Monday, October 3, 2011

Two quick and easy autumn crafts…

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I am all about quick and easy when it comes to crafts.

If it takes too long, gets too complicated, or makes too big of a mess I tend to avoid it.

When I saw fall leaves cut from old music pages at Girl in Pink I knew this was my kind of craft.

I had an old hymnal that I bought half off at Salvation Army for the purpose of crafting.

Here you see leaves cut from the cover pages which were printed in burgundy.

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I hung them from twine with teeny tiny clothes pins found at the craft store and draped them on my drying rack.

(I’m hoping to print some more “fallish” photos of the family to display.)

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Here are some more leaves cut from the black and white music pages.

Amanda from Girl in Pink soaked her leaves in coffee to give them a more aged look.

(I haven’t done that step yet since I did this in about 10 minutes in between my Saturday chores and errands.)

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Last week my oldest daughter and her family came over for dinner.

My daughter and I did this quick and easy craft together.

I bought two foam pumpkins at Dollar Tree.

First we painted the ugly green stems with brown craft paint.

Then a section at a time we painted Mod Podge on the pumpkins covering them with torn pieces of the music,

which we then covered with more Mod Podge.

We perched them each on a small bowl to let them dry overnight.

(This sort of reminded me of doing papier mache.)

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Quick, easy and cute!

 

 

Still following,

Elizabeth

linking to the fall craft party here!



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9 comments:

  1. Good morning!
    I absolutely love the musical leaves, they are beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

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  2. Such great ideas. And the pumpkin is so light. :)

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  3. Love, love, love your musical autumn decor! I've been hoping to find an old music book - would love it to be hymns - so I can cut it up to make a fall craft. I have old hymnbooks but I'm not cutting them up. Maybe I'll find something else to use instead. You always inspire me, my friend!
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. That does looks quick and easy. I'll bet my daughter would like making some leaves. Love your pumpkins too :)

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  5. love it.

    found you via SSS. hope you can stop over where i am having a giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    michele

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  6. I love that weathered rack to hang linens! I have some vintage linens I would love to display! Of course your projects are great...love the pumpkin! ♥

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  7. I love the pumpkins and the garland, what a cute idea.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. Your blog is beautiful!
    xo

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  8. I really like the mod podge pumpkin and the scales! Love the crafting you've done. It's all so pretty.

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  9. Hi Elizabeth! Love your leaves and pumpkins!! I may have to make some of the leaves. And I also love how you displayed them! Just lovely!

    So nice to meet another sister in Christ!

    Hope you have delightful week!
    :o)
    Becky

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