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?