Decorating Your Fall Porch with Containers

Happy Friday! I hope your week was fabulous! Time for another Must Have Tip post to round out our fall posts for this month. We are going to bring in your weekend with some great ideas on ways to decorate for fall using different types of containers in your porch decor. 
 
 
 
 There are so many options you could use as containers, baskets, crates, wagons, urns, pumpkins, and of course pots, just to name a few, along with adding in flowers, pumpkins, leaves, and other fall items that the possibilities on creating a beautiful fall porch.
 
 
I love the mix of baskets and urns that Karianne from Thistlewood Farms used on her porch. Plus, I love the dried hydrangea blooms and the use of the wood pumpkins instead of real ones to add texture. 
 
Use a large urn to place leaves and stacked pumpkins in like Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors did on her porch. Love the small basket with flowers and bowl with apples on the chair as well. Be sure to check her post out. Her entire porch is full of great containers filled with different unique items.
 
 Do you have a little red wagon that your kids don’t use much anymore? Fill it up with pumpkins, gourds and flowers like Tammy from Rock River Stitches and you have a simple beautiful display.
 
Here’s another fun take on the little red wagon from Newly Woodwards in which she placed different items into the wagon for a beautiful vignette. 
 
Fill glass lanterns with pumpkins and foliage and even an old bag like Craftberry Bush to add a little farmhouse appeal to your porch. Love the neutral color palette as well.
 
Instead of using a wagon, how about using a wheelbarrow? I LOVE this vintage wood one that Better Homes and Gardens shared but if you don’t have one of these like me, though I may be on the hunt for one now ;), a regular wheelbarrow will do the job just as well. Fill with pumpkins, flowers, foliage, berries and you are good to go! 
 
Keep things symmetrical with matching urns and pots on your porch flanking your door like Worthing Court. Love the contrast of the gray concrete pots with bright yellow flowers against the black and orange urns. Add the cage on top with candles and you have a beautiful yet simple porch. 
 
 Create a statement piece by placing an urn on a pedestal and creating a gorgeous floral arrangement like Serendipity Refined
 
If you wanted to keep it a little more simple, place mums in old apple baskets with pumpkins and it would still be just as beautiful! 
 
If you have a few benches or places to sit on your porch like Ella Claire does, why not fill a basket or two up with some cozy blankets and pillows to enjoy on a chilly night outside. You can even use the blankets to layer under some pumpkins or foliage for added texture and pattern.
 
And if you don’t have or can’t find exactly what you want container wise, why not make your own using crates?! Courtney and Brent from Gray House Studio took new crates and stained them to create this little vignette for their porch.
 
I love this look from Mustard Seed Interiors! Chicken coop boxes stacked on a large potting bench with pots, watering cans, pumpkins, and I would definitely add some flowers, makes the decorating possibilities of this endless! Perfect farmhouse look if that is what you love! 
 
 
There you have it! Which container if your favorite? Do you use any containers in your fall porch decor?
 
 
Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic! 
 
 
 


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12 Creative Fall Pumpkins

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for fall! The weather, the clothing, the holidays, the decor, and of course all the pumpkin everything. So naturally, I’m sharing 12 creative fall pumpkins! I know you’ll love them all.

Painted Pumpkins

I love these vintage chalky finish pumpkins as a centerpiece!

Dipped Pumpkins

This gold dipped pumpkin is so classy and pretty.

Sequins Pumpkins

Polka dotted sequins pumpkins are so fancy and fun!

Wooden Pumpkins

This fence slat pumpkin is so farmhouse chic! 

These distressed plank pumpkins are colorful and bold!

Yarn Pumpkins

This Yarn Pumpkin Garland is so super cute!

Glitter Pumpkins

I absolutely love these glitter stemmed pumpkins!

Succulent Pumpkins

These succulent pumpkins are so pretty and earthy and would make great table centerpieces and even look great on the front porch.

Doily Lace Pumpkin

This lace pumpkin is so pretty and so simple to make.

Fabric Pumpkins

These colorful fabric pumpkins are so fun!

Hand Lettered Pumpkin

I am pretty obsessed with all hand lettering projects so this pumpkin is right up my alley!

