Thursday, September 18, 2014

And The Winner Is....

And the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate to The Wood Connection is.....

Jennifer AndersonSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM
I am in love with this table and mobile! What a fun idea and thanks for the chance to win. I love Wood Connection! 

Congratulations, Jennifer!  Please send me an email to and I'll send your gift certificate right out to you!

Thanks so much to everyone that entered!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Harvest Topiary

 We're still rocking the 90 degree weather here in Utah...but that's not going to stop me from celebrating the oncoming fall!  And I'm celebrating the best way I know how: with a crafty home decor project. Today I'd like to show you a harvest topiary I created using the always fabulous Xyron adhesives

Instructions for the topiary:
Trace different patterns and colors of  paper around each wood cube and cut the squares out.  Using your Xyron Mega Runner, attach adhesive to the back of each square and adhere one square of paper to each block. 

Using wood glue, stack each block on top of each other from largest to smallest and let dry. Attach blocks to candlestick using wood glue.

Tie ribbon around the base of the candlestick and tuck a few berry sprigs inside the knot of the bow. 

Embellish the topiary with fall berry sprigs and leaves. Print out "Welcome Fall" banner style, cut out and adhere to the middle of the topiary using  Xyron high tack adhesive dots

Thank you for stopping by! 
Supplies used:
Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Xyron Mega Runner
Authentique Thrilling Collection
Candlestick and wood cubes The Wood Connection
Autumn berry sprigs
wood glue

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn Treat Jar and Wall Hang

 With the beginning of fall being only a few days away, I wanted to create some fun harvest decor. 
This treat jar and wall hang would be a cute gift to give a friend to usher in the arrival of fall.

Instructions for the harvest wall hang:
Trace pattern paper around the embroidery hoop and cut out. Line back of embroidery hoop with Xyron Double-Sided High Tack Tape (this stuff sticks crazy good!) and adhere the cut out paper to back of hoop. Accordion fold a strip of paper, bring the ends together by using Xyron Adhesive Dots and attach. Place accordion rosette on top of hoop and attach glitter pumpkin on top of rosette securing with Xyron adhesive dots. Print out "Harvest", cut out banner style and adhere towards top of embroidery hoop using Xyron Double-Sided High Tack Tape.

Instructions for the harvest treat jar:
Trace pattern paper around mason jar lid and cut out. Adhere to lid using Xyron double-sided high tack tape. Trace wood pumpkin around pattern paper, cut out and adhere to pumpkin using Zyron adhesive dots. Print out "Hello Fall" and cut out banner style. Using bakers twine, tie berry sprigs to the jar. Attach fall sentiment to the pumpkin using Xyron adhesive dots and attach pumpkin to the jar using a glue gun. 
Thank you for stopping by!
Supplies used:
Xyron Double-Sided High Tack 1/2" Tape
Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots
mini wood pumpkins
autumn berry sprig
pattern paper-Authentique Thrilling Collection
orange glitter
Divine Twine in brown sugar
embroidery hoop

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween Table and Mobile

Hey there!
 I am so thrilled to be guest posting for The Wood Connection today!  Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for and today I'd love to show you a fun project I've put together. 

I made this little table by using a frame and candlestick. It was super quick and easy and I loved how it turned out. 
Supplies used:
free printable crow silhouette-
paint- charcoal 
wood glue
mod podge
all supplies from The Wood Connection

Trace paper around the frame and cut out. Print and cut out the crow silhouette to fit inside the frame. 
Paint the circle base, candlestick and frame ( I started to paint the top of the frame then realized paper was going to cover it!). 

Apply a bit of wood glue to the bottom of the candlestick...
and attach to the circle base.

Apply a thin coat of  Mod Podge to the top of the circle frame.

Attach your pattern paper to the top of the frame and smooth out any bubbles. Place the crow silhouette inside the frame.
Using wood glue, attach the frame to the candlestick and let dry. 

