Fall is in the air - not so much outside yet, after all we do live in the Deep South! But, in my heart and home - Fall is definitely present!
A couple of weeks ago, I had fun bringing out the Fall decorations and the only thing I've finished so far is to decorate the mantel and fireplace area for Fall. As I was pulling things out of the Fall boxes, and moving things around again and again - I just needed a couple of new things to pull it together.
It was a Sunday and I didn't want to venture out, plus didn't want to spend anything - so had fun using what I had on hand!
The first thing I made was a bunch of these paper flowers! They were easy to make and just used brown paper bags! The only difficulty I'm having with these is getting them to stay up on the bricks - any ideas or suggestions for how to hang them?
I used the tutorial found here.
Next I needed something with a little height for the other end of the mantel - and I thought I might make a sign, but it evolved into a chalkboard!
Wondering what I could use for a piece of wood, I saw this cabinet door laying out on my porch from the kitchen re-do when I removed a couple of doors and left some of the cabinets open. Perfect! I painted and distressed the edges of the board using the same Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I had used on the kitchen cabinets and then painted the middle with chalkboard paint.
Chalkboard paint is a wonderful thing to have on hand! I bought one quart of it years ago and have used it for probably a dozen projects!
Next, to figure out what to write on the chalkboard - after much deliberating and re-writing, I came up with this:
Oh, Lord of the harvest
thank You for the changing of the seasons!
Just as the earth enters renewal, rest and transformation,
draw our hearts into this season as well.
Let the coziness of home
shine the light of Your love.
Have you been decorating for Fall?