Wednesday, October 29

Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Link Party

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Here's some things going on over at SWEET HAUTE...
Pumpkin String Art Ornaments- Curly Crafty Mom

Terrific Thanksgiving Wreaths

Creepy Candyland Cake- Tutorial

Halloween French Macarons Tutorial

Halloween 3D Pumpkin Cookie Tutorial

 DIY Built-in Desk- Homework Nook Tutorial

Hi and the Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share link party! Are you on the list? I am so happy to check out all of your DIY projects, yummy recipes, organizational efforts, and home decor creations that you've come here to share with everyone!

Here’s how to "link up" to the party:
  1. Scroll down, and click the “Add your Link” button.
  2. Fill in required fields. Make sure you link to the direct page of your specific blog post – not the main page of your blog. I welcome you to share as many posts as you like, just please do not share stores or spam.
  3. View other projects from blogs at the party!
  4. Last but not least, please link back to this post to spread the word that I'm hosting the party each week. If you’d like, share the badge above on your blog post; a text link is ok too.
Now go for it and have a blast! {Heads Up: it can be addictive} ;) Please feel free to 'Pin' or 'Tweet' about the weekly Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share linky party so others can join in on the mayhem, and remember to visit here the following week to see which posts have been featured this week. Features will also be 'Pinned' on the SWEET HAUTE Feature Pinterest board! To make your own linky party or gallery of work, click here to sign up, it's that easy!
THANK YOU to everyone that linked up any of their projects at last week's party.

12 Terrific Thankgiving Wreath Ideas

Take a look at these beautiful and unique Thanksgiving Wreath ideas for your spectacular Thanksgiving Dinner this year!
Among these are some of my favorite wreaths to inspire you for this season, can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner?!? 

1. Mini Pumpkin DIY Wreath via

2. Autumn Dried Corn Wreath

3. Give Thanks DIY Burlap Bunting Wreath

4. Welcome Friends Burlap Pumpkin Wreath via

5. Feather, White Pumpkin Wreath

6. Acorn Pinecone DIY Wreath via

7. Yarn, Felt, and Pumpkin DIY Wreaths via

8. Green Apple DIY Fall Wreath via

9. Gold DIY Thumbtack Wreath via

11. Mason Jar Ring DIY Wreath via

12. Wheat Thanksgiving Welcome Home Wreath via

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and find these as inspirational as I do!!

~Be Sweet
Sweetest Haute

Sunday, October 26

Pumpkin String Art Ornament- Tutorial


Well, I have one last Halloween craft to share with y'all today. I have had this idea in my head for weeks, but I just haven't had time to implement it yet. I have a Halloween tree that I purchased from PBK several years ago on clearance after Halloween. It is a beautiful black tree with a black pot. I've purchased some ornaments for it and the kids help me make ornaments for it most years, too. This year, I thought why not make some string art ornaments with birch tree rounds. This craft was SO easy, it took me 30 minutes tops per ornament.

The supplies are pretty minimal for this craft. I purchased two different kinds of thin string in orange and green. You'll need gold (or silver) nails, eye hole screws, ribbon and tree rounds. I found the birch rounds at Hobby Lobby in their wood section.

I found some clip art of a pumpkin shape online and I printed and cut it out. Then I traced around it with a pencil on the birch round.

Add the eye hole fastener to the top of each birch round.

Then I hammered in some nails where the stem is at on the pumpkin.

This photo shows two steps, I wrapped the green string around the stem several times (don't forget to outline it with the thread, too!) and then I added nails around the perimeter of the pumpkin's body.

Then, thread the orange string around the pumpkin's body. Easy peasy!

Isn't this the simplest string art project ever? You could do a Christmas ornament version of this, too! Such as a snowflake or Christmas tree.

Add some ribbon and tie a bow at the top of the ribbon and you have yourself an ornament!

You can even hang these on the stems of your pumpkins outside for a little extra decoration this fall.

These would also be cute to make for a little gift, to add onto gift wrap with a bow or you can make them without the eye hole screw and just display them on a shelf or mantel for decor.

For now, mine will hang on my Halloween tree. If you want to see my Halloween tree, click HERE.

This is a photo from last year... but, here are the kids with our Halloween tree! So much fun!

And here are ornaments from years past:

Bottle Cap Spiders

2011 - Mummy Balls

2009 - Jack 'o Lantern Ornament
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