DIY Tassel Halloween Pins

Halloween is coming. This is not a drill! I am SO excited since it’s one of my favorite holidays. Did you know that my husband hates Halloween? So, that means that I need to pick up the slack and celebrate twice as hard. As you’ve probably realized, I’m not a huge fan of black and spooky things, so I need to work a little harder to fulfill my Halloween desires in my chosen color palette. That results in a whole lot of DIY’s and I ain’t complaining about it! I also love love love tassels, so I figured why not bring them together? This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. 

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This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

You will need:

Wood Halloween shapes ( here or similar here)
Acrylic paint (similar here)
Embroidery floss (similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Scissors (similar here)
Pin backs (similar here)

This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

Directions:

  1. Paint your wood pieces in your choice of colors. I did just one coat, then let it dry. I recommend doing the edges first, then placing it down and painting the front. For one of the pumpkins, I painted only the edge and I left another natural wood. The choice is entirely yours!

  2. While the paint dries, create your tassels. I used a 7/8” piece of cardboard for mine. To learn how to make tassels, refer to this blog post. Remember, you don’t want them to be too thick/chunky so that they lay flat against your pumpkin and, therefore, your shirt. Make sure you don’t trim the little string at the top- we’ll need some length to glue it on! *In the blog post I linked, I had combed the tassels but for this one I didn’t. The choice is yours!

  3. If you want to add some faces to your wood shapes, now is the time! Use a toothpick and dab the paint on. For the ghost, I keep it simple with tiny dots for eyes and cheeks, with a small smile. On the cat, I just added a pink heart for the nose. You can also add googly eyes if you prefer!

  4. Decide on the order you want, then glue your tassels onto the back of your pumpkin using your glue gun. Trim down the excess floss at the top.

  5. Glue your pin onto the back of your pumpkin, covering the excess floss from the tassels.

This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

Wear and enjoy. Show off your Halloween love to everyone you meet!

You’ll probably be finding this pin on my lapel until October 31, when I’ll take it off and switch to a Halloween costume! I’m so excited to celebrate this second Halloween with Hailey. Her first Halloween she was only a month old and definitely wasn’t aware of anything that happened. I can’t believe a year has already gone by and she’s so big!  You’re definitely tired of hearing me say that, but I probably won’t stop. It’s insanity. I mean, look at how tiny she was in her first blog post debut

So, how do you feel about Halloween? Are you into the cute and colorful trend, or do you follow the traditional spooky-ness? Love to dress up or hate it? Let me know your feelings in the comments below!

DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkins for Fall

Happy Fall! While I can’t believe that summer is over, I am so glad that it’s finally fall! The fall is my absolute favorite season, and I have an extra reason to love it now- baby girl was born in the fall! Since I had to keep things minimal this year (cuz, you know… newborns are hard!), I decided not to decorate. BUT I created this really pretty floral pumpkin for Pinhole Press! If I can only have one decoration up, it should be a showstopper, right?! You can find the DIY on their blog here!

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This pumpkin was super quick and easy to make! I got all my supplies from Michael’s and whipped it up in about an hour. It’s the perfect glam fall DIY for your home. Plus you can make it in any color you want so you can match your decor!

Of course, gotta have a pun! So give ‘em pumpkin to talk about and make this adorable pumpkin for your home! See the post at Pinhole Press now.

Striped Happy Halloween Sign

There's less than 2 weeks until Halloween, guys! This is not a drill!!

For some people, Halloween is a dark, spooky time of year where you get to proudly display your goriest items and scare the daylights out of people. For me, it's a time to be "spooky" by decorating with black, orange, green, purple and pink, with a touch of teal, because why not?  That's right, I'm that group that enjoys the cutesy side of Halloween- eating candy, dressing up in cute (and slightly sexy) costumes, and carving pumpkins. If you fall into that second group with me, you're going to LOVE this one!

Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween

I created this Striped Happy Halloween Sign for Giggles Galore and it's one of the easiest projects so far!  All you need for this DIY is a canvas, blue painter's tape, some black paint, and gold letters. It really pops in an entryway, and brings some fun, light-hearted humor to your home!

Head on over to Giggles Galore to see the full post! And, if your canvas needs a friend, try these EEK canvases too!

Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween
Looking for a slightly creepy, slightly cute way to decorate for Halloween? You've got to see this striped sign! Click for the full DIY. #halloweencrafts #halloweenart #diyhalloween

I hope you enjoyed this easy canvas DIY! Now, time for my question of the day that no one answers- what's your favorite part about Halloween? Is it dressing up, eating candy, scaring people, or staying home and hiding from everyone? Don't be shy! Let me know in the comments below.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Hey everyone! I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon, and suddenly it's fall. I mean, it feels like summer but the trees are changing colors, the kids are back in school, and I'm already working on my Halloween costume. 

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;)

You can find the full blog post over on Giggles Galore, so be sure to head over there and take a look!

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

I used the spray painted pumpkins from my Glam Friendsgiving Party as inspiration for this wreath. I loved having some fun pumpkins around my house last year, so I wanted to create something that would show them off to everyone that passed by.

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

I love how gorgeous and bright these pumpkins are! While I love traditional holiday colors, I also think it's really fun to break the mold and try to capture the spirit of the season with a completely different color palette.

In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins
In order to celebrate this weird Summer-Fall hybrid, I crafted a colorful pumpkin wreath to bridge the gap between the seasons. It's got a few of my favorite things- bright colors, pumpkins, and POM POMS!! It's a little kooky, but all the best people are ;) #pompomcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkins

Be sure to head on over to Giggles Galore for the full tutorial!

9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

Ok guys, now that we are in November and Halloween is officially over, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. By the time September rolls around we are nearly simultaneously hit with Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving recipes, and Christmas gifts. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves!

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more! #thanksgiving #colorfulthanksgiving
Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This tablescape covered in ombre pumpkins is to die for!

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This two ingredient apple cider mimosa recipe is deliciously fall.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These turkey feather place cards are the perfect way to assign seating.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These mini pumpkin florals make the best center pieces. 

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This colorful leaf garland will brighten up any space!

These leftover pie labels are fabulous for taking home some extra.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These DIY mini faux piñatas will add a festive touch to the kids table. 

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

These clay wishbones are a fun twist on a classic.

Towards the end of the year, it seems like we barely have a minute to rest. You've got to start early if you want to come out ahead! I've rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's to give your table the colorful makeover it deserves. Click to read more!

This color wrapped wheat is a fun addition to a more traditional style table.

I just love planning for the holidays! Which one of these tutorials is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!