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Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy


8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons


Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 


Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?




Give Extra – Printable Thankful Place Cards

by Jennifer Wieland

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Thanksgiving is a time of family and friends, of sharing a great meal with people you love and appreciate. It’s a time to let those you care about know just how much they mean to you and while I’m sure that means a lot to most people to me it means even more. You see, my birthday always falls right around or on Thanksgiving. So for me not only do I spend the day with people I love giving thanks but also I spend it with people I love celebrating that I was given life at that time too. This year my birthday not only falls on Thanksgiving but it’s a big one for me. This year I turn the big 4-0 and to say that I have spent a lot of time dreading this I have recently come to realize that this day should be a celebration instead and so I am going to give Extra Gum to my family with these festive Thanksgiving place card favors.

Thanksgiving Place Card #ExtraGumMoments #shop

I thought a great way to show some thanks to everyone in my family who has been there for me would be to make their place cards this year into a little gift. I created these leaf print place cards that fit perfectly on the packages of Extra Gum so that every member of my family will know that they are special to me and that I appreciate them because while it may be my 40th birthday, I would not have been here without my parents and everything they have done for me and how much they have cared for me. My life without my siblings would have been lonely growing up. Who would I have had to play with or fight with? My brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law I am thankful for because they have brought such happiness and completion to my siblings. My nieces and nephews I am thankful for because I love them to bits and am blessed to have each of them in my life. My husband, who I have been with nearly half of my life. Who I have grown and changed into the person I currently am with and who has helped me raise some pretty great kids. Finally, my children who complete me in a way that I could never possibly have imagined before them and who I love to the moon and back. Basically, this is a way for me to thank everyone in my family for putting up with my brand of crazy for all of these years.

Extra Gum Thanksgiving Place Card Favors #ExtraGumMoments #shop

To make your own #ExtraGumMoments this Thanksgiving you can print these Thanksgiving place cards and attach them to a package of Extra Gum with some double-sided, sticky tape.


To make the place cards even more festive, wrap the napkins and silverware in some burlap and scrap fabric for a rustic look. Then place the Extra Gum place card favor on top of it.

Extra Gum Thanksgiving Place Card Favors #ExtraGumMoments #shop

To download your own copy of the Thanksgiving place cards just click here and then print and cut. For more fun ideas with Extra Gum follow them on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.



Easy, Inexpensive Fall Pumpkin Wreath

by Jennifer Wieland
Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Fall is officially here this week so it’s time to put away all of the summer decorations and break out with everything that yells horror or harvest. This afternoon I decided to make a quick, easy and most importantly inexpensive fall pumpkin wreath. This wreath came together in under half an hour and is quite cute if I do say so myself. The nice thing is that this can easily be a family project with help from the kids because the felt pumpkins I used to decorate came with sticky backs so once deal with the hot glue gun you can call the kiddie sin to decorate. I love that this wreath is more about the fall harvest than haunting the neighbors. This makes it a great wreath that can easily carry you right through Halloween and Thanksgiving.

This wreath was not only easy to make but it was also so unbelievably inexpensive to make that you will want to make one for everyone you know. The foam wreath came from the dollar store. The burlap I already had on hand from this Fourth of July wreath but it had cost me under $4 at Walmart. The ribbon I used I found on clearance at my local Jo-Ann store for a mere $.50 and the felt pumpkins were eight in a pack for $2.99 but I used a 50% off coupon. So all in all this was super cheap compared to what you would buy a fall pumpkin wreath for at a craft fair or someplace similar.

Fall Pumpkin Wreath


1 10″ foam wreath

burlap ribbon

felt pumpkins

fall colored ribbon

hot glue

hot glue gun

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Using the hot glue gun you’ll need to glue the end of the burlap ribbon to the back side of the foam wreath. Then begin wrapping it around the wreath adjusting as necessary until you have covered the entire thing. Cut off the excess and glue the cut end to the back of the wreath.

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Next you will arrange your pumpkins the way you want them on the wreath. If they are self sticking like mine were then go ahead and stick them on. If they are not or you want to make sure they really stick then go ahead and add some hot glue to the back of them and press into place. Finally, cut about a yard of ribbon, fold it in half and place behind the top of the wreath with the loop at the top. Pull the two loose ends of ribbon through the looped end and adjust the ribbon so that it lays nicely. Finally, knot the loose ends together to hang from a wreath hanger or a Command adhesive hook.

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Now you have a beautiful fall pumpkin wreath on your door to welcome all of your visitors.


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