How to make a paper magnolia garland

Oh man I don’t know about you but I am in full on FALL mode up in here!

Candles, check.

All the fluffy pillows, check, check!

TONS OF FLUFFY THROW BLANKETS AND PUMPKIN EVERYTHING, check 🙂

This wall long wall in our front living room is a tough one to decorate so it has become an ever-changing vignette since we bought our home just over two years ago. But I think that moving of stuff around and house-tweaking is part of the fun!

I have seen really pretty magnolia garlands but they seemed darker than what I wanted, so I figured I could make one. And I’m always down for a thrifty paper creation, enter a paper magnolia garland.

After seeing a spool of this raffia covered wire I thought that would make a great base that I could glue the leaves to. So I used a stack of 12 x 12 inch green cardstock and got five good sized leaves out of each sheet. I spread them out in a long row to see how many I would need to make a fluffy garland this size and ended up using about 12 sheets.

I used hot glue and went in a pattern tucking leaves in and gluing them so I had a fluffy, flexible leaf garland when I was done.

I curled the ends a bit and hung up this bad boy for a pop of fall greenery that will last a long time!

The most time consuming part was cutting out the leaves but I did it while watching our shows one evening and they were done in no time.

A little labor of love that came together in an evening and I just love how fun this is in this space!

And we have almost finished the chicken coop, I cannot wait to get our baby chicks. I will share how we put together the coop soon!

Lastly, this little cutie pie turns 10 this week, and is now the proud owner of Peter. The sweetest cuddly little bunny every 🙂

I hope you have an amazing week, and you find it full of blessings and time doing the things you love. And maybe a little time to create!

Thank you for reading friend!

xo, Tanya

Washed canvas pumpkins + early fall

 

It didn’t take much for the Fall Bug to hit hard here at casa twelveOeight.

One rainy afternoon and a couple fall Scentsy cubes and I found myself going thru my fall decor in the garage…

Pinning some casseroles…

And thinking up a new way to ease our home into early fall without too much of a backlash from the rest of the tribe.

We have had many days in the 90’s and even over 100 degrees in the Pacific Northwest lately.

To say I am looking forward to some rain seems a little strange, but that is just too hot for this girl.

And, I happen to adore Fall, and everything about it. [Read more…]

5 things to make and bake right now for fall

I have a whole lot of fall goodness in the works right now.

We had a 100 degree day this week, needless to say it almost took away my Fall Mojo.

But cooler days have returned and so has the itch to cozy up the house and make some Fall stuff.

But before I get ahead of myself, I have had so much fun looking at some of the fun fall DIY’s and noms we have made the past few years! [Read more…]

Paper + glitter fall wreath

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 So, it’s almost Fall right?
Like, so close to Fall that a pretty, glittery wreath is totally necessary at this point.

I mean, when do we not need a new wreath, you know, never.

 

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So, I am working (yeah on like 5 ongoing projects at the same time because we love
a challenge right?) on getting the front porch ready for Fall.  I will be sharing a bit more
soon about how I did a super easy deep clean and lifted a layer of summer use and dirt
right off.  But in between cleaning the porch, light fixtures, and making a few new pretty
things for my Fall porch decor, a wreath had to be the first thing that I finished.

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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties