Wow!! Happy September! How is it September y’all? Seems like the summer ran right past me!
I love fall decor, but I’m so sad to see summer come to an end (it’s my fave if you can’t tell).
Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.
In honor of all things pumpkin we will each be bringing you a Fall DIY! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out all of my sweet friends fall projects!
If your coming here from Pretty DIY Home, welcome and thanks for stopping by 🥰
Honestly, my pumpkins and pretty fall decorations are still in the attic.
What about y’all? Have y’all broke out your pumpkins? I think this weekend I’m going to start my fall decorating.
For my Fall DIY, I’m going to show y’all 3 easy projects. One of them is fall-ish!
I love simple banners and am going to make a vintage one using tea stained paper.
- Card stock
- Clothes pins
- Jute rope
- Tea bags
I started by searching the internet for some simple fall images.
I searched for black and white sunflowers and hydrangeas. Once I found the images that I liked,￼ I printed 2 of each. Prior to printing I changed my settings to 2 on each page so they would be the size I wanted.
I would recommend printing them on regular paper first, to ensure they are the right layout. I then went to word and created the word FALL in word art and then printed this as well. If I do this again I’ll make my letters pop more.
After I printed out what I wanted on my banner, I then cut everything to the appropriate size.
Now it’s time to tea stain the paper. Steep your tea as usual (boil water, add bags, cover). I used a container wide enough to fit my paper for steeping the tea. I then added my paper and opened up one of the bags and sprinkled the tea on each sheet. Be sure all of the sheets get saturated.
After each page was saturated with the tea I hung them up so the excess water would drip off. I only did this for about three or four minutes. Now set your oven for 375. Lay each sheet of paper on a cookie sheet and bake for around 5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to keep a good eye on them. Once the paper is dry then the process is complete.
Now measure where you want your banner to hang and cut your jute rope.
Clip each banner piece to the rope using your clothes pins.
This was not my favorite project. What I envisioned was so much prettier than my outcome. Lol. I ended up taking it apart and redoing it.
My limelite hydrangea shrubs have been overflowing with hydrangeas! Now that I have the drying process down I decided to try my hangs at a wreath using them.
- Grapevine wreath
- Floral wire
- Glue gun
- Dried Hydrangeas
- Something to lay this on to catch the huge mess your about to make 🤣
- Floral filler
The amount of hydrangea you will need depends on the fullness you want on your wreath and if you want to fill the entire wreath or just one side of it. I think after I made the first one I realized I prefer wreaths with only one side full of flowers.
I always start by laying out how I want my wreath to look. Then move everything off the wreath and add your floral wire about 3-4 inches apart. Lay several stems on the wreath and twist the wire tight. Continue until you have it all filled in. I then use my glue gun and lift some of the flowers and glue them down.
Not the best picture, but even after I took the sunflowers out I didn’t like it.
I then took everything off of one side, added more hydrangeas, a few red flowers, the “hey y’all” wood words, and then a bow.
I’m still not sure I LOVE it, but it was super inexpensive so it will do for now.
Now, I need more hydrangeas to dry out so I can make a second one and get them on our double doors.
Olive Branch Topiary
I’m going to give you the basics for this, but for full instructions on the topiary click HERE and for full instructions on aging your terra cotta pots click HERE.
- Terra cotta pots
- 2 Olive branch stems ￼26″ per pot
- Styrofoam Foam ball
- Tacky glue
- Kabob stick
Glue the ball down in the bottom of the pot. Stick the olive branch stems and the kabob stick into the center of the ball. I took mine back out and added glue to the hole and then placed them back in. Tie the kabob stick to the olive branch stems. Then add moss to the top or the pot.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!! DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN AND CHECK OUT EVERYONE’S AWESOME Projects!
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All of your projects look amazing! You did such a wonderful job! And I love your bedroom. Your little dog peeking up over the pillows is adorable!
Thank you Michelle!
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Great projects Dayna and I love limelight hydrangeas too. Mine are beginning to fade so soon I’ll be drying 40 or more.
Your wreath came out so pretty and so did your olive topiaries.
Thank you Cindy. I will for sure be making another wreath
Danya, You are so smart and creative. I liked everything about the fall blog hop. Love the banner and also like the mental arrangement. You are a very smart thrifty shopper! Thank you for sharing!
Santa I just love all your Fall home. Your home is lovely.
Danya not Santa 🥴
Such amazing projects Danya. I host the Meraki Link Party on Mondays thru till Thursdays at http://www.doodlebuddies.net – would love for you to share your post at the party.