I’ve decided that my neighbors think I am CRAZY because it’s the middle of September and I have whipped out all the Halloween decorations for the front yard. But, I’m not entirely alone out there. I have been so inspired by everyone out in Blog Land and all the awesome magazines and such that I couldn’t resist! I didn’t realize how incredibly strange it was until I took L’s new school year pix in the front yard and he was surrounded by October holiday decorations. Hmmm…
Anywho,… my mom took a couple days off work and we visited Tai Pan Trading where I am sad to say I have never been before. It was so awesome! If you have a chance to hop on over there, you totally should! I, literally, walked in and just looked up and side to side and below and all around with my trap hanging wide open.
I declared to my mom, “I think this is my new favorite store…”
She just looked at me and nodded,” Yes, honey. I know. I’ve been trying to tell ya”
I took all kinds of pictures for inspiration:
|Lovin the fall stuff! Lots of acorns, pears, and artichokes.|
|I just adore this feather covered pumpkin and sparkly jack-o-lantern!|
|There was tons of black and white! Totally cute!|
|Sparkly skeletons and more black and white|
|How easy would this be to do? White pumpkins with black and orange spots.|
After a trip to Michaels craft store, Joann’s, and Tai Pan Trading, I was dying to transform the house for Fall. Oh! And there was the Home Goods store! I L-O-V-E that place! Okay, here’s what I have going so far…
I wrapped those two pillar candle holders in some thick twine and *VOILA* fall candle holders and they only cost me the couple bucks to buy the twine. I didn’t use any glue or anything. I just tucked the end in and wrapped around it so you couldn’t see it. Just to make sure, it was really hidden, I just turned it around and it was hidden.
(I’m one of those people who has a bunch of empty frames around the house.)
What was that you said? Where did I get that adorable wire pumpkin? Oh yes, I made that… I saw this great tutorial over at Someday Crafts and I jumped in the car and zipped over to Joann’s and got some of this stuff:
A couple twists and ties later and I had this adorable wire pumpkin! The best part is that it what super cheap and you can do a ton of different colors and sizes.
Alright, here’s the back-to-school pix:
I think I need to start coming up with some awesome back-to-school traditions. I’ve seen a couple cute ones, but I would love to hear what y’all have up your sleeves. Do you have any adorable, fun, and/or hilarious back-to-school traditions? Share, share, share…
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