Our Yearly Fall Tradition – Spray Paint, Leaves, and Vases
Fall is an awesome season, and it's so easy to make the inside of your home feel like autumn with a couple simple things. Plus it's a great way to get your child off the video games!
Ali and I decided to go out and about looking for a few cheap and wide vases. We ended up finding 4 of them at Goodwill for a couple bucks a piece, then picked up some fall colors of spray paint to finish our shopping list. Everything else we already had at home. Total spent for 4 of these, from start to finish, was $14. We'll have plenty of paint left for next year as well.
We picked a few leaves off the trees and used a glue stick to help stick the leaves to each of the vases. After that we each lightly spray painted our vases the way we wanted to. Once the paint was a little dry, we removed the leaves off the vases and then cleaned up the glue marks on the glass.
Once you've done all that, just look around the house for whatever you'd like to decorate around the outside, as well as what you'd like to have inside the vases. We opted for twine wrapped on the outside, and popcorn with a candle on the insides. Here's how they ended up!
As you can see, one of the vases was opted to not paint and just enjoy clean, and it turned out awesome. The total time taken to do all this was about an hour and a half. We 'autumned' up our home a little, and got to get Logan away from the Playstation and enjoyed some bonding time together, which is priceless to us.
Oh, and keep the leaves that got painted originally. They look awesome with double-sided tape on things...