Monday, September 2, 2013

Fall Decor {Autumn Bunting}

Who's ready for a little change of season?

It's been a dry hot summer here in South Texas,
so when September hits, and football begins,
you know hope it's about to get a tad cooler.

Decorating for the seasons is such fun.
I enjoy changing things up, so it makes for a good excuse.

The mantle is a focal point in most living areas,
which makes it a perfect place to showcase some seasonal decor.
Back to the bunting! (and there's a pic of my cute little partner in crime)
I used card stock, kraft paper, dictionary pages, and linen ribbon to make the banner. After crumpling the kraft paper for texture, I taped it to the cardstock. I used the Ornamentals font for the lettering and ran the dictionary pages through one page at a time.
I thought it was fun to use one of the "m" pages for the M, etc.
and by accident, this page has the word "mantle" on it. 
I left the torn edge on the page, then used my Bondo scraper that I got from the Haven conference as a guide to tear the other 3 sides of the page.
(It has many uses, besides smoothing out filler, spackle, etc.)
The double-sided tape worked to attach the dictionary pages to the kraft paper, punched the holes, and threaded the linen ribbon through.

I'm a fan of banners and buntings.
If you'd like to see more inspiration click here.

This mantle design I will leave up until I replace it with Christmas decorations. So it will remain through Thanksgiving.

I enjoy decorating for Fall.
You can find some of my other Fall decor ideas and one recipe below:

I will post my entire mantle in a few days along with a little surprise I've been working on, so come back and take a look!
OK, I'll just go ahead a tell you.
Dream.Create.Inspire  Fall Link Party & Giveaway

It's my first link party, so I'm very excited to see other blogger's favorite fall projects. Then, there is a giveaway also, so who doesn't like free money to go and buy more fall decor? 
The fun begins September 9 and the winner will be announced on Monday, September 16, 2013.

I'd love it if you would spread the word about the Dream.Create.Inspire
Link party & Giveaway.
Just grab the button below and display it in your sidebar
so others will see it and join the fall fun!

All Things Beautiful


  1. I love, love, love the bunting! So my style! I didn't have a chance to comment on your previous post, but I got a giggle when I saw that "scandalous" banner!!!!

    1. Thank you Doreen! I think we have similar styles since I want to copy all that you do!! I do like banners, and the one you are referring to, made be blush a little and giggle too! I love to see the creativity of others.

  2. Oh my gosh---I love this! It's beautiful!

    1. Thank you Kirby!!! Hope you've enjoyed a wonderful day off today. xoxo

  3. You did a beautiful job! I've never done a "bunting".... Maybe it's time. :)

  4. The bunting is so pretty, I'm definitely going to try making it myself! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Did you print the letters on the dictionary pages using your printer?

    1. Yes Denise I did. I taped the pages onto white computer paper with regular clear tape, then ran it through the printer. Running some test sheets to get the placement right helped too!


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