Don’t get me wrong, I have wonderful memories of carving pumpkins as a kid (and I will carve them with my kids as well) but I have been much more into no-carve pumpkins the last few years. There is so much you can do with them, you avoid the mess and they last a lot longer! Here is a roundup of some fun and unique DIY no-carve pumpkins to try out. These all can be done on real or faux craft pumpkins.
1. DIY Pun-kins! | Studio DIY
2. Decoupage Pumpkins | Brit+Co
3. Marbled Indigo Pumpkins | Alice & Lois
4. Glam Gold & White Pumpkins | A Sip of Bliss
5. DIY No-Carve Watercolor Pumpkins | Paper & Stitch
I was recently contacted by JORD Wood Watches about doing a collaboration and I jumped at the opportunity! I have been admiring these beautiful watches for awhile and I am now the proud owner of a beautiful Zebrawood & Turquoise one. I wanted to feature a fun project that was inspired by these unique watches and I came up with this DIY wood and hex nut bracelet. (Keep reading for a JORD Watch giveaway!)
I was inspired by JORD’s unique blend of natural and industrial, with a touch of glam. You wouldn’t normally think of the hardware store as a place to shop for jewelry making supplies, but I love the color and geometric shape of hex nuts and thought they would be a perfect compliment to the wood beads on this bracelet.
What you will need:
– Wood beads (I used these)
– Hex nuts that are a similar size to your beads
– Stretch jewelry cord
– Super Glue
Measure and cut a piece of the jewelry cord that is the size of your wrist, plus a couple extra inches.
String beads and hex nuts onto the cord in whatever pattern you like. I chose 3 wood beads, followed by one hex nut. Repeat until you reach the desired length (test on your wrist to make sure it fits).
Once you have reached your desired length, tie a knot in the cord as close to the beads as possible and add a drop of super glue to secure. Allow glue to dry.
Once glue is dry, cut off the extra cord ends.
If you love JORD Watches too, I have some good news! I am hosting a JORD giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a $75 e-voucher towards the JORD Wood Watch of their choice (women’s watches here and men’s watches here)! And as a bonus, everyone else who enters will get a $20 e-gift card toward any JORD Wood Watch, so everyone is a winner! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!
The contest will close 11/6/2016 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted by JORD via email
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches but all views are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who allow me to continue creating new content for A Sip of Bliss!
Today I am excited to be guest posting over at Simple Acres Blog. I am sharing my recipe for spiced peanut butter yogurt dip. This is one of my go to snacks, but with a bit of a fall twist with pumpkin pie spice. This makes a perfect mid day work or after school snack or even breakfast and it great for adults and kids alike.
Head on over to Simple Acres Blog for the recipe!