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#HalloweenDIY Book Page Garland #DIY #recycled @savedbyloves

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Halloween is my absolute favorite crafty time of year.  That is why I was delighted when I unexpectedly got the book, Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger in the mail.  This publication is filled with 31 fantastic Halloween projects, detailed in step by step, easy to follow photo tutorials.  There is a wonderful section with 10 pumpkin decorating projects that will add a touch of elegance to your Halloween decor.  At $7.55, this book is a must have in your inspiration arsenal.  Here, you will see how I made this spooky book page garland, following Susan’s tips, using graphics included in the book as well as a couple from the beloved Graphics Fairy!

Halloween Book Page Garland from Artful Halloween

SUPPLIES:

Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger

Glossy Accents or glue stick

Black string

Printer/Scanner

Creepy graphics from the book or Graphics Fairy Halloween Images

Old book pages

TUTORIAL:

I placed my pages about 1/2 inch apart on the string, per Susan’s suggestion.  You could spread them out for a sparser look, or to make the garland longer.  I used 9 pages to fit my fireplace mantel.  Susan recommends one foot of string one each end for hanging the garland.

#HalloweenDIY Book Page Garland #DIY #recycled @savedbyloves

I love my garland, and it is super simple, cheap, and fast to make.  I want to do like 30 more of the projects in that book.  You still have time to order it and get your Halloween decor on in style!

#HalloweenDIY Book Page Garland #DIY #recycled @savedbyloves

Make a Vase From a Pumpkin

Make a vase from a pumpkin for your #FallDecor #centerpiece by 52 Weeks project, featured @savedbyloves

How fun is this pumpkin vase spied over at 52 Weeks Project?  According to the creator Rachel, the project can be done in an hour, dry time and all.  Head over to see how she created this gorgeous fall centerpiece.  I just so happened to have picked up a white pumpkin yesterday.  It is going to be upgraded from the porch to the kitchen table soon thanks to this inspiration!

Mason Jar Chandelier DIY

How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

This project was super simple and cheap!  I scored the chandelier at a garage sale recently for $2.  As soon as I saw it, this fantastic mason jar chandelier from Beth at Home Stories A to Z came to mind.  You can get the mason jars for around $7 per case of 12.  I painted them with Deco Art glass stain.  Using E6000 industrial glue, I adhered the lids to the chandelier.  Now I can switch out the jars by unscrewing them from the lid, allowing for changes in my decor!

How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

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How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

I will be updating with night photos after placing LED votive candles in the jars for illumination!

How to make a #MasonJar Chandelier #DIY #craft @savedbyloves

What do y0u think?  Have you checked out the 50+ Mason Jar roundup?

Black Licorice Wreath DIY

Make a #HalloweenDIY Wreath from Licorice and paint chips @savedbyloves

This project began as an idea I had to create a Halloween wreath from black jelly beans.  I couldn’t find any of those, and ust when I was about to abandon the plan, I spotted these little black licorice bites at the dollar store.  The rest of the story is pretty self explanatory.  I cut a wreath form from cardboard like I showed you in this fall wreath tutorial.

Make a #HalloweenDIY Wreath from Licorice and paint chips @savedbyloves

To adhere the licorice, I began, admittedly, with a hot glue gun.  Um…no.  That was not my smartest moment.  As you can imagine, the glue melted the candy, and no adherence occurred.  I then tried tacky glue, which also reacted with the candy and didn’t stick.  Finally, I went for super glue.  That did the trick!

Make a #HalloweenDIY #Wreath from Licorice and paint chips @savedbyloves

The flower I made from orange paint chips, using the Sizzix Create a Bow Die.  I used super glue to adhere it to the wreath.  The hanging mechanism is a fabric scrap I had left over from another project.

Make a #HalloweenDIY #Wreath from Licorice and paint chips @savedbyloves

I’m happy with my wreath, and at $4 total, it’s completely affordable.  What do you think?  Are there black jelly beans where you live?  I think those would have been easier to glue.

How to Make Bunting, Banners, Pennants & Garland

50 plus Banner, Garland, Pennant and Bunting Projects to make by @savedbyloves
This week’s roundup will give you plenty of holiday decor inspiration, with over 50 of the best garland, bunting, pennant, banner projects out there.  I remember when I first started making this kind of decor, and how confused I was about what to call my final piece.  Now I am not much more educated on the terminology, and I just use the words interchangeably!  Whether you use garland or bunting or pennant or banner, you will find some great ideas here.



