Does anyone else hate the smell of the dollar store? I sure do. But I love some of the things you can get for crafting there! For example, Dollar Tree has this packet of fall leaves and some pumpkins for a buck each (obviously) and I picked some up for some fall projects for my mantle.
First up, I made this leaf covered R (since our last name is Rich) out of cardboard, the dollar leaves, hot glue and some Mod Podge.
I cut out the R. Here is a picture of it mid-cut. You will notice the picture with the leaves has a bigger center. I put Mod Podge on the cardboard then placed the leaves on top, then Mod Podged on top of the leaves. If you do this, I recommend just hot gluing the leaves on and maybe Mod Podging over. I used hot glue to glue the edges of the leaves to the back of the R and it was done. Super easy.
I painted two coats of a very light gray paint over the orange pumpkins then hot glued a brown ribbon around the middle where the dent/line is.
And here it is all red and orange and ready for the temperatures to drop just a bit.
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