Decorating, Holidays

Creating Your Holiday Vignette

Holiday Vignette
Holiday Vignette

This is my “Vignette” also known as a grouping or table scape. It’s a collection of some of your favorite pieces grouped together on a shelf, coffee table, counter etc. Fun to create by picking a theme, rummaging thru your house to find items that will play well together and pulling it all together.

So I recently learned the correct term for this is a “Vignette” as the designers call it. Ok whatever. I do know this, that there is a correct way to do one or “ITS JUST NOT RIGHT” We have all made one of those.

Here is what I pulled together for my Vignette. I am proud of it and it makes me smile when I pass by. There is stuff in there from Target to O’Flanary’s Emporium and Hobby Lobby and who knows where else. I only put the poster board behind it so the picture would stand out. Excuse yourself Mr. Poster Board!

Maybe you can share with us whats in your Vignette ūüôā

Below is an informative site that explains all about Vignette’s and how to’s.

“Happy Vignetteing” (just made up that word)

tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/how-to-create-a-vignette.htm

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My Halloween Mantel-2013

 

Scary Skull
Scary Skull

This is my Halloween Mantel 2013. I do it up every year, but this year is my favorite.My son Ryan is the artist for the skull face and he did an awesome job. I got the frame at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $42.97. It was regularly a $430.00 dollar frame but had only a couple of dents (score). The letters “SPOOKY” I downloaded from¬†“Shanty2chic”.Its a¬†¬†really cute blog with fun free printables. My husband asks every year”whats the 31 stand for on the pumpkin”? You just got to understand I guess.

Happy Halloween Decorating!

This is the print before I did anything with itSketched Skull Face

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Spring Mantle Banner

I worked on my Spring Themed Mantle yesterday and this is what I came up with…

Spring Mantle Banner

I got the idea for the Banner from a blog I follow called “A Diamond in the stuff” she always has cute ideas.It was super simple and pretty cheap. I bought the Moss from Hobby Lobby, it comes in a roll in the floral department for $20.00 bucks so don’t forget your coupon.I made the template for the banner out of card stock to match the size of my letters, which were also purchased at Hobby Lobby ($4.99 for the box with 40% off).

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I glued the moss banner piece onto the card stock template with spray adhesive. I then took my letters to spell “SPRING” and put a layer of Mod Podge onto them and sprinkled with glitter.

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This is where you can make it your own and maybe spray paint them any color you want or spell out any other word you may want. I shook off excess glue and hot glued them onto the moss banner pieces,got some twine and glued the moss pieces onto it, and there was my finished banner.

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Simple, cheap and I can leave up all spring and enjoy.

“Happy Spring”

 

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Burlap Wreath

October is right around the corner. That means I’ve started pulling out my Halloween & Thanksgiving decor. I like to mix the two starting the last week of September (which is now) and then November 1st, I pluck all the Halloween out and am left with the Fall/Thanksgiving decor. This is my favorite time of year so I want to be able to enjoy my decorations as long as I can. As with most of you we are done with summer heat and ready for all the changes that are starting to take place around us.

PINTEREST is my new bestie, we hang out A LOT, this is something my new friend has taught me.I guess you would call it Vintage/Victorian Halloween. I have started with this Burlap Wreath.There are a few different ¬†ways you can make them, but super easy and not very pricey.Punch burlap wreaths into the search box in Pinterest and several will pop up.After searching a little you can find which one works for you. I then looked up “How to make a burlap wreath” into the internet and found a lot of DIY tutorials on how to make. I took ideas from different one’s and added some of my own. Don’t just stop with your first “How to Tutorial” because you will notice each tutorial is very different yet very similar so you need to find which one you connect with.

The fabric rosette’s on the wreath I learned how to make on Pinterest¬†and they are very easy to make. I took an old sheet ¬†and cut into strips, tea stained some of the strips for different shades. The one sheet made a lot of flowers(cheaper than purchasing material). I also found some scraps at the thrift store that only cost me change. So check what you have in your closet and then the local thrift shops and garage sales before you plop down more bucks at Hobby Lobby & Michael’s. Even though I want these store’s to be around forever we all need to save anyway we can.

I printed the words “Enter if you Dare” onto an old book page, added a photo of the flying witch and hot glued onto the wreath. Added the little scare crow and spider and this is what I ended up with.

It was fun crafting and adding a different touch to my Halloween Decor. I also made the “Book page wreath” that hangs on my mantle(pictured below) I think it has the same feel of Vintage/Victorian Halloween.This style of decor is very popular this year so you can find a lot of ideas on the internet.

Jones Design Company.com is where I learned to make the book page wreath. Check out her blog with DIY tutorials they are really cool. This is where I learned how to make the fabric rosettes.

I got my Halloween/Fall decorating done early this year “yeah” so now I have all month to hang out with my new friend and see what else I can come up with. I think Pinterest has so many ideas for you that no matter what level of crafter you are you can find something that you can make and fill your home with the things you love.

Happy Crafting! Ciao

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I got some of my idea’s from this really cute blog:

http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com