Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Home Decorations at Ben Franklin Crafts


Perhaps it's because Hawaii does not have an autumn in the traditional sense, I feel the need to gather together fall items and colors in my home.  Thank goodness Ben Franklin Crafts has an ample supply of lovely autumnal  decorations to use as is or build upon.  This year I chose a metal plaque with the word, 'Welcome' printed on it.  It was rather plain so in 10 minutes, using Fabri-Tac glue, I added some autumn leaves, acorns, raffia (there was already a small raffia bow but I wanted a thicker one) and a scarecrow head.  The packages of decorations have enough to make several door welcome signs so you can hang one on your house and give away the extras.
The second decorative item is one that happened because of a purchase of an overly powerful hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Shop.  I didn't like going around smelling like something edible so I decided to apply some of the sanitizer to the scarecrow doll I purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Now the scarecrow is a room or car freshener and I didn't waste the sanitizer.  Hope you always think of ways to turn your lemons into lemonade or maybe lemon curd!  Happy Autumn Blessings!

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your creativity Lynn - so inspiring....

Annette said...

what a fun welcome sign...i love the fall decorations and this is adorable... thanks for all the fun ideas... I LOVE IT ALL...

Happy Monday..

Joy said...

Great idea! What fun Fall decorations, too!

I once got a Hot Cocoa B&B and I smelled like chocolate..like I worked in a choclate factory or something!LOL!

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Thats a real cute scarecrow! Funny, I never look at autumn or fall decorations. But yours turned out really cute! I did the same thing and used a coconut B&B sanitizer once and I could not get rid of the strong smell. I never used it again. Ha!

Tammi said...

LOL, I like the way you worded all that! What a neat idea, might have to try it...all very cute!