01 September 2013

Seasonal & Thrifty Creations-DIY

You know, sometimes preparing for the change of seasons can be 

a challenge.  There are weeks and days in everyone's life where there

just isn't enough time, energy or passion.  So I put together a few 

simple and fun ideas that I felt were time and money savers.


Everyone loves a cupcake, and everyone loves a cupcake that is 

dressed up.  Short on time and energy?  Buy some festive seasonal

sprinkles and cupcake liners.

Notice how these sprinkles have bright orange pumpkins mixed in 

and the cupcake liners are pumpkins too?  Add a little frosting, a 

mini cake plate for presentation and you are set!  Thrifty, seasonal 

and simple!  Keep your eye open for sales-this cake plate came 

from TJ Maxx-a real steal for 3 dollars.

Primitive and natural decorating is not for everyone, but if it is your 

thing, keep your eyes open to the possibilities all around you.  I 

found these sticks while walking, or maybe they found me, because 

they fit together perfectly without any cutting.  I secured them with

hot glue, florist wire and then to finish the primitive look added 


If you have little folks at home include them in the decorating 

process.  Those busy little hands with big hearts love to find 

Mother Natures treasures.  The north winds that blow colorful leaves

to the ground and any acorns that a squirrel may have missed can be

gathered and displayed beautifully on a book, silver tray, or crystal 


Fall and baking go together like bread and butter-so bake or buy that

bundt cake and then doll it up with a mum or daisy.  Stock up on a 

few different colors when they go on sale at HL or your favorite 

craft store.  Once again thrifty, simple and seasonal.

Seasonal art has the capability of changing the "feel," of the room. 

Keep your eyes peeled for discounted art.  Don't be shy about 

purchasing a piece that has a shabby frame, or even a chipped one. 

Those are easily repaired with wood glue, paint or stain. 

So, think Seasonal and Thrifty and discover all the possibilities!

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Jemma, I like all your seasonal projects! The cupcakes ate so fun:) I hope you are having a nice Labor Day!

  2. Jemma - I don't know what to tell you - each and everything is so delicately beautiful - do you know what I mean? It's ALL wonderful. Happy Labor Day. sandie

  3. Jemma: So very peaceful and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

  4. Ahhhhh, love FALL! I like the colors, scents and cooler temps. I like the whimsy of the twig word. Happy September, Jemma :)

  5. I love this post, Jemma. There are so many great easy ideas for fall here! I LOVE, I mean LOVE, your twig "FALL." On my next walk in the hills, I'll be searching for sticks because I must have one on my Fantle. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  6. Jemma,
    This bundt cake looks amazing! I love the art piece. It has all the colors of Fall, and very warm looking. Oh yes, I am getting to decorate for Fall, as it is my favorite season of all.

    Happy September!


  7. Super fall inspirations. Love that leaf picture, stunning and that bundt cake makes me so hungry. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Your FALL stick decor was featured on Friday Finds today!

  9. Fantastic fall ideas, Jemma - love the FALL stick decor and the flower decorated bundt cake - too sweet! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  10. Hi Jemma, Your cake looks delicious, love the way it is decorated.


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