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Paper Laurel Wreath {All Things Thrifty Contributor}

Hi there! I’m just popping in real quick to let you know that my latest contributor post is up at All Things Thrifty! I’m sharing a tutorial for this adorable Paper Laurel Wreath. It’s the perfect transitional craft for the end of summer/back to school season!

Make your own : Paper Laurel Wreath

 

If you missed my last post at All Things Thrifty, you can find that here

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Have a great day! 

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DIY Faux Antler Candelabra

Hello there! I know things have been a bit quieter than usual here. Real life has been crazy and we’ve been keeping busy! There are lots of fun and exciting things going on behind the scenes, and I can’t wait to share those with you! In the mean time, I’m hoping to be getting back to my normal blogging routine. Especially since my favorite season is just around the bend! 

Football is back, and school is back in session. It’s still in the 90’s here, but that didn’t stop me from wearing my boots to church yesterday! :) I love Fall and everything that comes along with it! I’m just starting to get ready to decorate for the season. I’ve kept my decor fairly traditional the last couple of years, but I’m thinking of switching things up a bit. I’m going for more of a “modern lodge” look for Fall. 

I love deer and antler everything right now. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful antler candle holders in catalogs this season, but they have ranged anywhere from $60 – $250. Hello. No. I think you see where this is going now. 

DIY Faux Antler Candelabra

Yep! I decided to make my own! I found some faux antlers at Hobby Lobby and grabbed 2 bags of wooden candle cups. 

I placed the antlers on the table where I plan to put them so I could plan where I wanted the candles to sit. Once I had the placement set, I attached the candle cups to the antlers with E6000 {my favorite adhesive!}. I put the glue on the bottoms of the cups and let them sit for at least 5 minutes before placing them on the antlers. Letting them sit a little while helps them adhere to the surface better. I let them cure for over 24 hours. 

DIY Faux Antler Candelabra

DIY Faux Antler Candelabra

I wanted my candle holders to have a modern twist, so I planned on painting them white. I did a coat of spray primer first, and then finished them off with white spray paint. 

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I’m so excited with how these turned out! I can’t wait to show you how I incorporate them into my Fall decor. :)

DIY Faux Antler Candelabra

Are you ready for Fall, or are you still holding on to the last bits of summer?

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House Warming Gift Basket

Hi y’all! Did you have a good weekend? We celebrated my baby sister’s graduation in Austin with the whole fam! It was the first time we’ve all been in the same place at once in a while and was such a happy weekend! My sister has worked so hard to get where she is and I’m so proud of her!

We crashed my other sister and brother-in-law’s cute new house! They took such good care of us and we were so relaxed, it felt like a bed & breakfast!

Buying and moving into a new home is such and exciting experience. It is also stressful and expensive! There are so many little things you end up needing to buy and it all adds up. When someone I love moves into a new home, I like to make up a gift basket full of little things they might need. 

House Warming Gift Basket

It is such an easy and practical gift to put together. Even the “wrapping” is a gift in itself! I grabbed a long media basket from Target {perfect for holding extra rolls of toilet paper or corralling items in the pantry}, a package of sponges, some hand soap and room spray with pretty packaging, a hand-stamped dish towel, super glue, a seasonal candle, a bottle of wine and “wine-out” {just in case!}. You can put anything in the basket that might come in handy. I bought everything at Target, but the dollar store is also a great place to check for goodies to fill the basket.

House Warming Gift Basket

Before arranging my loot in the basket, a laid the foundation for making it pretty with some colorful tissue paper. Then I got to arranging by starting with the larger items first. Once you do that, you can fill in empty spaces with the smaller items.

House Warming Gift Basket

House Warming Gift Basket

Finish your gift basket with a cute tag. I used some leftover scrapbook paper, a paper doily and washi tape to make a tag. I tied it on with a bit of baker’s twine.

House Warming Gift Basket

What kinds of things would you put in a house warming basket?

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House Warming Gift Basket