Friday, September 23, 2011

Crafty Chefy... Yet More Crafty then Chefy.

Yesterday I was the perfect little homemaker.
Seriously if I had a boyfriend he would have been one happy camper.
But I don't.
fml.
However I do have 3 roommates who greatly appreciated my efforts.

Not only did I do some serious damage at Hobby Lobby and Target in the decorations department.
But I cooked dinner.
From scratch. 
All by myself.

Now I'm super excited about this because I DO NOT COOK.
Like at all and this dinner did not involve anything that was frozen.
Go me!
I found a recipe that I thought look pretty easy, I followed it and it came out delicious!
Just ask the roommates.
They loved it.

Now to share some photos of my crafty/chefy day.
Is chefy even a word?
It is now!

First up we have the crafty.
At Hobby Lobby I bought some fall garland, a few wooden pumpkins, a Happy Harvest sign, and some wreaths to make....well wreaths.

Here's the Fall wreath:

All this stuff was 40% off!




 The finished product! 

Next is that tulle wreath I posted about yesterday.
You know the one I found on Pinterest?

It was SO easy!
You just need tulle and a wreath.
These too were on sale.
50% off!  




So I'm pretty sure I bought the wrong wreath. Womp womp.
I didn't read the directions very closely.
So I had to first wrap the wreath entirely in the black tulle.
Luckily I bought two rolls.


Then I took the rest of the black tulle and the orange tulle and cut it one of my arms length wide.


Then all you do is literally tie the tulle, and put enough of it around the wreath so that it looks fluffy and pretty.
Like this!


I still think it needs something. 
Maybe a glittery Happy Halloween sign in the middle or something fun like that.

Ok so my last crafty project of the day was that super cute book pumpkin I showed y'all in yesterday's Fabulous Fall Challenge!

You can find out the exact directions to this cutie patootie at Creations by Kara.
Sorry I'm lazy and don't want to write out all the directions.
Fail.
But I will give you very brief ones.

All you need is an old book, some scissors, some hot glue, spray paint, and ribbon.
I had the book, the scissors and the hot glue.
The spray paint was 25% off at Hobby Lobby and the ribbon was 50% off.


You first need to make a pattern of a pumpkin.
 It's easiest to fold a sheet in half and cut it so that the pumpkin is symmetrical.
Then you take the cover off your book and then place the pattern so that the bottom is on the spin.
Then you trace.


And at this point I was so ready to be done cutting that I forgot to take pictures in between.
Fail. 
So if you decide you want to make it please click here.
Because that tutorial is WAY better than mine!
This is what your pumpkin will look like when your completely done cutting the pages out.


Again I apologize for the lack of photos on how you get from the above photo to the one below.

Basically you put hot glue on the very edge (the spin) of the cut out and take the back page and press it into the glue. 
Then you'll spend about 20 minutes trying to fluff the pumpkin and get it so that it doesn't look totally fugly.


Eventually though it will look like this! 
:)


Then you lightly spray paint the edges.
(However I don't know how to spray paint so most of it ended up on my hand and not the pumpkin.)


And surprise!
I didn't take a picture of me putting on the stick that I went out in the rain to get so I could make it my stem.
Or me struggling to get the stick to stay straight up and make the pumpkin fluff enough.

Man I am epically failing at showing you guys how to make this thing!

Well this is what the finished product looks like!


It came out a tad bigger than I was expecting but it look super cute sitting on our bar.

And I am very pleased with it! 

I guess I'm not so bad at the whole crafting business after all! 
:)

I thought I would share this too.
That's me basically acting like a two year old because my roommate wanted to take my picture when I have no makeup on.
Well it was on, but I rubbed it all off cuz that's what I do when I get tired.

Ok, now I'm rambling.

Till next time! :)

PS. I'm saving the amazing dinner I made for another post because this one is already obnoxiously long.



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