Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Touch of Fall

A few bits and pieces of fall decor are making their way into the house.


Chloe and I made this banner a few days ago. This was suppose to be my "under $10 under an hour" project for Melissa's party last week, but it didn't happen. There are lots of great ideas over there, so make sure you stop by.

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We used bamboo from a bundle of ten bought a few years ago for $9.99 at Michael's. I don't want them for a vase arrangement anymore, so I'm finding uses for them individually. Burlap, which is actually buckram, bought at Hancock Fabrics. It has a plastic backing and is a little stiffer than just burlap would be. I believe it was $2.99 a yard, and this project only took a small amount. Muslin, from an unknown origin, was found in the craft bag and torn into strips. Stamp it, glue it, hang it. Done.

Mr. Crow has seen better days, but is still hanging around. His bill is about to fall off and he is missing some tail feathers, but hey, he can't resist a vase full of acorns.

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Alongside is a Kabocha squash, that was bought to eat, but acts as decor until it makes it to the oven.



Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love the banner, Christina! It looks really nice. The brances look great in the pitcher also.

Amelia said...

Love the banner...will have to check out that "burlap" fabric...must be something new...or at least to me it is!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Hoping that I can come up with a little fall decor today. Got to get things straightened back up here. I am having trouble loading pics from my camera to post, do you know what might be going on? I have been away for a week, so not sure what to do, and surely have not been able to figure out how to contact blogger. Love the banner, I am wanting to make a banner for Judah's room to add a little something in there. Thanks for sharing. Are you loving the cooler weather here in GA as much as I am? Have a blessed day. Jackie

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love that whole arrangement! The banner looks great. Next time I'm by a Hancock's I'll have to check out that burlapy fabric.


Darlene said...

I love that banner. I need to get some mums....it is definitely time!!

Meg said...

I LOVE the banner!!! I'm so glad that you posted about it because I'm going to have to make one now! I need a faux fireplace mantel installed in my fireplace-less living room first. "JAMES..."

Victoria said...

I'll have a banner too please. ;)

Your mums are so much prettier than mine. I think Mums don't like me.