Autumn is upon us…
Ok, not really it’s August and it was 88 degrees this afternoon. I was
totally sweating like a hog perspiring like a lady when photographing this today.
My little girlie went off to kindergarten (sniff sniff) this week and that has left little man and I with lots of free time on our hands. We keep looking at each other like we lost a limb or something. So I decided a trip to Joann’s Fabric was in order to cheer us both up…well it cheered me up at least – a box of animal crackers was all it took to put a smile on little man’s face.
I grabbed a large embroidery hoop, a branch of these orangy fallish looking things that look like little autumnal venus flytraps (I’m sure that’s the official genus and species if you ask an official flower person, although I guess I should ask an official artificial flower person since these are totally fake) and a bunch of googly eyes (you never know when those will come in handy!)
I really had no idea what I was going to make, but I found some extra burlap in my craft closet and started brainstorming. I finally decided to on this whole elaborate fall quote I wanted to stencil on the burlap, but my printer was out of ink. So Plan B I just free handed this instead and simplified the design to save myself some time. You could totally print something out and stencil it on though. I used a light brown marker to start so I had a little more wiggle room if I goofed up.
Follow up with a sharpie marker and then pop it in an embroidery hoop. Then I just cut off some branches of my autumnal mystery flower and hot glued them on the fabric. Well first I dropped the hot glue gun on my ankle and burned the tar out of myself, but what’s a craft project without a little first aid?
That’s it, my autumn door decor is all the Fall I can get my head around until the leaves start turning, the apple cider starts flowing, and I can turn the darn AC off!
Check out some of my Fall/Halloween decor from last year for some more inspiration here.
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