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Friday, August 30, 2013

A Little Banner of Pumpkins.....You can make one, too!

Hello Glitterinas!

I am so glad you stopped by the thermometer inches its way up, up, up to 102 degrees each afternoon I find myself wishing for Autumn to hurry up and get here!

It's my favorite season!

I love the cooler weather.....

I love my sweaters......

I love watching my college football team play.....

I love to eat pumpkin spice anything......and smelling pumpkin spice candles.....mmmmmm

I love seeing the leaves turn pretty colors......every tree around this area doesn't turn pretty colors, but we have a few that do and I love 'em!  We even have some smaller plants and shrubs that join in the autumn fun and flash some pretty colors!

I love bringing in pine cones, leaves and small branches to decorate with.....

I love setting the table with my fall dishes.....

I love getting out my storage tubs of autumn things.....pumpkins, scare crows, Indian corn, burlap bows, swags of pretty leaves and berries......old friends I haven't seen since last year!

Wow, that's a whole lot of love, isn't it?!

I also love crafting things to put around our, as I was sitting under the ceiling fan, drinking iced tea and wishing for all things autumn, I decided to make a fun, seasonal banner for the fireplace!

I decided to start with pages from an old Farmer's Almanac for the flags that will make up the banner......I really like the aged look of these pages.

I wanted to put a paper pumpkin on each flag, so I picked out some paper, made a template out of heavy card stock and cut out some pumpkins.  Snip, snip,'s fun to watch the pieces of a project come together!

I decided to make 11 flags so there would be a "middle" to the banner and I could center it easily on the fireplace!

Next, I cut some simple, little rectangles for the stems and some leaf shapes out of green, patterned paper.

Now, each pumpkin needed a button.....I saw some cute fabric pumpkins ( I wish I could remember where, so I could say thanks for the idea) that simply had a button tacked on and they were just soooo cute!

So, after a quick look through the button do these look?

I hot glued all the pieces together....and then glued each pumpkin onto its own flag.....

I glued all the flags onto some light brown baker's twine and the banner was ready to hang.....

Here it is!

I love my little pumpkin banner.....this little string of pumpkins marks the beginning of Autumn decorating around our house.

Now it's your turn.....what do you love about Autumn?

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