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Welcome Fall! Autumn is my favorite season, and I cannot wait to share this fabulous Fall decor item with you. This project has been rattling in my brain for quite awhile, and I finally got to put it all together and share with you.
To start with this piece of home decor, I started with an unfinished, pedestal, floating frame. I took all of the pieces apart, and spray painted the wood with Krylon spray paint in Antique Brass. Once the pieces were dry, I was able to put it all back together. To make sure that you can still close the top, you may need to lightly sand down the sections that slide together.
Each piece of paper is measured perfectly to fit each of the sides. Since the wood was painted first, I inked all of the edges with some brown ink. This way any seams or edges fade away. Remember to ink any of your embellishments or stickers as well.
Before the lid was replaced, and the top section glued down, I added in a piece of the Spectrum Collection (Wood Connection) right in front of the back piece of glass.
This created some color contrast between the paper and the acorns.
The acorns are some fabulously metallic embellishments that I found in the Fall Decor aisles of Hobby Lobby. I was looking for some real acorns, but then found these metallic acorns and couldn't resist.
Once the acorns were filled into the frame, I glued the top pieces down to make sure that nothing would ever fall out.
The front was still a little plain, so I pulled one of the Details Stickers from the Bountiful Collection and placed it on the same piece of Spectrum Cardstock in Mustard Seed. This was then attached to the glass front with Dodz Adhesives in Mini.
The front of the frame is decorated with Bountiful Five. The sides and top are decorated with Bountiful One.
To add a little more detail, I added the hinges from the Details sticker sheet. Inking up the edges made each sticker look like it really belonged. I also suggest that if you are going to place them over the edge of your project, bend each sticker backwards before putting it on the item. This will help to secure the corner better.
I loved creating this piece, and can see myself creating a few more for each season! I imagine filling them with all sorts of fun, seasonal embellishments.
Authentique Supplies Used: Bountiful Collection (Details stickers sheet, Bountiful One, Bountiful Five), Spectrum Cardstock (Mustard Seed)