Holiday Ideas

Fall DIY Decorating Ideas

Fall DIY Decorating Ideas

Runner Up Late Table Runner

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Looking for a cute table runner to decorate a table for Halloween? This is a easy and perfect project for you!  This is just one of the clever DIY ideas we wanted to share.  You can sew this project or I would use double sided NO Sew Sealah Tape and just tape the fall ribbons down to the base fabric.   You can go to the Runner Up Late Table Runner for complete instructions

Trick O Treat Bags

Don’t want to buy flimsy trick of treat bags?  Well here is how you can make your very own!  Wonderful for kids on Halloween.   You can find the instructions by Via HemMenIN

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Quilted Halloween Pillows

Melissa at POKADOT CHAIR will share her tutorial about making quilted pillows.    She came up with these ideas for all the pillows several months ago, like any project it good to plan ahead because the normally take a little longer than you expect.  Just a TIP.. Make sure you have all your supplies before you start any project, it will me much more enjoyable and you will finish faster.

cute halloween pillows

 

No Sew Halloween Banner

Here is another one favorite DIY decorating ideas with this easy Halloween No Sew Banner.  You can make your shelf or mantle look absolutely spooktacular and friends will be so impressed. For the easy NO Sew directions just sneak over to Close To Home . Just use a iron on fabric stabilizer to give your fabric stiffer banner effect.

Spooktacular halloween banner

 

Here are some unique fabric pumpkins that can liven up any home, whether it be for Halloween or Thanksgiving. (Via Sadie SeasonGoods) 

These ar easy Fall DIY decorating ideas.  It is very possible to just glue bandana fabric to a store bough pumpkin but it wouldn’tbe as soft and touchy as the pumpkins below.

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Stars & Stripes 4th Of July Projects

Quick Stars & Stripes 4th of July Projects

Stars & Stripes 4th of July Projects.  A Stars & Stripes BBQ Apron and a decorative Stars & Stripes4th of July Pillow.  Make both in a afternoon, quick and easy to make.  Stars & Stripes Apron and Pillow

The first thing you need is confidence, because you will most likely be the only sewing gal at your BBQ and your friends will be so jealous that you made something special for the Stars & Stripes 4th of July BBQ.

Lets get started with this simple apron first.

I have included a download but I suggest that you just cut a pattern from a old apron or use a piece of news paper and sketch it out with a magic marker.    I’m included a pattern sketch with sizes, but remember this is your project.   Pick up a couple of yards of fabric of your choice and get creative, you can always make pot holders with the leftover.

The Apron is pretty basic and made from red and white stripe fabric and the trim fabric is navy blue with white stars.   We used a 2″ bias tape maker to make the trim and ties for the apron and finished the sides and hem with a 1/2″ double folded hem.

I found this pattern sketch from another blog and the link in on the directions.  This photo is a great sketch for drawing your apron pattern.  Download Instructions for the Stars & Stripes Apron
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Apron sketch

Found this at yardsandyards.blogspot.com

The Stars & Stripes Ruffle Pleat Pillow  is another easy  and quick project for this Patriotic Celebration.   It makes a cute accent pillow for your  patio furniture.
The Pillow is made by pleating strips of folded fabric using the 1″ Quick Pleater. You can sew while you pleat which makes the detail faster.

The project is for a 20″x 18″ Pillow with 6 rows of Stars & Stripes Pillowruffles on the pillow. The rule of thumb is to use 3 times the fabric width to achieve the finished ruffle. I need a 20″ ruffle and I used 60″ of fabric to create each 20″ wide ruffle for the pillow front.

Any size pillow will work for this project.  Each ruffle is sewn to the pillow front starting with the bottom ruffle and working your way to the top.  Each ruffle overlaps the ruffle below by 1/2″ to 1″ to cover up the serged edge.

If you are in a real hurry you could even use Sealah Tape and adhere the ruffles to a ready made pillow and just add extra trim wit the double sided adhesive,  (That’s another class.)

Download Instructions for Stars & Stripes Pillow

Pumpkin Slice Cookies

Pumpkin Slice Cookies just in time for Thanksgiving!

You can use your favorite sugar cooking recipe or shortbread recipe.

To make mini-pie slices use a knife to cut simple circles into wedges. The size of the cookies will depend on what size cutter you use.

1. When it comes to circle cutters I love graduated sets because I always have the size I need. If you have a mini-candy corn cutter, that would work too. I used a four inch round cutter so the baked cookies were about two inches in length.

2. To make these cookies you will need:
Pumpkin orange 20-second icing {I mix tulip red, egg yellow, and a little warm brown}
Stiff-ish crust colored piping icing {I mixed ivory with a little warm brown}
Stiff white piping icing
3. Begin by flooding the wedges with orange 20-second icing and let dry.

4. To make the crust, position a #101 tip near the left corner of the cookie, thin side up. Slowly move up and down in a loose “M” shape until you reach the opposite side.

5. Use a boo-boo stick or toothpick to clean up any sharp points if necessary. If you’re new to petal tips, don’t let them intimidate you. Practice on a paper towel until you feel confident.

6. Finish up by using a star tip to add a dollop of whipped cream. I used a #16, but an #18 would work well too.

Including the crust my mini pie cookies were just a little over two inches long. Use these cuties to fill Mason jars for an adorable gift.  If you really want your pumpkin pie cookie to taste like pumpkin, try the pumpkin spice variation of my cookie recipe or one of these:

Pumpkin Slice Cookies
* Found these great cookies from www.sweetsugarbelle.com

How to Use Jute Webbing

Have you often wondered how to use Jute Webbing?

Jute webbing is available in many beautiful colors for year around crating projects.  It comes in the basic black, holiday green, luscious blue/purple and bight and cherry red/orange.  So the question is how to use jute webbing?

Jute Webbing DIY Craft Projects

1. Decorating candles by wrapping the jute webbing around the candle and using Craft and Hobby Tape to secure the webbing.  Next add the upholstery tacks or vintage jewelry for the finishing touch.  Enjoy a few of my favorite ideas below.  A cute little shop called Vignette Designs, Opulent Cottage & Organized Clutter

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From Opulentcottage.typepad.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jute Table Table Linens

How about weaving a  table runner with jute webbing?  To keep it in place I use Craft and Hobby tape but you can sew the jute webbing or even us a hot glue gun.  To pop the colors why not weave two colors of jute webbing, orange & black for Halloween, red & green for Christmas, blue for Hanuka.  The jute webbing creates a ambiance from rustic to French Country to Shabby Chic.

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Download Table Runner Project by Tara Dennis

Download Table Runner or Hall Runner from Martha Steward Living

Other Craft Project

Our friends at Jodees Inc, shared a great Tote made with Craft & Hobby Tape and Burlap Jute webbing.   Craft & Hobby tape is a double sided adhesive tape that will bond to most any texture.  It can be used with fabric, paper, bricks, metal, etc.  When you apply it to the application it takes 24 hours to cure and the your project is permanent as well as machine washable. ( Check fabric for washing instructions).  I love using the craft and hobby tape for trims, small detailed projects and it even sticks to candles.  Below is a video by Debi’s Design for a Jute Webbing Tote Bag.

We offer the finest craft and upholstery jute webbing  in several colors and widths.  It is sold in small 4 yard packages as well as 12 yard and 72 yard full rolls.  It comes in Red/Orange, Blue Purple, Green, Black and Natural. We ship your orders 1-2 days by priority mail.  Starts at $3.99 4 yard package.  Order Today!

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