Fall Mason Jar Crafts, Knit Owls and Halloween Quilts

BonBon Break

mason jar mayhem

~:: It All Started with Paint ::~

As if the four original mason jar crafts  she created for Bonbon Break weren’t brilliant enough, Linda created this fifth design on her site and we just had to pass it on to you! Who knew the magic that could occur when you mix mason jars, votives and glass beads. Reflective amber beauty for cool fall nights. Enjoy!



ABOUT LINDA: Who am I? Why I’m a wife. A mom. A homeowner. A city dweller.  A nail gun user.  A DIY-er.  I’m also a poor woman’s Martha Stewart … mostly because I’m significantly poorer than Martha. My empire is much smaller. It’s a 2,500 square foot empire with a 100+ year old foundation sitting on a standard over-priced city of Chicago lot. And my challenge is to DIY some charm and character back into this builder-grade homogenized space as I update my early 2000’s décor.  I share the good, the bad, and all the in-betweens on my blog, it all started with paint.

Oh, and my name is Linda. Linda Braden. And I can also be found hanging out on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Hometalk … or sewing up a storm for my Etsy shop.


Little Black Owl

~:: Just Crafty Enough ::~

Knit up this little black owl to haunt your trees this Halloween. Too bad he’s much cuter than scary. Knitting him up isn’t very scary either with this free pattern and step-by-step instructions.


ABOUT KAT: Kat is the co-creator of Just Crafty Enough. Most of her professional life was spent in the music business, but she was always doing something crafty on the side, knitting, sewing, embroidery.

She is inspired by the Scandinavian style so popular in Minneapolis and by all the beautiful things she sees in traveling with her husband, Matt.

Her crafts have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts and at the Manchester Science Festival.

Kat can also be found on her food blog A Good Appetite, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

Small Halloween Quilt

~:: Loose Threads ::~

You can add a touch of Halloween to any room with easy cutting and sewing techniques. This on-point Halloween table topper looks much more complicated to make than it really is and is a great addition to your home whether quilted or used as a flimsy. Here’s a great tutorial to show you how.


ABOUT LuANN: Hi, I’m LuAnn, and I live in Indiana. You will always find me with some sort of needlework in my hands. I have been crocheting, knitting and quilting for most of my life, and I think there is nothing that turns a house into a home more than adding a personal touch with something that you have created yourself. I love blogging and exchanging ideas with others all over the world. You can find me at either of my blogs, Loose Threads or Easy Crochet Pattern or on Pinterest or Facebook.