It’s here! It’s here! My favorite season! In Kentucky we have a lovely long fall season. The weather is just perfect for almost three straight months, and when the leaves change to fall colors they last for weeks and weeks. It’s just a gorgeous place to live and experience the fall season every year. I thought I would celebrate fall this year by making a DIY fall banner for a few friends. This projects is so simple and elegant with the use of gold leaf sheets. It’s easy to make it several times!
- Darice Shimmer Cardstock
- Gold Leaf Sheets
- Martha Stewart Gilding Adhesive
- Darice Gold Metallic Cord
- Flat 1/2″ Paintbrush
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Cricut Explore Air 2
Using your gold leaf adhesive, brush a thin layer on the bottom half of your triangle. Allow it to dry for 3 minutes. This is an important step for gold leaf! The adhesive dries tacky, so you want it to be mostly dry before adding your gold leaf, otherwise it becomes a sticky mess on your fingers.
Use a Cricut machine to cut the fall letters out of black cardstock. You can access the Cricut cut HERE. Use an adhesive pen or spray adhesive to attach them.
That’s it, your DIY fall banner is complete! See, gold leaf is sooo easy! If you are nervous trying it out for the first time, practice first on some scratch paper. Gold leaf comes in several different types of materials, but the gold leaf sheets are my favorite. After a few tries, you will get the hang of it!
For a more traditional fall decoration, check out this DIY autumn banner made with paper leaves.
You may also like -
Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.