Happiness is Homemade Link Party #396

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party! Before we get to the features and party, check out what’s been going on here on the blog.

Last week I joined a group of lovely lady bloggers for a DIY blog hop. This month’s theme was before and after, so in this post I shared with you how to reverse a canvas to have a gorgeous piece of framed art. Those budget-friendly, basic canvases that you buy at hobby or dollar stores actually have beautiful wood frames underneath the fabric! I show you step by step how to remove the canvas and reverse it for framed pictures without the extra expense.

On Tuesday I shared a tutorial for creating a scary beautiful Halloween faux candle centerpiece. I wanted to make a large piece for two side tables in my dining room, but buying 14 candles in various sizes to go in them would have been over $75! Since the candles would be black I couldn’t use them during the rest of the year, so the expense just wouldn’t be feasible. I put my brain to work and came up with two centerpieces for $5 total!

Finally I made this gorgeous woven yarn pumpkin wreath. I really love how this piece turned out! I used burgundy yarn with copper accents, and it looks so luxurious. It’s my first project with the thick, fluffy yarn, and my first foray into adding video to a post! Make sure you pin these tutorials so you have them when you’re ready to make your DIY decor.

On to the Party!

This Week’s Features

I am so glad that you’re joining us for the 396th edition of Happiness is Homemade! Here you can share and find inspiration for everything homemade: recipes, crafts, gardening, home decor, and much more. Before we get to the party, let’s take a look at this week’s features, chosen by this month’s hostess, Niki from Life as a LEO Wife.

This fall outdoor set up over at Penny’s Vintage Home is absolutely dreamy! Buttercup, her new “pet cow,” is in an amazing addition to her yard. Penny placed some hay bales, pumpkins, and fall pillows near Buttercup’s barn so that her friends and family can take some great fall pictures there. I wish I lived nearby, because that is definitely where I would get some new family photos!

These elegant DIY Halloween pumpkins from Debbee’s Buzz are so elegant looking! I love the sequin and rhinestone mask that she added to one of them. In her post Debbee shares how you can recreate the pumpkins for yourself. Who wouldn’t want these as part of their annual Halloween decor?!

Next we have these gorgeous Halloween printables from My Home of All Seasons. Denise did such an amazing job with these! I’m in love with them. The best part is, they’re free. How sweet is that of her?! There are also some fall printables available as well.

These mummy cookies by The Happy Mustard Seed look so delicious. They are perfect for me to make, because when I use shape cookie cutters, it never works out. They always puff up, and you can’t tell what they were supposed to be, even when I use supposed cookie cutter friendly recipes. These are round, but are dressed up for the Halloween season as a mummy. Perfect for parties or just for the kiddos!

Finally we have this Frankenstein mason jar craft tutorial by Drug Store Divas. This project is quick, easy, and oh-so-budget-friendly. You may even have the supplies for it on hand! I think it would be an adorable container for some Halloween candy for those who can’t get out and trick or treat this year.

Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!   Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit! Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

Would you like to be a part of Happiness Is Homemade? We are looking for hostesses to join our team. If you are interested, please email any one of the Happiness Is Homemade hostesses and let them know. We would love to have you join our party!

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If you love decorating for fall and Halloween as much as I do, stick around and check out all of my decor tutorials and free printables. You can also follow me on Pinterest. I have boards for DIY fall decor, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. I add to them each week. Here is my fall board.

14 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade Link Party #396

  1. Niki,
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Niki, what a treat to have my gothic Halloween pumpkins featured — thanks ever so much! Looking forward to exploring other seasonal posts for more inspiration. Appreciate you co-hosting this fun party!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Niki and including my printables in your features. I’ve been excited to see all the great Halloween ideas popping up! I can’t believe how quickly fall is speeding by and I need it to just slow down a little so I can try some of the projects I’m seeing here! Thanks again and have a great week!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my pink pumpkins redo. I was so bored with my Fall stuff. Now I’m thrilled. I’m glad you like them, too. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts ala mode

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