Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Welcome Back, Fall Sign by My Creative Days

Hello, The Hankful House readers! I am Lindsay from My Creative Days here to share an easy DIY project I made for fall. For me, fall is the best time of year. I love everything about it; the cooler weather, the warm colors, the beautiful leaves, flannel shirts, the cooler weather, sweatshirts, football........ did I mention the cooler weather? ;-) When summer starts winding down, I get excited to start decorating for fall. I use a lot of the same decorations every year, but I love incorporating new things to welcome the season back. This year, my first fall project was a frame project.

  Welcome Back, Fall

I found a rustic frame at a yard sale this summer and it has been sitting in the garage ever since. I also had some burlap panels I picked up at Michaels months ago sitting around. Guess what? The panels fit perfectly inside the frame! Score! I love it when those things happen.

  Welcome Back, Fall 

 I wanted to make this project simple so the first thing I did was paint an orange pumpkin on the burlap panel. 

  Welcome Back, Fall 

 Then, I added a brown stem and some creamy white polka dots.

  Welcome Back, Fall 

 I didn't like the colors on the frame so I used the same paint that I used for the polka dots and dry-brushed it over the frame.

  Welcome Back, Fall

Since the frame didn't come with a back, I had to figure out a way to hold the burlap panel in it. I cut two yard sticks down to size and used a staple gun to hold them in place.

  Welcome Back, Fall 

 I added some "greenery" to the stem of the pumpkin and then decided it needed a little something more.

  Welcome Back, Fall 

 I thought it would be great to add a "garland" to the frame. To make the garland, I cut four fun shapes from pages of an old book.

  Welcome Back, Fall

Then, I used a black marker and wrote the letters for "fall" on the pages. I punched holes in the top of the pieces and strung them on some twine. I used hot glue to attach the garland to the frame.

  Welcome Back, Fall

I cut leaf shapes from a few small leather remnants that I had. I hot glued them to the bottom of the pumpkin.

  Welcome Back, Fall

Now, this frame project looks complete.

  Welcome Back, Fall

Welcome Back, Fall 

 Welcome back, fall! We are ready for you and so happy you are here. Lindsay Eidahl



Thank you so much Lindsay for sharing your project with us- it's adorable and I surely need one for my door :)

Hugs to you friend!!














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Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Fall Home Tour




I am so incredibly honored to join 36 other amazing bloggers for the 2014 Fall Home Tour!  This week has been filled with tons of inspiration, ideas, Fall decor and DIY.   Today is my turn to show off my house.  Since we live in Arizona we are really pushing for Fall to start.  Believe me we are ready!  But we kind of have to fake it in our house for awhile because it won't feel like Fall until January.  Plus with living in Arizona very few of us have fireplaces so there is no mantel in my home.  I hate that.  Especially when I see such beautifully decorated mantels.  But I have come up with a substitution for the top of our book shelves.  I think it will work just fine!







  Let's take a look around shall we?


I shared the tutorial on this chalk board framed saying this week as well.  Check out the how to here!





 My sister bought these adorable pumpkins for me for my birthday- I am in awe and will be so bummed when I have to take them down for Christmas.  Aren't they amazing?



 On our front door is my Who's There Wreath I did last year.  It's just too cute to not hang again.



And on to the table scape.  My kids want it decorated like this every day- of course that isn't realistic but I can't help but agree with them.  It's so pretty!






 I tied some twine around the napkins and added some acorn pieces to finish them off.





 The centerpiece is my favorite!




 My green little table has served well for some decor.  Add a few pumpkins and a printable and you are good to go!















So there you have it!  There is my house for the Fall.  I sure wish I could start a fire today but I will settle for burning some amazing candles instead.

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