I said it and I meant it. "No early Fall this year."
No September Halloween. No giving in too early. No...not this time.
But then? Michael's.
And suddenly, I lost my willpower. I set summer free and I said hello again to one of the most beautiful, vibrant, coziest of seasons. And you know something? I'm okay with it. I'm ready and more importantly, I'm excited for you, Fall. So of course I went on Pinterest. And I saw this. A trip to A.C. Moore later and this is what I came up with:
One unfinished sign plus one unfinished box of letters
Plus some quick sprays of these guys:
Insert some basic distressing and a glue gun and here you have it:
My thrifty little Autumn knock off! Is it as good as the inspiration? Nah. But it's something...namely cheap and more importantly-effortless! I broke pretty much every rule of crafting and sprayed in almost 85% humidity, waited one minute between coats and totally over distressed the crap out of the thing but truth be told, I love it. It is simple, imperfect and being displayed early enough to make me feel ahead of the seasonal game. Win/win...win? Sure.