As the holidays have quickly started approaching, I’ve gone into a crafty state-of-mind. It’s all I can think about! Just the other day, I caught myself searching house after house for pinecones lying in yards for a project I’m currently working on. I can’t lie though, I absolutely love it.
One of the latest projects is a pennant banner that I worked on this weekend. It is a simplistic banner that I think is perfect for Thanksgiving! You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. I chose a burgundy color as my paint color because it reminds me of fall leaves & the feeling of warmth. I decided to use a deep blue yarn to complement the burgundy paint while also adding more color to the banner. Feel free to choose whatever colors you would like to make your banner coordinate with your party or home.
After gathering a few sacks of burlap from Goodwill, I cut them into triangles, with the longest side being approximately 10 inches.
After I had cut enough triangles to spell out “GIVE THANKS”, I grabbed my paintbrush and hand painted the lettering. (Be sure to paint your burlap on newspaper since your paint will soak through a majority of the holes in the burlap.) Allow the pennants to dry overnight.
After the pennants were dry, I used the point of my scissors to create two holes in each pennant- about an inch and a half in from both sides and an inch down from the top. And the final step– the stringing! I doubled the yarn to create a stronger line to string the pennants on & allowed a foot and a half on each side for hanging purposes.
I hope you enjoy making your banner & don’t forget to give thanks during this season. It sure is a great one, isn’t it?
I’ve always been so amazed at people who take the time to create their own wreaths. To be perfectly honest, wreaths have intimidated me in the past. I just couldn’t imagine my wreath’s decor staying attached without a million wires showing.
Finally, one Sunday afternoon, I took the time to try and learn the art of creating a wreath. It really was a lot easier than I could have imagined. I chose a few of my favorite colors, textures, & ribbons and started laying them out to see how I would like them attached to my wreath.
After I figured out the position that I thought looked best, I hot glued the feathers into the wreath, added ribbon and braided twine to the other parts and placed a few rocks as “gems” in it too.
I am so happy with how the wreath turned out & am excited for my friends to be greeted by it when they come visit for Thanksgiving festivities.
I’m so excited about this weather! I know I’ve said it a million times already, but it just makes me giddy. It puts a huge smile on my face when I can leave the windows open at night and sleep soundly. I just love autumn. I love the changes that it brings- the weather, the trees and how the leaves from green to red, yellow, and orange- it all mesmerizes me.
I wanted to create a soundtrack to this beautiful season. I was so inspired by the mix of old and new leaves woven together in the tree branches on the streets and sidewalks. It really is breathtaking to see how much the landscapes changes during this season.
The playlist I created for fall is a lot like the leaves- a handful of some of my old favorites mixed in with some new artists that I’ve completely fallen in love with. I hope that you take the time to enjoy this playlist and share it with your friends. I think it’s the perfect soundtrack to a ride through the mountains.. windows down, of course!
I can’t believe it’s already fall. It seems that it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the warm weather and long summer nights. Now, the leaves have started to turn and fall, the temperatures have dropped (thank goodness!), and so fall begins.
Although tomorrow is officially the first day of the season, it has felt perfect all week here in Nashville. I’ve really enjoyed taking in the cooler air and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes (thanks, Starbucks!).
While a new season begins here in the city, so does a new list of personal goals. There’s a lot that I want to accomplish and experience in the next few months, and I am so excited to see if I can achieve them all!
About a month ago I was invited to go on a weekend trip along Highway 127 with friends. Of course, I couldn’t turn this amazing adventure down! We gathered up a few road trip necessities, and headed out on the road early one Saturday morning. It was so incredible to see miles upon miles of yard sales! Within minutes of stopping at the first place, I knew I was hooked for the next 48 hours. I never knew that so many people could come together for a weekend to sell so many unique treasures!
Check out some of the great deals below that I found along Highway 127. I can’t wait to check out next year!
1: $1.50- Small striped green glasses 2: $1.00- Plastic skeleton keys 3: $2.50- Thermos 4: $5.00- Tin canisters 5: $1.00- Embroidered frame 6: $15.00- 2 Pyrex bowls 7: $4.00- Pinocchio + Elvis records
I think my favorite find of the weekend had to be the two Pyrex bowls that I got both for $15! I’d been hoping for some for so long, so it made me so happy to finally find some for my home.
I’ve always had a hard time locating gift wrap that spoke to me, so I finally decided to create my own! All you need to create your own gift wrap are a few simple things: paint, paintbrushes, and brown packing paper that you can purchase for cheap (around $10!) at your local hardware store.
You can easily make patterns, messages, or whatever you wish. It doesn’t take much time at all, and your friends will love that they received their own customized gift wrap from you!
I had such a fun time painting hearts, “happy birthday” messages, and chevron. And the best part is, the paint only takes 10-15 minutes to dry! I hope you have a great time adding a personal touch to your next gift!