Easy fall decorating project

 TT small Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.

Labor Day is sneaking up on us fast, which means fall decorating can officially commence next week, yay! I love summer, but I’m ready for some cooler temps & pumpkin pie, if ya know what I mean :) Since the autumn nesting is creeping up fast, I thought I’d share a quick project that you can make in way under an hour. Ready? OK!

Cricut Transfer Paper Method You’ll need:

  • A computer & printer
  • iron on transfer sheets
  • fabric (I used canvas scraps)
  • rope, twine or ribbon
  • a craft cutting machine (or you can cut them by hand)

Transfer sheet First, use your computer and make a full page of color. I used dark grey, but you could use whatever color you’d like. Make sure to print on the correct side.

Crafting Transfer Paper Once you have a full page of transfer color, now you’re ready for your craft cutting machine (I used my Cricut.) Be sure to let it completely dry before the next step. (My project took 2 sheets of transfer paper)Transfer Cricut Project Place the transfer paper face down onto your cutting mat. You want the letters cut out wrong so they turn out right (like all transfers).

Transfer Paper Project Then use your machine and cut out the letters you need.

Harvest Banner Voila! A little of the color peeled off a bit, but it kinda gives it an aged vibe that I really like, so I just went with it :)

Harvest Bunting Tutorial Now let’s work with the fabric. You’ll need pieces that are twice as wide as your letters & twice as long. My letters were 3 inches wide & 4 inches long, so I needed a 6 inch by 8 inch piece of canvas. You’ll need one piece per letter of your word.

Fall Holiday decorating ideas Iron down a 3/4 inch hem allowance.

Sewing a bunting Stitch along the edge of the hem, creating a pocket for your ribbon/twine.

Bunting Tutorial Fold the piece in half long ways, then cutting from the outside edge towards the center fold, cut diagonally.

Fall mantle decor Now you have your bunting pieces ready to letter.

Fall decorating ideas Place your letters (one per piece), inked side down onto the front side of your fabric.

Iron on transfer project Iron them on according to your transfer directions on the package.

Fall craft project idea String them up onto a piece of jute twine or pretty ribbon, and you’ve got a beautiful bunting ready for fall!

Harvest Bunting This one is headed to my booth along with the sneaky peek of black and you see in the background… but you’re gonna have to wait a few days to see that one :)

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Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog/Facebook page without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*

Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

Comments

  1. cute bunting! thanks for hosting a great party.
    gail

  2. great idea!! thanks for hosting gina!
    x

  3. I linked up 2 links…I hope that is ok? If not, I will come back and delete one…thank you for hosting such a fun party.

    The banner is amazing…you are SO creative…truly a gift.

  4. Thanks for hosting! :)

  5. Thanks for being a gracious hostess!

  6. Hi Gina, Thank you soo much for hosting. I just love your linky party. : ) Super cute banner. What a great idea. Hope you have a great weekend!
    ~ Catie

  7. I hope you’re having a good week, friend! :)

  8. Wonderful tutorial. The bunting is so cute and clever. Thanks for hosting and have a nice Labor Day weekend.
    ~Lynn
    http://www.cottageandcreek.com

  9. Adorable! I love it! :) Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thank you for hosting and sharing your idea. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  11. Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing and for hosting a great party!

    Blessings ~Wendy

  12. Thank you for sharing such a great idea. So smart! Love the way the banner turned out. Bobbie

  13. Hi Gina!

    I love your Harvest banner! You’re so clever. I’m wondering. . . have you painted your mantel black?? It’ll be fun to see!

    Thanks for hosting a wonderful party every week.

  14. LOVE your harvest banner and the fact that you have a cricut. I don’t see many crafters using the cricut. I’m a cricut user, too! :)

    Thanks for hosting another lovely party!

  15. Such a cute banner!

  16. Thanks again for hosting!

  17. Very cute, thanks for hosting.

  18. So excited for fall! Love the banner :) Thanks for hosting!

  19. Thanks for hosting! So much eye candy!

  20. Thanks for the wonderful party!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

  21. Hey Gina. Oops, I messed up. I’m sorry for the inconvience but I had to repost my link because I had to correct it. The incorrect one is #405 if you’d like to remove it.

    Thanks, Tracy :)

  22. Truly lovely! Now why cant I think of these things?

  23. Love it! “Harvest” is a great word for this time of year… perfect for a banner!

    I’m a day late to the party, but thanks for hosting, Gina.

  24. Two words…. Love It. Thanks for sharing!! I filed it at thecraftersfilebox.com.

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