It’s kind of sad to admit this — I got all excited to get out my Fall decor but when I actually pulled out all of my things, I realized I had like 2 or 3 items. What?? How does that happen? Fall is my favorite season so you’d think I’d be going all crazy in the decor department. So I decided I’d throw some pieces together this year so that when next year rolls around I won’t be as shocked.
First on the list, was creating a banner for my mantle. The great thing about banners is they can really be hung anywhere. You don’t have to have a mantle to decorate with them. And this banner was actually pretty simple to make.
Glitter balls (optional)
Letters (printed & cut out)
I picked up my felt sheets at Hobby Lobby. I bought more than I needed but I didn’t want to run back to the store. I used3 felt sheets of orange (for the banner and leaves), one seafoam, one brown, one champagne and 2 sheets of the gold glitter fabric (for the letters and the leaves).
To start, I printed out a leaf pattern, cut it out, pinned it to the felt and cut the leaves out — 4 leaves of each color.
Next, I printed out this banner template. It seemed bigger than I wanted my banner to be so I actually scaled it down to 75% and then printed it out. I had to play with it a little bit to get the size I wanted. I cut out 6 pieces for the word ‘Autumn.’
A project that’s quick, easy AND cheap?! Say WHAT?! That’s right. Here’s a perfectly easy project you can get done in less than an hour. As an added bonus it will cost you less than $5!!!
6 sheets of felt (various fall colors)
Hot glue gun
Sewing machine or needle and thread (optional) Continue reading