Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn Inspired Frames

I love Autumn.  Unfortunately the weather here is not making it conducive to bringing out the brown velvet throws and the pumpkins would probably rot on the front porch....On a brighter note: Fake lasts forever and looks great framed.

Meet the Pears.  They started out as worn out ornaments from Christmas' past.  To create your own lovely framed piece of Autumn, simply follow the steps below.  Sarah@Thrifty Decor Chick did a version of this here.

SO cute on plates!  Thank you for the inspiration!  Gotta love pears...whoever said there was anything wrong with being pear-shaped never saw their true potential.

Gather your supplies.  I used wrapping paper in rich, Autumn hues that I purchased at one of my favorite home and garden shops in Cambria, CA.  I grabbed some acrylic paints in green, brown, and gold, my frame (just one I had on hand), glue, and paint brushes.

I mixed two shades of green to use as my base coat.  Forest Moss and Italian Sage.

Once the first coat is dry, you can apply a coat of brown.  I mixed Burnt Umber with Gold.

I loved the way the ornaments picked up the dents and dings mimicking a true Bartlett!  Set your pears aside to dry and cut your paper for the background.  Brush white glue onto the surface you wish to attach your paper to.

Once you smooth your paper down, use a nail file to rub over the perimeter of the frame to get off the excess paper.

The paper would even be lovely framed on it's very pretty.  Oh, yeah and I painted the frame flat black and rubbed the same mix of Gold and Burnt Umber over the top.  All you need is a hot glue gun and you're ready to add the finishing touch.

Click on over to Kimba's and check out other DIY inspiring projects.


Happy Autumn and faux pear decorating!
Linked up with Twice Remembered at Make Your many ideas, not enough time:)

5 comments: said...

very nice!
great tutorial!

decdiva1 said...

very pretty! great job!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

SO cute!! I love that wrapping paper, OH my goodness!

Audra said...

Love this,thank you for the tutorial. Can't wait to try my hand at this!

Marie said...

Hello Tamera - it's nice to meet ya! Loving your Fall inspiration. Thank you for sharing!