DIY Fall Home Decor – Stampin Up Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves Fall Home DecorReady for Fall?
Are you ready for Fall? I am! It’s my favorite time of year. Not only because the weather is getting cooler. Although that is a big plus! But because of the decorating.

I enjoy Fall decorating even more than Christmas decorating (there’s just so much less stress!). I love the earth tone colors and the smells. Who can resist a Pumpkin Spice scented candle or a Pumpkin Spice Latte for that matter?

The Plaque
To kick off my Fall decorating I made this gorgeous plaque. Really easy and fun.

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Instructions:
  • I started with this pallet plaque from Michael’s. It measures 5″ x 12″ and cost $2.99.
  • Then I used Stampin’ Up! Tear and Tape to attached a strip of 2″ wide burlap (burlap also from Michael’s).
  • Next stamp and cut a variety of leaves with the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves bundle.
  • I stamped tone on tone. Using Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango — you can use any colors that fit your decor.
  • Once my leaves were all cut, I “aged” them with a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.
  • Then I curled the edges of the leaves with a pencil — just roll them around the pencil similar to the way you might curl ribbon.
  • Next, let the decorating begin. Arrange the leaves any way you think they look nice and attach them with a hot glue gun.
  • Use Stampin’ Up! Larger Than Life Alphabet stamps to stamp the letters on Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Cut the letters out with your Big Shot and the Circle Collection Framelit Dies.
  • Attach them to the plaque
    • To give them enough height I cut 1″ squares of cardboard from the box my last Stampin’ Up! order came in.
    • This wasn’t quite enough height so I doubled them up. Gluing the squares together with hot glue.
    • Then I attached the doubled up cardboard squares to the back of the letters with hot glue.
    • Next, I hot glued them to the plaque.
  • The final touch was to add the sequins. I attached them to the plaque with glue dots.

Questions or Comments:
I hope you enjoy this project! If you have any questions or comments you can shoot me an email or leave a comment (below). I would love to hear from you!

Vintage Leaves Home Decor
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone.  These are the trophies that Aubrey and I made for the swim team Halloween party. The bases are made from wooden candlesticks that we spray painted black and then added some decorative touches. The glitter skulls were generously donated by our friends the Wooldridges. And the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rosettes were made out of glitter paper and my new Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  To make the numbers I wrote with the Multipurpose Liquid glue and sprinkled with silver Stampin’ Glitter.
Making the rosettes is easy. Just cut strips of paper 1 1/2″ wide by 12″ long and score every 1/4″. Accordion fold on the score lines. After you have scored you strip of paper, cut off one 1/4 inch fold at the end of your strip. apply adhesive to one of the ends of paper and attach both sides of strip together to form cylinder. Place the cylinder on a flat surface and press the outer edges down and out to form rosette.  Apply strong glue or glue dot to a 1″ circle and attach to top center of rosette to hold in rosette shape.  I found a great tutorial on the Amy’s Creative Outlet blog.  She has lots of photos which are really helpful!
Materials:

Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Silver Glitter from Fine Galaxy Glitter pack (114286)
Wooden candlesticks, black spray paint, lime green, orange and purple acrylic paint, glitter paper, glitter skulls, hot glue gun.