That Creative Life / fall decorating

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  • DIY Living Dead Halloween Wreath

    I’ve always loved a good DIY project. Lately, though, I can’t seem to fathom ever having the time for such luxuries. Seriously. When the heck did I fit in all the Michaels trips? All the crocheting of scarves and blankets? All the hours spent accidentally burning my fingers with the hot glue gun? I had the righteous calluses of a certified crafter, let me tell you. Alas, they seem to have faded with my DIY ambitions.

    But there’s something about the holiday season that gets my crafting spirit all revved up again. Suddenly I find that I have all the time for DIYing—especially when I turn off Netflix. Wait, whaaa? Who knew! (And Gilmore Girls reruns don’t count! I think they’re certified inspirational viewing material for any crafting activity. Yeah, that sounds about right.)

    As I was scrolling through Pinterest the other week, as one does when they’re in the crafting spirit, I came across some really cute DIY wreath ideas. I had been wanting to make a new Halloween wreath for a while now, so decided that was going to be my next project. I continued to scour Pinterest for just a tad longer. Yeah, we all know how that goes…

    Three hours later…

    I found my Halloween wreath inspiration!

  • It's the Great Glass Pumpkin

    Last Tuesday I shared what one of my all time favorite fall activities is. In case you missed it, it’s decorating all the things! Well…all the house things.

    You may have also caught what my all time favorite fall decoration is—or are in this case, as I have the beginnings of what will be quite the collection…

    I started accumulating these glass beauties about four years back. I know it was four years ago because I have exactly four glass pumpkins, and I limit myself to ONE pumpkin a year. It’s hard. Really, really hard. Especially when they’re all so freaking unique and adorable! But, this is exactly why I limit myself—could you imagine how many glass pumpkins I would be hoarding if I allowed myself to buy all the pumpkins?? I’d be like the crazy cat lady of glass gourds. And nobody wants that…

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