Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Fall To-Do List {DIY & Home Decor}

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall To-Do List {DIY & Home Decor}

I am taking a break from what seems to have become my 24/7 job of being a slave to financial aid processing to write to you all- the people I adore.

However, I have a quick tip: do your FAFSA early, not a week before classes start. For real. Thanks.

This way us slaves, peons, student services staff do not hate you and take to drinking lots of whipped cream vodka during #wineparty to cope.

So. This post is to serve as a reminder that tomorrow the holidays will be here, and you don’t want it to sneak up on you and end up getting all the crappy stuff from Hobby Lobby. Nor do you want to have ambitious DIY décor plans that you let fall to the wayside while watching all the other bloggers out there put together tres magnifique projects that make you green with envy and cause you to type run on sentences.

Yeah. You don’t want to be ME.

This year, I am going to make Martha Stewart look bad. I’m going to get glue gun burns, glitter in my fingernails, adoring blog followers and worldwide recognition for my craftiness.

It. Is. On.

Here is my list of Fall DIY Décor items that are on my “must make and blog about it incessantly” list.

1.) A fall wreath for my door. Probably in this exact color scheme because it could be used year round if I am too lazy to make another one or take this one down.

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via Pinterest/ Teach Craft Love

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via Etsy

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via Pinterest

2.) I want to have a ton of pretty candles. I want to use my many, many glass vases to create a stunning tablescape/candle holders such as these. In other words, I should use my Silhouette SD some more. Yup.

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via Pinterest

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via Pinterest

3.) I need to make some cute pumpkins. Here’s some inspiration I have found. (side note: are pumpkins expensive? do they rot quickly?)

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via BHG

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via BHG

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via Google Images

4.) Create a stunning fall-mantle for our living room for Fall and for Halloween.

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via Pinterest

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via Pinterest

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via Pinterest

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via Pinterest

5.) Throw a fabulous, fun and themed Halloween dinner/cocktail party. For grown-ups. Perhaps themed after Harry Potter. I’m so serious.

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via Pinterest

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via Pinterest

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via Hostess Blog

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via Hostess Blog

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via Pinterest

There ya have it. The top 5 things I hope to make/create/design to make my home a little more put together and decorated during my most favorite season- fall. If you’d like to see all those ideas above and many more, feel free to follow my Pinterest boards. And if you don’t subscribe to my blog and are here visiting (hello there!), won’t you consider subscribing? You can do so over on the right-hand side of my blog. Be back later this week with a fun assignment given to me by Christa, a dining room update (yes, another one…oh joy) and a crash course on how not-to-train for a 1/2 marathon.

What’s your must do craft/décor during the fall? Please share with me in the comments section!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE that first wearth (one of my faves on pinterest), and will look forward to a hopeful blog post from you on your creation!

    I'm wanting to do the pumpkin beer cooler for Thanksgiving and Football tailgating... such a great idea!

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  2. If you had a grown up Harry Potter party and I lived anywhere near... I would TOTALLY come! :)

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  3. love your ideas and those candle 'holders' are amazing! wanna make some for me?!

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  4. It seems most grocery stores usually have really good deals on pumpkins if you watch for them. I got ours last year 2 for $5.00. And they lasted well into November. Then we put them out for the squirrels to eat (I didn't paint them or anything and they had started eating them on the porch).

    I love the yarn wreaths. I'm going to get the stuff at Hobby Lobby soon to make one. And then I have one of those stick wreaths like in your first pic that I'm going to put my fall themed ribbon and leaves on.

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  5. this is the first blog I've found that has fun decor ideas :) I love the wreaths. Alas, my door has none, gotta get to work on one I'd like to make it!

    I would love to get an invite to an amazingly awesome harry potter theme party - just saying ;)

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  6. you can buy fake pumpkins at crafts stores (michaels) that you can paint, carve whatever and store from year to year. they arent crazy cheap but they dont cost a house payment either.

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  7. *sigh* I ADORE the holidays :) I cannot wait to start decorating! And thank god for the creator of pinterest! Soooo many good ideas on that site.

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  8. I made a fall list too. Right now I have one finished project (blogging about it maybe tomorrow) and one in process (will blog). Also throwing party, but it's a split housewarming and birthday party. Who knows what we'll have, bnot a lot of budget. Definitely meatballs in teriyaki sauce in a crockpot;)

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall To-Do List {DIY & Home Decor}

I am taking a break from what seems to have become my 24/7 job of being a slave to financial aid processing to write to you all- the people I adore.

