It always amazes me how quickly the days go by. It feels like just yesterday, we were talking about Halloween and handing out candy to all the neighbor kids. And here we are, with only a week until Thanksgiving. While we definately need to be thinking about and planning what food is going to appear on our Thanksgiving table, it's also fun to make some fun handmade decor items to make our tables even prettier! Here are a few more Finally Fall projects from our design team.
Finally Fall Altered Wooden Crates, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I found these great little wooden crates at a discount store and fell in love with the shape and design of them, but not so much with the color and pictures on the ends.
I knew that I could completely change them up using Finally Fall. The colors of this line are so my style. Fall has always been my favorite season. It makes me excited to bring out beautiful sweaters, jackets and of course boots (I LOVE boots almost as much as I love pretty paper).
The brown wood grain print ‘at the patch’ was perfect for the base of the crates and used the chipboard pieces from the Ciao Chip and Cute Cuts to embellish. I had been waiting for the right time to use my Tim Holtz Big Shot die and cut leaves with ‘apple holler’, ‘bliss’, ‘leaf pile’ and ‘borders’. It worked perfectly for this project!
Once I had all the pieces adhered I added natural colored crinkle paper, fun little glitter pumpkins, a couple of mini gourds and a few more die cut leaves too. The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Thanksgiving Placecards, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I had to share these cute little place cards with you, along with a cute story. In Canada, our Thanksgiving is in the start of October, so I made some placecards using Finally Fall for our family dinner. I posted them on my blog and Stephanie commented “Jenn, I love those placecards. So cute! Wish you could make them for my Thanksgiving table next month ;)”
So, I made these placecards for her. Now, they don’t have names on them yet. But I figured she’s crafty enough to add the names when they arrive in her mailbox! She doesn’t know they’re coming to her ... well, I guess now she does ;)
Altered Fall Rooster, by Marie-Josee Hamel.
In a former life, I used to be into decorative painting. I still have lots of supplies left, including wood pieces, so I decided to make good use of one of those for my Finally Fall project. I dug this rooster from my closet and altered it using only paper, ink and Glimmer Mist. As you can see, it is possible to give a rustic look to any Bella product using ink and a bit of Glimmer Mist.
Before you start, gather the supplies you'll need later. Here are the supplies I used for this project: wood piece, acrylic paint, MATTE Mod Podge (it needs to be matte), paint brush, glue (I used Tombow), Glimmer Mist, ink, and other embellishments for your project, such as ribbon, buttons, twine, paper covered wire, etc.
The first thing you have to do is stain your wood piece, because it is impossible to cover each and every bit of it with paper. I mixed 5 parts water and 1 part acrylic paint (I chose Delta Ceramcoat's Barn Red for this project) and proceeded to stain the whole thing.
Once it is done and dry, start altering your wood piece. Just place your paper on top of the wood piece and trace around the edges. Cut, ink the edges and glue to the wood piece using Mod Podge. Put a thick coat. Once the paper is glued to the wood, put Mod Podge on top of it to protect it.
You can also put other layers on top to add dimension. Then, spray a tiny bit of Glimmer Mist everywhere. Note that I didn't shake my Glimmer Mist, because I didn't want the project to be shiny. I just sprayed a bit of it very gently. You can achieve the same resultats with acrylic paint thinned with water, put in a Mini-mister.
Once this is done, add embellishments. Your wood piece is now ready to be displayed!
Finally Fall: Bliss, Leaf Pile, Apple Holler, Just Write journaling stickers; Baby Blooms-A-Bella: Saffron