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Bring Fall Inside

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Even though it’s Make-It Monday, I don’t think you need the how to on this one… Go outside and bring the last little bit of Fall inside with you to enjoy for just a little bit longer!  These branches were huge, making such an impact in a room.  Easy, inexpensive, stunning!

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DIY – Leaf Garland!

Leaf_GarlandI’ve been waiting all week to share this sewing project that I put together last weekend!!!  Hurry out and pick up some colored leaves before they all brown to put together this garland for your door.  It didn’t take long at all and lasted for a whole week before a big gust of wind pulled it down.

Here’s how I made it 🙂  First, I gathered a ton of maple leaves and since it was early in the morning and they were slightly damp, I “oven dried” them!  Yes, I put the oven on as low as it would go and gave them about 2 minutes in there so I didn’t get my sewing machine totally wet when stitching them up.  DSC_0014

Then I simply ran them through the sewing machine (with white thread) being careful to make sure there were always two leaves going through at the same time so the garland had a full look to it. I just kept going until I thought it was long enough and then went outside and tried and it worked out to be the perfect length!

DSC_0029Happy Crafting!

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Featured in: Molly Makes!

I was so excited to get a copy of the British publication, Mollie Makes in the mail yesterday featuring the rustic mason jar lanterns we made for my parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary party (see more on the party here, here, and here).  The magazine, which by the way is currently running a contest where you can win a subscription (here), is fabulous for craft lovers.  The tutorials are thorough and the ideas are fresh and inspiring!

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How to: Kusudama Origami Flowers

We’re excited to introduce Make-it Mondays!  Each Monday tune in for a new DIY project from the ladies of Haute Papier. First up is a little origami with one of our favorite papers from our friends at Smock.  We carry their full line of flat papers in Leesburg – come by the retail store to pick some up for your very own paper folding projects.

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Materials:

  • 5 square pieces of paper (you can actually use any size you like as long as it’s square)
  • glue or double-sided tape

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Keep Calm…

I couldn’t resist… My printer is going like mad printing these onto iron on transfer paper so I can give them to everyone I see between now and 4am when the Royal Wedding starts… I know, ridiculous, but I couldn’t help myself!  Click here for the downloadable template.

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Egg Warmers

It’s not as if I don’t already have enough to do in getting ready for Easter this weekend, but now I’ve added whipping up some of these.  I couldn’t help but link to this super cute Easter craft since I’m going to rush out to the craft store tonight to get some felt so I can put them over everyone’s eggs on Sunday morning.  Thought you’d enjoy 🙂

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Naturally Sweet

I’m loving this ADORABLE idea from one of my absolute favorite blogs – Twig & Thistle.  It’s the perfect Valentine – creative, lovey-dovey and well… sweet!  Click here for more ideas and FREE downloadable templates so you can recreate these Valentine’s at home!

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