Mini Homemade Ghosts for Halloween

Mini Halloween Ghosts - MattandShari.com

These adorable mini homemade ghosts are perfect for all sorts of Halloween decorating. Use them on shelves, in centerpieces, even on the kitchen or bathroom counter to spread the Halloween spirit around the house. You can have some homemade ghosts too and here’s what you’ll need. Materials: Three small craft blocks, about 2 ½” cubes…

Floating Jack-O-Lanterns are Spooky Fun

Floating Pumpkin How To - MattandShari.com

This is a great photo of floating jack-o-lanterns from flickr.com. It’s a photo that is hard to take, so I’m borrowing an expert’s! Some floating jack-o-lanterns are hung from trees, but we decided to stake our floating jack-o-lanterns in the ground with black painted stakes that become invisible at night! Here’s how to make some floating…

Halloween Ghost Made from Gauze

Homemade Life-size Ghost - MattandShari.com

Have you ever seen a ghost?  I have, it’s a Halloween ghost.  In fact, there’s one lurking on my front porch right now.  No, I’m not a psychic or a medium.  I’m just someone who loves Halloween and all the scary decorations that go along with it. When I suggested to Matt that I’d like…

Framed Leaves Decorate for Fall

Framed Leaves in Glass - MattandShari.com

Of course we all know that real autumn leaves can be preserved, but if you don’t have the time and are looking for a way to bring the falling leaves inside, you can make your own leaves (in colors and textures that appeal to you and your spaces) in no time at all. Here’s what…

Fall Wreaths with Unique Touches

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It’s pretty tough to come up with great new ideas for fall wreaths every single year.  That’s why being open to the classics is a good idea! However, I’ve snapped some shots of what is new and interesting in fall wreaths as I’ve been out shopping. I’ve seen new ideas in color, shape and content….

Fall Birds are a Natural Home Accent

Fall Birds - Sequined Owl

Do you remember the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Bird’s”? Well, that’s NOT what I’m talking about here! This season, why not bring fall birds into your décor. I mention this because they are everywhere, in nearly every home décor product, and in so many different species, you can choose your favorite! Owls Owls have been…

Applesauce  – A Healthy Homemade Treat

Homemade Applesauce - MattandShari.com

If you’ve never made applesauce before you MUST do this. It is so easy, takes only a few minutes, and tastes fantastic! Choose apples that are soft so they cook down quickly, like Braeburn, Cortland, McIntosh, Fuji, Golden Delicious, and the like. You will get the best applesauce if you mix up the types of…

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Sew an Apron with Pockets

Sew an Apron - MattandShari.com

Aprons with pockets make so much sense, but I never see anyone wearing them.  What’s the problem?  They are super easy to make, so you can have one that you love in a couple of hours, and you can make them to fit YOU! Here’s how. Materials List: 1 ¼ yards of your favorite washable…

Finishing Seams Saves Them from Fraying

Flat Felled Seam

Any time you sew a home decor project like a drapery, shower curtain, bedspread, etc., you have seams. Seams are made up of a stitch line and raw edges of fabric. It’s the raw edges that need some care so your project holds up over time and washings! Also, if the project won’t be lined,…