Hand Painted Pumpkins

I love the idea of using a pumpkin as your canvas! How adorable and fun is this hand painted pumpkin?

I love this time of year and I love decorating in fun ways with pumpkins. How do you decorate for fall?

Join us next week for more fall fun! I hope y’all have a great weekend!

 

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Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew

Hello and Happy Friday!! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you today and I’m showing off some of my favorite Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew!

I think Fall is one of my favorite seasons to sew for – there are so many fun things to make! From squishy pumpkins to cozy pillows and more – it’s so nice to make up things to celebrate the weather getting cooler and the leaves falling.

Here are some of my favorites!

Fabulous Fall Projects to Sew

Cute Scrappy Acorn Potholders

patchwork acorn potholder 23

Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Easy Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Autumn Acorn Banner

Use scraps of natural and fall colored fabric to create a decorative garland with the Autumn Acorn Banner tutorial.

Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow

Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillow

Fall Leaf Hoop Art

Felt leaf embroidery hoop art by Positively Splendid. Adorable and easy fall decor! #falldecor #fall #crafts #leaves #diy

Cute Scrappy Pumpkin Quilt Block

October Scrappy Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pillow

Pumkin Pillow

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow and Table Runner

halloween pumpkin patchwork pillow-001

Felt Leaves Cushion

felt leaves cushion cover DIY

Fall Leaf Applique Pincushion

Applique Leaf Pincushion

Fall Burlap and Lace Table Runner

Easy Burlap and Lace Table Runner

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cozy

PSL Cup Cozy

Cute Bandanna Pumpkins

How to create a DIY country fabric pumpkin with an upcycled bandana for Halloween and autumn / fall by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

DIY Velvet Pumpkins

learn how to make stuffed velvet pumpkins with real stems

Flannel Throws

These would make great gifts! Get ready for cooler weather with these simple DIY flannel blankets!

Make sure you stop back by next week for more fun Fall projects!

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Fall Leaf Crafts

It’s almost fall, y’all! This month we’re turning our series toward the coming seasons and holidays. First up, fall and Halloween!

Inexpensive fall crafts using leaves from outside or from the store!
Fall is my all time favorite season. I love the cooler temps and the fall colors. I also love to bring those colors indoors as much as I can in the form of fall leaves, whether from actual leaves for outside or from packs of inexpensive faux leaves that can be found at almost any store.

Here are some creative craft ideas for fall leaves to get you started.


DIY Leaf Bowl from Hello Lucky


Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder from Spark & Chemistry


DIY Leaf Mat from The Scrap Shoppe


Fall Leaves Potted Topiary from Thrifty Artsy Girl


Paper Leaf Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping


Faux Leaf Fall Garland from By Stephanie Lynn


Clay Leaf Bowl from Emma Owl


Fall Leaf Book Page Banner from Simple as That


Fall Leaf Monogram from Mine for the Making


Autumn Leaf Bouquet from Design Sponge


Leaf Art from Just a Girl


DIY Leaf Wreath from Plaid

 

I love a good inexpensive craft, don’t you? You can certainly create any of these projects on a budget and still fill your house with fall goodness!

Must Have Craft Tips & More!
Check back with us again next Friday for more seasonal craft ideas!

 

 

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Easy DIY Cactus Sign

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Hi makers! As you probably know, I am a fan of all things cactus and succulent because I’m an Arizona girl. I’ve shared several cactus and succulent projects, and I’m not stopping now! I made this easy DIY cactus sign and I just love the way it turned out, don’t you?

I love the bright colors and the rustic look, don’t you? It also looks as if I painted all of the cacti onto the wood… but I didn’t! It’s paper! I know… crazy cool, right?

It really is easy to make your own. Here’s what you’ll need:

*You can cut out your heart and trapezoid pieces yourself, or you can buy the precut at your local Michael’s. 

You are going to use your Platinum 6, succulent die, and green felt to cut out your succulent. Watch this video if you need more help. I cut out 2 and double layered the felt so that the succulent was extra full.

Using your hot gun, glue the felt pieces together and set the succulent aside. 

