September 25, 2018


In my PREVIOUS POST, I welcomed in the fall season with a couple of paper pumpkins I'd made. 

The day after I posted the story about my two paper pumpkins, I decided to go one even smaller. So, using 12 circles in varying papers, I made a little pumpkin that is only about 2" tall. My favorite, by far!

Last week, while I was browsing all the cool Halloween/Autumn items in the Target Dollar Spot, I came upon two wooden leaves, a maple and an oak. 

The maple leaf is about 5 1/2" in either direction, while the oak leaf measures 4" across and 5 1/2" tall. Both leaves have gold-painted edges that measure 1/2" thick. Both leaves had a hole in the top with a piece of twine/rope tied in a knot. The wood finishes were sort of neat too -- the maple was a dark brown, and the oak leaf was a very different-looking lighter brown/tan streaky look. 

I loved the leaves the moment I discovered them. Not sure what to do with them exactly, I took them home with me anyway, since they were only $1 each. 

Yesterday, in need of a little Creative Therapy, I grabbed my wooden leaves and prepared to dress them up appropriately for the fall season. I dug through my fallish Designer Series Papers, and came up with two that I thought would look great.

I carefully traced each leaf on its own DSP. Then, even more carefully, I cut the leaves out. Using my Green Glue, I adhered the cut-out leaves to the wooden leaf bases. Before adhering the paper, I removed the twine from the holes and covered the holes up with the DSP. I am very happy with the way they turned out.

Pictured below is the new little pumpkin 
accompanied by the freshly-dressed wooden leaves.

And the littlest pumpkin, all on its lonesome:

With the pumpkin in the foreground, it looks a bit bigger than it is in real life.

And the two DSP-covered leaves.

The trio once more:

And the trio in a little bit of an overhead shot:

I plan on putting all five pieces -- three paper pumpkins and two fall leaves -- into a little vignette in my front entryway. They can easily stay on display until I pull out the Christmas decor.

Have you done anything decorating-wise to celebrate the arrival of the fall season?




  1. Oh, he is a cute little tike! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Aw, thanks, Jann. I thought he was kinda cute myself.

  2. They are very festive decorations through the entire fall season! Very pretty!

    1. Thank you, Pat. They look kinda cute in their spot.

  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen