Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creative Fall Projects

October has come and gone, and it seems like November is quickly passing by, as well! I have been so busy with house projects, along with some family health issues that have kept me on the move, that I have not even had a few moments to share some of the things I've been working on over the past month. So today I'm going to share those with you! I have a lot of catching up to do, as I've been working on some projects that I found on Pinterest and other blogs. So, here it goes...
My first project was a fall bunting...
 I used scrapbook assorted designs and colors
 I folded the paper in half, drew the size of each triangle evenly(with the wide part on the folded side) and cut them out, still folded.
 This is what each one looked like, when cut out.

I used Jute string(any medium thick string could be used) and lined up each piece in the order I liked, leaving plenty of string to tie to where I want to put it up.
Because it's almost Thanksgiving, I added some cutout lettering. I put my bunting across a window, leaving the shade down bit to bring out the colors.

My second project was painting and decoupage pumpkins..
I used white acrylic paint on a couple of pumpkins, that I later used on my front porch. The decoupage was done by tearing strips of some decorative paper napkins I had. I then glued the strips with decoupage glue, making sure each piece overlapped the next one, to cover the entire pumpkin. For an added 'beachy' touch, I added a pointed shell to the top for the stem. (You could also leave the stem on the pumpkin and glue up to it.)

 Here is a picture of my pumpkin in my dining room fall table centerpiece.

With the painted pumpkins, I attached small letters to the side of the pumpkins (one had 'autumn' and one had 'blessings', but I only took one picture, as an example.) I then stacked them with natural orange pumpkins, getting smaller in size.

These were some of my favorite fall projects. I am already planning some really cool winter and Christmas projects. Hopefully, I get them posted much sooner than I did with these. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful fall and Thanksgiving Holiday! This coming Saturday, November 17th, is our church's annual ladies tea, which I plan on getting plenty pictures of. I always come away from this event inspired and full of new and creative ideas!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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  1. Love your many and such beauties. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

    1. Thank you, Gayle. Thanks for for following me! I stopped over at your blog. Very nice! You are very creative! I'm following you through Bloglovin. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Your fall bunting is so pretty! What a cute project and your front porch vignette is wonderful! Your guests will feel so welcome!!
    Miss Bloomers

    1. Thanks, Sonia. I really enjoyed adding all the different decor items to my porch. The bunting was pretty easy to make, but adds some color and holiday cheer.

  3. Hi Ann...I love your Fall projects!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
    xo Tami

    1. Thanks, Tami! Same to you! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Super duper fun and cute! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

    1. I just stopped over and linked up1 I love blog hops and yours looks like fun! Thanks for stopping by and for inviting me. Have a great day!

  5. You are very creative and artistic!

    iHeart PINK
    Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

  6. I don;t know where time goes... lovely decorations. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  7. Alot of fun and creativeness has been going on over at your place. Time has flown by here so quickly also. Happy to have you back and sharing with Share Your Cup.


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