01 September 2013
Seasonal & Thrifty Creations-DIYIn: art, baking, burlap September 01, 2013 By: Jemma@athomewithjemma
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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