I am a mid-westerner at heart… I can out-courtesy wave anyone, I say pop, I admit to attending my share of tractor pulls … AND I just LOVE seasons. Although that may be the former mid-westerner in me speaking, because current mid-westerners DO seasons, but don’t always LOVE them… Either way… It’s fall, and I’m loving it.
Pumpkin everything, falling leaves, crisp morning air…
I am all ready to decorate for Halloween, but I’ve been given a strict timeline for decorating this year.
I can get out of hand, and decorate like months before the actual holiday. Let it be known that years ago… MANY years ago…. I decorated for Christmas exactly 100 days before the actual holiday.
So, a strict timeline may not be a bad idea for me… So October 1st. That is when I can decorate for Halloween….
But FALL… well I can start decorating for fall now… Because it is FALL (like one day in)!
I was playing around with ideas for leaf garland and had a couple of flops. But my flops have come full circle and I am loving what I came up with. I started by scavenging for leaves. I found that the sturdier leaves, like holly leaves, worked best for this project. I stamped the leaves I found onto an ink pad like this one.
These sparkling little leaves are beautiful. I don’t think that you can quite capture the iridescence of them in a photo. I varied the color of the leaves by using multiple colors of ink and embossing powder.
The last step was simple… Just stringing the leaves onto some embroidery floss. I did put a little dab of glue on the leaves’ stems to keep them from wiggling out of their knots.
And there you have it… FALL, not Halloween, decorating ideas. Until October 1st…