I am continuing this week of Craft Lightning Halloween crafts that can be completed in 15 minutes or less. Today it is button pumpkins. These fun mini pumpkins can decorate your home for Halloween and the entire fall season. Grab a few buttons to make a dozen or so of these for your home in 15 minutes! If you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun here this week, be sure to check out the round up from day 1.
I had this idea to cover barn wood with some metallic gold paint. It turned out awesome. But I just couldn’t stop there. This rustic gold centerpiece was the result. Use this for a dinner party or even for Thanksgiving. A few bottles and some barn wood can become this rustic beauty in just a few minutes. This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt. I am compensated for my participation however all projects and opinions are my own.
- Wash plate well with rubbing alcohol.
- Print image you want to use on just plain paper and tape to the front of your clear plate.
- Trace image on the back of your plate with a gold sharpie marker. Fill in with marker as well.
- Paint with DecoArt mutli surface paint on the back of your plate right over the top of your sharpie marker. You will need at least two coats of paint on your plate.
- I recommend adding Americana Decoupage Outdoor formula to the back of your plate (2 coats) to help protect your design.
- Apple Banana Bread
- Thanksgiving Bites Appetizer
- Pumpkin Bread
- Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake
- Whole Wheat Stuffing Muffins
- Freezer Dinner Rolls
- Freezer Crescent Rolls
- Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cranberry Sauce Recipe
- Microwave Peanut Brittle
- Gingersnap Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies
- Turtle Bites
- Mint Chocolate Bark
- Mini Apple Pies
- Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies
- 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Creamy Corn Casserole — reheat the next day
- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- Cole Slaw with Nuts
- Candied Sweet Potatoes — cook the potatoes and just candy them quickly and serve.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Low Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Now get started on these 25 make ahead Thanksgiving recipes soon!
Supplies needed to make your own fall decor washi tape leaf garland:
I really need to say here that I love washi tape for quick crafts. It goes on easily but you can re-position if you need to. It is budget friendly and comes in so many fun colors and patterns. Just get the washi y’all….you won’t regret it! Now to our tutorial….at a slight angle, apply strips of washi tape to cover the front of the cutouts (I alternated with solid and printed washi tapes). Tear the washi tape and leave excess hanging over the edges of the leaf.
I made leaves in a few different variations to start out with. The ease of making the leaves makes it simple to experiment. I ended up liking the rustic feel of the leaf on the right in the below photo, so I went with that style for my entire garland. With tons of colors and patterns of washi tape to choose from, it’s so easy to make this project match your home and style just by switching up the washi tape! Plus you can just remove the washi tape from the version you don’t like and start over. Easy peasy.
So I made many, many leaves in a variety of rustic patterns. There are 12 in all. The washi has a tendency to lift up on the edges, so I applied a thin coat of decoupage medium on top and along the edges of each leaf so they last for the entire fall season.
Next, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each leaf. You could also try a small drill or another method for adding the holes. Then, just string your fall decor leaves from a strand of twine and hang.
Whip this one up tonight and add to your home for your Thanksgiving guests. They will marvel at the lovely addition to your home. You don’t even have to tell them it only took a few minutes! Y’all enjoy this tutorial for my washi tape fall leaf garland. I promise I will be completely committed to Christmas now.
- 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!
- Gather bottle caps, a paper towel roll, washi tape, google eyes, a red sharpie, hot glue, and scissors.
- Cut your paper towel roll to the appropriate length for a napkin ring.
- Add washi tape in three strips to the paper towel roll making sure to overlap your ends in the same area.
- Fold the washi tape over on itself for the feathers then cut to a feather shape.
- Glue the feathers on the back of the bottle cap.
- Glue the eyes and a beak made from folded over washi tape to the front.
- Draw a waddle with a red sharpie.
- Glue your bottle cap turkey to the napkin ring and use to cover up the seams in the washi tape.
- Add your napkin and place on the table.
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.
Fall Felt Leaf Garland Supplies:
I received two of the wreath kits from ConsumerCrafts, expecting them to be smaller. There are so many leaves in one kit. I used almost an entire kit and have over 10 feet of garland! The leaves that you get in the kit are pictured below. The variety of types and colors appears to be random.
The floss pictured above is 6 strand embroidery thread. I separated it into three strands and threaded through a large needle.
Then, I just hand stitched the leaves together. I made it where there was only a small stitch visible on the “front”.
And the larger leaf length stitch on the back. The leaves have somewhat of a pattern to how I stitched them together. But like I said before, the package is random so you might have to use more of one type or color than another.
That is all there is to this one! Just a few TV episodes over a few days and I had over 10 feet of garland. I love that I could walk away from this one at any time. I just worked on it a little at a time.
I strung my fall felt leaf garland around the light in my kitchen. A super simple craft and so simple to just drape over a light or onto a mantle.