The product would have been better if I'd purchased the right size glue sticks for my glue gun, but since I couldn't bear another Saturday afternoon trip to Town and Country shopping center I made do by just tucking the stems into the grapevine wreath. It wouldn't hold up in a hurricane, but if a hurricane hits Phoenix I'll have bigger things to worry about anyway. Here's my cheery final product!
Still fueled with inspiration from all the online crafters much more talented than I am, I tackled a little autumn art for the inside of the house as well. Michael's had 5 x 7" canvases massively on sale last month ($15 for 10 of them!), so I got one out and added some fall-colored paints to my collection. I used dollar store stick-on letters to randomly communicate my favorite things about fall, then painted not-quite-perfect stripes of these gorgeous colors over them.
I love my personalized celebration of autumn! It sits happily on my bookshelf, and I'm already planning a Christmas canvas...
More to come, since I'm going to complete my front-porch fall decorations later this week.
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