Welcome to day 3 of the 5 days of Halloween! We are going to keep this light and easy today. I know these days people do not have a lot of time to create and decorate. People still want their homes to look nice and like they put in a ton of effort. There are a few things that can help with that. One is small block decor and the other is flower arrangements. That is where these projects came from. These are easy, cheap and can really make a statement in your home.
Let’s Get Started!
For this first project you will need some wooden blocks. I bought these on clearance after Christmas last year at Target. You can get what ever size blocks you want. These are 2×6. I also used googly eyes. As far as the writing on the blocks, I used my Cricut and some 651 vinyl. If you do not have a Cricut you can buy stickers or even print out words from your computer and glue them onto the block. You can even write on the blocks in your own handwriting!
I also used a paint brush and hot glue gun.
The back of these blocks were already black and just had a sticker on the back. I heated up the stickers and pealed them off. Then left the black alone. I did paint the front of the blocks with Waverly White Chalk Paint. Use what ever colors you want. Let that dry.
Next I typed and cut out the phrases on my Cricut and applied them to two of the blocks. This is where you can write on the blocks, glue on things you print out or use stickers. For the third block, I hot glued googly eyes onto it.
This blocks are simple and so cute. They would go great in a 3-tiered tray or on any small table scape. If you got bigger blocks the possibilities are endless.
Project #2 is so simple. You will need any kind of vase or pitcher. These pitches I picked up at Target. Then get any kind of flowers that you love for fall. My favorite is sunflowers but these mums are beautiful and come in several different colors. The mums and sunflowers are from Dollar Tree. The pumpkin picks and the eucalyptus and and pumpkin pick came from Walmart.
If you wish to cut the flowers apart, you will need some wire cutters. I also used my Cricut again with some 651 vinyl.
I apologize for the blurry picture. We are going to start with the galvanized pitcher. I cut the mums off of the main stem with some wire cutters. Then I places the pumpkin pick in the center of the pitcher and added the mums around it until I was happy with how it looked. That was it!!
This next arrangement I did in a white pitcher. I cut the sunflowers off of the main stem with some wire cutters. From there I put the eucalyptus and pumpkins pick in the middle and added the sunflowers around it. It takes some playing around to get things to look the way I want. I move things until I am happy with how it looks. You could also add floral foam in the bottom of the pitchers if you want to help thing stay in place.
The final pitcher I added Pumpkin Farm to the bottom of with vinyl from my Cricut. I then did the same as I did with the other two. I cut the mums off of the main stem with wire cutters. After that I places the pumpkin pick in the center and added the mums around the pumpkins. It is that simple.
Here are the final projects. As you can see, you can combine the two to add some flare to the crafts. This is one that you can use from the start of fall all the way through Thanksgiving. You can add different blocks or just the leave the pitchers plain. There are so many options. It is a simple way to add some holiday decor to your home without a lot of fuss.
I hope you enjoyed these projects and that it gives you some quick ideas you can do even if you have a busy schedule.
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Have a wonderful day!
Blocks- Target, get any size you want from anywhere
Googly Eyes- Dollar Tree, any craft store
Waverly White Chalk Paint- Walmart
Paint Brush- Anywhere
Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store, or use stickers in place of this
Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby
Black, White, Galvanized Pitcher- Target
Mums and Sunflowers- Dollar Tree
Pumpkin Picks and Eucalyptus Pick- Walmart
Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store