Fall DIY no. 2. Hand lettered pumpkins

I was painting pumpkins last year, and I just got kind of bored of painting them.  Then, an idea popped into my head, and I ran and got my calligraphy pens. I started writing on the pumpkins, and absolutely loved how it looked! I learned that it is very hard to write on painted pumpkins though! You don’t have to do calligraphy of course, because it takes a while to learn, but fun hand lettering  that you know how to do, or stencils work just as well! I hope you enjoy this and try it at home!

What you’ll need:

  1. Pumpkins { I learned that pumpkins that are naturally white, are easier to write on because there are smoother and not as bumpy, but orange pumpkins work too!}
  2. Stencils, calligraphy pens, or hand lettering skills! ( make sure that the pen or marker is permanent)

Directions:

Before you start using your artist skills on the pumpkin, take a wet paper towel or regular cloth towel and wipe off any dirt on the pumpkin space where you will be writing.

While writing, take your time and be patient! When you rush with it, it doesn’t look very pretty!  I wrote things like ,”welcome” on one pumpkin, and then “fall” on another and put them side by side so it said “Welcome Fall” when together! You can also write other Fall inspired quotes, or words you’ve thought of or looked up!

When you are finished put it up somewhere to dry if the ink from your pen or marker is still wet. When it is dried, you can decorate your house with beautiful, hand- lettered pumpkins!

Please comment and share how you made your pumpkins!

 

Fall DIY no.1.  Festive Burlap Leaf Banner

I am re-posting these fall DIYs again because I feel like they are the perfect decors for this year too!!

It is getting close to Thanksgiving again, and I thought this fall decoration would make your home feel more festive, and warm for fall! My mom and I were searching for good fall decor to make, so we went to hobby lobby, got inspiration and supplies, and made a super cute and easy fall banner at home!

What you’ll need:

  1. 1/2 yard of burlap

2. Fake leaves { we got these at hobby lobby too!}

3. Twine

4. Hot glue gun { you get a good one HERE!}

5. A placemat you don’t care about or a paper bag for catching runaway glue!

Directions:

Measure the length of your fireplace mantel with your twine, letting it droop down a little. Cut your twine where you measured it. Depending on the length of your mantel you will need more or less burlap triangles and leaves.  Our mantel is 5 feet long, so all we had to use for ours was 4 burlap triangles and 5 leaves.

Fold your burlap in half, and then in half again. Using a ruler and a marker, measure and draw a large triangle on the folded burlap. Our triangles measured about 9 inches down and 7 1/2 inches across. Cut the triangle out. This will make 4 triangles. Repeat the step if you need more for a larger mantel.

Lay your measured twine down on a protected table, and heat up your glue gun. Take your burlap triangles, and lay them underneath the twine. Leave a gap about 2 -3 inches between each triangle. Take the flap of the burlap, and fold it over the twine. Glue it down. Repeat with the rest. Take your leaves, and hot glue them on the gaps that you made between the burlap. Let it dry before you hang it up.

You can tape the excess twine to your mantel to hang it up, or use a heavy weight, { such as a pumpkin or mantel decoration} and put it on top of the twine so it doesn’t fall!

Please comment and share how you made this!

 

How to make your #hustle work space perfect for you!

Your work space is important. It is where you are creative, motivate other people, do what you love, and be inspired. That is why I came up with this blog post on how to make your work space perfect for you and your taste!  Your workspace needs to have three things: Organizational pieces, convenient and realistic expectations ( it doesn’t have to look like those amazing instagram or pinterest desks!) , and things that make you excited, motivated and inspired for what you do. You don’t want to have too many things, or you’ll get distracted and lose your focus. Continue reading…

 

Chunky Monkey smoothie

I absolutely love this smoothie! It is so delicious and tastes like a dessert, but with lots of protein and good ingredients. I use Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete mix with this recipe. Pure Protein Complete is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary 5-Protein Blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving! It not only tastes really good, but gives you a big protein boost and nourishes your body! Click HERE to see recipe!

 

Minty Charcoal face mask

This face mask is smooth, easy to put on, refreshing because of the mint, and leaves your face feeling clean and soft. The charcoal in it draws out the unwanted oils from your skin, but does not leave your face dry. My friends and I had a fun time putting this mask on for sure! Make sure your face is cleansed and toned before applying it. I especially love the YL A.R.T. kit for my skin! Click HERE to see DIY!

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