Am I the only one? I prefer the subtle fun of Courtney’s BOO pumpkins at A Diamond in the Stuff…

DIY boo pumpkins - A Diamond in the Stuff blog

I have a confession. I have not read the Harry Potter series or watched the movies. I know, where have I been? Another confession: I’ve been collecting the books from thrift shops and plan to start reading while on vacation next week! Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage decorated an amazing Harry Potter Halloween mantel…just for her daughters and their love of Harry Potter…

The Shabby Creek Cottage - Harry Potter Halloween mantel

Halloween isn’t my favorite time of year…seriously, I’m a huge chicken. You won’t find me touring a haunted house. Being chased through corn mazes in the dark freaks me out. I CRY when I’m scared. And of course those ghouls and zombies LOVE to target the scaredy cats. I much prefer watching Halloween from a distance. ;)

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DIY Fall Festival – 12 Natural Fall Decor Craft Highlights & Linky Party

I’ve done absolutely nothing DIY fall related this past week. Life happens. :) But last every week there have been some awesome (you all are SO creative and crafty) fall projects shared. Here is a collection of neutral, natural, burlap fall and Halloween craft projects:

Karah created a pumpkin using palm frond leaves. SO cool! Of course you can use a similar material or … you know where Karah lives {a tropical vacation destination}, visiting her to collect supplies sounds like a better idea. See her leaf pumpkin tutorial at The Space Between.

palm leaf pumpkin

I don’t sympathize with Karah’s lack of craft supplies in the Caribbean. I love that she comes up with creative solutions using what she has on hand (and free), like the pumpkin above and her fun fall leaf wreath

DIY leaf wreath

Wait! There’s more. Karah’s fall centerpiece ideas are so inspiring…

5 fall centerpiece ideas

Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shared her super cute, super easy DIY Indian corn candle. This is a great last minute project to add in to existing fall decor…

DIY Indian corn candle holder

These girls are so good! Just when I got done visiting one of their links, I move on to the next and it’s them again with another natural fall decorating project! Debbie also shares a tutorial for making this gorgeous dried corn garland – how clever and so fall-festive!

DIY dried corn garland

One thing I’m missing in my decor this year is a fall wreath. I’m so inspired by the neutral natural wreath made with canvas, burlap, dried roses and dried hydrangeas at Craftberry Bush…

dried fall wreath tutorial

Fall means being cozy and all snuggled up. How about some candlelight for added warmth? Love this idea from Doreen at Hymns and Verses: floating candlelit apples…and hey, if you’re hungry but too warm all wrapped up in your cable-knit throw blankie and pj’s, there’s an apple within easy reach. ;)

DIY floating apple candles

Amanda from Small Home Big Start has some awesome & NECESSARY tips for drying acorns for fall decorating and fall crafts (and some acorn projects). Our yard gets filled {you could surf and will down the little downhill slope if you’re not careful. I imagine the squirrels up there snorting with laughter when it happens}. Tips for drying…

tips for drying acorns

All of those dried acorns are perfect for the natural DIY fall project that Laura from Finding Home shares…gold leaf pine cones and acorns (which I think is perfect for fall and Christmas):

DIY gold leaf acorns and pine cones

Gail from My Repurposed Life dried and dyed her hydrangeas and shares the tutorial on how you can do it too. So pretty!

Dry and Dye Hydrangeas

dried dyed hydrangea

And since my DIY yarn pumpkins are 50% (materials: yarn + real pinecone stems) I’m including them in the round up too. :)

decorating for fall

I love fall colors and fall decor but fall also consists of my favorite scents of the year. Lovely Charley shares her recipe for natural fall scents for the home

fall scents for the home

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Countdown to Fall Party!!!

