Fall Ribbon Candles and a Discount Code

Thanksgiving is only a few days away!
Are you ready?? Do you have your centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? A few cute decorations around the house?
Here’s a SUPER easy craft you can whip up in just a few minutes to add some fall fun to your celebration!

Thanksgiving decoration

These fun candles only require a few materials:

  • Two (or more) pillar candles
  • Fall themed ribbon
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors

fall themed candles

I used two plain brown pillar candles… Ones that were already a part of my living room decor actually. You might remember them from my living room makeover. That’s what makes the glue dots so useful… Once fall is over you can just remove the ribbon and keep on using the plain candles! Or even change out the ribbon for more winter themed colors if you’d like!

Step 1: Measure out lengths of ribbon to wrap around each candle. I chose yellow, brown, white and orange ribbon for fall.

Step 2: Wrap each ribbon around the candle securing both ends with a glue dot like so….

making an easy fall decoration

Step 3: Do the same with the other candle(s), until they’re all are wrapped with ribbon.

fall candles

Step 4: Display as decorations on their own, or group together in the center of your Thanksgiving table for a unique centerpiece idea!

fall decorations

There you go lovelies! A quick easy way to add a pop of fall to your decor!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Treat. As always opinions shared are 100% my own!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Fall and a Happy Thanksgiving from Truly Lovely!!!

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Turkey Pillow Cover

Cute pillow covers for the holidays, and just in general, have kind of become my thing as of late… Making the pillow cover itself is super easy, especially if you use this Envelope Pillow Tutorial that I always use from Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings. I made a western welcome pillow and a team roping pillow cover for everyday, then I made puffy paint Halloween covers for Halloween of course… Which brings me to the next holiday on my list, Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving throw pillow

I initially made this turkey pillow cover last November, but missed getting around to posting it before Thanksgiving 2011.
{Thus the horrible pictures for the tutorial steps… so please be forgiving of the blurriness.}

To make your own turkey pillow you’ll need:

  • Turkey body stencil
  • Turkey feather stencil
  • Fabric for your pillow cover (I use half a yard for a 16 inch pillow, following the tutorial mentioned above)
  • A few different fabrics for your feathers (I got a 1/4 yard of four prints that I thought looked fall-ish)
  • Fabric for your turkey body (I used brown)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue Gun
  • Sewing machine

To make the cute turkey I designed the body on my Silhouette software using ovals welded together. Then I designed a turkey feather shape just modifying an oval to have sort of a feathery point. I cut those shapes out on vinyl to make my stencil.

I cut the turkey body out of the brown fabric.

making a turkey throw pillow

And then the feathers from the varying fabrics prints. I just laid my feather stencil on the fabrics, traced a few feathers with a pencil and then cut them out. Sorry for the blurry photo, but you get the point, right? 😉

vinyl turkey feather stencil

I decided where I wanted my turkey to be (the center of my pillow cover), then pinned each of the feathers where I wanted them making sure the turkey body covered the points when laid on top. Then I sewed around the edge of each feather.

making a turkey throw pillow

I pinned and sewed around my turkey body next adding a little orange triangle for the beak, a little red for the waddle, and hot glued on two beady eyes.

Now… that was where I stopped last year… but this year when I got it out to decorate I felt like it needed something more. An added touch of cuteness.
So I cut out a little orange bow to make it a cute ‘girl’ turkey and cut a strip of orange leaf fabric for her to ‘rest’ in. 😉 Again, I just used my sewing machine to sew around the edges.

With a good washing the cute feathers now have ‘feathery’ edges.

Thanksgiving pillow

Tell me lovelies? Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?
I only have a few items…but I think it’s fun to decorate for every major holiday.

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Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween lovelies!!!!
To celebrate one of my most favorite holidays, here’s a couple of the CUTE pumpkin photos I took of my friend, Meghan Jo’s baby boy!

He was an absolute sweetheart for these fun photos… Guess he felt really secure cradled in the pumpkin. 🙂

Such a sweet boy!

Have a SAFE and Happy Halloween friends!
Preferably with lots of candy! 😉

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Actually this should be called The Roasted Pumpkin Seeds that Weren’t…
But we’ll get to that…
So, one of the things I love most about carving pumpkins is getting to roast and enjoy the pumpkin seeds.
After years of attempting to get it right, I think I’ve almost got it…

how to roast pumpkin seeds

It’s simple enough in theory… Cut your pumpkin open. Clean the pumpkin guts and seeds out separating the seeds as you go.

Once your seeds are separated, soak them in a bowl of water for a few hours.

Swish them around a little to get the rest of the pumpkin guts off.

Then lay them out to dry at LEAST overnight.

FYI – They roast 100% better if they’re dried out!

Then to season your pumpkin seeds, use about a tablespoon of melted butter, and your seasoning of choice. I prefer garlic salt…
Mix the seeds, seasoning and butter in a bowl until they’re fully coated.

Lay them out on a baking sheet. And bake for about 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

Here’s the key though…. stay in the KITCHEN. Keep an eye on those suckers….

Because apparently… it’s really easy to burn them if you don’t pay close attention and stir them once in awhile…

Just keepin’ it real! 😉
Like I said… I’ve ALMOST got it right….

What’s your favorite pumpkin seed seasoning???

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Welcome to Day 2 of…

I have another delicious pumpkin recipe to share with you!!!
See day one of Pumpkin Week on Truly Lovely here with a delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe!

This recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake comes from 101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix.
They call them Pumpkin Pie Bars… But after making this yummy myself, I think it favors a dump cake more than bars.

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

The ingredients needed to Pumpkin Dump Cake are:

Bottom Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 large can of pumpkin (29 oz)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Top Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted

ingredients for a pumpkin dump cake

First mix together all the ingredients for the bottom layer. Pour into a greased, 9 x 13 baking dish or pan.
Your bottom layer will look like so…

making a pumpkin dump cake

Next you’ll want to spread the dry yellow cake mix over the top of your bottom layer (I just shook it out of the cake mix bag so that it covered the entire bottom layer). Then top the cake mix with the chopped walnuts.
Finally pour the melted butter all over the top layer. At this point your cake will look like this…

making a pumpkin dump cake

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown.

It’s completely AMAZING served while warm… I’m also betting it would be delightful topped with a little whipped cream!

Happy Pumpkin Week Lovelies!!!
Don’t forget to come back on Friday to link up YOUR pumpkin posts!!!

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Since we have officially declared this last week of September, the first week of Autumn… as…

Let’s get things rolling today with one of my favorite pumpkin recipes!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake!
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No Bake Pumkin Cheesecake Recipe

The ingredients needed for Pumpkin Cheesecake are:

  • 1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin (about half a 15 oz can)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 tub of whipped cream topping

pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Quick Tip: Make SURE your cream cheese is REALLY soft! If not, it will make for a very lumpy cheesecake!

Combine all ingredients, minus the whipped cream in a large bowl. I used my KitchenAid mixer.

making a pumpkin cheesecake

Mix all ingredients together until fully combined. Now, fold in about half the tub of whipped cream topping. {Save the rest for cheesecake topping later on.}
Spread your cheesecake mix into the graham cracker pie crust.

pumpkin cheesecake recipe

At this point you can take cool cheesecake reflection pictures in your metal mixing bowl if your like me… 😉
Or just refrigerate your pretty orange cheesecake for at LEAST 3 hours. Otherwise, it’s really hard to get out a decent slice…

Once you do cut a slice, top with a dollop of the left over whipped cream topping and enjoy!

delicious pumpkin cheesecake

Happy Pumpkin Week pretties!!!
Don’t forget to get YOUR pumpkin posts together to link with us on the 28th!

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