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Thanksgiving Wall Decoration

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

Materials:
•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)
•adhesive 

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.