Monday, September 2, 2013

Spelling out FALL with Jeannie from For What It's Worth

Hi! It's Jilly. I am excited to welcome Jeannie from For What It's Worth on the blog today! What a great start to our Fall in Love With Fall Series! She is such a sweetheart, and her project is so cute and easy, which is my favorite kind of project! Let's see how she made it!

One of the first bloggers I started following was Jillian on this very blog.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be guest posting on her site!

My name is Jeannie and I started blogging at for what it’s worth a year and a half ago.  At that time I was anticipating retirement and following advice to have a bucket list of activities to complete.  What started out as a journal has evolved into a passion and motivator to fill my life with fun.  I moved from putting my dreams and ideas in a paper bound journal to making them real as I shared them on my blog.  I get inspiration from nature, family and fellow bloggers like Jillian. 

Because the summer season has ended and fall is so close you can smell it (literally) I’m sharing my first day of fall project that will go from last year's mantel to this year's guest bedroom decorations. You only need an afternoon to complete the entire project from gathering the materials to creatively displaying them.

First, I’m going to put on some soup while we craft to keep hubby from wondering if we’ll have dinner.  Heck, I’ll even share the link where you can get the recipe.  After all it's my favorite season...soup season!

Mouth watering, appetite pleasing Tortilla Soup

So, with some old frames, fabric, craft paper and alphabet letters…let’s decorate!

Remove the glass from your frame collection and spray paint with a unifying color.  Mine are a hammered brown color but wouldn't copper be pretty?  While they dry, dig through your old craft papers and  fabric stash for some great fall colors to go under the glass.

Now that the frames have dried about 30 minutes, reassemble with the background colors under the glass.  I used a combination of purchased letters and homemade.  You could also use stencils to cut letters from cardboard or if you have one of those cool Silhouette machines [I covet] you can make some fancy vinyl letters.

Attach the letters on top of the glass and start decorating.  You can see the progression of the season on my mantel here as it went into October.  Have fun, and come visit me at for what it's worth.  I'll make some pecan pie for you.

Thanks for sharing your cute project with us, Jeannie! You've inspired me to dig some of those unused picture frames out of storage! 


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