Autumn begun this past weekend. WAHOO! (that’s me shouting it from the rooftops, in case you were wondering) I am also really excited to report that the weather has also cooled down to match the beginning of fall. In my neck of the woods it gets hot and I don’t mean just summer hot, I mean 110 degrees hot. So, if you’re not from here, you can imagine how happy I am to see the temps finally drop. Aren’t you just as excited as I am?!? I have to say this time of year is my favorite. Not just for the cooler weather, but also for festive drinks and food, the clothes, and an excuse to throw up a few decorations around the house. Even more than that, all of the end of year holidays rock my world. Any excuse to eat yummm food and spend time with my family is perfection. Plus, we have tons of birthdays throughout November and December! Birthdays = Family time and presents, my favorite!
Now, I’m not a HUGE decorator for holidays. I just prefer a few subtle things around the house. You know the kind, simple to put up or create and easy to take down. With that said, I should also disclose how much I love bunting flags and banners that can hang from a mantle or shelf. Well, in our home there is no fire place so I improvise. We did a DIY a while back, creating a paneled wall (interested in seeing the DIY process for that? Leave a comment below and I’ll get it together!) to jazz up the big blank wall behind the front door. So this year, I decided to make my own banner or garland – whichever title you prefer – and hang it on my entry way shelf. I also put a couple glitter skulls and a pumpkin to mix Halloween in too!
The first step is to hang your hooks at either end of your shelf or mantle.
Next, I hung the rope from either end so that it hung down a little bit in the middle.
Then I cut pieces of the table cloth into flags, featuring parts of the pumpkin. Once the flags were cut, I used clothespins to hang them from the rope.
Finally, I pinned up the felt pumpkins for the final Fall/Halloween touch. Once Halloween passes, I fully intend to switch them out with the felt leaves.
Happy Crafting, DIYers! xx