Make a Halloween Bouquet

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How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix

This project involves four of my favorite things; Sizzix, Halloween decor, paper flowers and upcycling!  Learn how to make these poofy pom-pom flowers from tissue paper and book pages.  I used Sizzix 3D flower #2 to cut my petals, but you can easily do this project with a scalloped circle paper punch, or with good ol’ scissors and a scalloped circle template.  Each “petal” is a scalloped circle folded in half and then in half again.

How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix

SUPPLIES:

Tissue paper in orange and black

Old book pages

Green floral wire

Sizzix 3D Flowers #2, or scallop circle punch, or scallop circle template and scissors

Vase or other container for your flowers

Ribbon

TUTORIAL:

Cut your circles using the Sizzix 3D Flowers #2 die.  Here is a quick video showing the die and the various flowers you can make.  For the bouquet shown here, I used both the large and small scallops for 2 different pom pom variations.

How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix


How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix

How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix

How to Make a Halloween Bouquet Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial @savedbyloves #Sizzix

Quick, Easy Fall Candle Upcycles

Martha Stewart Glass Paint Fall Candles by craftyscrappyhappy.net, featured @savedbyloves

Do you change out your decor for the seasons?  Buying candles and other accessories in summer, fall, winter and spring colors can get expensive.  That is why I usually end up buying neutral colors and updating them to coordinate with the time of year. There are several ways to do this on the cheap.

I love how Jaime at Crafty Scrappy Happy used Martha Stewart glass paint to bring her candles into fall.  Her upcycled candle DIY is a must see.

Update your decor with these cheap, easy Halloween Candles at @savedbyloves

For my Halloween mantel this year (o.k., it is a piano top, but whatever), I used black crepe paper and card stock to tie my candles into the Halloween theme.  Cut a decorative edge, or just make stripes, wrap around the candle and tape in place in the back.  Super easy and cheap.

Scroll Saw Pumkin Decor

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

I have been busting at the seams to talk about this scroll saw.  We scored it on Craigslist a few weeks ago for a steal of a price.  This was after months of contemplation and research on which saw to buy, whether to buy new, and all that fun stuff.  We went used, got a drill press thrown in, and spent a total of $100!  The saw and the press both work great.  This is the first project I have completed with my new toys.  It was super simple.  If you don’t have a scroll saw, just pick up 3 wooden ovals at your local craft store, and you will be making this cute pumpkin decor in no time.

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

SUPPLIES:

1/4 in plywood

Oval template

Chevron print

Surface to Mod Podge Chevron print onto

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Paper leaves

Green craft wire

Craft glue

Med grit sandpaper

TUTORIAL:

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

*NOTE:  After Mod Podge dried, I sanded edges of chevron background and applied 2 coats of Mod Podge over entire surface.  To adhere pumpkin to background, I used velcro strips.  That way I can change it out for the different holidays.

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

How to Make Fall Flowers

How to Make Fall Flowers @savedbyloves by Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial

I am happy to have Amy from Plucking Daisies back today.  She has a knack for turning trash into treasure, and this project is a fantastic example of that.  Be ready to create this gorgeous fall flower bouquet from things you probably have at home already.  This would make a great centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.  Who is ready for a great fall upcycle?

Hi all! Last time I was here at Saved by Love Creations I showed you how to make Paper flowers using punches. Today, I have an even easier method for making Fall Flowers to share with you. Remember the tissue paper flowers you made as a kid? We are going to use the same technique for making tissue flowers (pipe cleaners and all) to create beautiful fall flowers using items you probably have lying around the house.

Are you wondering what these fall flowers are made of? You may be surprised. To vary the color and texture (much like the color and texture found in nature at this time of year) I combined Dryer Sheets, Shower Curtain, Sheet Music, and Kraft Glassine to create the flowers for this arrangement.

If you haven’t used Kraft Glassine yet I urge you to try it. It’s available at most craft stores in the Tim Holtz section for only a few dollars. The great thing about Kraft Glassine is its durability and resistance to creative abuse. The more you beat it up the better it looks!


