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Astro Ornaments

While it is waaay to early to start decking the halls, I’m digging these astro ornaments. They’d look pretty good sprinkled in among all of my white ceramics, wouldn’t you agree? I’m thinking year round and not just for the holidays. Although they are flocked, which maybe calls to mind snow…

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Autumn Leaves Napkin Rings for BHG

This is the second craft project I’ve made for Better Homes & Gardens this fall (the first was the Halloween mask). I, along with the other three bloggers, was tasked with creating something out of real or fake autumn leaves. And just as last time, you can vote for your favorite at bhg.com.

Wouldn’t these be great for setting the table on Thanksgiving? Here’s how you can make your own.

Supplies

  • faux fall leaves
  • faux berries on wire stems
  • felt
  • ribbon
  • pinking sheers
  • hot glue gun and glue

Instructions

  • For each napkin ring, cut a 3″ circle out of felt with pinking sheers. I find it’s easier if you make an outline of the circle with chalk before cutting.
  • Glue a single leaf to the felt circle, leaving 1/2″ of the stem hanging down.
  • Glue a few sprigs of berries to the leaf, wrapping the end of the wires around the leaf stem to strengthen it.
  • Cut a 24″ length of ribbon, and tie it at its center to the stem of the leaf.
  • use the ribbon to wrap around a napkin and tie the ends in a bow.

And remember, you can see the other three projects made with autumn leaves and vote for your favorite at bhg.com!

No New Glasses

OK, I’m a little bummed. No new glasses for me right now. My prescription has expired and the optician cannot release it to me. I’d go in for a new exam, but pregnancy can change your vision temporarily.

And I was leaning towards these from See (I stopped in there yesterday). They’re similar to the Fillmore frames from Warby Parker, but a little more flattering on me. Still geeky though.

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