There’s no way to deny that summer is officially over any longer. With shorter days, crisp mornings and cooler evenings, I’ve been wearing sweaters, boots and snuggling under fuzzy throws. We’re still trying to hold off on setting the thermostat to “heat”…it feels too early! But, I’m warming up to the idea of lighting spiced candles and making home more cozy. Once I unburied the dining room this week, I started a little autumn decorating {it’s the only room I really decorate for fall}

autumn mantle

I am so excited to be hosting the Countdown to Fall linky party today! It’s my turn! I’m having so much fun joining my friends from Domestically SpeakingSand & Sisal and It’s So Very Cheri as we celebrate all things fall! {See their projects at the bottom of this post.} And I took a little break from apartment renovating and decorating. I even cleaned up my dining room for your visit today. Welcome! Well, at least what shows in the pictures. Shhh – Don’t tell. 

Countdown to Fall linky party

I was ready to add some rich color to our dining room for the autumn season. So I started with painting a fall leaf onto an old cork board. It still has the pin marks and scars from previous hanging. Anyone else find imperfection charming? Now it’s dark teal, rich red with coppers and golds…”warmth”.

red and teal fall mantle

Obviously I’m not an artist. DIY skills and creativity do not = artistic talent for me. Mr. DIY loves the “lion fish” I painted. What?! Okay, I have to agree that as a leaf, it’s a little sad and after a Google image inquiry, it does sort of resemble a lion fish.

my leaf painting…

teal red fall mantle

lion fish…

red lion fish

But, you know what? We embrace imperfection around here and I love the colors. Besides…it’s art. Unique. One of a kind. It’s precious, right? {you can lie if you feel you need to answer that. lol!} I guarantee no one else has a painting of a leaf from a lion fish tree…I like being different. :) 

red teal fall mantle

I’m still playing with it all and next week, you can bet it will all look different but the colors, the theme and that lion fish leaf painting are staying. I do love to rearrange though.

red teal fall decorating

Don’t these colors look amazing together?

red teal orange fall mantel

Materials: “etc.” was a clearance Target find earlier this year, the red and aqua vases are from JoAnns, the orange silk Chinese lanterns in the aqua vase were from Michael’s a few years ago, the silver dollar branches in the red vase are from our yard, the old turquoise insulator turned votive holder is a thrifted treasure, the mini chalkboard is a Shaw Floors/HGTV Home design challenge souvenir, the metallic faux pumpkins are from my long time fall collection. 

Still loving my pallet insert for our faux fireplace too…

red turquoise fall mantle

If you’d like to see more, I shared some more of my fall decorating earlier this week at the DIY Fall Festival…

decorating for fall

Fall Party

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We all would love for you to join the fun, if you haven’t already. We want to see your fall décor, fall crafts, delish fall recipes, fall traditions… anything that is fall related ! There are currently over 200 fall goodies to inspire you!

Please place the Countdown to Fall button in your post with a link back to this page so your readers can find the party too!



MaryAnn from Domestically Speakingfollow shared her fun fall craft when she kicked off the Countdown to Fall party a few weeks ago.

DIY apple art

A special thanks to MaryAnn who organized this fun fall event and for inviting me to participate! The second week, hosted by Kim from Sand & Sisal welcomed us with a festive fall front door…

Fall Front Porch by Sand & Sisal Thumbnail

And last week, Cheri from It’s So Very Cheri baked a delicious autumn recipe for the Countdown to Fall get-together. Delicious!

pumpkin brownies

DIY Fall Festival – sharing festival fall ideas

DIY Fall Festival

Welcome back to the week DIY Fall Festival! You’re invited to share your fall craftiness and autumn decorating or browse the links to visit our festive blog friends already all decked out for fall! There were so many great links in last week’s Fall Festival! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful inspiring fall decorating!

