I did it! Somehow I survived the heat of summer and made it to September, which for me, equals the beginning of fall! Also known as the best season of the year!
I spent this past weekend working on my Autumn mantel. I had such a fun time with it! I love that autumn quote!
Ok, here’s how I made my Autumn sign. I started with a 16 x 20 frame from the thrift store and some cream burlap. I removed the glass from the frame.
I cut the burlap so it was slightly bigger than the frame back.
Using spray adhesive, I glued the burlap to the cardboard. Then I trimmed the burlap around the edges.
Then I put the burlap-ed cardboard back into the frame…after the frame got a quick paint job, of course. I used Krylon’s brushed metallic Champagne Nouveau paint. I am in love with this color!
Ok, now for the fun part. Did you know you can transfer images to fabric using freezer paper? Yep, it’s true. Get out the freezer paper and I’ll show you how.
First, cut the freezer paper into regular sized sheets of paper. Put them into the printer so that the shiny side will receive the ink.
The image has to be backwards so remember to reverse it before you print.
As you can see in this picture, the ink beads up on the waxy side of the freezer paper. This allows the fabric to absorb the ink.
Being careful not to smudge the ink, lay the freezer paper onto the fabric. Go over the freezer paper with an iron until it adheres, about 30-45 seconds. Then rub the freezer paper to really help the ink transfer to the fabric. I just used my hand. Once you’ve rubbed sufficiently, pull the paper off.
Because burlap is such a coarse, loose fabric the ink wasn’t as dark as I wanted it.
No problem. I went over it with a Sharpie. Easy peasy.
Once all the lettering was finished I made some rolled fabric flowers and hot glued them onto the burlap.
I love how this turned out! Autumn perfection.
I used some leftover burlap and a Sharpie to make the Fall banner.
I’ve never been a gold person, but I am absolutely loving this metallic gold with white for a fall color scheme.
Notice these cute pumpkins and gourds?
And these cute gold pumpkins?
They all came from the dollar store! Then got a little fall makeover.
And it all looks pretty fantastic with the cork stamp art as a backdrop.
Happy fall decorating everyone!
Until next time….