Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Decor

From the September craft day, I started the fall wreath but wanted to add a final personal touch of our last name initial.

Then, I created fall decor with three canvases, scrapbook paper, paint, and mod podge <-- my new favorite craft item

Painted on plastic pumpkins

Fall Decor

Painting and designing the "F"

Final wreath =)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Photo Blocks

For my mom's 50th birthday, I wanted to make her a special unique gift that was customized and not generic. After 5 hours of creative work, my photo blocks were complete and she loved them!

Materials used:

  • Sanded down wood blocks
  • Sand paper (for the edges after applying the scrapbook paper and photos)
  • Ink pad (for distressing the edges)
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge* (to paste the scrapbook paper and photo)
  • Gesso (to gloss the wood for better paper and photo application)
  • Scrapbook paper (variety of patterns)
  • Stickers, buttons or whatever flair you want to add
  • Finishing sealer
*Use Mod Podge to gloss over the photo and paper but be careful that it's dry so you don't make holes in the picture or stretch it. 

It's not difficult to do this project and it's really fun. It can go in so many ways and end up being your child's name with images and different sayings or whatever you would like it to be. Sky's the limit!

Final product

Decorated each side for a variety of setups

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Pinterest Craft Day

As a result of my love for crafting, I created a monthly craft day at my home that started last month with four women. The way it goes is I take a pin or two from Pinterest and post it on an Evite with the supplies necessary.

You can follow my Pinterest boards here: http://pinterest.com/simplyjenelle/

We just finished our September Craft Day and it was a success.

Craft: a fall wreath that was Pininspired.


  • A round foam wreath — 2 inches with a flat top and sides (found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels). 
  • Ribbon (about 9 yards for a 12 inch wreath)
  • Gorilla Glue 
  • Paint that matches your ribbon 
  • Small Dowels or wooden beads 
  • Round Wooden Craft Circles (also found at Hobby Lobby) 2 packages – approximately 30 circles of different sizes 
  • 4 different patterns of decorative paper or scrapbook paper
  • Glue gun and sticks OR Superglue

All the ladies did such an amazing job on making their fall wreaths unique and beautiful. We had a great time:

Around the table crafting

Katherine decided to work on her daughters' costumes

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After a little input, we added one more thing for a final touch =)

A bow...it came out awesome!

This was my fall wreath that I immediately hung. It was three dimensional

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Beautiful Fall Wreaths =)