However, I have a quick tip: do your FAFSA early, not a week before classes start. For real. Thanks.

This way us slaves, peons, student services staff do not hate you and take to drinking lots of whipped cream vodka during #wineparty to cope.

So. This post is to serve as a reminder that tomorrow the holidays will be here, and you don’t want it to sneak up on you and end up getting all the crappy stuff from Hobby Lobby. Nor do you want to have ambitious DIY décor plans that you let fall to the wayside while watching all the other bloggers out there put together tres magnifique projects that make you green with envy and cause you to type run on sentences.

Yeah. You don’t want to be ME.

This year, I am going to make Martha Stewart look bad. I’m going to get glue gun burns, glitter in my fingernails, adoring blog followers and worldwide recognition for my craftiness.

It. Is. On.

Here is my list of Fall DIY Décor items that are on my “must make and blog about it incessantly” list.

1.) A fall wreath for my door. Probably in this exact color scheme because it could be used year round if I am too lazy to make another one or take this one down.

image

via Pinterest/ Teach Craft Love

image

via Etsy

image

via Pinterest

2.) I want to have a ton of pretty candles. I want to use my many, many glass vases to create a stunning tablescape/candle holders such as these. In other words, I should use my Silhouette SD some more. Yup.

image

via Pinterest

image

via Pinterest

3.) I need to make some cute pumpkins. Here’s some inspiration I have found. (side note: are pumpkins expensive? do they rot quickly?)

image

via BHG

image

via BHG

image

via Google Images

4.) Create a stunning fall-mantle for our living room for Fall and for Halloween.

image

via Pinterest

image

via Pinterest

image

via Pinterest

image

via Pinterest

5.) Throw a fabulous, fun and themed Halloween dinner/cocktail party. For grown-ups. Perhaps themed after Harry Potter. I’m so serious.

image

via Pinterest

image

via Pinterest

image

via Hostess Blog

image

via Hostess Blog

image

via Pinterest

There ya have it. The top 5 things I hope to make/create/design to make my home a little more put together and decorated during my most favorite season- fall. If you’d like to see all those ideas above and many more, feel free to follow my Pinterest boards. And if you don’t subscribe to my blog and are here visiting (hello there!), won’t you consider subscribing? You can do so over on the right-hand side of my blog. Be back later this week with a fun assignment given to me by Christa, a dining room update (yes, another one…oh joy) and a crash course on how not-to-train for a 1/2 marathon.

What’s your must do craft/décor during the fall? Please share with me in the comments section!

9 comments :

  1. I LOVE that first wearth (one of my faves on pinterest), and will look forward to a hopeful blog post from you on your creation!

    I'm wanting to do the pumpkin beer cooler for Thanksgiving and Football tailgating... such a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  2. If you had a grown up Harry Potter party and I lived anywhere near... I would TOTALLY come! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. love your ideas and those candle 'holders' are amazing! wanna make some for me?!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It seems most grocery stores usually have really good deals on pumpkins if you watch for them. I got ours last year 2 for $5.00. And they lasted well into November. Then we put them out for the squirrels to eat (I didn't paint them or anything and they had started eating them on the porch).

    I love the yarn wreaths. I'm going to get the stuff at Hobby Lobby soon to make one. And then I have one of those stick wreaths like in your first pic that I'm going to put my fall themed ribbon and leaves on.

    ReplyDelete
  5. this is the first blog I've found that has fun decor ideas :) I love the wreaths. Alas, my door has none, gotta get to work on one I'd like to make it!

    I would love to get an invite to an amazingly awesome harry potter theme party - just saying ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. you can buy fake pumpkins at crafts stores (michaels) that you can paint, carve whatever and store from year to year. they arent crazy cheap but they dont cost a house payment either.

    ReplyDelete
  7. *sigh* I ADORE the holidays :) I cannot wait to start decorating! And thank god for the creator of pinterest! Soooo many good ideas on that site.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I made a fall list too. Right now I have one finished project (blogging about it maybe tomorrow) and one in process (will blog). Also throwing party, but it's a split housewarming and birthday party. Who knows what we'll have, bnot a lot of budget. Definitely meatballs in teriyaki sauce in a crockpot;)

    ReplyDelete