Fall decor is 70 percent off at JoAnn Fabrics right now.
I know, I might have gone a little overboard too… but is it really going overboard when the bottom of your receipt says “Total Savings: $61?” I don’t think so. So, I bought a few things. Namely, three strands of leaf garland, a fall wreath and four bouquets of fall foliage. You know- instead of fake flowers, it’s a bouquet of fake fall leaves, mini plastic pumpkins and a small styrofoam squash or two. I was super excited to find this sale, because I’m old fashioned in that I wait until Thanksgiving is over to decorate for Christmas. So I’ve got another good month out of my 70 percent off decorations. Thanks JoAnn Fabrics! Because yesterday was my weekday off (yay!) since I work this Saturday (boo!), I decided to do what I could to spruce up the bouquets.
Labeling this as a DIY post almost feels like cheating because it was so easy. I found the orange plastic vase at my apartment, leftover from a flower delivery or something. The color is perfect, too, which is great because I had been planning on spray painting an old vase or something. Nope. So I took an alternative route. I gathered my materials…
And went to work. I cut a thin strip of burlap (leftover from my simple no-sew burlap curtains, if you remember that blog post) and glued it onto the vase. Here’s a trick to cutting burlap I learned from the fabric counter at Walmart, of all places.
If you grab a random thread and pull it out, it gives you the perfect guideline for cutting. So nifty. Before the glue even dried, I wrapped two strands of twine around the vase and tied a bow, which helped the glue dry. I glued the buttons on and voila.
I finished the vase by coating the burlap and twine in a thin layer of Mod Podge, which helps curb the shedding a little bit. Perfect for a side table or a kitchen table or a mantle or pretty much wherever.
Now, go hit up JoAnn Fabrics and let me know what you come up with!