Finally, the weather is cooperating and I’m in full swing for fall decorating over here. You guys know we just moved this summer and living in a smaller town has its plus and minuses. For instance, there are not a ton of stores in our little town…that’s a minus when I’m looking for new decorating ideas. The BIG plus is this small town has a massive JOANN store that is basically on my street. It could get dangerous!
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I love to get new project supplies, ideas, and home decor at JOANN and this fall I’m so excited to be working with them on a few projects. (hello bucket list opp – I love this store!!!) Are Y’all ready to see the first project? You are going to adore this idea because it’s so simple, anyone can do it and it makes you look super crafty even if you’re not!
I’m in love with the gold, brown and metallic hues that are all over this fall. When I was shopping at JOANN I seriously wanted everything, but when I saw these cute paper napkins in my current favorite fall colors I knew exactly what to do with them. Of course, they would be great on your fall table, but I had another idea. I scooped up some acrylic craft paint that matched the base color of the napkins and a precious scalloped wood tray that is a blank slate for creativity. (BTW – there is a supply list at the bottom in case you aren’t as lucky as me with a JOANN down the street 😉 ) A ton of other fun things to decorate with for fall somehow managed to jump in my basket.
Then came the fall napkins I scored. Paper napkins are typically two or three-ply, for this project you want to separate your napkin until you have just the top layer with the design on it. Next, I ripped the flower pattern away from the whole napkin. I wanted a random edge, not a straight cut line. For this particular design application I think it blends better this way.
I painted the corner edge of my scalloped tray with Mod Podge and gently placed the flower napkin to frame the edge and fall slightly over the sides. I went over the top of the napkin with more Mod Podge. With my finger I smoothed the napkin and feathered out the excess glue. Once it dries the napkin really just blends into the painted surface. I did the exact same thing on the opposite corner for a fall frame on this sweet tray! So easy and it looks like you painted those gorgeous flowers directly on the try. No one has to know your secret!
I used a vintage silver bucket from my stash to make a woodsy floral arrangement for fall. To make the arrangement I started with a small block of greenery foam and some branches from the yard. They are great for dramatic height and a rustic fall feel (plus they are FREE!). I stuck them in the foam and then added two stems of boxwood I got at JOANN. I’m super particular about my faux greenery items, they have to look real for me to use and these fit the bill. Next, I mixed in some mossy branches (also a JOANN find). I am totally using these in the spring too. I love them.
Tuck in a few sweater pumpkins and a pop of buffalo check and you have the cutest fall arrangement ever! I love making my own vignettes like this because you can re-use all the elements for other holidays or in a different way next year.
Topped off with a yummy candle and my kitchen countertop is ready to welcome in some hot chocolate and a cozy fire. Honestly, this fall decorating idea didn’t take long to put together and it really transforms the feel of our kitchen. And I only had to go to one store to get all the goods, like I said…it could be dangerous being this close to JOANN. lol! Here is a complete supply list so you can hurry up and get your fall decorating going. Have fun friends!
Fall Decorating Supply List
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