Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Front Porch

I wanted to share a little fall front porch decor I've been doing around here. 


It all started when I spotted this cute lil' chippy gate at a vintage gift shop here in my town. As soon as I saw her, I knew she belonged on my porch. And not just on my porch, but hanging on a large wall near my front entry. 


I also came across this reclaimed wood Welcome sign (for under $10 I might add) there as well and decided I was going to marry the two somehow. 


So, I nailed a picture hanging bracket to the back of the sign,


added some fall garland I already had, and hung the sign to my gate.

Pretty cute right? I thought so but I also thought it needed a little more "fall".


So, I went to Hobby Lobby and snatched up some very inexpensive chipboard letters, ribbon, and fall-colored scrapbook paper.


The first thing I did was decide which paper I wanted for each letter and trace them appropriately. Once I cut them out I decided I needed to do something with the edges of each letter.




 So, using my stash of spray paint I painted the edges of each letter to somewhat match my scrapbook paper.





Because this is an outdoor project, I grabbed a bottle of outdoor-purposed Mod Podge. 


And once the letters were dry, I adhered the paper to each letter.


I then hot-glued my ribbon to each, creating a sort of loop.


See where I'm goin' here?


Using little nails, I was able to hang my ribbon under my welcome sign.


I'm so excited because I am already thinking about how I can continue to use my gate for other seasons/holidays. Stay tuned for that. :)


Until then, "Welcome Fall" everybody.

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11 comments:

  1. I just saw this on A Bowl Full of Lemons, and I love it! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com today (or any time Fri-Wed) and link up!

    Great sign.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I'll try and stop by!

      Susan

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  2. I just saw your post over at Handmade by Hilani, it is very CUTE!!! TFS

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    1. Thanks so much! Fall is just so fun to decorate for isn't it? :)
      Susan

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  3. Love it, you are so incredibly talented. And thanks to your guest post I am now following Handmade By Hilani too!

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much! isn't Hilani to talented as well? Love her stuff. I just stopped by your blog as well and am a new follwer of you too! I love when I find a blog about similar types of things. I can never get enough great ideas! Have great week!

      Susan

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  4. This is sooo stinking adorable.. love how big your project is and how amazing it looks on your porch! I am your newest follower~
    Hope you stop by and join in my Under 300 Followers Blog hop @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/09/under-300-followers-blog-hop-20.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  5. This is really a cool idea and I love how you used the fall colors to decorate your home. You have a very lovely blog and I look forward to your next post.
    I would love for you to follow back.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

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  6. Very pretty!!! I want a fall sign like this one!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  7. I love your blog! I love decorating for the seasons, but fall decor is by far my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Megan! I totally agree!

      Susan

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