Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Here's a few little crafty items I've been working on...nothing earth-shattering, but it's kept me off the streets!

I had a bunch of gold and silver metallic cones that I'd purchased from the Dollar Tree, with every intention of using them on a Victorian tree...and I still plan to do that sometime. But after making a few cones from a Gooseberry Patch pattern using scrapbook paper, I thought about those and how cute they would be in some cute paper..so I took one apart and made a new, smaller pattern with the sweet little star on top. Then I found some leftover goldish colored paper and those sunflower stickers in my paper craft box, and VIOLA!! A fall looking cone for hanging on a fall tree or to present full of Harvest Yummies!

Then, I got the idea to do one to look like a candy corn...

Then, inspiration struck again...and a candy corn banner was born!

And, finally, here's my favorite one so far....just a simple little Autumn banner, hung on my corner china cabinet, with fall leaves and raffia....

And my early fall centerpiece...the glass pumpkin will soon hold candy corn (the real stuff) if I ever remember to buy it at the store!

Notice the cut out leaf table runner? End of the fall special at Kirklands last year...$5! Whoo hoo! I wish it was a different color-say a deep pumpkin-but, hey-$5!! I'll live with it!

And what, you may be asking, are Harvest Yummies? My name for a very simple snack mix of salted peanuts and candy corn! I keep a jar of it made all fall long..and for fall parties I've been known to pack it into waffle ice cream cones and wrap it up with plastic wrap and curling ribbons and put them in a pretty bowl or basket for take home favors.

So that's what I've been up to lately! And you?

Happy Haunting!



Aggy said...

Love, love, love the banner. I love the candy corn cone too. Never would have thought of doing something like that. Now I'm going to pull out one of my small Christmas trees and make me a harvest tree. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carrie said...

Love your banner. Think I will make one....I have lots of fall colored paper.

starflake said...

I love the candy cane. Adorable and ever-festive.

LBP said...

I LOVE your banner! I have a Halloween tree, and would you believe I already have it out!!!



Julie said...

Oh my goodness - you have a ton of different blogs to go through! I love this one because I adore decorating for the holidays. Thank you for visiting my blog. I can't believe that I actually posted 3 times yesterday on it!