Kraft Glassine Flowers
1) Grab a few pieces of Kraft Glassine and ink them up with Alcohol Ink. *If you add some metallic mixative to your blending tool you will get a lovely gilded look. 2) Once the ink is dry crumple it up and then smooth it flat. 3) Cut pieces of Kraft Glassine in half (You will need at least 3 squares to form a flower). 4) Fold squares together accordion style. 5) Secure in center by wrapping the end of a pipe cleaner around. 6) Cut a rounded edge on both sides. (Tonic Scissors cut best). 7) Gently peel each layer up to form flower.
* Repeat Steps 3-7 for each style of flower

Dryer Sheet Flowers
Don’t throw those dryer sheets away! Harvest them to make these fun flowers. I sprayed my Dryer sheets with a fall inspired blend of Dylusions Spray inks to color them. Our Friend Laura from the Shed has another unique way to create Dryer Sheet Flowers here. The best part about these flowers is their laundry fresh scent 🙂
* Repeat Steps 3-7 (Above)

How to Make Fall Flowers | Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial

Sheet Music Flowers
The sheet music flowers can be a bit tricky. Especially when working with vintage sheet music since it tends to tear easily. *Repeat the above steps from the previous flowers. When you have your ends cut apply Distress Ink (Vintage photo) to all the edges. To make the paper more pliable mist with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold. This will help to wick the Distress ink and age your flowers to perfection!
How to Make Fall Flowers | Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial
Shower Curtain Flowers
I had an epiphany when changing out my shower curtain to cut a piece off and save it to “make something”. This resulted in some fun fall leaves and now Shower curtain flowers. You can also get this look by using a clear tablecloth. Check out my Shower Curtain Leaves tutorial for all the details on selecting Alcohol Inks in a fall color palette. *I gave my flowers a spritz of glitter spray for a touch of sparkle.
* Repeat Steps 3-7 (above)
How to Make Fall Flowers | Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial
The flowers looked great but they needed a little something…like a center. It was bothering me that you could see the pipe cleaner in the center. To fix this problem I consulted my vintage button collection. (Do you ever really NEED an excuse to play with vintage buttons? ) Selecting buttons for your flower centers is half the fun. Try a few on for size, shape and texture. When you are satisfied grab your glue gun to adhere them.
*If you don’t have a stash of vintage buttons you can find an assortment called “Grandma’s Grab bag” in the sewing section at Michael’s. Just look for a bag with lots of brown to complement the fall colors.
How to Make Fall Flowers | Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial
Now you will need a container to arrange all the lovely fall flowers you’ve created. I’m sure you may have one of these generic glass vases left over from a fresh flower arrangement. Not even a run through the dishwasher and a good scrubbing could remove the schmutz from the rim of this vase so it was time to up cycle it into something new!
After a coat of Krylon Glitterblast (Diamond Dust) it looks better than ever! *If you don’t have one of these vases lying around they can usually be found at the thrift store for $1 or $2. You could also use a large jar from the recycling bin.
How to Make Fall Flowers | Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial
The freshly painted vase is lovely but it needs something to “Tie it all together.” I saved this gold grosgrain ribbon (probably from a Christmas gift from last year) and thought it was the perfect complement for the Fall Flower arrangement . To add a bit of whimsy and tie in with the sheet music flowers I stamped the ribbon with a sheet music stamp and Ranger Archival ink.
How to Make Fall Flowers @savedbyloves by Pluckingdaisies.com #Fall #Flowers #RangerInk #Tutorial
Move over 1-800-flowers! If you have a dryer full of laundry, a shower curtain that needs replacing, and a plain glass vase in your home you can create a beautiful Fall Flower arrangement that will last for seasons to come. All with flower making skills you learned in Kindergarten.
Hope your creativity is blossoming today!
Amy*

50+ Projects to Make From the Outdoors

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50+ Nature Supplies Projects to make @savedbyloves

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Did you know you could make beautiful home decor and handmade gifts using acorns, leaves, sticks, rocks pistachios and other mother nature craft supplies?  Leave your wallet at home.  Forget about tracking down the 40% off coupon.  Simply take a walk in the woods and gather what you need to make gorgeous projects for little cost!  I knew there were things to be made from nature, but compiling this list blew my mind.  I hope you are as inspired by the collection as I am.