Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Harvest Garden" Collection by Pier1

Fall is just around the corner, and the seasonal merchandise is popping up all over the internet. The new season is a season for family dinners and parties which gives us a chance to update our decor. Pier1 tableware collection "Harvest Garden" featuring the adorable fall leaves critters is a great way to instantly get your dining room fall ready. The collection offers plates, mugs, salt and pepper shaker, glasses, platter and pitcher hand-painted with owl, hedgehog, deer and fox in vibrant hues.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Surreal Animal Paintings by Jacub Gagnon

Canadian artist Jacub Gagnon graduated in 2009 with a degree in BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). He creates whimsical animal paintings using mainly acrylics and oil on canvas. The surreal paintings of animals are amazingly realistic as well as intriguing. Animals are often depicted with odd objects and in bizarre scenery which one would never expect to witness.

“Within the stage that is my canvas, I present animals and objects in bizarre manners, placing them in scenes that oppose practicality. My paintings become a space in which nature becomes unnatural, bordering surreal.”

The artist's paintings can be seen in several galleries throughout the USA and Canada. The artist is currently being represented by the Thinkspace Gallery in LA. You can see more of his work on his website and join him on Facebook.

Owl and Pumpkin Fall Birthday Party

Those of us are planning a birthday party this fall, look what I have found. Mindy of Modern Mindy did a wonderful job of bringing together fall elements with the owl theme birthday party for her daughter in their backyard. She makes use of rustic elements and rich seasonal colors keeping in mind the owls and pumpkins as the main theme. 

The hand-painted owl pumpkins, polka dots, stripes, wooden table and tree branches all of it brings a fresh feel and fun factor to the theme. I love the idea of butcher paper for the backdrop of the dessert table. The cake was kept to minimal, decorated with ribbons and paper flowers. 

Hay bales provided with the fantastic kids-friendly seating. Pumpkin shaped popcorn balls with tootsie roll stuck in the top to make a pumpkin is another fun idea that kids will love. There are many more amazing details that you can inspire you for your next party. 

Images from  Hostess with the Mostess.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wooden Postcards That Assemble Into 3D Decorative Figures

Lovi is a line of unique and creative postcards by Finnish designer, Anne Paso. Each card comes with die-cut birch wood pieces in a flat, postcard style packaging that the recipient can easily assemble into 3D decorative animal, bird and tree shapes. There is no need for any tools and glue. The cards include illustrated instructions so you can make a gorgeous piece of art in no time. 

If you are looking for something clever to send out this holiday season then check out festive baubles, reindeer, Christmas trees, angels, elves and more designs on her website!

DIY Fall Owl Wreaths and More

Felt leaves Wreath from here

Owl wreath diy from Country Living

Fall owl door hanger from Busy Bliss

Standing Owls with templates from here

Fall owl pumpkin from My Pinterventures

If you haven't been procrastinating then it means that you are already shopping for fall decorations. But those of us who haven't then it's about time that we must get on with the program. To get us back on track, I have featured five of the most adorable owl home decor ideas that are easy to make for a fraction of the cost. There are diys on how to make owl wreaths, unique door hanger, paper owls and owl pumpkin. You can select any one (more) and make it into a fun activity for the whole family. I hope you find something to make for yourself. Happy crafting!