Ok so I am a little late with getting my fall display up. Actually it has been done for a couple weeks I just hadn’t had the time to post it due to participating in the One Room Challenge where I spent the last six weeks making over my Workout Room and being out of town for travel for a few weekends. But better late than never right? I promise to be more ahead for Christmas. Regardless we still have several days until Thanksgiving and I have several projects that are super easy and cheap to make if you are looking for some last minute fall decorating. So without further adieu here is my Fall Display 2015.
We do have a mantel, however our TV and sound bar unfortunately sit above it so my options for my mantel are a no go when it comes to decorating. So therefore my “mantel” is the console that sits in the entry way. This year I did a chalkboard, gold and white colored display. I think it is safe to say that chalkboard is a color right? I would also say it is probably one of my favorite colors right now. Something about the way it brings a rustic look to things with the distressing from the white chalk.
As you can see I started out by spray painting a few different frames. One is gold, one is black chalkboard paint and one is white and sanded. You will be able to see some close up of the frames in the pictures to follow. I love using empty frames for displays since they “frame” the display nicely creating a nice backdrop and are easy to spray paint and change with the different holidays.
The first project is the Fall Wheat Wreath. I used dried wheat and a hay wreath to make this. The next project is the Book Pages Fall Banner. I used book pages, and my printer to print out “FALL” and then jute to hang it from the frame. The next four projects are the pumpkins and gourds. On the left is the Book Pages Gold Polka Dot Pumpkin (tutorial to come), and the Chalkboard Fall Word Art Gourd. The pumpkin was made form old book pages, and spray paint. The gourd was created using chalkboard paint and a chalk marker. These are sitting on top of a few coverless books…my favorite.On the right are the Dollar Tree Fall Pumpkin and Gourd. The gourd was made with white spray paint and gold acrylic paint applied with a plastic grocery bag. The pumpkin was made with gold spray paint, wrapped in yarn and then spray painted chalkboard paint to create the gold marks. These are on top of a couple gold candle holders I got from a thrift store. I will probably spray paint them some day, but for now they work perfect for this display. The wood arrow art was super easy and was made from scrap wood and free form drawn arrows with acrylic paint. One more look at the whole display.
Enjoy your fall and Thanksgiving season!