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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orange? Not Just Yet

Okay, my skulls are all bagged up and we've hidden the bodies.
Minions are good for things like that you know.
So let's turn our evil cackles into some turkey trots and go full on Fall!

Cassie at Hi Sugarplum! did a Ballard knockoff that was really cool. It gave me an idea of my own though
(what else is new, right?).
I took the two Dollar Tree hurricanes I slapped together HERE and grabbed one more matching vase from the same fabulous one-price-fits-all-you-never-need-a-price-check-emporium.
So far, I've invested a dollar. If you're starting from scratch, this will run you five bucks.
We're also using scraps from yesterday's project (link alert!).
To recap the supplies for this project, you will need:

Three Dollar Tree vases
Two Dollar Tree candlesticks
Goop adhesive
Hot glue
Fabric to wrap the vases. I used a cream faux suede
Wide black and white gingham ribbon
Thin grosgrain ribbon in apple green
Black satin ribbon
I had cut the majority of my fabric remnant away earlier to make a table topper.
Lay your vase on the fabric to determine how wide you need it. Leave an inch or so of the glass exposed at the bottom and the curve at the top.
Cut to size...
...and secure it to the vase with two dots of hot glue. You'll be able to remove this easily to change it up.
Run a bead of glue down the seam and press the end of the fabric down to secure.
Feel free to stop here if you want. I'm not gonna, but you can.
Hot glue the gingham ribbon around the top edge, keeping the seam in the back.
Cut a length of the green ribbon about 12 inches longer, fold it in half and determine the middle. Attach it to the center of the seam of the gingham ribbon with a dot of glue, bring the ends around to the front of the vase and tie a bow. Glue the black satin ribbon around the bottom of the faux suede cylinder.
How's that for cute?
I did the entryway vignette in black, green, and creamy shades of white.
There's a reused bit of feather garland left from Halloween winding its way through everything for fun.

My antique bread bowl got redressed in cinnamon pine cones and white spray painted acorns.
I'm getting some serious mileage out of those, huh?
I already have plans to transition these into Christmas too with a simple addition.
My black and silver gourds stayed behind to become a candlescape, and I hung onto the black glitter and green glittler pumpkins too. We'll just keep the sparkle factor going until after New Years.

I love how light and coastal this all looks, and yet it's cozy and warm,
and it matches my existing colors perfectly.


Reunion Committee said...

Love it!! Looks so good!

Sherri B. said...

This turned out great and how easy. I know you have used things from other projects but it gives us ideas to gather up some of our own things that we may have not thought of...Your photos turned out well too.

Have a great day.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Very cute!! Love your take on the project...and thanks for the shout-out!

Deb said...

LOVE. THIS. Yet another Sunny project I'll have to try :)

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I am seriously thinking about pushing everything on my mantle off, and starting with some of your ideas. You have some great ideas :)

Michelle L. said...

OMG, acid green and black and earth tones. This is too pretty! How does it look so sophisticated, yet feature glitter pumpkins? Beautiful 'scape!

Denise said...

These look great. New follower thru Gettin Crafty on Hump Day link party. I did candle redo's on my blog and would love a visit!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Your green lamps make me sooooo happy :0)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Ahhhh I love it!! Super fabulous!! The glitter and feathers are awesome!!

Fowl Single File said...

Your color choices are refreshing and I'm diggin' the fact that it'll transition nicely into Christmas. If I had any interior decorating bone in my body, I'd totally try this.

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Oh yeah, totally cool. I love that YOU love black white and color as much as I do.
Thanks too for all of your supportive comments lately. I haven't had time to do much but paint so now I am catching up.
I did sell that creme striped and damasked piece but I had to mark it down. Damn it all. I really didn't want to cart it back home though.
Oh well.
Moving on. :)

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party!

Tiffany said...

That looks fabulous!!

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Bravo once again Sunny. Love that you kept the black pumpkins in the mix. The hurricane lamps are so chic with the fabric & trim. I am lovin' it ova heea!

Unknown said...

I love your vignette, and I LOVE your lamps!

Did I mention I'm totally gaga for green?



Nikki said...

Looks amazing!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Carol said...

By now, I assume you know that it isn't personal that I am always amused by the part of the post that isn't the point. That being said, that bread bowl is AMAZING and I love it.


PS. Fave Things Friday will be back this week. Promise!

MJ said...

I love it! As usual of course ;) One day I will have a house and a chance to change decorations all the time also. At the moment it's just too messy in here...

Jami said...

I love how the faux suede fabric warms up the whole look. I also love the colors you are using. Some years I have sworn off the orange and yellow altogether. Thanks for linking up! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

There's just something at that color scheme! I've loving green & black at the moment!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute and I love the green, black and white together!! Beautiful! :)

Amanda Dale said...

Gorgeous! What a fantastic color combination and love the materials that you used!
Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

Oh I love this one too! What a great color combo!

Erin said...

You know, the thing I love about you most(not what you think) is the fact that you use colors that I wouldn't expect for certain holidays, and I love that maverick spirit. Ok, secondly, you do it beautifully, and third, you do it inexpensively(which is probably what you thought I'd say first, lol). Terrific job, it looks FAB!!

Sawdust Girl said...

Oooh, good idea. Hey, I like the bigger pictures. I can see detail. Yeah!

AllieMakes! said...

I LOVE the green and black and white and kahki! It looks really lovely together! AWESOME!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Karen said...

love this wonderful creation. Especially the colors you have chosen.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all, so pretty. I made some of those hurricanes last year, never thought to cover and trim them. So clever. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your vignette and of course the green is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Okay. I HAVE to feature this. You rock when it comes to styling a vignette, girlie. Thanks so much for linking to air your laundry Friday.


Katie Olthoff said...

Ooh! I love the colors and the way you mingled your antique bread bowl with those glittery pumpkins! it's agreat, eclectic look!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Yours looks great! I was also inspired by Cassie, with the burlap :)

Carol said...

Love the Black & Green theme .