Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Door Decoration

I was born and spent my first nine years in Texas.  I love sunshine and hot weather!  I'm not sure if the two are related, considering that my mother was born and raised in ALASKA and still uses an electric blanket in the summertime.  My poor father...

Lately though, I have begun to appreciate fall.  I've realized there are lots of things I actually like about fall.  Corduroy pants for one.  Jumping in leaves, wearing sweaters, apples and pumpkins.  There are some good things to appreciate here.

I made this quick and easy decoration for my door, so I could get myself a little more into the season this year.  This is very adaptable for whatever resources you have available, so anyone could do it.  Here's what I did:

First I collected my fall scrap-booking paper.  I actually found it accidentally last week while I was cleaning the dining room.  I brought it to work with me to work on the project.  In my office we have a die cut machine that will cut out certain letters, numbers, and shapes.  You could use a Cricut or the ever-fashionable, ever-classic: scissors.

Next, I cut out the letters I needed to make the word "fall."  My scrapbook paper was not as thick as I would have liked so I also cut out some tag board and used rubber cement to attach the pieces together.

While I was cutting things out, I decided to cut out this great leaf shape, because I felt like it went really well with the theme.

After I had all the pieces cut out and reinforced, I went back into my office and got out my ribbon.  Oh, no! Actually I didn't because I took my ribbon home at some point and never brought it back.  At this point I could have waited until I got home to finish the project, but I was in project-mode, so I improvised.

I found some brown paper packaging materials in a box and went with that.  This project would also go great with raffia, ribbon, string, yarn, or lots of other things you might have laying about.

I twisted the paper tighter than it already was, and attached the letters to it.  I made a bow at the top by twisting the paper around and securing it.  It looks great on my front door. And very inviting, if I do say so myself!

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