I really wanted to say “It’s Fall Ya’ll” but I’ll save that for another post.
I’ve noticed how some folks are getting out a few of their fall decorations so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a little early fall decorating myself. So during the Auburn – Utah State game Saturday, I rounded up some items I had on hand to make a “Fall” banner. Have you seen some of the banners made out of burlap? Gosh, I just love all of them! In fact, I’m planning on making some additional ones as the holidays approach.
Here’s how I made my Fall banner….so easy even a caveman could do it! (I just had to say that)!
Got a piece of construction paper and made a template. I just took a ruler and drew out a triangle shape from corner to corner down to the bottom of the paper
Here’s it is cut out…I’ll keep the template on hand for future banner making
I just laid out the template on my burlap and cut out four triangles
Then I took my letter stencils and black stencil paint and stenciled the letter onto each triangle (sorry no photos of that….Auburn was in a neck to neck battle and I kept having to stop and cheer on my team)….
Anyhoo….after it was all said and done, here’s what I ended up with.
Please note my mantle is NOT styled or decorated at all…..I’m waiting on just the right moment to convince hubby to get the fall decorations out of the attic! I’ll be adding a lighted fall garland and some gourds, pine cones and fall picks to the mantel
The only thing I will do different when I make another banner is to not use hot glue to adhere the burlap onto the jute. It was very messy and my fingers took a beating….I was too lazy to get out my sewing machine to zig zag the jute rope to the triangle. I just folded over a little of the top of the banner with the jute rope tucked into the fold and hot glued it down.
I hate that brick on my fireplace!! When I repaint the den I plan on having the brick painted too. Also, I’m either going to have the chair rail removed or painted out too…..this house was build in the 80’s when all that stuff was the “in” thing to do. I wonder how painting the brick will hold up to fires in the fireplace? I’m sure we’ll have to use some special kind of paint but if you have any experience painting fireplace brick, I’d love to know what you used and if it worked.
We had a lazy Labor Day weekend….Sunday and Monday it rained off and on, and we desperately needed that rain. We went out for lunch on Labor Day and then hubby slept most of the afternoon on the sofa while I watched a “Housewives” marathon….I’m hooked on the Housewives of New Jersey, Orange County and Beverly Hills!
Next weekend, the 12th, is my birthday! It’s a big one too, but I’m not saying HOW big! We’re going to Birmingham on Saturday to eat at The Club (emphasis on “The” is how it’s pronounced) with my sister and her husband.
Ya’ll have a great week!