Gather Together Wall Art

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Designer: Samantha Taylor

Swapping out the “a” in “gather” for a festive fall leaf adds a little something special to this home décor piece.


Materials:

  • Glue Dots® Removable Dots™
  • 16”x6” board
  • Paint (Samantha used Tattered Angels Décor and DIY Paint and Ranger Adirondack Paint)
  • Fine grain sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Stencil

Assemble the Wall Art:

1. Cut a stencil from a thick piece of paper that says “Gather”.

2. Paint the entire board in the color that you want your letters to be. Let dry.

3. Add Removable Dots to the back side of the stencil and place into position. Paint the entire board with a second color.

4. Remove stencil (and Glue Dots) immediately when done painting. Let dry.

5. Add gold paint touches with in the leaf and a free-hand drawn “together”.

6. Use a fine grained sandpaper to distress the finished sign by removing some of the all over paint color on the front and edges of the board.

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Festive Wall Decor

fallDesigner: Sarah Zimmerman

You’ll never be at a loss for words with this welcoming display, using yarn-wrapped chipboard letters to spell out a greeting!


Materials:

  • 834“-tall papier-mâché letters: F, A, L, L
  • Yarn: moss green, oatmeal,
    brown, orange
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Burlap
  • Felt: gold, moss green, brown
  • Tapestry needle
  • Hemp twine
  • Wooden frame with 712×912” opening: orange
  • Leaf and acorn patterns

1. Wrap each papier-mâché letter with a color of yarn as desired, using a hot-glue gun to periodically secure the yarn as you wrap. Cover sides and ends of each letter by working outward from the center in a spiral.

2. Trace the leaf and acorn patterns under “Materials” onto white paper; cut out. Cut three leaves from moss green felt. Cut one leaf and one acorn nut from gold felt. Cut two leaves and one acorn cap from brown felt.

3. Use a running stitch and oatmeal yarn to stitch an outline approximately 14” from the edge of each felt leaf, acorn cap, and acorn nut. Hot-glue each leaf to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 12” apart; let dry. Cut around each leaf, leaving a 14” burlap border around each shape.

4. Hot-glue the acorn cap to the acorn nut, overlapping the pieces slightly.

5. Draw four 2″-diameter circles onto gold felt, leaving 12” between circles. Referring to how to make a felt rose, make four roses. Vary the tightness of the rolls to make bigger or smaller roses.

6. Hot-glue one rose and two leaves to the letter F. Hot-glue the acorn to the opening in the center of the letter A. Hot-glue one leaf and three roses to one L. Wrap hemp twine three times around the remaining letter L and tie the ends into a bow. Glue remaining three leaves below the bow.

7. Remove the backing from each frame and securely cover with burlap. Insert the backing back into the frame. Hot-glue a letter onto the burlap backing of each frame.

Fall Flowers Wreath

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Designer: Sarah Zimmerman

Announce the arrival of autumn at your front door with a wreath outfitted with a miniature pennant banner.


Materials:

  • 16″-diameter foam wreath form
  • 212“-wide burlap ribbon
  • Felt: moss green, brown, gold, oatmeal
  • Burlap
  • Yarn: oatmeal
  • Large-eye tapestry needle
  • Artificial berry branches
  • Twine
  • 112“-wide satin ribbon: tan
  • Leaf and Pennant patterns

Cover the Wreath:

Secure the end of the burlap ribbon to the back of the foam wreath form with hot glue. Wrap the burlap ribbon around the wreath form, overlapping the wraps until the entire form is covered. Trim the burlap ribbon end, and glue the end to the back of the form.

 

Make the Roses and Leaves:

1. Trace the leaf patterns from the download under “Materials” onto white paper; cut out. Cut two large leaves from moss green felt. Cut two large leaves from brown felt. Cut one small leaf from moss green felt. Cut one small leaf from brown felt.

2. Use a running stitch and oatmeal yarn to stitch an outline approximately 14” from the edge of each felt leaf. Hot-glue each leaf to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 12” apart; let dry. Cut around each leaf, leaving a 14” burlap border around each shape.

3. Cut sixteen 2″-diameter circles from gold felt. See our blog here to make felt roses. Make 16 roses, varying the tightness of the rolls to make bigger or smaller roses.

 

Make the Pennant:

1. Cut four pennant triangles from oatmeal felt using the pattern in “Materials”. Glue each felt pennant inner triangle to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 12” apart; let dry. Cut around each triangle, leaving a 14” burlap border around each shape.

2. Cut four 12″ lengths of twine. Shape and glue each piece of twine into a letter on each felt pennant triangle to spell out the word “fall”; trim the ends.

3. Cut a 36″ length of twine for the pennant hanger. Glue the top edge of each pennant triangle to the hanger to spell out the word “fall.”

 

Embellish the Wreath:

1. Glue the felt roses to the bottom of the wreath in a tightly packed cluster. Glue one small and two large leaves along each side of the rose cluster.

2. Extend the banner across the center of the wreath, and wrap the twine ends around the wreath sides and to the back. Adjust as needed; trim excess twine ends. Hot-glue the ends to the back of the wreath form.

3. Trim each berry branch to the desired length, and poke the ends into the burlap-covered wreath form along each side of the rose cluster. Bend the branches as desired.

Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkin

knitted-pumpkinDesigner: Sarah Zimmerman

A miniature pumpkin gets its texture from yarn and burlap for a beautiful fall place setting.


Materials:

  • 3″-diameter foam ball
  • Serrated knife
  • Chunky yarn: orange (such as Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin)
  • 34×1″ cork bottle stopper
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Burlap
  • Textured cardstock: moss green
  • Fine-tip marking pen: black
  • Leaf pattern (download it here)

Assemble the Pumpkin:

1. Use a serrated knife to cut a thin slice off the edge of the foam ball. The flat edge will be the pumpkin bottom.

2. Use a crafts knife or the closed, pointed end of a pair of scissors to hollow out a hole in the top of the ball to fit the narrow end of a cork bottle stopper. Hot-glue a cork bottle stopper into the hole for the stem.

3. Glue the yarn end at the base of the cork. Wrap the yarn around the cork horizontally in a spiral, gluing as you work. Continue to glue and wrap the yarn until the entire ball is covered.

4. Trace leaf pattern onto white paper; cut out. Cut leaf from textured cardstock. Glue cardstock leaf to burlap; trim, leaving 18” burlap border around leaf. Write a name on the leaf using a fine-tip marking pen. Glue leaf to pumpkin top.

Nature Calls: Burlap Acorns

nature-callsDesigner: Dannyelle Nicolle-Ramjist

Don’t wait for a rainy day to make this nature-inspired display. The acorns get their shape from plastic Easter eggs, which have been covered with burlap and topped with portions cut from pinecones.


Materials:

  • Plastic Easter egg
  • Medium-grit sandpaper
  • Acrylic paint: brown
  • Artist’s paintbrush
  • Tight-weave burlap
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Pinecone
  • Twig

 

1. Rough up the outer surfaces of each egg with sandpaper. Remove sanding dust.

2. Paint the outside of each egg half with brown paint; let dry.

3. Cut the burlap in a circle large enough to cover two-thirds of the narrower end of the egg, leaving one third at the wider end uncovered. Gather the raw edge of the burlap around the egg and hot-glue in place.

4. Snip off pinecone pieces with scissors. Hot-glue the pieces around the cut edge of the burlap circle in a row. Repeat to add more pinecone- piece rows, overlapping the pieces slightly with each row as you cover the wide end.

5. Cut a 134“-long twig piece. Hot-glue the twig to the wide end of the egg to create a stem.