Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Faves - All things Fall

Happy Friday! I have been busy behind the scenes crafting up Halloween DIY projects and as you saw this week it is going to be one colorful Halloween! I can't wait to share all the colorful ideas with you in the next few weeks. I have everything from DIY candy, to costumes, to party ideas, and decorations! So get ready! And now, since it is now officially fall, I figured what better time than to round up a few of my favorite fall DIY's and recipes from around the web that I have been obsessed with this week. So you too can get in the fall crafting and baking mood!

First up, that pink door costume! Hello awesome!!

Look at these absolutely amazing letter board pumpkins! I am so in love with the rainbow letters too!

Then there is this colorful tipped pinecone wreath! Love the colorful addition!

Finally, pumpkin cinnamon roll cookies? Sign me up!

Oh, and have you grabbed one of our new wrapping paper designs yet? They are too cute not to snap up!


Okay, that's all for now! Have a creative weekend friends! xoxo. Kara


Thursday, September 21, 2017

DIY It - An "Instagram Worthy" Balloon Garland Costume

When thinking of costume ideas for this Halloween, I found it fairly difficult to come up with a new idea that had not been done before. But then, as I was racking my brain for pop culture standouts from this year, it hit me. I would make a costume to play off some of the my "Instagram worthy" moments of 2017! So get ready for my series of costumes to play off this concept. Most are fairly easy to make and are so Instagram worthy!




I'm not sure if there was anything as popular as the Geronimo Balloons balloon garland/wall bomb/balloon installation this year. And there sure were plenty of unique takes on it as well. So why not be the life of the Halloween party and dress up as one of those Insta famous balloon garlands yourself?! Hahaha!

This costume is pretty simple, as all you need is a blank slate outfit and then a couple packs of small 5" balloons. Follow along as I show you how to make your own Insta worthy balloon garland costume.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Decorate It - A Rainbow Pumpkin Mantel

Remember all those bright colorful pumpkins from yesterday? Well, I painted a few extra and created the absolute best fall/halloween mantel with them! A Rainbow pumpkin mantel! Just look at those bright colors! I am so in love and it is everything I never knew I wanted in a fall mantel.




To make your own rainbow pumpkin mantel, you will need a bunch of faux pumpkins. Most of these are from Target. They have 5-6 sizes of white and orange pumpkins in their halloween section that I used and then spray painted with a few of my favorite shades of Montana Gold spray paint (Pink pink, lychee, shrimp, yolk, poison, malachite light, and malachite). The orange pumpkins I just left as is. 

Then all you need to do is paint a few different sizes in each color and stack them up on your mantel. So easy! But doesn't it make the most amazing statement?! 



I love the addition of the gold splatter pumpkins too and debated doing them all splatter painted, but I love the assortment of plain and splatters.


Now that is one colorful fall mantel! And because everything else about the fireplace is so neutral, it really helps the pumpkins pop without seeming like too much color don't you think? So tell me, would you decorate your mantel with a rainbow of pumpkins?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY It - Gold Splatter Painted Pumpkins

Ahh pumpkins, the harbinger of fall. Is there anything that signals fall's arrival more than a pumpkin? And with pumpkins comes pumpkin decorating! But with so many DIY pumpkin projects out there on Pinterest, it's hard to know where to start. So I have come up with a few new and easy ways to decorate your pumpkins for fall. But be warned, because these are no ordinary pumpkins, these are colorful fall pumpkins!



Just look at that pretty gold splatter! And surprisingly, despite how pretty they look, they are super simple to make. 

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