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Google Image Result for. *The Graphics Fairy* Johnny In A Dress: Pretty Up Your Pumpkins {JIAD style} A few days ago I showed you my pumpkins!

Johnny In A Dress: Pretty Up Your Pumpkins {JIAD style}

Today I am going to show you how to make your own! Yay! The pumpkins used to look like this: (They were purchased at Wally World and the Dollar Tree) Some of them had "natural" looking stems - which I like. Some of them had cheap green plastic stems - which I do not like... I started out by gently removing all of the stems (except for the green ones... I gathered all of the little pumpkins with the dreaded green stems and the two larger pumpkins (stems removed) and my favorite Krylon Rut Tough Enamel spray paint and went outside!  After a few coats they pumpkins were lookin' like something I would have in my house! Yay!  While the silver pumpkins were drying, I went inside and cut up little fabric scraps into smaller pieces: Then I got my hot glue gun, placed a dab of glue then stuck a little piece of fabric onto the pumpkin...

Then repeated that like 5,000 more times until the entire pumpkin was covered! .... hot glue... ruffle.... Burlap & fabric. I believe I may be addicted....

burlap & fabric

Burlap and Fabric Rosettes how sweet! I am in Love. I purchased a green foam wreath at Michael's with my 40% off coupon. I think it cost about four bucks. I had left over jelly roll strips from a quilt. Left over burlap from the 2 yards I purchased for my lampshade. Some Hot Glue and several burned fingers later... Super cute. I decided the other day, as soon as it starts to get a little warm out I am going to paint the shutters and the front door a deep navy blue. My wreath is going to look lovely on it. Retro Chic China Cabinet TRANSFORMATION. I have had the most fun with this china cabinet makeover.

Retro Chic China Cabinet TRANSFORMATION

Talk about a transformation. Check out this before and after. I purchased this cabinet along with a matching table and chairs off of Craigslist right after Christmas. The set has a very retro feel to me and I wanted to do something fun. I primed and painted with Valspar Mediterranean. I had to totally take the cabinet apart to remove all of the glass and get the shelves out. I laid my fabric out and put the back on top to trace an outline so I could cut to size. Here is the fabric laid out in my back porch table.I decided to cover the part that was originally facing the back because it was pretty yucky looking.

I applied the fabric in 3 sections. Here is the adhesive I used, it worked wonderfully and I lived through spraying it without damage to my nervous system LOL! Craftaholics Anonymous. Got an old tee or two {or 20!}

Craftaholics Anonymous

That you don’t wear anymore? Turn them into *pretty little pom poms! * they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy! Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard use round objects to trace circles onto cardboard to make 2 templates like those shown above. i used a roll of tape and my camera lens cap…. the diameter of the outer circle is 6.5″ and the diameter of the inner circle is 2.5″. you can play around with different template sizes to get different sized pom poms. cut your t-shirt into 1/2″ strips. i only used from the arm pits down on each shirt. . take one strip and one template and place strips as shown close to the inner circle. sandwich the strip by putting the other template on top.

Leslie Graff. I’m captivated by the domestic series of Boston-based painter, Leslie Graff.

Leslie Graff

The images are so pretty and idealized (heels in every image — is it a statement? A wish?). I’m drawn to the strong compositions and I love looking at them. The originals go on sale in October and you can buy the series as notecards in Leslie’s shop. How about you? Dress Up a Plain White Shower CurtainHouse & Home. Fall Wreaths Made of Leaves, Flowers, Wheat, and More Natural Elements from Better Homes and Gardens#page=5. Square Door Wreath Break the cycle of ordinary round wreaths by crafting a square arrangement.

Fall Wreaths Made of Leaves, Flowers, Wheat, and More Natural Elements from Better Homes and Gardens#page=5

This large wreath was constructed using a mix of silk and dried elements such as pods, berries, wheat, twigs, and dried leaves, but you can use any seasonal elements that match your style. Hang the wreath with a simple ribbon to keep the focus on its unexpected shape and variety of textures. DIY Leafy Wreath Add a splash of fall color to your front door with a leafy wreath. To begin, gather fallen leaves (make sure the leaves aren't too dry) from around your yard, and purchase a wire wreath frame from your local home center or crafts store. Pierce the center of each leaf with the wire, and keep stacking foliage until the wire frame is no longer visible. A Blog about DIYing our way through Life, Kids and Pretty Things.