Stacy Talks & Reviews: Happy Fall Y'all!

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Happy Fall Y'all!

One of my favorite parts of fall has to be the colors. I love when the leaves on the trees start to turn from their brightly colored greens to even more beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds. Living in the country you really get the opportunity to appreciate the physical changes in nature as they happen. Not just as they change colors on the trees, but as the leaves fall off the trees too of course! Either way I am very thankful for the blessing of a large window to look out every day and see these changes take place. Of course after all the leaves have changed and fallen off the trees it's not quite as beautiful outdoors. And that's why I enjoy decorating inside my house for fall too. Then I can appreciate those fall colors even longer.

My daughter and I recently took on the task of doing some at home fall decor DIY projects. One of them was making a new centerpiece for our bookshelf in the living room and I have to say I am quite impressed with how well it all came together. We painted three ceramic pumpkins and a wooden tray and then added some fall colored leaves for an extra splash of color. It looks really nice sitting on the bookshelf and gives the room a nice fall feel. Plus I had the added bonus of some mother-daughter bonding time which was pretty great in my book.

Another project we did was a DIY fall wreath. I was a little nervous on this one because it actually required me to think outside of the box when it came to decorating it. But once again I have to say I am impressed with myself because as you can see it turned out quite nice. I've included some steps/tips below in case you'd like to give this project a try!

1. I used a metal wreath frame which helped me quite a bit to get started.
2. I cut a circle from cardboard and then did some cuts a few inches in all the way around it (making it look like a sunshine) then weaved it onto the wreath frame giving me a flat surface to glue my paper cone onto.
3. I used scrapbook paper cut into four 6 x 6 pieces for the colorful cones.
4. On the ends of the solid colored papers I used some fall embellishments for variety.
5. In the center I layered some fall leaves and finished it off with a large button in the middle.

Really it ended up being a pretty easy project once I got started. The hardest part was laying it all out to decide what papers and decor I wanted to use on it.

So there you have it now I'm ready indoors and outdoors to welcome my guests with a Happy Fall Y'all! (PS: I didn't really paint that on my pumpkins it's just added text to my photo.)

You can find supplies for both of these projects right on the Oriental Trading website under Fall.

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