This blog is a hodgepodge of things I want to share, from the good deals I find to my newfound cake decorating hobby and everything in between. Enjoy!

Friday, September 21, 2012

DIY Decorative Pumpkins

For September's Pinterest project we decided to welcome the fall weather by decorating pumpkins for fall and/or Halloween! I wanted mine to be used September-November, so I went with a fall theme. My inspiration came from this Pinterest Post.

A trip Hobby Lobby for burlap and Michael for everything else gave me some inspiration. Here is what I started with:

  • Two white pumpkins
  • A yard and a half of burlap (this was way more than I needed)
  • Some bronze glitter letters
  • Some bronze glitter
  • Bronze flower wire
  • Brown transparent wire ribbon

To complete the project, I also needed fabric scissors, mod podge and hot glue.


White Foam Pumpkins

I used the burlap and ribbon to make bows for each of the pumpkins. I then made burlap fabric flowers with the skills I learned at a past Pinterest party!

Burlap Fabric Flowers

Burlap and Ribbon Bow

I also wanted some type of leaves, so I found a pumpkin leaf template on Google images and printed it in various sizes. I cut the burlap into leaf shapes and then used mod podge to coat the edges and dipped them into glitter. I remembered that pumpkins usually have a curled stem, so I used the flower wire to make curls, coated them in mod podge and also dipped them in glitter.

Burlap Leaves and Wire Curls

 I glued it all together on the pumpkin, added some glitter embellishments and was very satisfied with the final result. These will look adorable on my front patio!

Final Product

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BzzAgent: Glade

I recently signed up for a new Web site, BzzAgent. This site is similar to House Party, they send you products and then you share your opinions about them with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts (like this one!) and more. If you love free things as much as I do, sign up!

I recently received coupons in the mail for the new glade expressions® collection. I got to go to the store and pick out a free fragrance mist and oil diffuser. I also received coupons to share! I picked the apple scent due to the nice fall weather we have been having lately. The oil diffuser is great, it is a cute design and smells amazing.