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
hot pink foil
rose gold foil
12″ wreath form
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.
Then 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.
I love how it turned out and I love how bright and fab it feels.
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.
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 Michaels.com 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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August 27th, 2015
I love how back to school is like a new beginning. I always work on organization projects in January, April, and September. Now that our mud/laundry/mail room is finished, I decided to organize my mail little desk area with this adorable Minc calendar and a pencil holder. This little desktop calendar came in a set all ready to be foiled with my minc foil applicator and favorite colors of foil.
I also had this pencil cup from the Target dollar spot. The edges are all flat, so it was super easy to cover with some paper. I just ran the paper through the minc machine with the hot pink foil. and then traced the pencil cup on the backside and cut out the squares. Then I just taped them on using double-sided tape on the edges.
And here’s my cute new set up. Mr. Project even made me a calendar holder from a birch coaster by cutting a notch in it, perfect for displaying my shiny new calendar.
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