DIY fall decor – Hydrangea topiary and Fall Glitter Letters

September 15th, 2014

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For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.

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 I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.

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For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.

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DIY Fall Hydrangea Topiary Tutorial

September 15th, 2014

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I created this topiary as part of my Michaels Makers project this month. That post was getting pretty long, so I created this separate tutorial to show how to re-create this project.

Supplies (contains afflilate links):

2 Burlap Hydrangea Spray

4″ styrofoam ball

Acrylic Paint (match to hydrangea)

Foam Brush

Topiary (the one I purchased was on clearance. You could also make your own with a terra-cotta pot, some floral foam, and the stem from the hydrangea spray)

Ribbon

Ad tech Lo-Temp glue gun

xacto knife or awl

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Scrappy Star Table Runner – Lost and Found Christmas

September 12th, 2014

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Nothing sets the mood for the holidays quite like home decor.  We love the scrappy look in quilts, so we thought we’d give it a festive twist and line a table runner with some gorgeous scrappy stars.  This is one of those fun “looks-harder-than-it-was” projects that is sure to impress all of your holiday guests.

Scrappy Star Table Runner

by Diane and Audrey of The Cloth Parcel

Supplies Needed:

-1 yd. Red Santa

-3/4 yd. Black Snowflake

-1/3 yd. Red Snowflake

-1/4 yd. (not fat quarters) each of Black Main, Red Main, Black Damask, Red Damask, Green Damask, Black Santa, Green Santa, Red Santa, Black Trees, Cream Trees, Green Trees, and Red Snowflake

-Scrappy Star Table Runner Pattern Pieces (pattern pieces 1-3 – free download below)

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