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fall flowers & mason jar arrangement

fall mason jar arrangment

Fall is in the air!  While it’s not my favorite time of year (I’m more of a spring girl) I still love a lot of things about fall.  One of the things I love is when the leaves start changing and all the beautiful colors come out.  I wanted to bring some of those colors into a fall flower arrangement and of course I had to mix in some aqua (who says you can’t have aqua in the fall?)

So everything I used I found at JoAnn’s and Michaels.  They’re pretty much the only craft stores in my area anyway.  The jars and the wooden basket thing (I don’t know what to call it) I got at JoAnn’s.  The basket was normally $29.99 but I used a 40% off coupon for it and the jars were $2 each.  I used cream colored spray paint to paint all the jars first.

mason jar spray paint spray painted mason jars

Then to make a stencil I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the word “FALL”

cricut stencil

I got this great aqua colored paint from Michaels (Martha Stewart brand) and stenciled the letters on to each jar.

stenciling mason jar

Then after all the paint had dried I just used a nail file to rub off some of the paint off and give it a distressed look.

distressing mason jar

The flowers I bought were from Michaels and I will be honest- they were not cheap.  I did use a coupon but it didn’t save me a ton.  I still paid around $40 for the flowers.  Too bad they weren’t on sale!

The jars fit perfectly inside of my basket but I realized after I put them inside that the basket was too deep and was cutting off the bottom of the letters.  So I got some burlap that I folded up and put underneath the jars so it would raise the jars up.  In the end I’m really happy with how pretty it turned out and I will be using it to decorate my fall mantle….stay tuned for the post!

MarKaySig

{DIY gold banded vase}

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If you love the gold trend that’s happening right now and want an easy DIY project to add some bling to your home, then have I got the project for you!  (It really is the easiest project EVER)

All you need is a vase (I used a glass milk bottle), some scissors, Mod Podge and some gold paper (I found mine at Michaels for $1.99)goldvase1
I cut a 2 inch strip out of my gold paper.  I love the diamond pattern and how the light catches it at different anglesgoldvase2
Wrap your strip of paper around your vase to see how wide you need to make it.  Then just mark and cut.goldvase3
The last step is applying a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of your strip making sure to cover the entire area so there aren’t any gaps or bubbles when you apply it. goldvase4
And that’s all there is to it!  I love the little bit of sparkle and shine that it adds :)goldvase5
MarKaySig

{spring mantle}

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Spring has always been my favorite time of year!  Everything seems so fresh and new.  All the flowers start to come out and there’s color and beauty everywhere.  So what better way to celebrate spring than with a mantle to showcase it?

Recently I discovered a store called Passport Furnishings in St. George.  I was in love with this place the second I walked in…tons of cute home decor and furniture at great prices.  I got this lovely birdcage, cool distressed clock and bird tin.  If you live in Southern Utah you have to check this place out!
mantleI started by creating varying heights, textures and colors.  The height came from my candlesticks and picture frame.  I added texture with soft flowers, wood, metal, fabric and paper.  Then I used my favorite shades of spring to brighten it all up: light aqua, yellow, coral, pink and some touches of grey and white.
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To add that little touch of whimsy I made this spring banner.  I found papers in different patterns and colors and used them to make the backgrounds and letters.  I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters out.  Then I glued my paper onto a rectangle of tea-dyed muslin and added a small flower to each pendant with a pearl brad center.  To hang them up I just used these cute little clothespins and attached them to some twine that I tied to my frame.  Super easy!
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I really love how it all turned out!  It’s the main focal point of our family room and it brings that feeling of spring into our home.  Enjoy!mantlefullshot1
MarKaySig