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Thanksgiving Wall Decoration

This was a super easy and cute way to decorate for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

•wood plaque
•Americana acrylic paint in Burnt Orange and Antique Gold
•sealer and gloss varnish
•glitter in fall hues
•leaves- I cut leaves from a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper, but you could use a bag of fall leaves as well.
•chipboard letters (the ones I had on hand were lime green but I painted them brown)

Directions: sand wood if needed, apply coat of sealer, let dry. Paint chipboard letters if needed, set aside and let dry while you work on the plaque. Paint wood- I did two different colors so I wouldn't look flat. Cut leaves and apply glitter. 

Adhere letters and if you painted your letters like I then apply varnish (gloss or matte) to entire surface. Let dry. Then adhere leaves and you got yourself an easy Thanksgiving decoration. 

**with different colors and a different saying this project could easily be made for another holiday**

Garter mum

Mums are very easy and inexpensive to make (well a basic one). This one I made for less than $20.00, some of the materials I already had on hand. A similar, ready-to-buy mum was $35.00 in a craft store. So if you have a little time to DIY you will save a little money. And the bonus is that you can be as creative as you want! Besides there are plenty of tutorials online and YouTube. A Hobby Lobby associate gave me the basic instructions on how to make a mum.