geometric cushion covers Halloween Wreath Tutorial customized baby gifts

 geometric cushion covers     |      2020-03-26

I’;m a bit of a nut for all things Halloween (the fun creative, sparkly stuff, not the gory stuff) so I was a bit surprised to discover that I didn’;t have a Halloween Wreath for my front door. You’;d have thought I would have made one YEARS ago. ?So this year I set out to make a wreath for my front door. I love the way that this Halloween wreath tutorial turned outgeometric cushion covers, but after I made it I realized?I can’;t?put it on my front door because fall thunderstorms might make mincemeat of it, so it’;s going on the inside of the door instead.

I saw some adorable little witches hats at the craft store and thought they’;d be the perfect addition to a wreath. ?I also picked up the peacock feather wreath at the store I didn’;t attach all of the feathers it came like that. I only needed to make a few modifications to attach the hat to the wreath. Here’;s how I did it.

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In order to get the witch hat to lay flat on the wreath you need to cut a wedge out of the back of it. Mine cut easily with heavy-duty scissors. After you’;ve cut the hat?just apply a coat of black paint.

Punch two holes in the back of the hat and thread a wire though the holes?and use the wire to attach the hat to the wreath. ?Then decorate the hat as you like. I added some black tulle, a glittery spider and some striped ribbon.

As a final touch I added a “;Happy Halloween”; sign and some more of the black and white ribbon.

The supplies were purchased at a variety of local craft stores Michaels, Joann, &; Hobby Lobby- hows that for egalitarian crafting??? *wink*…;

Now to figure out what to put on the outside of the front door…;.Connect with me:

For us, January is just as busy as December. It’s the month of birthdays! Aniston just turned two, Adalyn will be 4 next week, and well, we’re not going to talk about mine. Since it sneaks up so quickly after the holidays, I keep it simple. Just a few beautiful details and adaptations of our current decor. There are perks to having a winter birthday party! This year, I incorporated a few pieces of our Christmas decor as well as our recently transitioned January decor to create a slightly winter wonderland themed birthday party. I say slightly because I don’t like to do anything overly themed. Just a few touches to make it special. I was reminded of this when I was at Target last week and overheard a mom in the laundry aisle on her cell phone talking about how she was so overwhelmed preparing for her daughter’s birthday party and how it will never live up to Pinterest. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming or a Pinterest party. Aside from searching for the bird, I spent an hour preparing for Adalyn and Aniston’s party, and, from the look on their faces, they enjoyed every moment of it, and so did I!Adalyn had a few requests – brownie cake, marshmallow cream, chocolate ice cream and cotton candy milk. Apparently the age of 4 is when you become opinionated. She’s a party planner at heart, and I loved her excitement and anticipation.I took advantage of after Christmas sales and purchased a snowflake pan to make our own cake this year and it happened to make perfect portions! You haven’t seen a chocolate snowflake before? I dusted it with powdered sugar to give it a little snow effect and we served it with homemade marshmallow cream and chocolate ice cream. Yes, it was amazing. The girl has great taste!Hot chocolate with snowflake stirrers {also an after Christmas clearance find} and flavored milk were served along with soft drinks. That’s worth having a birthday alone!For lunch, I served bacon macaroni and cheese. If you haven’t made it yet, add it to your menu planning for next week. It’s easy, creamy and great for large groups.As I previously mentioned, I kept decor to a minimum. I scoured the yard for fallen branches to create marshmallow trees – one for the entryway and another for the side board. I love it so much in my birch vase that I’m not sure I can replace the marshmallow covered branches with the red berries again. And the bird. I confess, I went to 6 Targets, and sent my sister and a friend on a bird hunt. Maybe I gravitated to the lil guy because he has the same hat as Adalyn and Ani? I don’t know, but thankfully a friend on Facebook had mercy on me {my friends and family} and loaned him to me.If you aren’t comfortable at arranging flowers, a single stem in a bud vase always makes a statement. Just snip it a half in or so above the top of the vase for yet another quick & easy beautiful detail.Marshmallows grow on trees in my dreams! Using a mix of large and small {fresh} marshmallows, I pushed them onto the end of stems, snipping some stems down to where they were sturdier to create a “blooming” tree.I had planned to make marshmallow garland, but I was out of time and out of fishing line before Isla woke up. I made my peace with it and the girls didn’t mind at all.I asked fellow blogger and calligrapher Madi Reid Sanders?to create a Happy Birthday sign that I could frame in my kitchen vignette. It only takes one or two standout details to really make a party come alive.To allow Chris and I to relax and enjoy every moment of the party, I enlisted our neighbor and babysitter to take coats, offer drinks, serve lunch, and dessert. I wanted to visit with our family that traveled to celebrate with us and just soak in every moment with the girls. I will never again host their birthday parties without. Honestly, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it before! It may seem frivolous, but it was the best money I have spent in a long time.For more easy entertaining ideas, follow me on?Bloglovin?and?Facebook, pin with me on?Pinterest?and go behind the scenes on?Instagram.

Summer always reminds me of my mom’s blooming rose garden, which is where the inspiration came from for the DIY Reversible Petal Skirt. I wanted to make a skirt that was light and airy like a rose, but could keep up with an active little girl. She can easily put this over any outfit, even a bathing suit. Since it’s reversible, you can have a lot of fun with color schemes. I’d love to try out an ombre skirt next.

Can you believe Easter is just 12 days away? ?I’ve been working on my menu and tablescape and will be sharing that soon. ?Today, I’m sharing possibly ‘the cutest’ little pillow ever! ?A bunny tail pillow cover! ?Not only does it score high on the cuteness scale, but it’s also a 30 minute or less project that is, wait for it . ?. ?. ?No Sew! ? I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually saw THIS bunny tail pillow at JoAnn Fabric earlier this spring, but – of course – didn’t get it when I first spotted it. ?I thought it was a little pricy at $29.99. ?A few weeks later there was a sale and I went back to the store, but they were sold out! ?So, I decided to just make my own, because I knew it would be super easy! ?I made one using a light gray pillow cover with a white pom pom tail and another with a pink pillow cover with a gray pom pom tail.