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With Labor Day Weekend upon us, it is the perfect time to break out the Fall decorations and perhaps add a few new items to the mix. I love getting into the chest where my Fall items are stored and finding things I didn't remember that I owned! But, I also love going into the stores and seeing new ideas and getting inspiration there.
Maddy and I went on a little Fall shopping spree and we came back with some great stuff that is pretty inexpensive!
First of all, look at the adorable Thankful Chalk board that Maddy decorated. We found the plaque at Michael's for about $2.50. Maddy had a great idea to turn it into a chalkboard that family members can write things that they are thankful for everyday or every week throughout the season, whatever your pleasure.
Of course, I already owned the chalkboard paint. I painted the base coat and did a thin wash of brown acrylic paint around the frame. Then I was nervous about writing "thankful," so I made Maddy do it! Ha ha! Look how cute it came out! She always thinks of the cute details like the little leaves and dots. She did it all with one chalk marker! Free hand! I would have written thankful and left it at that! Here are a few close-ups:
Michael's had a lot of their Fall decor on sale for 40% off or more. This weekend would be a great time to check it out before it is all gone!
Another great place we found to shop was at Dollar Tree! We found so many things to craft with and decorate with that we can't wait to show you some of our creations in up coming posts! In the meantime, here are some of the things you are going to love! (But I'm not going to tell you all of our secrets yet! Use your imagination and see what you come up with!)
My goodness you guys! There is so much fun stuff that I can't even list it all! You have to click the links and see for yourself! Just remember, at Dollar Tree, you have to shop fast because everything goes fast! Especially if you want stuff for Halloween!
Decorating for the seasons and holidays is so much fun to do with kids because they get so excited. I was glad that my daughter and my granddaughter have been here to help at my house! (Even though my granddaughter is not quite 2, she sure gets excited about the stuff!) So, have a FUN Labor Day weekend and get in the Fall mood! If you are still have high heat and humidity like we are, it may even help you feel a little cooler!
Click on our Halloween category to see past ideas! Also our Fall category has great ideas and recipes!
PS: How do you like our new look? Let us know in the comments!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!