fall decorating

This week, I took a little break from apartment renovation part 1249 to start to decorate for fall. I only decorate the dining room for fall. My DIY yarn pumpkins look so pretty on these candle pedestals. I love mixing a little aqua/teal with traditional autumn colors of golds, oranges, reds, browns…

yarn pumpkins

I’m still working on a fall centerpiece, but these accents I already had on hand {vintage tin, dried flowers, candles, oval wooden tray} do the trick for now…

autumn centerpiece

I’m not a fan of our current dining room light fixture, so you’ll often find me disguising it with wreaths, garland and candles. So festive and so pretty…

up close:

decorated chandelier

from a distance:

fall dining room

Come back Friday when I share my fall mantel. Here’s a sneak peek:

fall chandelier

Sharing my fall decorating/vignette with Kate this week:

I’ll be hosting the Countdown to fall party on Friday! Woo hoo! Hope to see you there….um, “here”! :)

Countdown to Fall linky party

Got something AUTUMN related to share? Time to show off!

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Next week the DIY Fall Festival will be replaced with a special October party you won’t want to miss. I’m excited to be kicking off the event and joining these sweet blog friends…

DIY Showoff Get ready to celebrate everything fall!

DIY Fall Festival and Autumn Highlights

Welcome back to the week DIY Fall Festival! You’re invited to share your fall craftiness and autumn decorating or browse the links to visit our festive blog friends already all decked out for fall! There were so many great links last week. Here are a few fall favorites:

5 Minute Fall Crafts

Super cute canning lid pumpkin tutorial at Simply Klassic Home.

canning lid pumpkin tutorial

Looking for an easy autumn decorating or fall gift idea? Check out the cute vintage Halloween (or any season) candle tutorial over at Confessions of a Plate Addict.

easy seasonal candle

Fall plates craft by Dear Emmeline.

fall plate craft

Last week I shared my DIY yarn pumpkins, a super easy and quick fall project:

how to make yarn pumpkins

Fall Mantels

The fabulous fall mantel at Mom4Real has the perfect combination of texture, fall colors and a fun pop of whimsy in that polka dotted pitcher.

fall mantle at Mom4Real blog

Remodelando la Casa has a fall mantel full of DIY goodies. Love the burlap fall blocks and her awesome painted tree with falling flying leaves is perfect for the autumn season!

fall mantel  

DIY Show Off Fall Festival Party

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  • Link YOUR NEW FALL DO-IT-YOURSELF projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a Fall 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite fall DIY feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!



This week, I’ll be working on some fall decorating {finally!}. In the meantime, here is our fall decorated dining room last year…

DIY Fall Festival and an Autumn craft so easy your cat can do it!

Looking for some fall inspiration? Share your autumn related do-it-yourself projects in the DIY Fall Festival.

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and cute fall decorating idea, these easy DIY yarn pumpkins are the perfect project…

how to make yarn pumpkins

I’m still in apartment reno mode (although making progress and getting to the fun stuff!) but I do have a SUPER EASY DIY pumpkin tutorial to share. Takes just minutes and the result is cute, don’t you think?

Materials:

  • Yarn
  • Pinecones
  • Optional: hot glue
My yarn is a thrift store find, already wound into a ball. But if yours isn’t, you can use this technique with a dowel rod or other similar sized rod (how to use a nostepinne). And yea, I just had to Google that – new word of the day “nostepinne”.
 
I found some squirrel nibbled pinecones in the driveaway that will work for me. Aren’t they funny?! Pretty though too! But since you may not have squirrels who love to DIY on hand, mini pinecones work too.
 
Tutorial
 
  • Stuff a pinecone into the top of a yarn ball. You could hot glue it in place, but since my nibbled pinecones push down into the center, I didn’t glue mine.

5 minute decorative DIY pumpkin project

Isn’t that about the easiest DIY project ever? Winding a ball of yarn and adding a pinecone. I love them!
 
 

So easy and so fun, even your cat can do it. Balls of yarn + squirrel scented pinecones = irresistible! It’s definitely Lalka’s favorite DIY project. Although rather than helping put them together, she’s more interested in taking them apart. Cats are so helpful. ;)

DIY decorative yarn pumpkins

Disclaimer: These are not recommended for cat toys. 

