So now that my fall wreaths are on the door, I figured I might as well get busy spreading fall throughout the rest of the house, too. So that's what I've been up to the past couple days. And this little Fall Word Tree was one of the first things on my To-Do list.
I guess I'm going with a book page theme for Fall this year, whether I really planned to or not. Since I still had over half a book left after I did my wreaths, I had plenty of pages left for a few more projects , including my little tree.
Remember my little Falling Leaves Art from last year? Well, this is kinda the same principle, only in 3D.
I don't know why so many of my projects start with a stick from my yard, but they do. And this one did as well. I found a nice twiggy one that resembled a tree in and of itself.
This one even came with it's own perfect tiny spiderweb. (Now that's art.)
Then, I used my tiny leaf punch to punch out some of our favorite fall words out of the book pages. Lola helped me by punching out more random leaves to use as fillers.
Then, with a tiny dab of hot glue, I stuck them on the tree.
We used words like "family", "coffee"...
"school", "cooking", "stew"....
and one of my favorites, "boots"...
A plain tin can wrapped in burlap made the perfect little container. A little floral foam in the bottom holds the tree in place. I added a little charm (found in scrapbooking supplies) for a finishing touch.
This is a perfect fall project to do with your kids. And it's a double-whammy: the kids will have fun doing the craft with you & you'll have a great fall decor piece.
I had originally made mine to go on my fall cafe shelves (coming soon), but I've found about 3 other places I'd really like to put it now. Decisions, decisions! I guess I'll just have to make more!
Wouldn't these be great as a centerpiece? Or even a hostess gift?