Friday, September 21, 2012

Favorite Friday Ideas

This week I have been thinking about fall. The days are getting shorter, the air cooler and my creativity is increasing. Here are some fall ideas.

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This idea is so simple but neat. You put a patterned nylon over the pumpkin. Brilliant!

I love this pattern. Great idea for paper or even a quilt or wall hanging.

Super cute, currently working on a leaf garland. Watch for it in a future post.  

So cute and practical. 

In the past I have taken sheaves of wheat and spray painted them gold. I might try that again. 

Lately I have been really interested in packaging. I read an article on Etsy that stated that sellers with good packaging have more repeat customers. I made some boxes as seen on my Etsy account. I actually sold some boxes which made me super excited. Here are some of my packaging inspirations.

I like the idea of creating my own gift wrap. I bought a roll of craft paper from the Post office. I stamped it up with cute fern and dragonfly stamps. I am also planning on making Christmas gift wrap. I found an idea that said to spray paint over top of lace. I am sure I will feature it on the blog closer to Christmas. 

I think this idea would work with strips of Japanese Chiyogami paper over craft boxes. 

My brother Michael has piles of old maps. I went through them and found some great ones. I also saw a lady at a craft show print digital pictures over top of maps. 

Finally, color has been inspiring me, particularly turquoise. I just bought some turquoise milk paint from Homestead House Paints. It is called Kitchen scale and it was develop by Miss Mustard seed. Here is a picture of a dresser that has been painted with Kitchen Scale.

This material is called Artisan in Emerald by Hawthorne Threads. I drool over their fabric, it is so lovely.

Turquoise palette, reminds me of the ocean.

I love the black and white with the turquoise.

Turquoise and orange are a big hit for me. Daring but doable. 

Well that is it for the Favorite Friday Ideas Feature. I hope you enjoyed the ideas and if you want to look into them more click "Source" under the picture. 

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