Found myself longing for fall this week. Fall is fabulous don't you think? The weather is just lovely. You can wear coats, scarves, sweaters, boots, leggings and knit caps. Who doesn't love a great pair of boots over leggings with a cozy sweater and scarf?! There are also so many great fall activities like apple picking, pumpkin carving and baking. Not to mention the decorating... oh the decorating! Halloween and Thanksgiving are such fun holidays to decorate for. I already have a huge running list DIYs...
    But first I thought I would start off with a 'personal decoration'... a little fall accessorizing. This leather leaf hair pin is a great way to get you hair out of your face and be a little festive while doing so.... here we go


Tips & Pointers:
   Supplies needed: Some Faux Leather, a chopstick or wood skewer, fabric stiffener, craft glue, paint/brush, glitter, pen, paper & scissors. I created my leaf pattern by tracing a leaf shape off of my computer screen by holding up a sheet of regular lined paper to it. Trace and trim out your leaf from the faux leather, flip it over and give it a couple of coats of a 50/50 mixture of fabric stiffener and craft glue. Wrap around a bottle to dry. While wrapped around the bottle puff paint on the veins of the leaf and take your scissors or a craft knife and slice two slits for the chopstick to fit through. The slits should be pretty far apart, one on the left section and one on the right section.
  While the leaf is drying give the skewer a coat of bronze paint and then dip the non-pointy end into a tub of glitter. Give the glitter a coat of mod podge to seal and set to dry. Once the leaf is dry gently peel from the bottle. Don't worry if it is not stiff, you just want it to not be super flimsy. If it is still very flimsy, give it another coat of the stiffener/glue mix and prop it up in a U position between two cups.

Such a pretty little addition to your fall wardrobe! Just wrap your hair up into a bun on the side and skewer with the chopstick woven through the leather leaf. This could work with other pretty fabric scraps you have laying around, not just faux leather... and you don't have to be set on a leaf shape. A heart could be super cute as well.

My two little babies have been sick this past week and are just now starting to take a turn for the better. Hallelujah! I am so surprised that the hubs and I have avoided this little cold (Knock-on-wood-knock-on-wood-KOCK-ON-WOOD!!!!). Think we will hit the beach this weekend and soak up the last of these summer sun's rays.... not that they are ending anytime soon here in SoCal :)
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