Last Sunday after church hubby and I went and checked out the newly opened Michaels Arts and Crafts Store at a neighboring city. It was their first weekend, so they were having a grand opening and they were giving away tote bags. I grabbed one and hubby did the same. I like bringing tote bags with me when I go grocery shopping nowadays so we don't end up with so many plastic grocery bags at home. Think green, right? (all photos can be enlarged by clicking)
Once inside, they were also having raffles and games. We participated in a sort of "Wheel of Fortune". My hubby who is a fan of Vanna White, jokingly asked where she was, believe it or not! lol! I won a tape measure and he won some kind of crayons... yipee! That tape measure will come in handy because it's small enough to go in my purse.
They had so many fall decorations that it inspired me to pick up a bit of stuff. I thought maybe I could make something for our front door since I was getting tired of the one that we have. And so, on Monday, Labor Day, I was laboring to do some crafts.
My first project was to fix a broken birdhouse that I picked up from a yard sale it was a leftover so it was free! I nailed a dowel at the bottom and hot glued the roof. Since it was a beautiful day, I was working at our deck.
The electrical outlet is by the wall so I did the hot gluing on top of our deck railing ... it felt awkward but what ever works, I guess. :) One of my dreams is to have my own sewing and arts and crafts room. That would be really neat.
And, tadaaaaa! Here it is! Ready to welcome guests! I will spray paint the dowel green to blend with the surrounding a little.
Now back to my door decor, my second project. Connie of Casa Maria Living inspired me to make this. I used the fall color silk foliage I bought at Michaels to decorate a cornucopia that I found in our store room. I attached ribbons, a bow, and plastic grapes, tweaked here and there and voila! ... my home made front door decor!
Here's a close up. Mr. Turkey looks a little "nekkid" so I think I will dress him up a little bit. I'll give him a bow tie and beads.
Here's how it looks like from the road ... personally, I like it since it's different from those traditional wreath.