Yes! At least they are falling right here in my family room. As many of you, I couldn't wait to begin decorating my home for Fall. The fireplace is such a big focal point in my kitchen/family room, that it's usually the first thing to get my attention.
I began by creating a new piece of art, trying to use or reuse things I already had. The tree silhouette was painted on the same board I created long time ago.
First it was born as a plain board covered with a million little pieces of paper that in the end I didn't like!
Then, no happy with the multicolor squares I painted a "doodle" on top of them.
Tired of it, for Summer time I decided to cover the board with a piece of fabric.
Now for Fall, I wanted something different. I've been liking tree silhouettes, so I put on my artistic hat to paint one.
My first time doing something like this, is far from perfect but I'm happy with it. You can use any kind of paint. The blue and brown are wall paints by Behr, the black and orange are the ones my kids use most of the time, and the other ones yellow and white are acrylic.
The only important thing to have in mind while painting the background is to work fast, blending the colors before the paint dries. For the tree is good to draw a pencil sketch to follow.
The "masterpiece" in its place.
Well, while the background was drying I worked on the leaves.
Wrapping paper found at Target, glue, and scissors.
A piece of the wrapping paper was folded and glued together to make the leaves sturdier. It got all wrinkle!
Later on I found out it was OK. It gave the leaves a crunchy feeling.
A piece of tape on the back,
and they were ready to be place on or falling off the tree.
With some extra accessories, here is the final work.
A place to collect all of those flying leaves!
A little scarecrow.
And a Fall sign.
My son asked me why I didn't take away the blue leaves, they are not for Fall? I like them, they go with the many blue accessories I had around the house.
The before and after.
Psssst! Look at the chairs. I turned the slipcovers inside out and Voila! A new pair of chairs! The seams are not that bad, aren't they.