Next to summer, fall is my favorite season. What’s not to love about it, really. The temperature is just right, not so hot and not freezing cold either. The leaves turn into the most beautiful colors of yellow, orange, red, rust and shades of brown. All the fallen leaves on the ground seem so well placed and oh so lovely to look at.
The colors of fall outside are stunning but those won’t work well inside my home. Those vibrant colors are a bit off if I use them around the house though. So to make it muted and fit right in with the color scheme and aesthetic of my home, I toned down those bright oranges and chose more muted colors.
We have four seasons where I live so I thought it would be neat to finally decorate some fall theme this time. I never did so this fall décor was pretty exciting for me to do.
Join me and let’s make this fall décor diy.
Round woven placemat
White acrylic paint
Robin egg blue acrylic paint
Metallic permanent marker pen
Faux fall leaves
I used Ikea’s SOARÉ water hyacinth place mat. You’ll like to use this as base because it is stiff and sturdy. Do you know I also used this placemat to make a minimalist wall clock? Check out that diy.
Back to our project, prepare the base by painting the round woven mat with white acrylic paint. Paint a circle but leave out about 2 inches of the placemat plain. Start from the center then going out towards the edge.
Let that dry and then use a pencil to write ‘hello fall.”
Paint the letters with the robin egg blue acrylic paint.
When the paint dries, use the metallic marker pen to outline the letters.
Get some faux fall leaves and paint some with white and robin egg blue acrylic paint.
Paint one coat and don’t make it thick. The intent is just to mute the colors and not to change it. Don’t paint the back of the leaves, just the front. This way, there is a very faint orange tint.
When all the leaves are dry, poke the leaf’s stem through the weave of the placemat and pull it from the back and bend the wire stem towards the mat to hold it still. Place some at the top and the side bottom or wherever else you see fit. Play around at this point.
I’m so happy how this décor turned out. It goes real well with the color scheme in my house. Pretty sure, you’re loving what you made, too. Enjoy fall!
You can totally rock this!