Hi Everyone, I have a treat for you today! A post about a Fall Porch from a blogging friend, that I've had the pleasure of meeting in person. It's funny. I found her via hopping around blog land (a regular thing) and found out she's local. We meet up and surely enjoyed our visit. I quickly asked if she's be willing to share one of her projects with my friends, you all. She happily agreed and I'm so glad, because I love this project. Thanks Susan...take it away.
Hi everyone! I'm Susan from Achieving Creative Order.
I'm so excited to be here today to guest post on my friend Hilani's blog. I'm also excited to share my latest Fall project, which also happens to be on my front porch.
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 am I 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.
If you'd like to see more of what's going on over at Achieving Creative Order, please stop by for a visit. Whether I'm organizing a space for a client or finding ways to make things run more smoothly (and look more pretty) in my own home, you can always bet there will be SOMETHING going on.
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