Fall is a great time of year for decorating your home. All those reds and oranges make for beautiful decor, giving your home a festive, cozy vibe. While you could buy fall decor in a store, you can save a lot of money by making your own. Not only that, but you'll also have a lot of fun in the process. Here are a few ideas for creative projects to decorate your house this autumn.
Start with some fabric scraps in fall colors, like shades of orange, brown and red. Cut the scraps into the shape of leaves. You can use a stencil or draw them freehand if you are artistic. String all of your "leaves" together with a piece of twine, fishing wire or string, and hang them throughout your house. Mantels and shelves are great spots to hang them, as are the spaces above interior doors.
The next time you are out for a stroll with your family, gather up some pinecones that have fallen on the ground. Pick up some acrylic paint in several shades of the same color, ranging from light to dark. Three or four shades should do the trick. Paint the tips of each piece jutting out from the sides of the pinecone, starting with the lightest color at the top and working your way to the darkest shade at the bottom. Be sure to allow the paint to dry before displaying.
Candy Corn Art
Gather up buttons, beads and other small items in shades of white, yellow and orange. Arrange them in the shape of a piece of candy corn, gluing the items in place on a piece of cardboard or fabric as you go. Once the glue has dried, hang your creation on your wall like you would a piece of art.
For a fall project that is beautiful and natural, gather up some fall leaves while you are outside. Choose a few from the same tree, or use different shapes of leaves for a more eclectic look. When you get home, place the leaves between two sheets of newspaper, and put a heavy book or box on top. After a few days, the leaves will have dried out and flattened. Press them between two thin panes of glass, sealing the edges with florist's tape.
Preserve Your Creations for Future Years
You don't want all that hard work to go to waste, so choose a frame for flat pieces, like the candy corn art and pressed leaves. Shadow boxes are great for three-dimensional items, like the pinecones and garlands. Here at DeSola Glass, Art & Frame Gallery, we provide custom framing services and can help you choose the most appropriate frame to meet your needs. Reach out to us today to get the design process started for your custom frames.