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Crafts, DIY, Fall Inspiration October 14, 2016

Kids Fall Crafts

Create crafty monsters with your favorite little monsters! 


Colorful Owl(s):

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Supplies:

  • Construction paper (find two colors that work together—let your kids choose!)
  • Scissors (adult will use)
  • Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint pens
  • Hot glue gun (adult will use)

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Step 1: Measure and cut your owl’s body color. We chose orange, you can use any color you want.

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Step 2. Use the hot glue gun to add a line of glue down the side of the toilet paper tube. Press one edge of your paper down on the glue and wrap the paper around the tube. Finish with another line of glue on the inside edge and press down on seam to seal.

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Step 3. Glue on your googly eyes.

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Step 4. On your next color of construction paper draw two diamond shapes for wings and a little triangle for a beak. Cut these out.

Step 5. Glue on one wing at a time wrapping the wings around the body. Glue the beak under the eyes.

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Step 6: To create that owl “ear” look press in the top on two sides of your owl’s head.

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Step 7: Personalize it—have your child add little feathers or other features to the owl’s look.

 

Doctor Frankenstein’s Monster:

Supplies:

  • Construction paper: green and black
  • Scissors (adult will use)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Googly eyes
  • Straws
  • Paint pens
  • Hot glue gun (adult will use)

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Step 1: Measure and cut your monster’s body color (green), then measure about half that size in the black paper for its hair.

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Step 2. Use the hot glue gun to add a line of glue down the side of the toilet paper tube. Press one edge of your green paper down on the glue and wrap the paper around the tube. Finish with another line of glue on the inside edge and press the paper down to seal seam.

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Step 3. Adults with big scissors (or child with safety scissors) create the hair on the black strip of paper by cutting lines halfway through the strip along one edge.

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Step 4. Glue the hair to the top fourth of your toilet paper tube.

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Step 5. Glue down your googly eyes.

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Step 6. Have your child draw on the monster’s mouth

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Step 6: To create the iconic screws on the side of its head, cut four little pieces out of a straw. Glue two pieces together to make a “T” shape, and finally glue a “T” to each side of the monster’s face.

Now you have a Frankenstein’s Monster!

There are so many other creatures you can make for Halloween, share your creature creations on our Instagram #MyAshleyHome.

 

 

Crafts, DIY, Fall Inspiration October 9, 2016

Easy DIY Fall Wreath

One of my favorite fall traditions is making a wreath for the front door. This year I decided to try something new and made my wreath out of an old picture frame. It creates the same warm welcome as a traditional wreath but dares to be different in such a fun and creative way!

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Supplies you’ll need:

  • Large picture frame
  • Wide ribbon
  • Artificial flowers, leaves and other embellishments
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wreath hanger

Steps:

Glue the end of your ribbon to the frame.

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Wrap the ribbon around the frame, stopping periodically to secure it with a little glue.

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Use floral wire or glue to adhere flowers and fall leaves to the frame.

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Hang your masterpiece and enjoy!

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Feeling Festive?

We’d love to see how you’re decorating your front door for fall! Post a picture to Instagram or Facebook with #myashleyhome.

 

Bedroom Ideas, Fall Inspiration, Home Accessories Ideas August 29, 2016

5 EASY UPDATES: GET YOUR HOME READY FOR FALL

Shift into the new mood by personalizing your spaces with these easy updates.

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Spice up your rooms with a mix of warm and unexpected textures. Like leather, realistic fur and vibrant kilim patterns.

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Flickering candlelight is always intriguing, especially when its holder is wondrously unique. Go for an asymmetrical look by pairing two unique sizes of candle holders.

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New bedding has a way of making you wake up feeling beautiful. And don’t stop at just one comforter set. Pairing a solid color with a pattern takes your look over the top.

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Lay down fields of softness room to room. Fall for a variety of materials: incredibly soft wool, natural jute, resilient manmade fibers, even leather. Then delight in how any of these styles warm your floors.

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Throw in dashes of warmth. Having a throw or two in every room increases the comfort factor significantly. Opt for soft cable knits or fluffy faux fur varieties.

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