Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn Decorating: DIY Garland

Here's a fun and easy DIY craft that's sure to be the conversation piece of your party or home.

What you will need:
freshly fallen autumn leaves
a hot glue gun

First, you need to decide how long you want your garland to be. The longer the garland, the more leaves you will need to collect.

Venture outside and collect as many different colors, sizes, and shapes of leaves as possible. This is a great way to get kids involved. Once you have enough leaves, bring them inside.

Lay out your yarn, and leave plenty of extra string on the end for tying. Place a dot of hot glue on the back of a leaf at the base of the stem, and attach the leaf to the yarn. Repeat this process until all of your leaves are strung on the yarn. Try alternating between colors and sizes for more contrast.

Once your garland is finished, cut the end of the yarn leaving excess like the beginning for hanging. Now you are ready to decorate with your beautiful new garland! :)

Because fallen leaves tend to dry up and crumple, the life span of your garland may only be for a couple days. Be sure to make it right before you have guests over so everyone can enjoy it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Opening a new shop! (CONTEST)

I finally got around to opening my second shop - Woodland Radio!
This is going to be my strictly handmade shop & hopefully it will be plum full of affordable goodies that won't burn a hole in your pocket! :)

Here is one of my new items:

Click picture to view item :)

These organic crochet acorn necklaces are available in my shop for $5!
OR you can win one of your own (in the color of your choice) in my CONTEST! *yay*

All you have to do is follow my blog and post a comment with your etsy username below!
This is one entry.
If you make a purchase from White Owl Vintage or Woodland Radio, and post a comment you will get two entries per item! :)

REVISED: Contest will end after we get a handful of followers. Tell your friends! Thanks for reading & good luck!