See MORE DIYShowOff fall decorating and DIY in the Fall DIY Project Gallery.

Fall Home Tour at DIYShowOff

Sharing at the Primp Your Pumpkin Party.

There is some beautiful fall inspiration from last week.

More creative pumpkins:

Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers created these super cute industrial decorative pumpkins and shares the easy tutorial. A great project for using up those wood scraps and lots of options for the letters.

wood block pumpkins

Who doesn’t love a fun monogrammed project? Pumpkins are the perfect canvas! I love the pretty monogrammed pumpkin topped with a bow by Jessica at Mom4Real created, don’t you?

monogrammed pumpkin

WOW! Did you see the knock off Country Living pumpkins at Confessions of a Plate Addict? Debbie shares her decoupaged pumpkin tutorial. Beautiful!

ModPodge pumpkins

DIY Show Off Fall Festival Party

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  • Please link back to this party in some way.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite fall DIY feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!




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DIY FALL FESTIVAL

It’s that time of year {already?!}. Wait! Where did summer go so fast? I can’t believe it, but it’s time for the 3rd annual weekly FALL linky party open Wednesdays through Fridays starting today and ending…well, somewhere around Thanksgiving.

I thought I’d kick off this year by sharing a few of my favorite of my own past fall projects…and maybe a review because I’m day and night up to my eyeballs in an apartment renovation so about the only fall project I’ve completed is falling into bed each night. But, previous years, here is what I did and this year. I have some fun ideas that I can’t wait to get to. Might even take a few hours off from apartment decorating to get to an autumn inspired DIY. Ahem…in the meantime, I present to you, Fall….

Fall fabric wreath tutorial

Last year’s autumn with a touch of blue

Dress up a candle with twine and faux leaf…

Decoupaged Pumpkins

and letters…

Baby girl’s first day of college is today. I swear she just started kindergarten not too long ago. So while the summer flew by for me, so did the past YEARS! She celebrates with an end of fall birthday and last year, I put together a small

fall themed dinner party

I’m not sure where summer went but I’m still holding on for a few more weeks of summer myself even though I notice chilly mornings and shorter days. I just wasn’t in mom’s pool nearly enough {apartment renovation take #1078}. Are you getting ready? Are you ready?! My favorite things about fall? Spicy fall scents like cinnamon and pumpkin. Wearing sweaters and boots. Warm and cozy throws. I just need another few weeks to work up to it. ;)

DIY Show Off Fall Festival Party
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  • Please link back to the party in your post using the coded button above or the link to this post.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite fall DIY feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same!



DIY Fall Festival

I‘m still loving the beautiful fall inspired DIY projects linked up every week.  Thank you so much for sharing!  Here are some highlights from last week’s party with some beautiful DIY ideas:

Whimsical Autumn Nature Tablescape

Gorgeous!
Fun Fall Table Runner
Beautiful fall colors…
FALL TABLE RUNNER
MORE fabulously festive printables at 
Natural, vintage mantel 
{my style – neutral and so pretty}
Warm and welcoming fall decor

This new to me site that I’m loving…
Tablescapes by Diane
Click above to see oodles of tablescape inspiration!

And lastly, visit Leasa at
Funkymom Cards
to see a beautiful chair transformation and a sweet pillow reminder, perfect for this time of year…

Let’s see what you’ve got for FALL!

The DIY Show Off



Rules: FALL ONLY (Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving)!  Regular DIY Project Parade HERE and Christmas HERE

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!
• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

HAPPY FALL! (oops! sorry for the delay in opening the party!)

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DIY Fall Festival

The DIY Show Off

I love seeing what you’re up to and your Autumn DIY is amazing! I personally don’t have anything fall related to share this week with some other projects going on, so let’s take a look at some gorgeous fall wreaths from the past Fall Festivals from some very talented ladies. Click the blog link for more details about these beauties.

