I love all the scents of Fall and Winter so this is the perfect addition to my décor and it’s super easy to do!
Start by finding a potpourri scent that you love. I used “Purely Pumpkin” from Hobby Lobby. Next you will need to decide what size of mason jar you want to use and if you want to use a regular or wide mouth lid. You can click on my affiliate link for the lids and it will take you to Amazon where you can then choose your lid size if you can’t find them locally. I personally couldn’t find them where I live so was glad I found them on Amazon. What doesn’t Amazon have, honestly? Haha!
Next, you will add your potpourri to your jar, arranging it as you like. Now screw on your frog lid. I of course, had to add a bow to mine so I just took a few pieces of ribbon and some raffia and made a quick little bow to add to it. Before, I glued my bow on I did wrap a few extra strands of raffia around the brim of the jar to add a little more cuteness!
*Burlap-I used 3 different colors from Hobby Lobby
Start out by cutting your ribbon and your burlap into strips. The longer the strips the fuller your garland will be. I cut my buffalo check ribbon into roughly 7 inch strips and my burlap pieces were a little shorter as I just kept them the width of the roll so I would say they were around 5 inches.
Once you have all of your strips cut you are ready to begin the fun part. I started my garland off with a wood bead and then alternated with 3 pieces of burlap/ribbon and then another wood bead. I also tied to small loops at each end of the garland so you could hang it if you wanted as well.
I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! So cute! I have included my Facebook video of me making this so you can refer back to it if you have any questions.
The first thing I did was cut my piece of burlap down to the size I wanted it and then I used my paint brush and mod podge to glue it on to the center of my piece of wood. I brushed some mod podge on the board first and then laid the burlap down and added more mod podge to the top. Remember, this will dry clear.
Next while that was drying, I hot glued my metal clip and my 3 cotton pods on. If your not a fan of the cotton pods I thought it would look cute to wrap some jute twine around the bottom also. Or, if your piece of wood is shorter you may not need to add anything to the bottom.
Of course the project wouldn’t be complete without a bow, right? Many of you have seen how I make my bows but just in case you haven’t I will show you below.
I then hot glued my bow on and added a picture. These would make great gifts for your loved ones for any occasion or just to add to your own home décor!
I got my ribbon and my raffia all from the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out the craft section there…your missing out! I’m sure you could find the burlap and metal clips there as well but I already had those on hand.
The piece of scrap wood I used for project was approximately 20 inches long and is a tongue and groove style board. I started off by dry brushing some paint onto my board. I didn’t want to fully cover my board so the dry brushing technique works perfectly for this. I didn’t paint the top groove section of the board as we are going to do something with that part next.
Once my board dried I took my jute twine and wrapped it several times around the top of my board leaving just a bit of the natural wood showing. I secured the beginning and end of my twine with hot glue. You could also use a staple gun to secure the twine.
Next, I hot glued the numbers of my zip code to the board. If you plan on using this outdoors you will want to use E6000 to adhere your numbers to your board. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.39 per pack. I am in love with this piece! What do you think? Easy, cute and versatile so you can use it around your house year round.
Are you ready to see how to make the easiest pillow ever? I am in LOVE with how this turned out! I will definitely be making more of these cuties! Not only is this super easy to make, but it only takes 3 supplies to do.
*2 placemats of choice-I got mine at Dollar Tree.
*Small Pack Poly-fil Batting-I got mine at Wal-Mart 45×60 is the size I used.
To get started you will simply place your two place mats back to back.
Next will you go around each side with of the place mats with a line of hot glue, securing each side as you go. You will want to leave one of the ends open to insert your batting.
Once you have all of the sides secured except one of the ends, you are ready to insert the batting. I used my whole package of batting. I just grabbed the smallest bag I could find at Wal-Mart and it fit perfectly. You could also use the stuffing out of an old pillow you have laying around to fill your pillow if you don’t want to mess with batting. After you have stuffed your pillow and are happy with how it looks you can secure the last side with hot glue.
I used my pillow to spruce up my patio bench that I recently painted and it is the perfect addition.
Why pay more than you have to for cute décor when you can make it yourself for half the price? I will show you how to make two different kinds of decorative balls on a budget!
Supplies you will need:
*Floramat Moss Mat (I got mine at Wal-Mart)
*2 Foam Balls (Dollar Tree)
*1-2 Packs Faux Cotton Pod Accents-depending on size of foam balls (Hobby Lobby)
*Glue Gun (Affiliate Link for my cordless glue gun I use-https://amzn.to/2QzOIlV)
For the cotton pod ball all you have to do is simply start hot gluing the pods to your ball. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of glue! I like to use the 2 Inch size for these ones as they turn out quite a bit bigger than you would expect.
Once I get all of my pods glued on and the glue has dried you can go back through and pull the cotton a little bit to fill your gaps. Easy enough, right?
Next for the moss balls I like to use 3 Inch foam balls. The sheet of floramat is plenty big so I like to cut my sheet into fourths. If you were using smaller sized balls you could easily cut your floramat into sixths and still have plenty.
Once you have your desired size of moss cut you will then peel the backing off of the back and begin to wrap around your ball. The moss is farely stretchy so don’t be afraid to pull on it to form it around the ball.
I like to cut off any excess moss to avoid having lumps. Secure any areas that may be sticking out with hot glue.
You can either leave them just like this or you can add twine to dress it up a bit. If you decide to add twine you will just simply add a dab of hot glue to secure the beginning and continue to wrap the twine around your ball.
When you have your desired amount of twine you will just secure the end down with hot glue and your done! Now your ready to decorate with your new décor!