felt & glitter wreath {a tutorial}

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love making felt wreaths (and here , here and here). I wanted to make an updated version using this beautiful turquoise felt I found at Hobby Lobby and decided to add some glam with some gold glitter. I love the effect, and think it’ll go beautifully with my holiday decor this year.

Materials:
felt (I used 6 pieces for this wreath)
straw wreath (mine is 10″)
Mod Podge
glitter
hot glue

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Step 1: Cut your leaf shapes out of your felt. I did this by first cutting my felt lengthwise into stripes about 1.5″ wide, then cutting the strips into pieces about 2.5″ wide, and then cutting those rectangles into leaf shapes. I used sharp scissors and was able to cut through several layers of felt at the same time to make it go a bit faster.

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Step 2: Time to start hot gluing! Pick a point on your wreath to begin, and, working around your wreath, layer your leaf shapes, making sure not to leave any part of your wreath form visible…

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Step 3: Bring on the glitter! I chose just to add glitter to only one section of leaves, but you can glitter-ize as many as you’d like. I used a post-it note to protect the felt surrounding the leaf I was adding glitter to. I used a foam brush to add Mod Podge to the leaf, added some glitter, and then gently tapped the wreath to remove the excess.

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Let dry, and you’re done. Wreaths are one of my favorite things to decorate with, and I’m so glad to have one more in my arsenal!

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely Monday!

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felt ball ponytail holders {a tutorial}

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Happy Monday! I have the sweetest tutorial for you all today; these felt ball ponytail holders are simple and so, so adorable (as is my little model, obviously). I created them with three different felt balls, but you could easily do this with single balls for something a bit simpler and easier.

Materials:
felt balls (you can find them here)
ponytail holders
hot glue

Step 1: Take your felt balls, choose your colors, and hot glue them together. Let cool.

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Step 2: Take your trio of felt balls, and hot glue to a ponytail holder. Glue liberally so that they won’t come apart when you’re putting them in your little one’s hair.

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This is so simple, it’s barely worthy of the word “tutorial”, but they turned out so cute, I just had to share!

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24 halloween crafts and tutorials

Like many of you, I’m so excited that Fall is here! Cozy sweaters, scarves, crisp leaves and yummy crock-pot meals are a few of the reasons I adore this season…decorating for and celebrating Halloween is another. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my very favorite (sweet, not scary!) Halloween crafts, tutorials and printables!

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halloween paper wreath from the crafting chicks

ruffled trick or treat bag from eighteen25

glitter spider webs from redbook magazine 

felt ghost wreath from tatertots and jello

candy corn vases from the swell life

felt bat pillow from ameroonie designs

burlap boo banner from everyday chaos

decoupaged halloween lanterns from fresh home ideas

halloween button wreath from mod podge rocks

fabric halloween banner from craftaholics anonymous

halloween wreath from pretty ditty

cupcake liner wreath from alderberry hill

pumpkins and printables

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pumpkin art from eighteen25

pumpkin specimen art from my blessed life 

printable gift tags from tatertots and jello

framed pumpkin from I heart naptime

printable halloween boo sign from the tomkat studio

trick or treat printable from the three sweet peas

pumpkin luminaries from maiden d’shade

mercury glass pumpkins from all things heart and home

printable halloween banner from bhg

printable treat jar labels from kiki creates

glitter pumpkin topiary from a diamond in the stuff

printable halloween bunting from simple as that

thumbtack pumpkins from madigan made

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