We don’t have a front entrance and I’m so envious of these warm and welcoming front entry ways but wreaths are not just for front doors!  Back doors, interior doors, mirrors, windows, walls, on tabletops…wreaths are pretty everywhere! 
White Pumpkin Wreath 
Wheat Wreath
ReFresh Restyle (again but for a friend!)
Not a wreath, but a warm welcoming fall basket!
Fall Burlap Wreath
Clever and Cute Pumpkin Wreath
Fall Leaves Sunburst Wreath
Glittered Paper Wreath
Mossy Fall Wreath

Simple and elegant grapevine wreath
Fall Felt Wreath
  (So cool – Steeler’s colors too!) I’m not really a football fan, but that’s our local team…so I go with it. Impossible not to around here.
Gorgeous Welcome Wreath
Colorful Felt Wreath
Fun Fall Wreath
Burlap and Cotton Sack Wreath
Another Burlap Beauty
Corn Husk Wreath
Acorn Wreath
Rosette Wreath 
Welcome Fall Wreath
Leaf Wreath
Beautiful Blue
Let’s see your FALL DIY!
The DIY Show Off

Rules: FALL ONLY!  Regular DIY Project Parade is on Sundays! 

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!
• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

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DIY Fall Festival Friday!

I’ve actually been spring cleaning in the fall (a car full of junk donated and more space feels soooo good) and preparing for guests but Bri and I did manage to decoupage some pumpkins. Have to fit a fun craft project in there somewhere to break up the work, right? It’s not an original project but results are always original.
After seeing the beautiful scrapbook paper from Canvas Corp
I chose to give my black pumpkin a new look to make my craft room a little more festive (I still have to do a reveal of my craft room ,don’t I? Enjoy the sneak peek!)…
Deco Art’s Decoupage is so much fun to work with and results are a beautiful gloss or matte finish. See my  decoupage pumpkin tutorial at the DIY Club.

Here’s the pumpkin I decoupaged a few years ago…completely different.

Bri’s decoupaged pumpkins:

Have you given this a shot?

Speaking of pumpkins!  Check out Pumpkins and Power Tools – a  great TV segment that aired this week featuring Ken Collier from RDA’s The Family Handyman. The segment was inspired by the October issue of TFH and touches on DIYers and using power tools to spice up your pumpkins for Halloween.


Let’s see what you’ve been up to! 

The DIY Show Off

Rules:

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!

• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!



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DIY Fall Festival

Meet: Suzy from The Better Decorating Bible. She’s hosting today’s DIY Show Off Fall Festival and sharing her super easy, nearly free fall DIY decorating tip this week. Suzy is an interior decorating and fashion enthusiast who is obsessed with everything luxury, unique, glamorous and most importantly – on an amazing budget.  I love her style, her blog and her projects.  Here’s Suzy with two chic and easy DIY fall projects:

Take advantage of the fall colored leaves this season, and put them to use! Here are two easy fall DIY project to do this weekend:

How to Frame Your Leaves

1) Prep your leaves BEFORE the weekend – pick your favorite colored leaves from your backyard and press them into a heavy book (telephone book is great). Stack more books on top to weigh it down for a few days till the leaves dry.

2) Choose a frame that’s proportional to the size of your leaves and arrange them onto a background of your choice. Use a bit a craft glue to set them into place and put together your frame. Enjoy!



How to Make Fall Candles with Pressed Leaves

1) Set your leaves on a flat surface and brush a thin layer of craft glue (or Mod Podge) onto each leaf.

2) Press the leaves onto pillar candles and brush another layer of glue (or Mod Podge) over them. Set them to dry.

3) Scatter loose leaves or rocks around your candles for decoration, and Voila!

DIY Friday: Pressed Leaves Art
Better Homes and Gardens

See more great ideas, beautiful decorating and inspiration at


Now it’s your turn!  Let’s see your DIY Fall Related project!  


The DIY Show Off


Rules:

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!

• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

Reminder: Today’s the last day to link up your kitchen in the Roomspiration Kitchen series!  I’m still going through the links so if I haven’t visited you yet … I’ll be seeing you soon!   


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Halloween Vignette and The DIY Fall Festival

The DIY Fall Festival is one day early this week!
This week, since I moved the wingback chairs out of our ‘mudroom/sitting room/whatever-I-want-it-to-be-this-week-room”, I got to rearrange things again (see yesterday’s post to see the transformation of this room). We don’t decorate much for Halloween but I took what I had and decorated this room just a little.  It’s not quite where I want it to be but it takes me a few days of rearranging to settle down and walk away satisfied plus I’m on the hunt for a settee of some sort for in here.  In the meantime…
vocabulary cards are a garage sale find
This room gets a lot of morning and afternoon sun (when there is sun shining), so it’s a great spot for our plants. Sun = happy plants.  Normally and very fitting for Halloween, I have a black thumb but I’ve managed not to kill a few!
Nevermore Tree Tutorial, Obelisk is a .50 garage sale find.
Stenciled Pumpkins
When we bought our house:
Today:
Do you decorate for Halloween or Fall? Do you have something DIY and fall and/or Halloween related to share?  Link up and show off or browse the links for some inspiration. 
The DIY Show Off

Rules:

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

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•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!

• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

Have a DIY project not related to Fall or Halloween?  Link up at the weekly DIY Project Parade linky party HERE!

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Linking up to: Halloween at Lisa’s Creative Designs.

DIY Fall Festival and 31 Days of Spooktacular

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Hi friends!  I’m Coley over at What You Make It and am thrilled to be joining you for the DIY Fall Festival.  What better day to be a guest poster?  After all, fall is my favorite time of year! Who doesn’t like vibrant colored leaves, pumpkin pie lattes, and cozy sweaters?

 

At the start of September I begin covering every inch of my home, interior and exterior, with autumn decor.  The aroma of pumpkins, apples, and squash fill my home and my open-toed shoes are put into storage. By October, my party menu is finalized and I’m jumping for joy with anticipation for our Halloween party.  

 

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Because of the fact that I am so neurotic about this holiday and that there are endless creative Halloween-related projects out there, I started a 31 Day Spooktacular Series on my blog.  That’s right, 31 posts about Halloween and the best season ever! Recipes, tutorials, guest posts, and costume ideas… anything to get you in the spirit.

So far, I have posted a few DIY projects like these specimen jars
these free Halloween printables (that look amazing in vintage frames)…

 adorable acorn bites
There are a ton of posts coming up (23 more to be exact)  that will give you even more inspiration. I would LOVE for you to join me!

Thanks for letting me share with you today!
I can’t wait to sit down with a hot cup of cinnamon tea, wrap myself in a fuzzy blanky, and look over your DIY Fall Festival link-ups.  Everyday I’m amazed at the creativity out there on blog-land :)
The DIY Show Off

Rules:

•Create a blog post about an Autumn/Fall project that YOU HAVE CREATED. Feel free to include a past link, however please make a note on a recent post about the DIY Fall Festival to invite everyone over to join in or to search the collection of fall inspired ideas.

•Add your project title to Linky party below.  (example: House # Pumpkins)

•Type in the permalink address, not your basic blog address. A permalink is the address that links directly to your specific post. (example: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2009/08/house-number-pumpkins)

•Please add the DIY button or link to the party in your post to share the party with your readers.

•Although a tutorial is helpful, it’s not required. It just must be your project.  Please only link up same project once to one party.

•If you notice that you’re link disappeared, please make the correction according to the rules above and re-link!

• By adding your link, you give the DIY Show Off permission to highlight your project in a future post. Enjoy and be inspired!

Thank you, Coley for guest blogging today!  :)  Coley is the creative and talented blog author at 
What You Make it...
Don’t forget to check out Coley’s 31 Days of Spooktacular event for some amazing Halloween fun!

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