I just love the colors of fall... don't you? But here in the South where I live, there aren't as many colors outside as I'd like to see, so we've got to find other ways to celebrate the season. I saw something similiar to this project on Pinterest, and thought of a fun way to decorate with an apple theme. I first used an apple punch to punch out apples from all different patterned papers in Melody Ross' Soul Food line.
Next, I took the glass out of an 8x10 frame and used the cardboard inside the frame to trace and cut out a piece of the correct size from a foam board.
I cut it out, then cut out a piece of burlap type fabric that was bigger around than the foam piece.
I ironed the fabric piece to make sure all of the wrinkles were gone, then used a stapler to staple it down on all sides of the back, pulling it as I went to make sure there would be no wrinkles in the front.
I then used a ruler and a pencil to line up the apples and attached them with foam dots to give them dimension. Finally, I stamped down the letters to the word "thankful", as it's what I truly want this and every other season to be about.
patterned paper - GCD Studios
frame - Michaels
punch - Martha Stewart
fabric, foam board - Joanns
ink - Stazon
stamps - October Afternoon