August 25, 2014

DIY Fall Decor-Gabby Post

I know, I know. Summer isn't over and we still have a good month until fall. I'm the first to yell when stores start putting Halloween decorations up in August. I'm pretty sure Samantha is going to yell at me. ;)

But, I'll be honest, I'm so slow that by the time fall comes around I probably wouldn't be done with my fall craft projects. Plus, I've been seeing so many awesome fall DIY projects, that I had to start. Fall is my fave.


So, bare with me as I unveil my first fall project! I had a ton of inspiration:


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I decided to start my fall projects with the middle "FALL" decor. I love Shanty 2 Chic and have done a few of the projects, so I knew I couldn't go wrong with this one.


I started off in Michaels to find some letters, twine (which I already had), burlap flowers and burnt orange paint.




I started with painting the letters white instead of black, and then added some Annie Sloan dark wax to give them an aged look.




 After much thought I decided to return the frames I bought at Michaels and went to Lowes to get some scrap wood. I liked the look way better!





Top: Used gorilla wood glue to glue a support piece for the 3 pieces of wood.
Middle: Wood glued together ready for paint.
Bottom: One coat of Burnt Orange paint. In the tutorial they had stained their wood, but I liked the look of the distressed/aged orange for fall.


  

Top Left: Sanded down the paint to get a distressed look.
Top Right: Used more dark wax to give it an aged look.
Bottom Left: Added the twine and burlap flower.
Bottom Right: Hot glued the letter to the wood.

Repeat 3x more....and DONE! I did this project in 1 day. SUPER easy and really cute for this fall. Total cost was around $20!

The finished product!

I can't wait to put it up once fall rolls around. I'll be doing a few more fall DIY decor. Did I mention I love fall? Do you guys have any projects your working on or have in mind? I'd love some inspiration! Check out my page for another project I worked on this weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! :)

Gabby

Linking up with Remodelaholic and Nancherrow

20 comments:

  1. I love the little "Give Thanks" idea for the mantle!

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  2. One of my favorite tasks to tackle every Fall is decorating our mantle!

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  3. I love this one too! I can't find any small white pumpkins though. Might have to get on Amazon.

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  4. I'll say it again, this is TOO CUTE! But girl! Fall I am NOT ready for. :)

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  5. I LOVE the mantel design! So adorable!

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  6. I love this! Fall decor is my favorite!

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  7. Really cute. Love the board. Could you use the paint techniques from the pumpkin tutorial for an alternative back ground?

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  8. This is my first year having a mantel of my own so I can't wait!! I've got lots of ideas brewing :)

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  9. Gabby is the craftiest person ever ;) I am not ready for Fall either...I almost thought to wait a few weeks to share this but it was just too cute!

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  10. Me too!! Hoping @Gabby will do a tutorial of that one as well :)

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  11. I'll save that one for fall!! 😊

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  12. Thanks! Mine too, I couldn't resist all the pretty fall decor ideas. I will have more once fall actually rolls around...

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  13. Don't worry, I'll have more closer to fall. I just love crafts. :)

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  14. Definitely! The pumpkin painting looked easy enough (haven't done it yet myself) and a great way to change the background to what fits your style!

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  15. How cute! I wish I had time for DIY stuff but between cooking, baking, blogging and school I'm not sure I'm ready to add another hobby to the mix haha
    Maybe when I graduate and get my own place. Pinning for then :D

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  16. Very cute! Pinned by diyfunideas!

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  17. Some great décor and lovely things to pin

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  18. Love this!! Gorgeous colour inspiration.

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  19. Thanks for the Pin! So glad you stopped by :)

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  20. Very cute for Fall! I confess, I'm pretty lazy at doing Fall decor. Shame on me! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    Alison
    Nancherrow

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