Sunday, September 12, 2021

Cereal Box Farmhouse Pumpkins!

 Welcome! I am so excited to share this fall craft. Mainly because they are made from your empty cereal boxes, which I save each and every one of them.....I have lots of crafts using them . 

The items you will need :

Empty cereal boxes, hot glue or stapler., scraps of fabric, paint, brown paper bag, cording for the little tag. I had some copper wire but it's not needed, just to swirl and hand on the stem. Scissors of course.

This can be a fun craft for the whole family to do. A great way to get everyone around the table.whats more it's basically a free craft.

Let's take a look at the step by step :




First step, cut your cereal box in strips, you don't need to measure just eyeball it. Cut a piece of box out like a circle, this is what you will attach the strips to.
Begin attaching the strips, not to close just as shown until...
You have a full circle as shown. It's your preference if you want the printed side on the outside or inside I did both ways I actually let some peeks of the print show through. And the brown side was also nice letting the brown show to make it looked aged
Now its time to join them all together on the top, I used a stapler, but glue will work fine

Now your pumpkin has taken shape and is ready for..

Paint, any color you wish, mine is a light green with a bit of dark green highlights while the paint was still wet I sprinkled a bit of cake spice for a vintage look and a nice scent.
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I found that an empty paper bag made a great stem seeing you can twist and shape it well.
I had some wire to add swirled to the stem
I ripped some homespun fabric for bows 
I also made some tags to hang on the stems, saying, spice, farmfresh and harvest.





Whats fun is not everyone will be the same, and depending how long you cut the strips you can make them all different sizes.  I sure hope you have as much fun crafting these pumpkins as I have. And remember to save your empty cereal and food boxes , more crafts will be coming!


                      Thankyou for stopping in,

                              Happy crafting!

                                     Lisa

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

A Fall Fireplace full of Warmth!

















 Welcome, as fall swiftly approaches we all start to gather, bake enjoy family. In my living room the fireplace sets the mood for Fall. Whether you have a faux or real either can be decorated for all the seasons. I think it's the true focal point of the room. I snipped some vines from my grapes to create the simple wreath. I chose some Pumpkin colored ticking fabric to craft bows and make the garland pendant.

Just a couple of wooden pumpkins, old books and an old vintage outdoor light turned indoor candle holder. 

The owl/ branch dishes were a country door find many years ago and of course white lights for whimsy.  I also crafted a pendant garland to hang with the lights. The candle holder was a goodwill f find that I white washed.  Just a simple fall fun fireplace!












Hope you will be enjoying your Fall season too!                                               Lisa 

 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Bakers Rack, Ready For The Baking Season

 Welcome! Happy you could stop by. Ok so we are all looking forward  to the fall,  and holiday baked goods, right? I dislike going from place to place pulling supplies such as sugar,  flour etc. I like to have everything all in one place that makes baking fun and much easier.

The items that I have incorporated are:

Flour,sugars, spices, baking cups, measuring items, rolling pins, sifter and stored in baskets are cooling racks and various cupcake, Madeleine pans.

Of course the super star is the kitchen aide mixer, she never tires, she been worked and over worked with frosting, batters and her stiff peaks of fresh cream and I can't forget the perfect creamy mashed potatoes that she does perfectly!

I have added a Corian counter top for easy cleanup as well as more room. Let's take a peek..


















The canning jars are labeled to see easily.and I just had to add the white string lights for fun . Baking will be easy for the children as well. I see lots of goodies coming this way!



                              Thanks for stopping on in!

                                       Happy baking,

                                               Lisa

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A Cart Makeover turned Kitchen Island

 Welcome so nice of you to stop by....Peel and Stick paper and my favorite go to paint. Before you toss an old ugly piece to the curb try a bit of paint and paper. I brought back life to a tired good old gal. I have had this sitting around for a very long time. What I like about this is it rolls so I can take this easily and roll it into the dining room or living room and serve desert and coffee very easily. So I just needed something a bit smaller for an island and this is working nicely. I did a bit of sanding to give her some age beauty.i think she will work out perfectly! My very favorite paint is Rust-oleum Painters Choice it works well with everything and also is available in spray as well.
















Peel and stick and be found online at Walmart, Amazon and is very inexpensive and fairly easy to apply so why not give it a try!


                  THANKS FOR THE VISIT!

                                Lisa

Cereal Box Farmhouse Pumpkins!

 Welcome! I am so excited to share this fall craft. Mainly because they are made from your empty cereal boxes, which I save each and every o...