The first thing I wanted to share with you is my latest finds on my trip to the dollar store and how I transformed them into my fabulous fall decor! Here’s a picture of the items I picked up at the dollar store last week. Carvable pumpkins and gourds, bags of silk leaves, bags of fall colored jewels and acorns, and crepe paper. The ribbon in photo I picked up at Safeway on the clearance shelf for $1.50. What a bargain!
First I started with chipboard triangles. You can cut these with with shaped scissors or a straight edge. (I used shaped) If you don’t have chip board you can easily use empty cereal boxes! I’ve done this many times! My Chipboard triangles measure 6″ at the top and are 8″ long.
I used pop glue dots to add the circles to the chipboard. It gives it more dimension. Again optional. (If you don’t have pop glue dots you could always use something like a milk cap to raise up your circles. You would just need probably a hot glue gun to assemble the milk cap to the chipboard.) After I had the circles on, I gathered up random fonts of chipboard letter to spell out happy fall. (you could also use stickers or print letters from the computer) All the letters weren’t the same color, but I wanted them to be. So, I sanded down the one’s with color till I got down to the original chipboard color. I put all the letters on newspaper and spray painted them with an aqua color. You could also use acrylic paints for this.
When the letters were dry I hot glued them to the triangles. Then I layed out my triangles in order and placed them so they were in a 10 foot length. I measured my ribbon out to be 20 feet so I could ruffle it. I started at one end and hot glued the ribbon to the tops of the chipboard triangles, ruffling and gluing, ruffling and gluing , ruffling and gluing all the way down to the other end. And…….for the finishing touch I punched a hole in the bottom of each triangle and attached a fall colored jewel (the ones from the dollar store) with wire through the punched hole. And, it is finished!!!!!