Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tired of Halloween yet?

I sure hope not, because I FINALLY finished this little craft I started two weeks ago! Yep, it's a fact. And not because it's a really complicated one, because it isn't. It's mainly because I literally did a bit here, a little there, in the middle of all of our home improvements! :)

I had so much fun making this banner! After seeing other bloggers do them~ namely Kim from One Woman's Cottage Life, and Cherry from Cherry's Jubilee~ I just had to give it a try! Cherry made a couple of Halloween ones, so of course, I played copy cat! I decided to spell my currently favorite Halloween word!

The trick was finding letters large enough, but I finally found some at Michael's. (Cherry used similar ones in her last banner.) They have them in quite a few colors, which is good, because I am making one for Thanksgiving. I love how they sparkle! It was also fun to add the little adhesive gems to them!

And though it's true, you've seen these candle holders before, I moved them again! This was five minute decorating (meaning thrown together) but I thought I'd show you it anyway! :) It probably breaks every last rule of decorating, but what to do when five minutes is all you have? :)

Next year, every room of of our house will not be uh, "decorated" with cans of paint and containers of joint compound, screwdrivers, mesh tape and hammers!
(I hope!) Next year, I am looking forward to doing more decorating! Although I really should not complain, because I am so blessed we have this house! :)

Oh, I wanted to show you this picture of our Japanese Maple. I have never been a huge fan of this tree, but my husband loves it. Even I have to admit, the color is amazing in the fall, and this year, it's especially vibrant!

(Please ignore the sad state of my garden!) The fall colors have been so gorgeous this year! :)

Well, I hope you all had a marvelous weekend, the last one of October!


Sandy Toes said...

Very very cute!!

That tree is beautiful...I have one like that but it is not that pretty...I don't even think it has changed a bit!!
Happy Monday!
-Sandy toes

the undomesticated wife said...

Japanese maples are so pretty!

Darlene said...

Your banner turned out great!!! Love the ornaments scattered around the birdie and nest. That Japanese maple is GORGEOUS with its red dress on!!!

blueatlantic said...

Jenni, you are so talented. I would love to make a banner that says "thankful" or something related to Thanksgiving...time to go to Michaels. BTW, how exactly did you make it? It looks like fabric or is it paper? HELP!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Jenni,
Your banner turned out really nice-I love the little jewels you added-Very nice touch!
Thanks for sharing, you did such a great job~!

Ms. Tee said...

That Japanese maple is gorgeous! I really like your banner, too. And your 5 minute decorating is cute, with the little stairstep pumpkins! :)

At Home In Georgia said...

OOO I like the banner. Fun! I like how you have those ornaments laying on the table. Beautiful tree.

So how about your cat?

Poirier Family said...

I have always wanted a Japanese Maple. The colors are great. I love all your pumpkin ideas.

WheresMyAngels said...

Beautiful! I just love what you have done, Your so creative!