Boo-tiful DIY Halloween Decor


Boo-tiful Halloween Decor

Yes, I am still in Halloween decorating mode. I picked these metal letters up a couple of months ago and have been waiting to use them. This Boo-tiful display is perfect for my entry table.  

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Halloween Bows

 I made each bow with a wider ribbon in back and two narrow ribbons on top of it. 

Gwen Studios Grosgrain Ribbon


DIY Haunted Bows

Gwen Studios Ribbons are available at your local Wal-Mart store 

and online at Wal-Mart and Michael's.

Fun and Easy Halloween Candle Holder


Halloween Candle Holder

Are you ready for Halloween? I am almost done working on all my projects for this year and this cute little Halloween Candle Holder was so fun and easy to make! I pulled the glass votive holder from the donate pile, added lots of Gwen Studios Ribbon, and some fun little google eyes. 


Halloween Ribbon

I cut all the ribbons to 6" long and tied them around the handle of the votive holder. I cut the ends of the wider ribbons before tying and cut the thinner ribbons after I tied them. 


Ribbon Bat

How adorable is this little bow! I used 3/8" black Grosgrain for the body of the bow and 7/8" ribbon for the tails. I added some google eyes to the enter of the bow to give it a little whimsy. I'm super happy with how this turned out! 

 Gwen Studios Ribbon is available at Wal-Mart in store and online as well as Michaels online. 


Spooky Halloween Eyeball Plant


Eyeball Plant
OK- I know it is early, but I am planning a full make over of my Halloween decor this year and I need to get started! So, my very first project is this super cute Spooky Halloween Eyeball Plant. Look how fun it is!!! 

The princess and I had a great time making this project. It was so much fun and very quick too. Perfect for little hands and an afternoon of fun! 

You know I love ribbon- and grosgrain ribbon is right at the top of my favorite ribbon list. The fall colors of grosgrain ribbon from Gwen Studios are perfect for this project.  Gwen Studios is available at Wal-mart and Michael's online.

Gwen Studios ribbons needed: 

  • Yellow 3/8' grosgrain
  • Black 3/8" grosgrain
  • Orange 1 1/2" and 3/8 grosgrain
  • Orange polka Dot 3/8" grosgrain ribbon

Halloween Ribbon

So, I tried the technique using starch to curl the ribbons. I would say I had about half success-  I need to find a better starch mixture. The one I used left a little bit of residue on some of the darker ribbons.  But,,,, they still look beyond adorable! 


Monster Bush

Super cute,, right??   These eyeballs- the best thrift store score this month! I had been looking for some cheaper alternatives than I had seen lately and I found a whole bag of these for $1 a couple of weekends ago! SCORE! 

Curly Grosgrain ribbon

A little bit of hot glue added to some flowers I dug out of the misc craft bin and a Spooky Halloween Eyeball Plant was born!  I can't wait to get cracking on the rest of my new decor for this year. It is going to be a very spooky season! 

Independence Day Picnic for Two


Curly Ribbon decorations
Since my sweet princess had to head home before Independence Day, we decided to celebrate a couple of days early. We had a fun picnic for two! I dressed up our party supplies with curling ribbon from Gwen Studios, available at Wal-Mart. 

Curling Ribbon Table Setting

We picked up some fun supplies at Dollar Tree- drink bottles, hanging banner, and recyclable tableware for the win! We tied Gwen Studios curling ribbon around the bottle tops, the place settings, and my mason jar. I also hung longer pieces from the top of the secretary to frame the hanging banner. I used red, blue, and silver for everything.

Happy Independence Day
How fun are the handles to the table ware we picked up?! So incredibly cute! 


4th of July Drinks

I have to admit, I am pretty well over the whole "gnome" bit. Can we all agree that they have done the gnome to death at this point? But these were so cute I couldn't help myself! We decided that some lemonade with mango juice added would be perfect to go with our PB&J sandwiches. 


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Spring Floral Hoop


Ribbon Hoop
Mother's day is coming up and I am always on the lookout for fun porch decor for my mom. She has a very large porch on her victorian home. She spends a lot of time porch sitting and relaxing. I hope she loves this spring floral hoop. She gets a nice breeze blowing across the porch so I think this will be perfect. 

Gwen Studios Ribbon



paper flowers

I cut lengths of ribbon 24 inches long from a all the rolls, between 3 and 6 each. Using low temp glue - because I will get it on my fingers every single time- I started layering the ribbons on the hoop. 


Spring Florals

Once the ribbons were all in place I trimmed the tops of the ribbons close to the hoop. I didn't worry about getting them perfectly even because I knew that the flowers would hide the edge. 


Flowers and Ribbons

 I dug through my supply of flowers and pulled out a bunch of spring pastel colors. I just grabbed a mix of small and large flowers and some brads. I love layering Prima flowers! I like to stack an assortment and then attach them with a brad. Once all that was done I adhered a line of flowers to extend past the ribbons on both sides. 

Be sure to check out our linky party with some fabulous Mother's Day 
inspiration using Gwen Studios Ribbons. 

Gwen Studios Ribbons are available exclusively at Wal-mart. 
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