Photo of the Day: Crafty Fall Wreath

A couple of weeks ago when I got an itch to be crafty, I made this fall wreath for our front door. It was really easy, and much less expensive than buying one. I got all of the supplies at Michael’s.

Wreath: $4
Leaf/berry garland: $8
Brown ribbon: $5 (barely used any of it though)
“R” letter: $2 (natural wood – painted with paint I already had)
Flower accent: already had it
Hot glue and fishing line: already had it

Total: $19

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Photo of the Day: Easy Autumn Centerpiece

Although not the cheapest fall craft I did this year, I love how this turned out. Next time though, I’d make sure all 3 hurricane vases were narrow enough that the cats couldn’t paw out the corn kernels! I would have loved to add twine ribbon & a burlap table runner, but I know my cats too well to think I could get away with that.

Hurricane vases: $16
Peas/beans/corn kernels: $10
Candles: $18

Total for the 3-piece centerpiece: $44

Days 346-347: Stars & Snowflakes

I know, I know. The title isn’t very creative. But these are two semi-random crafty/holiday photos that don’t really have a story behind them, except that I shot these photos on Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy!

A cup of star confetti left over from a holiday party.
My paper snowflake decorations. I didn't make them - they were purchased from an artist at First Fridays in Kansas City.

Day 188: One Stitch. One Step. One Hope.

Just one week from today is Relay For Life, so you may see several Relay-related posts in the next few days. I have to show off this beautiful purple ribbon quilt that Jerod’s grandma hand-stitched just for Relay. It’s going to be one of the featured items in the live auction. If you want to bid on it, come out to Relay For Life of the Northland (Gladstone, MO) at Oak Park High School around 8 p.m. 😉

This quilt is named “One Stitch. One Step. One Hope.” and was designed and hand-stitched by Grandma Lea in memory of my Aunt Jill for Relay For Life.

Day 62: Make-n-take

Thanks to a couple of my crafty coworkers, we’ve started doing a monthly ‘make-n-take’ craft project over lunch. Yesterday we made four cute birthday cards. We even got to try an embossing technique where you stamp clear ink on the card, sprinkle some black powder over the ink, and dry it with a special dryer. I’m sure I didn’t use the correct terminology, but I’m not up on my scrapbooking jargon.


1/60, F5.6 and F8 respectively, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (18 mm and 28 mm), external flash fired