Well, What better time to post a couple of fall crafts that a week before I decorate for Christmas! LOL Better late than never! ; )
I used to make crafts all the time when the kids were little, but it's been a while since I've let my creative juices flow and actually took the time to make something with my hands. This particular evening last month, Danielle and Abby and I had an evening to ourselves, so we set to work making a couple of fun fall decorations.
The first was a burlap banner. I combined a couple of ideas I saw on Pintrest to do this. I had printed on burlap before when we did a banner for our mission trip last year. So I created a template for the banner on my computer, picked a font I liked, and printed the flags. (Tutorial for printing on burlap here.) It's actually really easy, usually just a couple tweaks to make sure it doesn't jam in your printer.
Then I used a brown pompom strand I got for a buck, hot glued it to the burlap, and then added a few of my silk cocoon flowers from Sabahar in Ethiopia. That put it over the top for me. : ) I love it.
Danielle worked on the roses while I was working on the banner.
Hot glue hurts. We decided to give Abby foam sheets to play with. : )
We actually finished it the next day. What can I say, we're out of "crafty" shape, we tire easily. Decided to watch a movie together and finish later. I really love the way it came out!
It was a fun time with my girls and felt good to get "back in the saddle" of crafting again! I'm inspired with Christmas right around the corner now! : ) Maybe you can adapt one of these for a Christmas-themed craft, since most of us will be taking down our fall decorations next weekend. Or, just pin it for next year! ; )
Happy fall, ya'll!