The first of the pumpkins have been purchased and displayed, and now that the latest Country Living Magazine has arrived I am ready to gather my friends and have a pumpkin painting party! A glimpse of those chevron pumpkins on the cover and I was ready to paint! ~ If by chance you do not get this magazine in your mailbox monthly I suggest you RUN, not walk, but RUN to buy it!
(source: CountryLiving.com )
I started the fall celebration at home by making this fall wreath...
Pinterest inspired, you could say. I did not follow any tutorial, but I do get inspiration there (yeah, daily...) and I hope this will now serve as inspiration for you! All of the flowers are handmade from fabric scraps and the "J" was thrifted for a $1 then painted. I chose to velcro the initial on so that I can pull it off and use it for other wreaths & decor in seasons to come.
Next, I added a touch of fall here and there... especially in my happy place - the Butler's Pantry. Subtle was all it needed.
I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make bunting - this was it!
Yes, ideally you have a mantle minus a television ~ well, I don't have that scenario ;) This farmhouse has very, very, very little wall space (30+ large windows), so I did what I could. While there are lots of FUN and more technological ways to make bunting (say using a Silhouette Cameo for example), I chose to do this truly handmade - stencils, paint, burlap, & grosgrain ribbon, with a little help from my trusty glue gun. It was super easy, super fast, and I am pleased with the results!
I also purchased "stone stamps" (alphabet & numbers) and used them to stamp words onto book pages using the same paint. I grabbed the stone stamps because they were both inexpensive and perfect in size. They worked PERFECT! I am really looking forward to crafting more with these! ((I purchased them in the craft department at Walmart for around $5))
Thanks for stopping by! Much more GOODNESS to come and HAPPY FALL FRIENDS!