Fancy Frugal Fall Wreath & Halloween Decor

Wanna come see my Halloween decor? I’m in love with black and cream, and this is my entry way for this month! The only drawback for decorating kinda early for this holiday is now my kids ask three times a day if it’s time for candy yet?

Let’s start with my ruffle wreath…kinda subtle for Halloween, which is what I was going for so I can change it later and maybe use it for winter.

This is my third project with all this material from Goodwill I scored a couple months ago for just a few dollars.

Here’s how I made the wreath. All I did was cut 3 inch wide strips of the fabric and hand sewed a ruffle down the left side. When you pull down the thread it make a ruffle. I ended up using three strips for each ruffle layer. I pinned my ruffles to the Styrofoam.

I made the rosette with wire ribbon by pulling on one side of the wire and making the ruffle. Then form the flower and sew it together. I pinned the flower on the wreath so I can take it off after Halloween.

Here’s my cute little handmade witch boot.

I taped fabric to the front of the picture frame glass and printed out a witch boot from clip art online. I traced the boot with a sharpie and then painted the rest in with black paint. The last thing I did was hot glue the buttons…So simple and cute!

This wall vinyl was an awesome Goodwill find from 2 years ago. I think I paid 4$ and it came with all the rhinestones 🙂 Perfect for Halloween!

I’m using my chalk plate I made in here for the month, and covered an orange pumpkin with black and cream fabric. It’s fastened with a black hair tie.

Oh I snuck in my daughter’s spider pumpkin she made at those Michael’s Saturday events from last year 🙂

I printed a witch silhouette from online and put it in this floating glass frame we already had. Then I hot glued feathers from the craft store to the frame.

It’s fun, simple, cheap, chic, handmade….LOVE 🙂

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!!

xoxo

Lina

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Fancy Frugal Wedding Centerpieces & Sign

T-25 days until my little brother’s wedding day! I’ve been happily working on a few wedding projects that I wanted to share. Here is the centerpiece idea we came up with for around $10 a table.

I found this place mat for $.50 at Goodwill and cut the sticks up and hot glued to a cream candle. I might try to find some bark for a similar look.

These craft pumpkins are just $3.99 at Michael’s right now. The cream ones are wedding-ish right?! Love em!

I was inspired by this blog post from A Pumpkin and a Princess, and cut out a circle for a tea light. Simple and so fall! You bet I’ll be doing these for my house too!

A glass jar with a floating candle….You can find lots of mason jars at thrift stores for around $1.00.

Fall…rustic….cheap and simple…perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding!

The bride showed me a pic of a little boy holding a sign that says “Here comes the bride”, and I recreated it for the wedding. My son will be holding the ring pillow and the bride’s three year old nephew will be holding this sign!


I started with a light weight tray from Goodwill for $2.00. Remember these? My parents still have these bamboo trays…


I spray painted it Oregano by Rustoleum and then painted the letters white.

Here’s a photo montage of some of my completed projects! I’m pretty much in love with this wedding!

That’s it for now!

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Lina

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Halloween Pillowcase Dress

There’s nothing cuter than girls in pillowcase dresses…I love dressing my little one in them!

Over Labor Day we were able to spend some much needed time with my hubby’s family in Indiana. I even got to squeeze in a fun sewing date with my sister in law Cory while the kids played! She is a big time fancy pants professional sewer with crazy talent and an etsy store called Sew Funky. Check out her cute bags!

Anyway, I asked her to show me how to make a pillow dress and she whipped one right up! I say she because I was more like an annoying helper looking over her shoulder..taking pics…Ha. I am trying to acquire some more advanced sewing skills!

Cory already had these pdf directions/pattern from Frog Legs and Ponytails, so we used it. Sorry this is not a tutorial. Maybe if I knew what I was doing more….here’s some pictures along the way though.




My favorite part was the extra large ric rac at the bottom we used.

The arms were the trickiest part but there’s a pattern for the cuts. Cory says don’t look at her ironing board cover,,,Mine looks like too 🙂

It came out super cute!! This plus a cute Halloween bow will be fantastic for next month!

And because I’m Instagram makes me feel like a profesh….

Thanks Cory for the fun sewing session!

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Lina

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Birth Announcement Onesie Tutorial


Oh Pinterest how I love thee….really isn’t it the best thing that’s ever happened to creative type people? And it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to my iPhone. My husband might disagree since he always says, “Oh, you pinning, AGAIN?” Yes I am so shhh…


I saw this sweet image here, on Pinterest of course and knew I needed to make one for my little newborn niece! Having new babies in the family is super exciting because you get to make them neat stuff! I wish I could give credit to this photographer but unfortunately the “Pin” doesn’t point to a website that works 🙁



Here is how I made one of these. All you need is a white onesie, sharpie, an iron on quick fuse sheet. (Mine was from Michael’s), an iron, and a computer/printer.


Make a calendar on Excel and size it to your onesie. Print it out on the Quick Fuse sheet, and cut it out. Then iron it on and circle the date of birth.

Easy…inexpensive..A-dorable.

Put the onesie on a beautiful baby and take a picture!


This is my gorgeous sweet niece Edyn! Look at those lashes…


We just got back from Indiana visiting my husband’s family and I got my baby fix! Fantastic…


Have a great weekend!XOXO
Lina

*******UPDATE: Because I’ve had so many requests. I am taking orders for this fabulous onesie. You can purchase on the top right of my website…Email questions to fancyfrugallife@gmail.com. Thanks!

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