Today I am sharing two craft projects I made to decorate our home for Thanksgiving. Both were inspired by multiple posts from Pinterest.
My first idea was to make a big pinecone monogram. I set out for Hobby Lobby but could not find a letter large enough. I did find some pressed board on the clearance isle marked down to $2 from $10. Score!
I free handed my letter R onto the board with chalk and cut it out with a rotary cutter.
Not too shabby for $2.
I realized that my pinecones would have some large gaps between them so I covered the letter with some scraps of burlap.
Next, the pinecones. I bought these cute little guys from Hobby Lobby. Ironic since we have at least 5 trees in our yard that produce pine cones. They just weren’t the right shape though.
It looks ok here but I wanted to fill in more of the gaps. I used Super Moss and filled in the gaps by placing a dab of hot glue in the gap and poking the moss in with the end of a pencil.
This is the end result. I was really pleased with how it turned out and plan on using it into the Christmas Season.
Below is the R on our hutch.
I am super excited with this last craft project. I really loved this idea with the brown glass bottles and vinyl lettering. I could not, though, find any bottles that I liked that were inexpensive. A container I have plenty of is canning jars so I decided to go with those.
The next challenge was the lettering. I tried to cut out vinyl letters with my Stampin Up Big Shot but it was an #epicfail. I cut out the letters backwards and they were not sharply cut. Next, I tried to Mod Podge paper letters and they dried all crooked and yucky looking. I set out for Hobby Lobby again to find stickers but I could not find any white alphabet stickers that I liked. Then, it happened. I stumbled upon the cutest of cute products.
Chalkboard Tags!!! by Canvas Corp. This company has a TON of cute items. Definitely check them out next time you are in Hobby Lobby. (The products are located in the stamp isle.) Because of my series of fails on this project, I was skeptical that chalk would work on these tags so I bought a white gel pen just in case. I was pleasantly surprised when the chalk worked like a charm. So cute and fun!