I am moving full speed ahead these days. I told you I would be keeping myself very busy the next month or two. Today I am sharing a cute diy polka dot fall banner. I am not typically a polka dot kind of gal. But this was cute and I thought a nice change for me this year on the fall mantel.
I can’t believe how many fall decorations are out in the stores already. I suppose people like getting a jump start and their decorating ideas early.
Yesterday I ran into Michaels real quick. I was actually just looking for some cute packaging ideas to send little care packages for Alex and some friends. Of course, I had to walk up and down the aisles for a bit to see what was new.
That is when I spied this package of pre cut burlap bunting with the cutest little polka dots on it.
I used my 40% coupon from my phone and I wound up getting the pack for around $5.00. SCORE!
Even came with the twine. You get 10 pieces of burlap. That’s a pretty darn good deal for this package.
The package is Recollections Halloween Boo Banner kit.
Not to mention, no mess cutting and having to deal with all the burlap getting all over the floor and table. That is one thing I am NOT fond of with burlap.
Now I do apologize for more of a teaser post because I am just getting started with the mantel. This was just a play around and see if I like it or not. I don’t want to do the mantel quite this early. More or less this is a dress rehearsal.
I already had the stencil of course on hand. Just a little tip for you too, just in case you are not an avid user of stencils. Always remember less is more when it comes to the paint. You can always go over the stencil and dab it again if you need to fill in areas. If you use too much paint it has the potential to bleed through and you get the sloppy bleeding edge. For this stencil I used a fairly small artist brush and lightly dabbed over the letter. First I dabbed the brush in the paint and then blotted it on a paper towel before I started.
I spelled out Harvest. I think it’s a keeper.
And aren’t these copper owls adorable? I found them at Home goods. I couldn’t resist.
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Love the banner, how fun and those owls really are so cute.
Looking good Debbie! I love that poka dot bunting and those copper owls. I really don’t want to think about fall yet but I do love it.
Thanks Heather! I know it is hard to think about…but I can’t help it lol.
Super cute! Burlap is totally messy! I’ve got all my Fall decorating together but haven’t put it up yet! It’s still hot here!
Hot here too! I don’t know what I am thinking out on the porch today painting rocking chairs lol.
I love seeing some early prep for Fall, and that banner is so darn cute!
I also want to thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I truly appreciate it!
Nice of you to visit Carol. You take care of yourself! You got this and I wish you all the best. xo
Cool you can buy it polkadot! Cute cute cute!!! I saw halloween cady at Sams Club the other day, to early yikes! But I did picknup a couole cute decorations at the dollar store makes me think of you!
It is early no doubt! But that is the way it is in retail. Hope you had fun at the dollar store, I know I always do.
Awesome Debbie….precut burlap…gotta get me some!!
It was dreamy!
Thanks, Debbie. Love this ! Thank you for sharing. On my way to Homegoods now !?
Have fun Jane!
I got lost on the all in one place crafts as in I kept looking around and spotting ideas in lots of the areas. I think I saw that same banner but I was only there for a quick tag a long so I did not stop. I like the way it looks. HARVEST is a great fall word as I live in an ag area plus those pumpkins I love are harvested now!!
I didn’t mean I literally got lost but that I was lost in the luxury of looking and poof 45 minutes was gone type of lost!!!
LOL! That’s great. Come get lost anytime. Thanks Gwen!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
Cute, cute, cute- I love polka dots! 🙂