I’ve been busy making lots of fall decorations for the buffet in my dining room. Lot’s of pumpkins, leaves, 3d corn and acorns will fill the top when I’m done.
You can see that I have a mixed selection of purchased items with Cricut made items as well as some combined. You know when you cut things on your Cricut and you have these lovely swirl pieces left from the cut-outs . . . save these as they make great accents for other projects. This is what I did with the Cricut cut 3D pumpkin I created. The cut-out swirl pieces were used with leaves on top of the purchased pumpkins!
Check out my previous post to learn how I created the Cricut Cut Pumpkin.
Here’s a look at the Acorn and Corn I’ve made. These are super easy to make, just cut and glue! I’ve just used cardstock on these with some Vintage Photo Distressing Ink but you could easily sparkle them up with some glitter or gold glaze. Even some crackle glaze would be pretty.
- 3D Corn – Cricut file #M17477F5
- Acorn – Cricut file #M1747986
I’ve used a cardstock pad from Hobby Lobby by Art-C called Carton for the corn and acorns. A brown kind of pearl paper from Michaels and mixed Cricut special papers such as foil, metallic poster board and glitter vinyl, for all of these projects.
As you can see in the very first photo, I have three framed prints above the buffet. Well last night I decided these needed to be decorated in a fall theme as well. Problem, they are a pain to take down and put back up, and I didn’t want to take them apart to add something new to the frame then have to take it apart after the holiday. So here’s my solution . . .
The design is from the Cricut Design Space – Harvest Blessings #M187679B and was cut with the new Cricut Maker on Copper Adhesive Foil.
I knew from the beginning that this wasn’t a permanent decoration so I first cut a piece of kraft board then attached scrapbbook paper on top with score tape. Once the image was cut and attached to the transfer tape, I placed it on top of some clear plastic. I was afraid to attach to the scrapbook paper thinking it would tear when I removed the transfer tape, which I had planned to remove, as you normally would do. However . . . once attached to the clear plastic, I decided to leave the transfer tape on top making it easy to clean the image if needed.
The finished image was attached to the top of the glass with foam tape. This way I can easily remove the image when it’s time to remove the fall decorations and I can use it again next year!
But …. there’s more (grin). It just kept calling to me for some 3d accents so I cut out all of the design but the pumpkin, in design space then cut the design in both the foil and dk brown paper. Brown for the leaves and foil for the pumpkin. After cutting away the excess design, I glued the leaves on then attached the pumpkin to the image with some small pop dots.
And there you have it! My fall framed wall art. Hope you were inspired to make your own.
Here’s a look at the other two projects to go with this one . . .
Till next time . . . Happy Crafting!