Easy Home Decor

Hi everyone and welcome to another Paper Craft Planet 3d challenge!

I just took down my Halloween decorations last week (you know the ghosts, witches, spiders and those that specifically say Happy Halloween) and guess what, I realized that I don’t have enough Fall themed decorations to take me till Thanksgiving. So, my mission, to quickly whip up a couple of quick and easy Fall themed decorations.

These 2 were just pumpkins spray painted in black to fit my home decor – I added rhinestones to one of them and a strip of patterned paper and a twine bow to the other.

This was a twig wreath I found at Michaels – hot glue cinnamon sticks together and tied a ribbon around it. Make 5 of these ribboned cinnamon sticks and hot glue onto wreath.

So simple – anyone can do it. What are some simple 3D crafts you have done?


Home Decor challenge!!

Good morning everyone!

Can you use stamps on home decor projects? Why yes of course!!Everyone is stamping everything these days – so here is the challenge at Wags n Whiskers (WnW). Make a non-card home decoration item!

Well, one random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp! You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!! If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

Here’s my home deco project:



Here’s a close up of the lovely angel from Wags n Whiskers Rhiannon.

The foliage are diecuts from Spellbinders foliage dies. The wreath was made using folded red burlap – lots of it. Here is the tutorial for it. I used the same size wreath form but I doubled the amount of burlap used – I like my wreath to be big and full because I think a skimpy, skinny wreath is kinda sad.

Ya – Suzanne – this was the red burlap wreath I was intending to make for your Through The Craftroom Door Christmas edition – I just finished it (in Feburary!!) I guess I could use it for Valentines Day too!

Last but not least, today is also my last post with Wags n Whiskers. Thanks for having me on the team! I enjoyed getting to know you all ladies and working with you. Good luck everyone!


Happy Birthday Emma!!

My sweet little Emma is turning 2 today!

I put her in a disguise dress most of the time when we go out and she looks so petite, demure and sweet. But she really is a very assertive, sassy and somewhat spoilt little 2 yr old who gets away with pushing 6 year old boys down the slide if they take too long to go down. One day some kid is going to sit on her!

Anyhow, today we are having a small Dora the Explorer-themed birthday party for her with some close friends and family. While I was cutting out Dora images for wall decorations and getting the Dora cake, I realized there is nothing else Dora on the table besides the cake – so I fashioned a Dora Napkin holder out of a 6 pack paper carton. Here is it:

front view

1 of the side view

back view

Happy Birthday sweetheart!



Yarn wreath tutorial

Good morning,

I’m going to share a home decor creation today. My home is well overdue with a wreath for my front door – I do have a wooden rose wreath from Target hanging right there now, but strangely, it’s only been about 10 months old and I noticed that it’s starting to get mouldy.

So I decided on a yarn wreath – hopefully – one that will not get as grungy quite as quickly.

Here is my yarn wreath. One that anyone, crafty or not, can easily make.


Here is how to make it:

Supplies list

  • 14” foam wreath form
  • Cream Yarn – left over from my stash (approx. 1 skein worsted weight #4)
  • Gold Ribbon – from stash
  • Green Wired Edge Ribbon (or a wreath hanger)
  • Assorted Flowers – I had some in my stash from Prima, Recollections, Kaiser Craft
  • Acrylic Paint (to cover wreath form) – I used Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan since that’s what I had on hand; you can use any acrylic paint in a similar color as your yarn.
  • General tools and supplies: Fabric scissors, Hot glue gun


1. Paint wreath form with acrylic paint so green doesn’t show throw the yarn.

2. Wrap entire wreath form with yarn. Place a dot of hot glue at the beginning and intermittently throughout the wreath as you wrap round.

*Tip: I go round the wreath form twice to catch any gaps and give it a more cushiony and luxurious look to it.

3. Once the wreath is wrapped with yarn twice, hot glue the end in place. Wrap a gold ribbon around the wreath – hot glue the beginning and the end of the ribbon.

4. Your wreath is ready for embellishing. I attach a variety of matching flowers to the wreath with a hot glue gun.

Tip: You can leave the green Christmas ribbon off so you can use it any other time of the year.

I hope you give an easy project this a try. I think I’m going to try a red burlap one soon.

Have a happy day!




Halloween Display Ideas

Hi folks …

Fall is officially here with the weather being consistently cooler now. I’ve been in such a Halloweeny card making mood, I thought I’d decorate my indoor mantle as well.

Here is what it looks like (pardon the reflection of the ceiling fan on the ship picture – but I do like how the ship looks like a ghost ship coming in).

And here is my favorite corner.

This is what I made for lunch for the kids … (yup, I am in a Halloweeny mood).

And this is my kid talking to her lunch.

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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