Paint the Mod Podge onto the wooden heart. 

Lay cactus scrapbook paper onto the Mod Podge and smooth out. I use my smoothing tool, but you can use a credit card or your hand.

Using your razor blade, cut the excess paper off around the edges of the heart. My wooden heart had grooves on the front, making it look like slates of wood. I cut those out too.

Go around the edges of your heart with a sanding block (after Mod Podge is dry) to smooth out the paper on the edges. 

Then wrap twine around the wooden pot (or trapezoid) and hot glue it to the heart.

Grab that cute, felt succulent you set to the side and hot glue it onto the wooden heart too.

Hang it on your wall with some twine and done! Doesn’t it look so cute?! I just adore it!

What have you been working on lately? Do you love the cactus trend as much as I do? If so, you’ll have to check out the Cactus Purse I made my daughter…

And this fun felt succulent wreath

Or possibly this simple desert party

Have a great weekend!

DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas

Hello, friends! Michele here with a new theme for our fun monthly series, Must Have Craft Tips & More! This month we’re focusing on all things summer! School’s out. Kids are home. The temps are warming up. There are so many directions for us to take this summer theme!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
I’m focusing on all things outdoors this week! Once the temps go up, it’s a great time to move your living outside after being cooped up all winter. These amazing DIY outdoor projects will have your space looking top notch!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Pergola from That’s What Che Said

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Brick Library from KU Alumni Association

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Tiki Torches from The Scrap Shoppe

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Simple Outdoor Bench at eHow

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Lamp Posts from I Should be Mopping the Floor

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Pineapple Door Mat from Lydia Out Loud

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Solar Chandelier from Dive of DIY

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Moss Graffiti from Green Prophet

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Sedum Path from A Garden in Bethlehem PA

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Painted Floor Tiles from Old Brand New

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Wine Barrel Table from Centsational Girl

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upholstered Patio Furniture from Place of My Taste

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upcycled Rope Ottomans at Style Me Pretty

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Planter/Hose Holder from DIY Candy

 

I hope you’re inspired! I can’t wait to try a few of these out in my outdoor space.

Must Have Craft Tips & More!

Stay tuned next Friday for more fun summer-themed ideas!

 

 

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Patriotic Wreaths

Happy Friday!  Allison here, back with our last week of patriotic goodness for our Must Have Craft Tips and More weekly posts. This week I’m sharing an assortment of glorious patriotic wreaths!
 
 It is Memorial Day weekend and with that comes a longer weekend so why not craft up one of these fabulous Patriotic Wreaths to place on your door for this holiday and for the upcoming patriotic holidays?!
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So many great ideas! Which is your favorite?

 
Stay tuned for a whole new topic of posts next month! 

 


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Patriotic Outdoor Decor

Hello makers and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More. Kara from Mine for the Making here to bring you more fun craft tips. 

We’ve been sharing all things patriotic this month, so I thought I would share some really fun Patriotic Outdoor Decor with you! Let’s get our patios and backyards ready for the upcoming holidays. 

Star Spangled Flower Pots

Red, White, and Blue Bandana Banner

Tin Can Luminaries

Painted Lawn Stars

Rustic Ribbon and Lace USA Flag

 

DIY Patriotic Tiki Torches

Red, White, and Blue Bandana Pillows

Painted Flag Picnic Table (source unknown)

Patriotic Jar Luminaries 

 

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland

Burlap Patriotic Stars

Stick American Flag (source unknown)

Wooden Fireworks

Flag Placemat Pillows

Patriotic Patio inspiration

Such fun ways to dress up your outdoor area for the upcoming patriotic holidays! Now you’re ready for BBQs and fireworks with friends and family. 

Thanks for joining us for another tips-filled-Friday. I’d love to hear how you decorate your outdoor space for Memorial Day and Independence Day!

 

 

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Arizona: HGTV Smart Home Tour

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of going on a HGTV Smart Home Tour here in Scottsdale, Arizona. As you can imagine, the home was absolutely gorgeous from the outside in, no detail missed, and a ton of Smart amenities to make living even more comfortable. (Scroll to the end for the video!)

