I've been running around so much lately, helping out a lot at the girls' school, putting together the school newsletter, running around with family and friends, that I hadn't had a lot of time to work on the rest of my fall ideas. I did see some great stuff the other day on The Square. Super easy, and super expensive there. I thought to myself,"I can totally make that." So I am working on that. Plus I saw some other fun ideas while in blog land. It is amazing how talented all these women in blogland are, and I have just gotten more ideas. I am putting some "Holiday Decorating Baskets" together for a couple of my friends and family. I thought that would be a fun little "Boo" present.
While out shopping with my friend Maret, we stopped by Big Lots to get her a spider web and a few other goodies. Well, look what we found...
This cute little metal pumpkin was $12. I love it. I just added some fall ribbon, also from Big Lots and tada... fall door. Oh, and that witchy crow down there... yeah, $4 from HobLob at the end of last season. Love her.
We also found these fun spider votive candles for $2. Super cute!!!
Then, while checking in on my blog friends, I found that Joy had posted about this little craft. Who would have thought of using those cheap little frames from the Dollar Tree for this craft? Well she did, so again, I copied it. Love them. Some of my friends will be getting these.
So since I now have a new door treatment, I wasn't sure what to do with my twig wreath. I really wanted to be able to use it, but not quite sure where. Well, I decided to use it as part of a center piece for the kitchen table. Not sure if I am loving the hurricane or not. Maybe I need a big pumpkin there. What do you think?
Here is one of my dollar crows from Dollar Tree. I had my mom send them to me from San Antonio. They never had them here, and believe me I looked... a lot. Oh, and do you see my Bombay Co. candle stick? $1 at GW.
I also got the chance to go thrifting with my sister last week. It had been a while since we had done this and we were really hoping to find some good stuff. Well, we got a couple of things but nothing major. I did find a gold sconce for $1.99. I didn't take a before picture, but here it is transformed with my bargain frame (I think I paid $3) from Garden Ridge. Add a faux pear and we're all set. I know, I know, a picture would help, but I haven't made it to Costco yet.
And finally... wow there has been a lot of pics haven't there? Anyway, I got this yucky arrangement... seriously who thought this was gorgeous??? at a yard sale on my way back from thrifting. I paid $3, but I thought the urn, which is really all I wanted, was worth that. Stay tuned to see what I do with that.
Okay, I made a yummy brisket for dinner, and I think it is ready so I have to go. Have a great night.