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Halloween Leather & Lace Geometric Pumpkin Art

Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays! I absolutely love to deck out my house in Halloween decor and dress up as a family!

Family Themed Halloween Costumes by www.girllovesglam.com

Ooh! Can you even wait to see what we are dressing up as this year? Any guesses?

When I decorate for Halloween, I try to make it unique. I am not a fan of scary Halloween decorations, nor am I a fan of super cutesy decorations either. I like to give my DIY Halloween decor a little funk and a little taste of modern. That is exactly what I had in mind when I created this geometric pumpkin art! I created it for the JoAnn Fall Look Book and I am excited to share the tutorial with you today!

Leather and Lace Geometric Pumpkin Art Halloween Tutorial from www.girllovesglam.com

I love the contrasting colors and the modern feel the shapes and the leather give it while the lace makes it feel a little Gothic. The perfect combination for me!

You will need…

Geometric Pumpkin Art supplies from www.girllovesglam.com

I found everything for these at JoAnn’s!

3 square pieces of wood

3 pieces of wood cut into different shapes

3 different colors of leather

Lace (enough to wrap around your big square pieces of wood)

E6000 glue

Purple and orange paint

Painted wood pieces for Halloween decor from www.girllovesglam.com

First, paint your big square pieces purple and your smaller geometric pieces orange. The purple paint job doesn’t need to be perfect at all because you will be covering it up with lace and won’t be able to see most of it.

Halloween lace wrapped artwork from www.girllovesglam.com

Cut your lace to fit each square and wrap the edges around it. Glue the edges down with your E6000 and let them dry.

Leather and Lace Halloween Pumpkin Art from www.girllovesglam.com

Cut out shapes for the stems out of the leather and glue them to the backs of the orange shapes to create your pumpkins. Glue the pumpkins onto the lace covered square and let them dry. I suggest putting something heavy on top of them so that they can adhere very well.

Geometric Pumpkin Artwork Halloween Decor from www.girllovesglam.com

Now hang them up however you please! I chose to hang them up with Command Strips because they are so easy to take off of the wall since this is a temporary decoration for my house. Aren’t they just perfect though?

Be sure to check out these other fun Halloween projects too!

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Making myself accountable

I have no self control what so ever. That has to be the hardest part of trying to live a healthy life for me. I will be doing really well about keeping myself under control, then someone brings out the donuts and it is like my body has never tasted sugar before! I turn all will power off and go crazy! I regret it later and have to start over again, usually unsuccessfully. I was so excited when Jawbone asked to team up with me so that I could try their Jawbone Up24 band.

Jawbone Up24 band

I am really hoping it is going to help give me the wake up call that I need in order to make the healthy changes that I need to make in my life that will actually stick. I have been wearing it for about a week now and I have already had a pretty huge wake up call. I am not getting enough sleep at all! I have had to make a major effort to go to bed earlier if I am working to wake up early each morning. I notice a huge difference in my will power to stay away from sugar, if I have had enough sleep the night before. [Read more...]

ASOS Giveaway: Dresses that need to be in my closet

You know that store that you can shop at that just seems to know you? You browse their selection and think, “How do they know exactly what I want in my closet?”. Well, that is exactly how I feel about ASOS. They have the best selection of clothing! They have a huge selection of sizes too! They carry petite, plus size, and even maternity! Everyone can experience the goodness that comes from ASOS! One of my favorite sections in their shop is ASOS’ New Look Dresses.

ASOS Giveaway

 

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These are just a few of my favorites that I found on their site. Let’s be honest, I was debating about even putting that gray midi dress on here because I have been stalking that thing like a hawk waiting for it to be in my size and I don’t need anymore competition. I could literally live in that this fall. All of the dresses have their own thing that make them special though. I love all of the simple details that they have. It makes them really easy to style in many different ways so that you feel like you can wear these dresses several times, without looking like you are wearing the same dress over and over again.

ASOS is giving one lucky reader a $25 shop credit to their store! To enter, go check out ASOS’ New Look Dresses and leave a comment telling me what dress you would use your credit to get if you won!

