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Lacey

About Lacey

Lacey is a senior English and marketing double major at Linfield College. She is from Washington and loves traveling, photography, writing, and reading any good book you can provide her with. She believes the Pacific Northwest is one of the very best places to call home and is looking forward to new opportunities and adventures that come with completing her final year at college.

Halloween Wreaths

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Today is Halloween. It being on a Saturday means Halloween parties are a plenty and the kids might be able to stay up a bit later to trade candy. To make your door and house stand apart from the rest, you don’t need to hand out the best candy. Instead, check out these Halloween wreaths that can accentuate your love for Halloween and let your guest and neighbors know where the best Halloween party is taking place.

Whoot Owl Wreath - Think CraftsWhoot Owl WreathThink Crafts

This owl wreath is not only adorable, it’s perfect for trick-or-treaters arriving at your door. It’s both funny and creative and it won’t scare any younger children. This is the perfect craft to let your wreath also take on a new character and costume.

 

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Halloween Decor

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Halloween is quickly coming upon us. Though I’m not sure how the holiday is already here, I’m very excited for the decorations and discount candy. With it being one week away and Halloween parties being planned, I thought I would share some of my favorite Halloween crafts for decor to wow any guest, young or old.

 

Eyes in a Bowl - Think CraftsEyes in a BowlThink Crafts

This fun craft is sure to impress your guest. Putting a light in the center of the bowl would make an eerie glow to the craft and it doesn’t take much time or many materials to make them. It’s easy enough that you could even get the kids involved.

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Acorn Crafts

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

At my school, the acorn is our second mascot. Though this may sound weird, due to the old oaks we have and a perpetual fear of being hit by a fallen acorn when walking to class, the acorn has become a symbol for our school. Needless to say, I am fond of the acorn, which is why the recent craft trend of acorns brings a smile to my face. Here are just some of the acorn crafts I have seen and wanted to make for myself.

Acorn Cap Candles - Think CraftsAcorn Cap CandlesThink Crafts

These cute candles won’t burn for long, but would make for a great decoration at any fall party you might be hosting. You can also make a ton with not much wax, so replacing them throughout the night would be easy.

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Falling for Leaves

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

As fall comes into full swing, the colors and designs of fall leaves have started to be integrated into the craft world once again. Fall is my favorite season with brisk air, new classes, and hot chocolate. Not to mention the colors of the changing leaves I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by in the Pacific Northwest. Not surprisingly, people draw inspiration from these changing colors in many ways. One of my favorites is through crafts. Here are a few of my favorite crafts highlighting the changing colors of fall.

Fall Leaves Wreath - Think Crafts Fall Leaves WreathThink Crafts 

Made with a hula hoop, this wreath is an inexpensive craft to highlight the colors and general feeling of fall. I love the look of the fraying burlap and that this wreath is perfect for the season. A perfect, fall, way to welcome people.

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Copper

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Though the Olympics may make gold and silver seem like the most elusive colors, there is a recent craft trend of using copper to decorate one’s home. The color gives both a rustic and industrial look while giving a design aspect to any living space. Copper is large in the craft world right now, and for good reason. Don’t believe me? Check out the crafts below. I, for one, am excited to quickly jump on this band wagon.

DIY Wind Chimes - Think CraftsDIY Wind ChimesThink Crafts

These wind chimes give a beachy and boho vibe to any location and are a great alternative to purchasing them for a high price tag. The small copper bells will create noise without being obnoxious and getting to choose the fabric will give it a personal touch.

 

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Watercolor Design

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Watercolor Magnets - Think CraftsWatercolor MagnetsThink Crafts

These soft colors are a great way to accent any item you want to hang on your fridge. The simplicity makes for a great and fun craft. You can get the kids involved with this one, hanging their artwork with more of their artwork.

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Paint Chip Crafts

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

As a broke college student, I am a big fan of crafting on a budget. The trend of paint chip crafts is one that keeps the budget low and the results high. Though it’s not cool to clear out the whole paint sample section of your local hardware store, grabbing a few samples for crafting every once in a while is an acceptable practice. Especially when the results look this good. Check out some of my favorite crafts with this technique.

Paint Chip Bunting - Think CraftsPaint Chip BuntingThink Crafts

This paint chip bunting is perfect for any occasion. Though the rainbow colors are a great option, using event specific colors could also be a great option. I plan to make one for the “Football Sundays” I’m currently having to attend, because the best way to approach football is with crafts.

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