Wednesday, September 22, 2010


You know that feeling you get when all you want to do is sit down by the fireplace with a cup of yummy hot chocolate and read a good book? Yeah, I get that feeling every time Summer starts turning to Fall. And maybe it's a bit early this year, but Dallas had a mini cold front that has caused me to go into 'Autumn mode!' So although the cold front has passed now and the temps are back up at ridiculous degrees... I can't fight this feeling any longer... my mind has officially transitioned into wanting to enjoy the Fall season's activities. And for some funny reason that means doing some crafts. I was recently down in Houston helping my mom paint her bedroom and all the sudden we were bustin out the glue guns and buying things to fulfill my craft craving. We turned her whole kitchen and dining room area into a disaster with all our junk, but we ended up creating some cute little decor items :)

First we made a little pumpkin wreath... which my front door is now loving :) Super simple: twig wreath from Michaels, a few assorted mini pumpkins, made a bow out of some 'halloweeny' ribbon, lots of glue gunning, and wah-lah! Like I said, I hung mine on our apartment door, but this darling little thing could go inside your house too. Try it!
We also had a hay day with some candy corn around the house. We started with some glass hurricane candle holders, filled them 1/3 of the way full of candy corn, then stuck white candles down into the center. Sounds real simple, but we put them on my mom's mantle with some decorative autumn leaf garland and it looked really great. We also took some mini styrofoam balls and went to town glueing the candy corn all over them for a cute poky ball look on top of some candle holders. And of course, we snacked on them the whole time too :)
Next onto some pumpkin decorating. We wanted to spice up your average orange pumpkin with a little glitz for a fun and fancy look. We used some glitter glue to draw the swirls all over the sides, then spiced it up a bit with some black rhinestones in and around the design. We also covered the stem with glitter as well as some autumn leaves that we glued on top. We finished it off with a bit of silver curling ribbon and its lookin oh so snazzy on my shelf now !
Now obviously this picture isn't a craft, but another fun thing to help get you into the Fall spirit is lighting some of you favorite holiday scented candles. I am loving my Hazelnut Cream and can't wait to light this Cinnamon Roll one too. There is nothing better than opening the door to a home that is filled with tasty Autumn scents. This definitely puts me in the mood for the season, and as we all know, Fall makes everything better! :)


  1. Love the wreath Shay! I am in dyer need of crafting... too much school :(

  2. yup. I am now going to craft. Have been wanting to for weeks now. Love the wreath, don't be surprised if I send you a picture of one that looks just like it. :)

  3. Cute crafts Shay! Oh I love love LOVE fall! It's my favorite! (too many (!)'s) !! :)

  4. Shayla I just found your blog and I love it! You are so creative! Thanks for the cute ideas! :D