Fall is in the air! While it’s not my favorite time of year (I’m more of a spring girl) I still love a lot of things about fall. One of the things I love is when the leaves start changing and all the beautiful colors come out. I wanted to bring some of those colors into a fall flower arrangement and of course I had to mix in some aqua (who says you can’t have aqua in the fall?)
So everything I used I found at JoAnn’s and Michaels. They’re pretty much the only craft stores in my area anyway. The jars and the wooden basket thing (I don’t know what to call it) I got at JoAnn’s. The basket was normally $29.99 but I used a 40% off coupon for it and the jars were $2 each. I used cream colored spray paint to paint all the jars first.
Then to make a stencil I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the word “FALL”
I got this great aqua colored paint from Michaels (Martha Stewart brand) and stenciled the letters on to each jar.
Then after all the paint had dried I just used a nail file to rub off some of the paint off and give it a distressed look.
The flowers I bought were from Michaels and I will be honest- they were not cheap. I did use a coupon but it didn’t save me a ton. I still paid around $40 for the flowers. Too bad they weren’t on sale!
The jars fit perfectly inside of my basket but I realized after I put them inside that the basket was too deep and was cutting off the bottom of the letters. So I got some burlap that I folded up and put underneath the jars so it would raise the jars up. In the end I’m really happy with how pretty it turned out and I will be using it to decorate my fall mantle….stay tuned for the post!