I have a fun fall lantern centerpiece that you can make today. It is so darn quick and easy! This one is perfect for the center of your table at Thanksgiving. Take 15 minutes and make this colorful fall display for your home. This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed as part of my design team status but I thought I would post here in case you missed it.
This tiered fall dessert stand is perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration or any fall themed party that you are hosting. You can literally make your own version of this in minutes with just a few supplies. Be sure to shop Dollar General for all of the supplies you need today.
I have some rustic glam wedding decor that you are going to love but first some exciting news. This is my first post as a Dollar General ambassador! Every month I have the pleasure of stalking Dollar General for some fabulous finds and bringing them right here to you. Have you been in a Dollar General lately? They have really stepped up their game y’all! From craft supplies to home decor, there are some amazing deals to be found. For instance, you can find EVERYTHING you need to make this rustic glam wedding decor right at Dollar General. Skeptical?? Then lets get started!
Yep today I am mixing mason jars with gold glitter to give you the rustic yet glamorous wedding of your dreams. To make everything you see, gather the follow from your local Dollar General:
- Framed picture
- Gold glitter posterboard
- Mason jars with chalkboard label
- Mason jar tea light holder
- Tea lights
- Glue dots (or other glue method)
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Gold glitter tape
- Mason jar string lights
I told you Dollar General had stepped up their game! Want proof I found all of these in my local Dollar General store? I even took pictures INSIDE the store to prove it to you.
Awesome right? I will pause while you head to Dollar General for your supplies. Then hurry back here to make your own rustic glam wedding decor ‘kay? Alright now that you are back, start by stripping that framed picture of all hardware, etc. Remember it is becoming a tray so it will need to sit flat on the table.
Next we are going to have to get inside of it to add that fabulous gold glitter poster board (yes it is that amazing in person as well).
The frame I settled on is sort of a shadow box because the picture has some 3D elements to it.
Can you guess what I am going to say? We are going to need to remove all of those as well so the posterboard lays flat. I just pulled all of the elements off the picture.
Now use the picture as a template and cut a piece of that fabulous gold glitter poster board the same size.
I used glue dots (also available at Dollar General) to put the posterboard onto the picture. You can use hot glue, krazy glue, or any other fabulous glue that you can find at Dollar General.
Now reassemble your frame and you have a fabulous tray in just minutes to add to your rustic glam wedding decor. Rustic glam? But what about the colors on that mason jar tea light holder? Have no fear! We are going to fix that as well. Start by disassembling the candle holder.
Spray paint the hello top with the metallic gold spray paint. Then wrap the amazing gold glitter tape around the burlap for a glam look that you will love.
Speaking of amazing gold glitter tape….I had to use it again. These mason jar string lights were screaming at me from the shelf at Dollar General but they needed a little glam.
Just wrap the tape around the tops for an extra special touch. I can see these lights strung all around your outdoor summer ceremony.
Where did those chalkboard label mason jars end up? A little writing and they are ready for some flowers. Yes these jars are sold at Dollar General with that chalkboard label already on them. Run don’t walk y’all. They can’t last long.
The mason jar tea light holder was reassembled once the paint dried on the top. I added in a tea light from Dollar General as well.
Pulling this rustic glam wedding decor together only takes minutes and purchasing everything from Dollar General is a cost savings for sure. Throw the budget wedding of your dreams by stalking the new finds at Dollar General.
Are you like me and have a mason jar addiction? This centerpiece is definitely for you as well. Change up the chalk writing on the jars to suit any event or party you are hosting. “Happy Birthday” or “Congrats Sue” will work as well as “We do”. Turn this rustic glam wedding decor into rustic glam party decor with the swipe of an eraser.
A fun carrot spring wreath for your home decor at Easter or throughout the spring season. Make this wreath in just minutes by following the directions below. This one is super easy and will make a unique statement on your front door. The cones for our crafting were provided by FloraCraft as part of our Crafty Hangouts series.
- Cut a StyroFoam ball in half and add to the top of the cone with hot glue.
- Cut a piece of felt into a funky or fun shape and stick into the top. Secure with a little hot glue.
- Start wrapping at the very top with orange yarn. The top will need to be secured in a few places with hot glue so it does not slide off. After that you can wrap the rest rapidly without securing.
- At the bottom use hot glue and quite a bit of yarn to create a carrot “tip”.
- Wrap a frame in burlap or strips of any fabric for a wreath form.
- Tie the carrot on with jute twine and secure with a little hot glue as well to hold in place.
- Tie on a fun spring saying to your wreath as well.
- Hang on your door.
Enjoy this carrot spring wreath all season long. Be sure to see all of the other cone crafts at Crafty Hangouts. What would you make with a cone for spring?
- Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper. I picked up mine at the dollar store. Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
- Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
- Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top. Secure with hot glue.
- Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends. Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper. Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
- Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.
Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:
- 12 inch Wreath Form
- Acrylic Craft Paint (white, black, poppy orange, and sun yellow)
- Mini Canvas Triangles
- Burlap Flower
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Halloween Embellishments
Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn. I free handed the paint onto my pieces.
Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.
Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.
Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance. Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments. Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue. Add buttons to the center of your flower.
Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.
Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door. It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks. This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn. I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it? Give me the details!
- Grab your wood burning tool, wood shapes, brown ink pad, burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, and buttons.
- Burn the initials into the wood with your wood burning tool. Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions with the tool.
- Rub edges of wood shape with brown ink to distress.
- Cut a length of burlap ribbon and tie it around your napkin.
- Tie on your wood shape with a bit of baker’s twine and a button.
- Enjoy your rustic Thanksgiving dinner table!
See the top below. Make the ribbon fit into each section. Use hot glue at the top and the bottom as well to secure.
When you are done with the burlap ribbon your pumpkin will be looking a little like the below. WOW! What a hot mess!
Never fear! Jute twine is here! Use hot glue and just twine wrapped in circles to cover up around your stem area. Looking better already!
I then grabbed some brown and white buttons to make a stem. The stem on these little pumpkins is just not substantial enough for me and most of it was covered by the burlap. I just stacked up the buttons on top (alternating colors) and used hot glue to secure.
You are left with a burlap pumpkin that is still slightly orange (but not the day glow effect of the original). Plus you can do all of this in just a few minutes. I call that a win win.
Portions of the supplies for this tutorial were supplied to me by the companies linked. However, all opinions and projects are my own.
DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Supplies needed:
- Burlap (you will need two of these pieces to get 4 placemats)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic in white
- Stencil Brush
DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Instructions:
I then pulled away about 3 strings from each side to create a frayed edge. If you are worried about your place mat continuing to fray, you can use fray check all around the edges of your finished product.
Then count in from one edge about 8 strings and start pulling strings out. You can literally just pull a middle string easily.
Pull enough strings so that your ribbon will fit through the burlap. In my case it was around 8 strings.
Start threading through your ribbon. I went 5 strings and then repeated — in and out of my place mat all the way down the burlap.
Now it is time to add why we are all gathered together on Thanksgiving. I spelled “THANKFUL” down the side of each of my place mats with the stencil and white paint.
You could of course add different words to each of your place mats. I loved the thankful sentiment so I kept all four of mine consistent.
After your paint has dried, iron your placemats and they are ready to add to your Thanksgiving table!
I was given supplies and compensated for portions of this post through design teams. All opinions and projects are my own.