Hello. I think I’m finally done adding fall touches to our home. Which is a good thing, since soon enough I’ll be starting in on Christmas decorating. But, I don’t want to rush the season. After all, fall is one of my favorite times of year. And this year, I decided to bring in a few fall favorites into the most used room of the house.
Our kitchen sits opposite our family room and has only two windows that are positioned in the corner, where the sink is. With dark cabinets and dark granite, it can sometimes get a little dark. It’s hard to get great pictures, so please keep that in mind.
Since we currently don’t have any window treatments here, I’m always trying to figure out creative ways to add a bit of privacy. This fall, I decided I would try hanging up some wreaths. I started with some basic foam wreath forms.
After a quick coat of orange spray paint, I wrapped them in orange yarn. Then I decided to add a few felt leaves. I have loved seeing all the yarn and felt wreaths this fall and the felt flowers are beautiful. However, they didn’t really seem to fit in my kitchen, so I decided to try making fall leaves instead. First I traced some fall leaves onto a few different colors of felt. Since my yarn was orange, I decided to make my leaves in shades of gray.
Next I hand-stitched a vein up the center of each leaf.
Then, I gathered the thread a bit, giving each leaf a crinkled, “fallen” look. I used a little hot glue to attach them to the wreath.
Finally, I hung them from a dark navy ribbon for a little added color.
To make the corner complete, I added a few apothecary jars which I placed on a white pedestal. This not only raises everything a bit, but it also is a great way to bring in more light to this corner.
White pumpkins are a fun twist, while candy corn brings in the more traditional orange color.
A few pine cones add the finishing touch.
This corner is complete, with the perfect touch of fall.
Enjoy your day!