With the weather still over 90 degrees, it is not feeling like fall yet. I am ready for the chilly night air, crisp mornings and changing leaves of autumn to come! In the meantime, I dressed up our table for fall so that I can pretend it is here.
The first thing I did was run over the Joann’s for some burlap fabric to create a table runner. In order to eliminate waste, I simply folded the fabric in half and tied a cute ribbon bow in each end. By not cutting the burlap I can now use it for a future projects too! I bought 3 yards to cover the table and leave plenty hanging over each end. Burlap table runners are really popular for rustic weddings right now, but i really think they have a great fall appeal too and add texture to decorating!
Once the runner was down, I quickly worked on creating four chalkboard placemats. Fun, functional and super cute! I love being able to write personal messages or theme words on them and plan to get more use out of them in the future. Look out for a tutorial on making diy chalkboard placemats coming soon.
I incorporated our everyday centerpiece into the table-scape, a tall glass vase filled with wine corks. I love using wine corks in decorating and crafts, and this is such a simple way to display a few. And just look how the chalkboard placemats really pop in these pictures!
Lastly I took a few assorted gourds I picked up at Safeway over the weekend for $5 and some fabric leaves from Joann’s to line the center of the table and ad that pop of fall color needed on the table. So ready for fall now!!
Anyone else feeling fall? Working on any fall projects?