I love the grey exterior of this desert home… especially in a sea of browns and tans. The outside landscaping stayed true to Arizona, with pops of yellow and orange florals. 

When you enter the home, you notice the vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, and gorgeous lighting pouring in through the windows and skylights. Lots of open space, but also lots of great seating areas to relax, eat, play, or work. Take a look at the detail on the fireplace and the one-of-a-kind copper lighting fixture. Absolutely amazing.

 

Don’t forget the awesome wine bar!! That’s right… you thought it couldn’t get any more perfect and it just did. It’s even placed between the living room and the backyard, that way you can access it from the inside or the outside easily.  

The master suite is roomy yet cozy. I loved the grey tones with the splashes of white and creams. The master bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Bright, airy, and gigantic. The white subway tiles from floor to ceiling, the walk in shower, and the tub were only a fraction of why I fell in love and never wanted to leave. (See the video at the end of this post for full bathroom reveal.) Plus, the mater bathroom feeds right into the amazing walk-in master closet. Tons of storage and shelving plus more of that natural light coming in through the windows and skylights. 

With the matte black cabinets, Smart appliances, beautiful copper lighting fixtures, and amazing copper subway tile backsplash, there’s no doubt the kitchen was my favorite room in the entire house. 

My heart flip-flopped over the walk in pantry. I don’t even know if the word ‘pantry’ does it justice. There’s that natural lighting again, which gives me all the heart eyes. And take a look at that flooring!

The bright, fun colors in the dining room really pull you in. I could see myself hosting lots of dinner parties or even having work meetings with colleagues in this room. 

And there’s even a private, desert oasis tucked away in the backyard. The views are gorgeous, lots of great seating, and the pool looked refreshing enough to jump right in. It’s the perfect place for barbecues, family parties, and quiet, romantic nights at home. I could see myself spending most of my time out here!

And as you know, this lovely home is a #HGTVSmartHome, meaning this house is all Smart operated. Everything from door locks, music, TVs, kitchen appliances, lighting, heat/AC, outlets, security system, blinds, and so much more! Talk about using technology to your advantage. 

 

I was also lucky enough to meet the designer behind the entire Smart Home, Tiffany Brooks.  Although she is from Chicago, Tiffany did a ton of research on Arizona and really incorporated so much of what I love about my state into the decor of this home. From all of the copper touches throughout (hello kitchen backsplash!!) and the desert artwork hung on the walls, to the woven baskets and Aztec patterns, this home whispers ‘Arizona living’ in such a classy, elegant way.

Tiffany was so friendly and shared her design and decor inspiration with me as well as some of her tips and secrets (how fun!). And after I told Tiffany that we are in the process of building our next home ourselves, she hugged me and shared her two top tips in designing and building a home yourself. 

  1. Design a wine bar FIRST… then build it because you’ll need it.
  2. Never settle. Be sure you are absolutely in love with it before you install it, paint it, commit to it. 

Here’s my video of the Scottsdale #HGTVSmartHome Tour with Tiffany… check it out for even more details and a real inside peek at the home!

 

Amazing job to Tiffany and the entire HGTV Smart Home team! Thank you so much for the invite!

Be sure to check your local listings  for when the HGTV Smart Home Tour airs! You won’t want to miss it, that I can promise you.  

Creative Easter Wreath Ideas

Hello friends and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here and although today is my favorite Irish holiday, this week I’m here to share Creative Easter Wreath Ideas with you! 

I love spring time and I love Easter… there’s something so fresh and happy about this time of year! And I would love a pretty way to greet my guests as they approach our front door this spring. Let’s check out ten creative ways to decorate your front door that are perfect for Easter!

Spring Pom Pom Wreath

Spring Baby Grass Wreath

Rain Boot Spring Wreath

Spring Chevron Wreath

Spring Tulip Wreath

Spring Monogram Door Decor

Boxwood Easter Bunny Wreath

Easter Chicks Spring Wreath

Garden Hose Spring Wreath

Boxwood Easter Wreath

 

So many creative ways to decorate your door this spring for Easter! Which wreath is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by today! Join us next week for more Easter tips! 

 

 

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