"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Decor

One day a few weeks ago when Charity I were zipping through Wal-mart, a roll of burlap with orange zig-zags caught my eye. After a few seconds of looking at it, I knew I wanted that burlap to come home with me. I had some vague ideas about canning jars and candles and burlap but I was not entirely sure how it would all shape up.

After a few weeks of thinking about it, I went to JoAnn's with a few ideas. Found the fall foliage was 75% off, and came home with a handful of foliage.

Once I pulled out extra mayonnaise jars and began to fiddle with every thing to see how it would all fit together, it was obvious that the burlap was wider than it needed to be. I experimented with folding it in half and cutting it with kitchen shears. That worked beautifully.

I measured roughly how long each strip need to be by wrapping it around a jar and then cutting it. Next, with my hot glue gun I carefully glued a bead of glue along the edges that overlapped. Then came the flowers! I snipped off smaller pieces from the spray with wire cutters.

 It took me some fiddling to figure out how what worked best, but quickly came to realize that tying the small bunch together with a short length of ribbon and then applying a thick bead of glue down along the "seam" of the burlap and gently pressing the bunch of flowers on, seemed to work the best.
The project did not take me long once I figured out every thing. The final touch is a tea light in the jar. I plan to add some of the glass florist beads for the candles to sit on, but it seemed to be fine without with my test candle. 

All done!


I think I will share some with Katya's teachers. ;-)

What fall decor projects have you done or are you doing?!

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