Colorful Minc foil wreath for fall

September 30th, 2015


I’ve been wanting to make a super colorful project with all the Minc foil colors and thought a fun fall wreath would be a great project. This was pretty quick and easy with my cricut explore and some free SVG files.


Minc Foil Applicator

Minc toner sheets

mint foil

hot pink foil

rose gold foil

gold foil

teal foil

12″ wreath form

Cricut Explore

Ad tech glue gu

First I cut a bunch (34 to be exact) 3.5″-4″ of leaves on my cricut. I used the minc toner sheets, as well as papers from a minc paper pack. 
theprojectgirl-cricut-leavestheprojectgirl-cricut-leaves-diecutThen I ran them through the minc machine in all the pretty colors of foil. I used gold, rose gold, mint, teal, and hot pink. The Minc papers really do a great job picking up the foil. I thought the foil coverage was really great on all my leaves. 

I bought a simple mdf wreath form from Michaels, and used my favorite full-sized Adtech glue gun. If you don’t have a full-sized glue gun, you really should invest in one. I love not running out of glue every 15 seconds like the mini glue guns. This one switches from high temp to low temp, so its pretty much the best glue gun ever. 

Using my glue gun at low temp, I glued the leaves onto the form. I shaped them as I went for a nice 3D feel.


When it was all done, I added a burlap ribbon bow and loop on the top for hanging. theprojectgirl-minc-foil-wreath-diy

I love how it turned out and I love how bright and fab it feels.theprojectgirl-minc-foil-wreath

Chalk Painted Craft Pumpkins

September 1st, 2015


Fall is quickly approaching and what better way to ring in the season than pumpkins! Craft pumpkins from Michaels are the best. This year they have more colors and sizes than before, I grabbed an assortment, and some Martha Stewart Craft Paint and got painting.

I thought some words on the pumpkins would be a fun touch, so I used my favorite Adtech Glue Gun to write “fall”


Once dry, I cleaned up all the strings, and then painted two coats of chalk paint.

Once those were dry, I used a darker color of chalk paint and dry-brushed it over the surface.


I did the same thing with the word “thanks” and orange chalk paint. I painted a few more pumpkins to match. I love the blue as part of my fall pallet.



I also found this gorgeous frame at Michaels. It was a tan color, so I painted it with the same chalk paint. Then I created a simple fall banner. theprojectgirl-fall-frame

I even embellished it with these cute little acorns.

And I had some help staging from my littlest Leo.



  • To kick off fall in your own home, visit and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want!
  • There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.
  • If you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are fabulous!
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