Fall Door Banner

Hi Everyone.  It’s almost the weekend.  Do you have any fun plans?

First, I have to tell you about this yummy dessert.  I have decided to buy something new each time I go grocery shopping because I feel like I have gotten stuck in a rut buying the same things over and over.  I’m even trying new recipes.  This week I purchased this item.  I love Creme Brulee and saw this, tried it out, and it’s delicious.  Pretty close to the real thing.  Give it a shot.  I’ll keep you posted of any new items or recipes I find to be yummy.

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I was thinking about pulling out my fall decor and decided I was tired of the door wreath I have been putting up for the last several years.  So, I came up with something a little different for my door.

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There are some beautiful round wreaths posted on Pinterest, but I wondered what other looks were out there.  This is what I found:

Fall Door Decor CollageBeautiful Ideas!

If you’d like to know how I made my fall banner here are the steps:

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I gathered my supplies.  I purchased some wood beads and spools at the craft store and painted them in some fun fall colors.  I already had the burlap, mesh, and wire.

I found some cute paper at the scrapbook store in the colors I was using and cut them into strips.   I then adhered pieces of the paper around the spools.

www.polkadotpoplars.comThen I strung the beads and spools randomly onto jute string.  I made two strings of them.

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I love seeing all the colors together.  I would be happy with just this, but I kept going.

I painted some pennant plaques I found at “The Wood Connection” and then traced around the plaque onto my scrapbook paper.  I then Mod Podged the paper onto the plaque and added some chipboard letters painted brown.  I also antiqued around the edges of the paper with a brown stamp pad.

www.polkadotpoplars.comI made some burlap and mesh banners just for a background behind the beads.  I used a zig zag stitch and attached the pieces onto the jute.

www.polkadotpoplars.comI layered all the pieces together starting with the orange mesh banner and then put the burlap banner on top of that.  I then topped those off with the beads and tied all the jute pieces together.  I placed wire through the “FALL” plaque holes and attached them to the bottom row of beads.  For a fun touch I made tassels for each end by combining pieces of burlap and fabric together and cutting them into strips and wrapping jute around the top to hold them together.  I simply hot glued them to the ends.

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To hang I used 3M Command Hooks on each side of the door.

That’s it.

I would love to see your Fall decor.  I want to do some new things inside my house, too, and need ideas.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. Ashleigh Hall says:

    This is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!! I.LOVE.IT!!

  2. Donna Collins says:

    This is just adorable! Heading out now to get supplies!

  3. this is so cute. I feel so inspired… thanks and Happy Fall!

  4. Super cute! I love how people are doing non-traditional wreaths this year. 🙂

  5. This is sooooo cute!

  6. Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says:

    This looks amazing!! I love it!! I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!! Link up starts Wednesdays! http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/lovely-ladies-link-up-link-up-1/
    Hope to see you there 🙂
    Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off

  7. How cute! Your banner looks so sweet, I love the beads! Very cute idea! 🙂

  8. Super Cute! You are featured on #MyPostMonday Again, super cute!!!

  9. deana dietrich says:

    this is to cute – we are always doing crafts – I will need to add this to our list

  10. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the idea!

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