Giveaway ends September 22, 2014 at Midnight MST. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

Candy Corn Bunting & $100 Expressions Vinyl Giveaway!

I love decorating my house for Halloween. I don’t know what it is about Halloween that I love so much, but there is something about decorating my house for Halloween that is a little magical for me. I am not a scary Halloween decor fan, but I am not a cutesy-fartsy-craftsy-tootsie-wootsie Halloween decorator either. I like to decorate for Halloween, with the same modern/colorful/geometric loving/happy vibes I decorate with everyday. That’s why I loved the idea of a very simplistic banner going across my fireplace mantel that I now have in this new place. Oh, the possibilities!

Candy Corn Bunting on www.girllovesglam.com

That’s why the idea of this vinyl candy corn bunting was so attractive to me. Clean lines, simple design, and a splash of color. It literally took me 30 minutes to whip this up, so if it wasn’t already great, things just got better!

To make your own, you need… [Read more...]

YouTube Monday: Be The Good

Be the Good. How will you spread goodness? on www.girllovesglam.com

Every once and a while, I am contacted about something that truly touches my heart. That is exactly what happened when I was asked to join in on the “Be The Good” movement that Cents of Style and Jane are kicking off today. Courtney, the founder of Cents of Style has got to be the most kind, genuine person around. You won’t ever see her without a smile on her face and she really does work to be the good in the world. That is why she decided to design a shirt that would spread the message that she is so passionate about living each day. [Read more...]

Modern Industrial Wood Slice Shelf Tutorial

I have been wanting to find the perfect accent shelves that felt modern, but totally different than all of the pipe shelves I have been seeing out there. I looked and looked, but just couldn’t find anything that I absolutely loved and could justify spending the money on. So, I took matters into my own hands and decided to make them myself!

Modern Industrial Wood Slice Shelves on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more...]

Toddler Nursery Room with Giant Floating Balloon Decal!

Since we moved into our townhouse, I knew I wanted to turn  my daughter’s room into a completely new space from what it was in our house. She is growing up! She isn’t a baby anymore, but she also isn’t a big girl yet so I wanted to be sure to create a room that is fun and soft like a nursery, but has character like a grown up room.

Flying Balloon Toddler Bedroom on www.girllovesglam.com

I could just squeal every time I walk into this room! I absolutely love how it turned out. I knew that I wanted to stick with the colorful theme and include all of her favorite things within the decor. She absolutely loves princesses, so I decided to include crowns and princess decor throughout the room, without getting too cheesy. She also is obsessed with balloons! I mean, what little kid doesn’t love balloons?  [Read more...]

National Ceiling Fan Day…Yes there is such a thing

There are few ways to make a bigger impact on a room than what fixtures can do. When I was contacted by Casablanca Fan company about putting one of their absolutely stunning fans in my house, I was thrilled! Their fans are stunning! That is saying a lot, because ceiling fans can be just about the most hideous things in the entire world. Unfortunately… and fortunately, my house sold in 6 days after listing it! I didn’t have a house to put this gorgeous new fan in!

Gorgeous Casablanca Fan [Read more...]

2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, InStyle, Vogue and Elle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirefallfashion  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends on www.girllovesglam.com

Fall is totally a bittersweet moment each year for me. I love the heat and the sunshine that the summer brings, but there is something pretty magical about Fall. I love layering clothing, sipping on hot chocolate, and freezing my booty off at football games. Every year, I love to stock up on all of the September fashion magazines to see what all of the trends will be for the next season. I find time after I have tucked my busy two year old into bed and curl up on the couch to devour every last page of these magazines. It is a small moment in time that I an escape from being a small time stay at home mom in Idaho and pretend that I am a fashionista who can afford the gorgeous Fall pieces shown on the catwalks.

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HUGE Announcement! Jo-Ann Fall Look Book

I have been keeping a secret from you guys. A pretty freaking big secret.

JoAnn Fall Look Book

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