That's it for the table! Pretty simple, right? Of course I had to set a couple darling tiny pumpkins from The Wood Connection on top of the table as a little added decor.

Now on to the Halloween mobile! What I love about this project are the tiny little ghosts and pumpkins dangling from the mobile. So cute!
Supplies used:
paint- charcoal
fishing line
wood clue
mod podge

Trace overlay onto pattern paper and cut out. Paint the sides of each overlay and let dry. 
Trace mini pumpkins and ghosts on pattern paper and cut out.  Paint all sides of the mini pumpkins and ghosts and let those dry as well.

When all the paint has dried, apply mod podge and attach the paper to the wood of the overlay and pumpkins and ghosts. Punch (or use a cutting machine, I used my cricut) circles in different sizes and patterns. I tied four pieces of  fishing line around one of the overlays and placed the second overlay (the one that has the pattern paper) on top and sealed them together with wood glue. 

I attached the pumpkins and ghosts by applying a thin coat of mod podge to the back of each piece of wood, then I laid the fishing line across the back and attached a piece of paper on top and let it dry. I used glue dots to attach the circles to the line. 

I then looped a bit of polka dot ribbon through the overlay and tied it all together at the top.

And there you have it! A fun little Halloween table and a spooky mobile to match. :)
Thanks so much to The Wood Connection for having me, it's always such a pleasure! They were generous enough to give me a $25.00 gift certificate to their AMAZING store to give to YOU! Just leave a comment and you'll be entered to win! Check back in a few days to see if you're the winner!
Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gold and Teal Party Favors

Have you seen the new Metallic Gold Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics? They are definitely swoon worthy and are perfect for any occasion! 

Today I'd like to show you the gift bag and favor I made using the new gold bitty bags as well as the new solid teal divine twine. Don't you just love the combination of gold and teal together?!

Supplies used:
glitter heart sticker
tissue garland

For the goodie bag, I  tucked a gold horizontal stripe bitty bag inside a glassine bag, sprinkled a few sequins inside and sewed around the glassine bag. I then sewed around a small gold polka dot bag and attached it to the large bag using a mini clothespin. Attach a glitter sticker and your sentiment to the bag and line the top of the bag with a bit of tissue garland.
 I finished the bag off by tying a strand of teal divine twine around the bottom.

For the favor, I cut a gold chevron bag in half and made it into a sleeve. I slipped it around the bottle and secured it with xyron adhesive dots. Just a bit of tissue garland around the middle of the bottle and a strand of teal divine twine around the top of the bottle and that's it!  
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Xyron and Anna Griffin Giveaway

Can you hear those wedding bells?!  Xyron and Anna Griffin Inc. have teamed up with four fabulous bloggers for the contest of the year! Each blogger has created a DIY wedding place setting using Anna's paper products and  Xyron's adhesive. Vote for your favorite project and the winning blogger will give away an Anna Griffin/Xyron prize pack worth $1000! Come on over and get inspired!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School Gift Box

Hello, friends!
Although back to school isn't typically a time to exchange gifts, I wanted to give a great friend of mine a little something since her son is starting preschool for the first time. Attached to her gift are adorable alphabet flashcards for her son. 

 I wrapped the gift in plain white kraft paper and then I put squares of fabric through my Xyron 5" Creative Station using the permanent adhesive and attached the squares to the front of the gift. I then tied some yellow ruler ribbon around the box and attached the flashcards to the gift.
I printed off these darling vintage inspired flashcards from Sweetly Scrapped and used my awesome (seriously, I love this machine!) Xyron Creative Station to laminate the cards.
After I laminated the cards and cut them out, I punched a hole in the corner and attached a mini ring to hold them all together. I then just tied a few ribbons onto the ring.
Can we just discuss how impossibly cute this little elephant is?!

What a perfect fit for little hands. :-)
Thank you  for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron Laminate Refill
Xyron Permanent Refill
Free printable flashcards-Sweetly Scrapped
Fabric scraps -Social Club- Moda
Yellow ruler ribbon- Offray