craft: fall is shining through!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

After these last few days, it’s hard to deny that Fall is here. Even in Northern California where the sun shines most of the year and walk/runs are scheduled in October when the weather is nicer, we have seen rain and the temperature drop!

All of this Mother Nature talk aside, I’m excited to turn our house into a warm and cozy place for the season! This year, we don’t have a wedding knocking on our door and we can actually enjoy the present. During a visit to Target last week with The Whole EnCHELLEada, we found these glittered foam cutouts in the shape of leaves, turkeys and pumpkins. Always a sucker for glitter, I picked up two packs of leaves.

With the handy dandy Cricut, I cut out letters from yellow paper embossed with polka dots.

Although I was a little worried about using my reliable glue on this material, it pulled through after stacking all of the leaves and placing a really heavy book on top of the pile.  With a hole punch, I created two holes equal distance apart on each leaf and used twine to connect them.

The first project of the Fall season and the only thing on display so far. This was an easy DIY project that I was able to start and finish during one episode of Sons of Anarchy - and only $2!!

I've said it before and I say it again - glitter is an outside toy. Now I need to spend a little time this weekend with the vacuum. So worth it!


  1. Glitter. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Good luck in making it disappear. I just saw a blog post somewhere else about glittered pumpkins. Want to try my hand at that. Outside of course. ;)

  2. This is so cute! I love how easy everything is with the cricut. I think I need one. :-) I am a new follower from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from

  3. @Vicky The cricut is a MUST. Even the smaller version can change your projects!

  4. So festive - great idea!

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