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Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Fall, Y'all


Hello, friends! I'm Keely Yowler. As November begins, I'm busy holiday shopping, choosing recipes for family gatherings, and of course, decorating my home. This is my favorite time of year. I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cool breeze, and bringing out my favorite sweaters. Today, I want to share with you one of my latest holiday decor pieces that you can create with a few simple items.




I wanted to create a fun decor piece for my kitchen table, but this would look great in any room. First, I started with one of my trifle bowls from the kitchen cabinet. You could use any glass bowl, vase, or jar. Next, I took my favorite Imaginisce paper collection, "Happy Harvest". I cut two 2 1/2" x 12" strips of patterned paper to go all the way around my bowl. I then cut four 2" x 12" strips of orange cardstock and used my border punch along one side of each strip. Using my glue gun, I adhered one punched border strip to the top and one to the bottom of both of my patterned paper strips. The next step is to adhere these 2 strips around your bowl. If you are using a large bowl that requires more that one strip, it may be hard to make the edges of your strips meet. Just do your best. We will be covering the seams soon :) I cut a strip of brown ribbon to go around the center of my strips and adhered.

I cut 2 different leaf patterns with my Cricut, but you can along freehand draw leaves, use stamped leaves, or a stencil. For the bowl, you will need 4 leaves of each pattern. I scattered extra leaves I cut around the base of the bowl. If you are using the bowl on a table where all of the sides will be seen, be sure to create interest all around your project. I grouped the leaves together, covered my seams on each side and added an extra group to the back. Adhere the leaves and diecuts. I wanted to give my leaves and diecuts dimension, so I adhered with dimensional foam. If you are worried about seeing the foam from a side angle, apply the foam to only the center of your diecut and curl it's edges inward slightly. Lastly, I tucked a few extra leaves into the bowl filled with artificial pumpkins, goards, acorns, and leaves that I purchased at the dollar store. Tie an orange ribbon around the base.

Supplies:
Patterned paper, diecuts: Imaginisce "Happy Harvest" collection
Cardstock: Colorbok
Diecut leaves: Cricut "A Child's Year" cartridge
Ribbon: Michael's
Ink: Tsukineko
Adhesive: Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, U Cut It 3D Adhesive Foam Blanks
Border Punch: Fiskars
Glass Trifle Bowl: Pampered Chef
Artifical Fall Foliage: The Family Dollar

Tada! There you have it. A fun centerpiece that is easy to create and change for any holiday or occasion. Wouldn't this be great filled with brightly colored candies and decorated for a birthday? Or...filled with pinecones and decorated for Winter? Enjoy! I'd love to see what you create.

I'm having an Imaginisce filled giveaway on my personal blog today with a yummy Fall recipe. Don't forget to stop by and leave me a comment for your chance to win.

35 comments:

Corina Daily said...

This is so cute I love it!!!!

antenucci said...

What a great idea! I totally love this line it works so well with everything.

Maria's Craft said...

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chantal said...

LOVE the rich colours off fall.

Chelle said...

Gorgeous.

Kristal said...

Love this idea! TFS

LisaB said...

what a simple and cute idea!!! thanks for sharing

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Sucha a creative idea....

PamS said...

This is cute...It would work for every holiday.

Michelle McClure said...

What a great idea! It seems like it will be easy to make, but what a statement.

McVic said...

very pretty!!!
kacee

Ange said...

Totally cute centerpiece!!

dlwidder said...

Great project! TFS

Kim H said...

Love you changed a plain glass desert bowl into a very creative centerpeice. Like the choice of papers and the layering. Thank you for sharing.

ehbost said...

Great project. Love the cut choices and papers.

Sammibug said...

What a way to dress up a plain glass dessert bowl! Beautiful!

Anna said...

Beautiful! And it looks so easy! Great job!

Lorraine said...

what a great idea it looks amazing xx

Amy E said...

This is a gorgeous centerpiece! I love the idea of doing one for winter too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Michelle said...

beeeee-u-ti-ful!
autun colors and decor are my fave!..this is terrific!

Janie said...

Awesome bowl, good idea.

Dr. J said...

What a great way to use stash to make serving ware more festive!

loving3boys1girl said...

Cute!! I've been trying to decide on a fall decoration! This would be adorable filled with the pinecones my kids have been collecting for me! They decided I love pinecones (not sure where that came from!) and collect them for me now!

~Tracy
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Sandi B said...

simply beautiful and what a great idea.

ajmaluck said...

love the decorations and how festive the bowl is. Love that line for fall.

Tiffany Hood said...

love it! love this collection, too.

Sue D said...

Great idea--I like that it can be changed for the season.

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Love this line! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Cooper said...

This is a great idea! I love it!

Jessie G. said...

Great idea!


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sharon g said...

What a cute way to dress up glass. Hmmm, what can I dress up?

Melinda said...

What an easy and quick way to dress it up! Swap out the pumpkins for apples and I'm sure those apples will be gone by the day's end! Thanks for sharing!

Tonya said...

Really a great project, I love the Happy Harvest line!

Luanne said...

very very cute decor. love the color and the leaves.

Danielle said...

TFS this idea, great colors1

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