If you've been around here a while, you know I used to have another blog where a friend and I would post about crafts and recipes. Welp, I thought I'd repost here some ideas I tried last fall because I still love them.
Personalized Falling Leaves Placemats
I bet you already have fall-colored acrylic paint in your cabinet.
Brown, red, orange and yellow is what you need for this first project.
I bought these at IKEA; a pack of 4 is $5. Whoa. so cheap. And i love that they're cork.
This is SO easy. Fingerpainted leaves.
I painted our names on each placemat, along the trunk of one tree.
My little guy does NOT like to get his fingers messy, so he was a hard sell on this project. (I don't know ANYONE like that...??) He lasted about 7 minutes before the torture of having paint on his fingers was more than he could stand. I did get a smile out of him though. A half-hearted one
My daughter made a jumping pile on hers.
I was happy to have the remaining two placemats to decorate myself.
They're sorta flimsy and may not hold up forever, but I still love how they turned out! A couple fall-colored candles in my centerpiece and a white tablecloth made for a very simple and lovely table arrangement.