Happy Fall Ya’ll!
This is by far my favorite season. It has been ever since I was a little girl.
With the cool air and the beauty of the colors everywhere is something that any other season just can’t compare to. The apple picking, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, hiking, trick or treating, etc just makes my heart so happy.
Although, compared to popular opinion I do hate pumpkin spice…anything.
Each year I try to add a little personal touch to our Fall decorations. In our home, we have a big wall behind the couch that we just haven’t got around to hanging up photos yet so I just felt it had to be filled in some way.
I’m so incredibly pleased how it turned out and how easy it was to make! Plus budget friendly so what more I could really ask for, am I right?
The materials I used I mainly got from Hobby Lobby (my happy place that my whole paycheck seems to always go to) but I’m sure you can find them at any local craft store.
For the leaves, I crochet them myself but if you don’t crochet you can use little accent leaves instead. I’ll link the pattern I used for the leaves at the end of this post.
For using accent leaves instead you can find really anywhere. I see them even at the dollar store during this time of year.
I suggest either too hot glue them if they’re thicker and the glue won’t bleed through, or getting a few more little clips that I used for the letters and having that to use all the way across.
-Precut burlap triangles
-White acrylic paint (you can use any color choice of course to give your own special touch)
-Twine (this I found at Walmart)
-Little clothespins to hang letters onto the twine
Now with painting the letters onto the burlap don’t go overboard with the paint. It will leak through and possible stick to the surface and ruin the triangle (Not speaking from experience or anything…).
Once you have your letters finished and the leaves ready to go you can start putting it together.
I did it all at once to make sure I have the spacing the way I wanted it to be.
With the letters, I just used the tiny clothes pins to clip onto the twine.
Since I crochet the leaves I used the leftover matching yarn to loosely tie onto the twine. I tied them enough to stay in place but be able to shift a little.
For my daughter’s first birthday I used the same base for her birthday banner but just changed the lettering so I wanted to be able to shift the leaves some if need be.
You can find her fall themed birthday banner along with other cute ideas here http://fumblingthroughmarriageandmotherhood.com/fall-theme-first-birthday/
You can find the pattern for the crochet leaves here http://prettydarnadorable.com/2016/09/30/maple-leaf-crochet-pattern-and-video-tutorial/
I’d love to hear what personal touches you decide to add to it or if you have any other DIY fall decoration ideas you’d like to share!