Fall… what a beautiful season… from the colorfulness of the leaves to the chirping of crickets everywhere, all the senses are bound to be touched.
Today I brought fall into our home, using as much from nature itself as I could.
I felt like a pioneer as I gathered acorns, sticks and leaves.
I used popcorn kernels, burlap and even toilet paper!
I got this idea for pumpkins off of pinterest.
For each “pumpkin” you need one roll of toilet paper (the softer, the better), four strips of burlap, cut 2”x Around 54”
Two of the strips I frayed the edges, saving those for last.
I wrapped the burlap around the toilet paper. As I started a new strip, I just tucked the end of the other one underneath the new one.
After all the strips were wrapped around the roll, I stuck a stick in it for the stem.
I painted the number 5 on an old end table top I had around here, stuck some branches in a jar and made a “thankful” banner. I also used some acorns and popcorn kernels and put them in a jar with a candle…
For the banner, I used a free printable from this site: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/10/free-printable-whole-alphabet-banner.html
I used burlap as the backing for the triangles…
This morning, as I went through town, I thought about stopping here or there for something to decorate the mantle with, but each time I thought, no, I’ll use something I already have, or make something, and now I’m so glad I did! It’s such a good feeling knowing that I spent hardly anything on this display. It sure is nothing uppity or fancy but it fits in with the rest of our home!
Happy fall, everyone and God bless!