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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Crafternoon Glitter pillow *giveaway & blog hop*

August 6th, 2015

Welcome to the Crafternoon blog hop! Be sure to visit U-Create to see their awesome felt bunting headband – and a chance to win it!  I’m also giving away one of my Glitter Iron-on Pillowcase kits. Simply comment on this post and I’ll choose a winner by next friday (8/14/2015). Check out the Hazel & Ruby blog for more giveaways too!


I’m super excited to show you all the Crafternoon project that I created for Hazel & Ruby. It’s now available in local Joann Stores, as well as other retailers.

This cute pillow (which I have floating around my house as we speak) is super simple to make and can be crafted in an afternoon!


The kit comes with a pre-sewn pillow case, and the gold glitter iron-on. Just add a hot iron and a 16″ pillow form and you are good to go.


I love this pillow and it really is so simple to create. crafternoon-pillow-1

I also love all the other crafternoon kits. You can see videos of all of them on the Hazel & Ruby Youtube channel. 

And be sure to pin this step-by-step so that you remember to buy and create this pillow for your home (perfect for teen girl bedrooms!). Don’t forget to comment below for a chance to win this kit!


Michaels Makers – America Celebration

April 22nd, 2015

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Michaels is celebrating every occasion this summer by having the Michaels Makers create gifts, treats, and parties for each of the six holidays this summer. For my project I created this America-themed party scape using so many great products from Michaels.theprojectgirl-america-party

Notice the fab Marquee Love star and the cute tissue fans from the party section.

The centerpiece is this canvas that I painted using Hazel & Ruby stencil masks and some navy blue paint. It was super quick and easy and I love how it turned out.


Even these cute ceramic mason jars were from Michaels and the cute kraft and red straws.



It’s never too early to get started on your next party or celebration – has more project ideas and instructions for you and your kids to make this year – check out projects or Mother’s Day ,Father’s Daygraduationbirthday and even summer. Let’s celebrate!

To see what the other Michaels Makers created, check out these posts:

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