To Cute To Scare

As a budget friendly shopper, I love shopping for festive holiday decor AFTER the storm has passed. Come November 1st, I’m ALL OVER Halloween Decor at Target, RiteAid, WalMart, CVS, and other retailers like a fat girl eating cake! 50%-70% off items is a steal! You can get so lucky as to finding bags of candy for $0.40!! Yes girl, yes!!

So last year, I was able able to score a bag of Spider Webs for nearly $0.10! I had no idea how to style with it, but after seeing it be used around the neighborhood on front porches, I thought I could give it a shot, wioth only spending $0.10. What was I going to loose?!

After playing around with the intimidating Halloween pantyhose like decor, I was finally getting used to the friendliness the spider webs were. The cotton, stretch like fabric stretches, and has no pattern for you to follow.

I began stretching it over picture frames around the house, and adding fun decorative spiders. Now, if you’ve been following some of my IG posts, my youngest son get’s really freaked out with spiders. But after his older brother and I spoke to him about how fun it will be to decorate the home for Halloween, he opened up to the idea.

With just a few supplies, such as scissors, and pairing the spiderweb with other Halloween pieces, this project will become so peaceful and tranquil, you’ll honestly loose track of time styling your spooky home!

I simply took scissors and snipped small pieces of the web and stretched it, literally over everything in my home. It totally gave a boost of the Halloween spirit in my home, without really doing much, or buying much.

Have you decorated with spider webs before? It’s honestly, really addicting.

 

Easy Embroidery Hoop DIY

You all know I love to thrift. Thrifting this summer has been a weekly thing for me, as I hunt through the racks and shelves of my local Goodwill. One of my focuses when looking around at a thrift store have been embroidery hoops. This wooden hoop is ideal for embroidery, for use as a stretcher of fabric, painting and more!

In this post, I’ll share with you the easiest craft you can do with this wooden hoop. Available in numerous sizes from 4″-14″, you can fit your project with ease.Typically at the craft store a standard embroidery hoop will cost you around $1.50. At the thrift store, you can find these for about $0.19-$1 if you’re lucky. Let’s get started!!

Supplies:

  • Embroidery hoops
  • Scissors
  • Printed Fabric
    I used these decorative fabric napkins from Target on Clearance for $2!
  • Hot Glue Gun

Directions:

  1. Take your embroidery hoop and loosen the notch to release the second inner hoop.
  2. Place your decorative fabric or napkin on top of the smaller hoop.
  3. Take the outside hoop and place on top of the fabric.
  4. Push down the outside hoop, having the fabric pull down, tightening in the inner hoop inside.
  5. Tighten the outside loop notch.
  6. Once fastened, take your scissors, and trim around the hoop, leaving a 1.5″-2″inch space between cut and hoop.
  7. After cut, use your hot glue and apply on the edge of the back exposed inner hoop.
  8. Quickly fold extra fabric over the edge of the applied hot glue. This will tuck the extra fabric away from the front of the piece.

And that’s it!!! Hang with a push pin in any fun layout! Since the fabric were originally napkins (sold from Target), I placed my group of embroidery hoops in the kitchen to give it that casual, fun and bright vibe.

Take this craft and make it your own, use children prints, modern patterns, or go the distance and paint your own print on a blank fabric! The skies the limit with embroidery hoops!! Hang and enjoy where within the home!! Happy Wednesday everyone!!

 

Placemat Tapestry

This week, I’ll be crushing through a series of wall art ideas I’ve created, or have been inspired by other creators via Pinterest or YouTube. From sharing easy home decor posts focusing on filling up our walls with inexpensive, budget friendly decor! We all have been seeing this great wall tapestries on Pinterest, as well as in the department store from Target, World Market to UrbanOutfitters. These wall tapestries bring in the Bohemian vibe into any home.

Create a focal point above your bed with a hippie bedcover mandala/boho tapestry to a, relaxedwoven hanging piece that warms up a wall. I personally, love geometric designs with tassels, and tribal global prints. These neutral designs, and tribal chic trends add great accents to any hallway or living space.

In this post, I’ll create the EASIEST tribal tapestry that looks to chic, your friends will be asking where you purchased it from!!!! This “hand made wall art,” will be perfect looking on walls with your Interior. Easy to hang on walls too!!

What You’ll Need:

  • Decorative Placemat.
    (I purchased mine at Target) Many stores have fantastic prints you can use, especially for the summer. But overall, any seasonal printed fabric works for a project like this.
  • Twine/Or necklace chain
  • Hot Glue (Optional for those who aren’t into sewing).
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Wooden Rectangular Dowel
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer/Nails
  • Sandpaper
  • Embroidery Floss

Directions:

This is so easy, I’m sure many of you will read over my instructions, by just looking at my photos. BUT, for those of you who are technical learners in reading things (like my husband), here it is:

  1. Position your placemat long-sided down.  Place the wooden dowel rod above the top of the placemat, and measure the exact place where you’d like to cut.
  2. Using a hack saw, I purchased mine at WalMart for only $4, carefully saw your wooden dowel, and sand down the freshly cut edge.
  3. Using your hammer and a few nails, nail in your placement to the back of wooden dowel.
    If you don’t have a hammer and nail, you can easily just hot glue the placemat to your wooden dowel.
  4. Lastly, take your necklace chain, and nail it in, and the ends of the wooden dowel. I used slim nail, with a fairly larger head, in order to keep the chain in place.**Make sure there’s enough in length to support the tapestry to be hung on any wall.**

And viola!! Short, quick and painless DIY thats totally trendy and looks just like the ones from the Nate Berkins Collection at Target or straight from UrbanOutfitters!!!!!! Stay tuned for the embroidery floss tassel tutorial up next, to add more to this easy tapestry!!!!