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Monday, October 1, 2012

Creative Crafting: Fall Crafts Owls and Twine


Creative Crafting
 
By: Amanda Causey
 





Feathered Owl Wreath

My love affair with owls began at a young age. My grandmother, “Mama Liz”, was obsessed with them. She had some of the scariest looking owls I had ever seen...but it was the cute little snow owls that made me fall in love. People constantly give me owl figurines and décor items they find at the thrift or at yard sale. While I really do appreciate the kindness I have an abundance owls in every part of my house. The one in the wreath just happens to be one of them.

This wreath is a straw base wreath from the dollar store. Harvest swag and feather boa from the local craft store and my thrift gift snow owl. Use hot glue to adhere the boa to wreath base. Insert swag and hot glue figurine. Allow the figurine plenty of time to set depending upon it’s weight. Hang & enjoy your  fall décor piece for under 5 bucks!

 

 Rustic Harvest Vases

Making something fun and festive out of items that would normally be thrown away is my specialty! I love creating something new from something old! These glass bottles were actually used during our tailgating cover shoot. Instead of throwing them out I saved them...like I always do with glass containers. I used spray paint to cover the brown and orange bottles. Once dry I used natural jute twine to cover each. The easiest way to adhere twine/yarn/string to an object is to use hot glue and form a perpendicular line down the length of the container and then wrap. Use more glue if it hardens faster than you wrap. Adorn with your choice of other décor items or leave them plain. Enjoy your Fall!

 

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