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




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


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



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, 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


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


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

50+ Halloween Printables

 50+ Halloween Printables @savedbyloves #Halloween #Printables

It is our first printable round-up, 50+ free Halloween printables!  From party decor to subway art to treats and more, you will be ready to get your spook on with every creepy detail covered.  Be sure and leave feedback for the designers when you use their printables.  They work hard to bring them to you and deserve a little love, right?!

Want more printables? Visit My other site, Printable Decor by clicking the thumbnail below. You will find freebies in all kinds of categories, and you can submit your own printables to be featured.
Printable Decor

50+ Projects to Make From the Outdoors


50+ Nature Supplies Projects to make @savedbyloves


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. 

Upcycled Wine Bottle Lighted Candy Corns

#Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn luminaries for #Halloween #repurpose #recycledCrafts

This project is the latest in upcycled wine bottles here at SBLC.  It is super simple to create, and pretty dang Halloweeny.  All you need is some glass paint, LED light strings and a few basic supplies to create your own illuminated, eco-friendly Halloween decor.

#Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn luminaries for #Halloween #repurpose #recycledCrafts

You can see how I made the shelf for the bottles in my DecoArt address lantern DIY.  I added some black duct tape that I cut with a decorative edge sizzix die by Tim Holtz.

Here is how I made the bottles:

#Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn luminaries for #Halloween #repurpose #recycledCrafts

#Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn luminaries for #Halloween #repurpose #recycledCrafts

This post is not sponsored by Deco Art.  I just want to say again, thank you to them for such great paint!  The wine bottle lantern project is what I created for my sponsored Deco Art tutorial, and I have several more creations in mind with this fun glass line.  You can pick it up at your local Michael’s, or visit DecoArt for product and project tips, tricks and inspiration.

Upcycled Aluminum Can Fall Wreath DIY

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial at #fall #wreath #upcycle #repurpose #recycledCrafts

This is one of my favorite projects ever.  I cost pennies to create, I absolutely love fall decorating and crafting, and upcycling is my thing.  To make this wreath, I used my Sizzix and Tim Holtz leaf die, but if you don’t have a die cutter, you could do this part by hand with a leaf template, or use leaf shaped paper punches.  They work great on aluminum cans. Let’s get started on this vibrant, eco-friendly autumn leaf wreath!

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial at #fall #wreath #upcycle #repurpose #recycledCrafts


Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die


Ranger Alcohol Inks in your fave fall colors; Check out my friend Amy’s awesome color palate for fall, and how she used the inks on a shower curtain cut with the leaf die

Felt applicator for alcohol inks


Aluminum cans

Metal snips


Circle shapes to trace for inner and outer diameter of wreath



3D Foam Mounts

Duct tape (optional, but recommended if you are putting your wreath outside)

Non stick craft mat

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial at #fall #wreath #upcycle #repurpose #recycledCrafts


Rinse out your cans with soapy water and cut them into sheets like my aluminum can rose video:

Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath Tutorial at #fall #wreath #upcycle #repurpose #recycledCrafts
Metal snips
What do you think?  Do you want to make one yourself?  What are your favorite fall decor projects?

Halloween Decor With {Scrapbooking} Attitude

Scrapbooking Attitude Halloween Decor DIY at #ScrapAttitude #Halloween #Fall #Crafts

I had the opportunity to try out a cool new product called Scrapbooking Attitude, and am excited to tell you about it.  This is a printable, transparent film you use with your inkjet printer for endless creative possibilities.  Being a huge fan of image transfers, I was thrilled to give this a whirl.

50+ Image Transfer Techniques

Image transfers are done onto glass, wood, paper, polymer clay, ceramic and more, using a variety of techniques, from acrylic mediums to packing tape.  What I love about Scrapbooking Attitude is that it is simple to use, the results are fantastic (even on the embossed, textured surface I used in this project), and it requires an inkjet.  In my experience, inkjet transfers techniques compared to laserjet are not as abundant, are more difficult, and don’t come out  as nicely.  This is bad news since most people, myself included, have the less costly inkjet printer at home.  Scrapbooking Attitude is a fantastic solution.  My only problem was focusing in on a single project.  You will be seeing me use this product more in future projects.   For this post, I went all Halloween on you.

Scrapbooking Attitude Halloween Decorating

The following step-by-step photo tutorial shows you how I transfered “EEK” and spider graphics I created in Photoshop (available for you use as a free Halloween Printable) onto die cut, embossed paper for the banner.  I used the same steps to transfer the spider web graphics onto an old book with a solid orange cover.


Scrapbooking Attitude

Die Cut, embossed white cardstock  (I used this Tim Holtz die for Sizzix, and this Tim Holtz embossing folder)

Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad to ink the raised areas of the embossed cardstock

Mod Podge

Foam brush


Tiny white clothespins

Black Cardstock Die Cut Scalloped rectangle (I used a Sizzix scallop rectangle die)

Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad


Inkjet Printer

Mod Podge 3D foam mounts


Scrapbooking Attitude Halloween Decor Tutorial

 Once dry, I layered the transferred image and shape onto a black cardstock scalloped rectangle cut using Sizzix.  I used Mod Podge 3D foam mounts to adhere the layers.  Then I just clipped them into place on the twine with my tiny white clothespins.

I just love how this transferred into the grooves of the texture.  It looks like it is one with the paper and you can see the background through the image.  You can achieve the transfer with a lamination machine, an iron, or a glue stick, or use Mod Podge like I did here.  The instructions with the product are extremely detailed, and my craft blogging cohorts are posting their techniques, tips and tricks as well.  At the end of this post is a gallery of other blogger’s creations usiing Scrapbooking Attitude for you to see more of what is possible.

To purchase Scrapbooking Attitude packs, visit the website linked. While you are at it, join me in following them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the latest tips and projects.


*I wrote this post as a part of a paid campaign with Scrapbooking Attitude and The Blueprint Social.  All opinions are mine and honest.

60+ Fall Decor Projects to Make

60+ DIY Fall Decorating Projects from

It’s time for fall, and with that comes my favorite DIY decor projects.  This round-up is full of ways to bring autumn into your decorating, from Halloween pumpkin crafts to Thanksgiving themed printables, and everything in between.  I hope you enjoy beautifying your space with inspiration from these amazing projects!

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