It’s fall! I can’t help but decorate my little heart out when it comes to fall. I love fall colors but I always seem to add a little twist to it. A heathery aqua mixed in with all the other fall colors just speaks perfection to me, so when I started designing this wreath, it ended up with a mix of non-traditional aqua and tried-and-true yellow. And the juxtaposition doesn’t end there. A mix of somewhat predictable leaves combined with stylish medallions makes this wreath modern and straighforward–my favorite look. No matter what colors you choose for your wreath, you’ll love how easy it is to create.
Fall Medallion Wreath Supplies
- Darice 8″ Wreath
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock
- Darice Burlap Ribbon
- Autumn Leaves
- Straight Pins
Step 1: Wrap burlap ribbon around wreath form, securing the beginning and ends with straight pins.
Step 2: To make medallions, cut strips of card stock 1.5″ x 12″ and score every 1/2″.
Step 3: Fold the card stock accordion style, and sand the edges of the folded card stock.
Step 4: Adhere ends of each card stock strip together to form a ring, and let dry. With the ring on a flat surface, press the top edges inward to create a medallion, and glue the medallion to a scrap of card stock to secure.
Step 5: Secure leaves and medallions to the wreath using straight pins.
Step 6: Secure a piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath using straight pins as a hanger.
And just like that you have a striking wreath. Hang it up and enjoy your creation.
It’s time for falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and sweaters. It’s AUTUMN! And to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, I created this awesome bunting using the White Chalkboard card stock, which I am loving.
Autumn Bunting Supplies:
- White Chalk Core Cardstock
- Burlap Ribbon
- Suede Cord in Ivory
- Darice Autumn Leaves
- Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Hole Punch
- Alphabet Stamps
- VersaMark Watermark Pad
- Embossing Powder - White
- Heat Gun or Hairdryer
Step 1: Cut your Chalk Core card stock into six 4″ x 6″ pieces. Then cut a notch out of the bottom of each piece.
Step 2: Lightly sand the surface of each piece for a scratched appearance and more heavily sand the edges.
Step 3: Stamp the letters to spell “Autumn” on each of the card stock pieces using VersaMark ink, and emboss using an Ivory embossing powder.
Step 4: Punch holes in the upper corners of all the card stock pieces. Also punch a hole in the center of six leaves.
Step 5: Glue a length of burlap ribbon to the back of each card stock piece using Zip Dry, and let dry.
Step 6: Add your card stock pennants to about 6′ of Ivory suede cord.
Now just hang it up and enjoy!
Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock (No. 4, 6, 8, & 13)
- 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Unfinished Wood Tray (Medium Size)
- Two Bamboo Skewers
- Jute Twine (about 18″)
- Foam Core Board (two layers trimmed to fit inside box)
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- Adhesive (I used a glue stick)
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.
Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.
Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.
Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.
Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.
Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.
Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.
Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.
Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.
Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.
Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.
Now your centerpiece is all finished!
All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.
As November comes to an end, we thought it would be a wonderful time to share some Fall layouts and projects that our Design Team has been working on…
Here is a wonderful layout from Heather Bowser. I just love how she utilized the negative space with her Fiskars punch:
And Melissa Oliveira made this layout with some Queen & Co. supplies from a product trade. This little angel is the sweetest pumpkin ever!
Melissa utilized sanding as a simple way to create a background for her photo.