Greetings neighbors! Happy fall! This is my favorite time of the year. I love the leaves changing and the cool weather. In my opinion, our state is the most beautiful place to live in the whole world! There’s no place I’d rather be. I wanted to capture the beauty of the our fall season in a craft you would be proud to display in your home. So, this is what I came up with. I hope you like these ideas. You can make jewelry, gift box toppers, book covers, picture frames, mirrors, lamp shades, candle holders, wreaths, outdoor garden flowers, mini lanterns and much more with this technique. All the supplies are from the Dollar store (except my alcohol inks and metallic paints) to keep the cost down. All the patterns are at the bottom of the page. Feel free to text or email me if you need any help at:
413-512-3714 or [email protected]
Aluminum cans OR disposable aluminum cookie sheet (for larger projects)
Hot glue gun & glue
Paints: Alcohol ink or permanent markers, metallic acrylic paint or spray paint (details below)
Mod Podge, varnish or clear spray sealer
Additional optional items:
For wreath: Cardboard box or wire wreath frame, 2 metallic wide ribbon, 1 mesh wide ribbon
For candle holders: Glass or LED candles
For medusa mirror: Round mirror
Directions for each project below. All the items are made with the same embossing technique.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE (Kids project)
Painting can be done in many different ways.
- Spray paint
- Color in with permanent markers and blend with alcohol.
- Alcohol ink
- Acrylic metallic paint (sand the surface first and prep with mod podge.)
The candle holders are the easiest and quickest to make. The wreath takes about 3 hours in total. The medusa mirror takes the most time due to all the layers of paint. It’s easy, it just takes time to get the aged metal effect.
Here are some patterns and art files so you can make a bunch of cute stuff! Right click on the image and open in a new frame so you can save it at full size.
EXTRA PROJECT FOR THANKSGIVING
3 TIER TRAY
using 4 glass candle holders, pizza pan, pie pan and cake pan. All items are from the Dollar Tree.
Here is a photo from the studio today so you can see the tier tray finished.
Here is a FALL DIY playlist I compiled for you. It’s filled with all my favorite videos for this season. I also made you a Halloween one below.
I will see you again in December for more craft tips! Start saving your used dryer sheets now. We will be using them for the December show.