I’ve been really busy lately…..how about you? It seems this is the time of year everything starts speeding up from here on out through the holidays and doesn’t settle back down until after New Year’s. I’ve still squeezed out a little time to bust through my stash and make some headbands….I like to give them all names…
Just wanted to share with you a little project I was working on earlier this week. I always loved making fairies in a jar and I felt compelled to create a little 3D scene of fairies that had not been captured but were free in their own natural environment: Fairy Land.
95% of this project was made with paper. Rolled paper flowers, paper mache walls, decoupaged toilet paper rolls and paper plates...
Most of the fairies as well as the text for the Fairy Land sign I found at the Graphics Fairy.
I did add wings and embellish the fairies with lots of shimmering glitter to make them seem more sparkly and magical.
I have never made anything like this but I had a lot of fun doing it and look forward to making more.
I'll be sharing this at some of the best link parties if you'd like to come too!
Pecans and dropcloths…that’s two words you don’t hear together everyday. But today you will! I have brought them together for a little fall decorating in my dining room with this simple, rustic vignette.
Fall is a time of harvest so I harvested what we have. Here in the South, during this time of year, one thing we have a lot of is pecans. All of these pecans came from my yard. I filled a galvanized planter with them as my centerpiece.
I flanked the sides with dollar store vases that have been hotglued to dollar store glass candlestick holders to make my own hurricanes. These were both filled with my harvested pecans. I took some leftover dropcloth material and cut into strips that I tied onto the vases. I love the way the canvas looks…even more than burlap!
I added my framed ‘Be Thankful’ print from last year and a mini pumpkin.
Those ceramic chickens have been spraypainted, you should have seen them before! Wildly colorful dollar store “what-nots” that I had to tone down a notch.
A blue and white plate sits in the back. I really don’t know anything about it – I just liked the way it looked.
A found turkey feather sits in a little glass bottle. It reminds me a little of the old quill pens people used to write with – if only the bottle were filled with ink!
This shabby white tray holds a few other harvested items – acorns, fallen leaves, magnolia cones. I love the colors and textures of real fall leaves!
I have taken down my Halloween decorations in my built in shelves and gotten them ready for Thanksgiving. We really enjoy Thanksgiving around here because there are three birthdays in our family during this time. November is just one big celebration that leads into the most wonderful time of the year….*sigh.
Anyway, I’ll have to show you all that another time because I have to get ready to see my daughter’s school play.
Have you harvested anything this fall season? (I just love that word!)
I'll be sharing this around the web if you'd like to follow along and find more inspiration: