Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Rust

Have I mentioned that I love fall?

The cooler nights, warm, sky blue days, the crisp leaves, apples, pumpkins...oh my!

Fall in Montana is especially glorious, and while it is not quite here, I can feel it and I can't wait.

And because I have the patience of a 2 year old, I decided to jump the gun a little and make a new fall front door decoration.
I had no idea what I was going to make until I spied this rusty funnel in my stash.
I knew the rust color was perfect for fall.  I painted some barn red and bright orange paint on a piece of barn wood, sanded it a little and then stained it in Puritan Pine.
I screwed the funnel to the board and added some fall floral to it.  As you can see, I did this in a very random, messy way.
I drilled large holes in the top corners and pulled and knotted a piece of burlap through it to hang it from.  Hint--put a little poster putty on the back to keep it from banging on the door.
A book cover tag, some jute, and a couple washers completed my new fall door decor.  
Harvest Blessings to you!


  1. Super cute.

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

  2. You're guilty of giving me autumn envy. I love that funnel. for what it's worth

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the Fall too! I live in the PNW and it does not get any gorgeous than here ;)

    Ursula, blogger at
    {a journal of modern crafts}

  4. As I love fall, too, this is just so wonderful with the lovely warm colours. Well done ...

  5. Really cool. I love it! Pinned it! :)

  6. simple and very pretty.. love it. I love Fall too,, my most favorite time of year!

  7. simple and very pretty.. love it. I love Fall too, my most favorite time of year!! (the unknown comment above was me,,I forgot to sign in to google,,oops!)

  8. Someone beat me to pinning it to the group Junk board, so I pinned it to my own junk board, I love it.

  9. It's very fallish and gets me right in the mood. Now where is that tote with all my fall goodies in it???

  10. It looks great! I love the way it turned out...Good job!

  11. This is beautiful! I've been looking for some inspiration for a fall door decoration, and I think this is it. Thank you!

  12. Becky i have just discovered you through Pinterest of all places.. your work is gorgeous and an inspiration for me to learn how to drive a drill and maybe a saw.. I live on a farm and have HEAPS of materials.. How wonderful you are. celi

  13. Oh my stars, I absolutely love what you made with that. I need to find someplace I can get rusty stuff. That is so awesome. Reminds me of why I love Fall and the colors so much. If you put stuff on barn board messy you sure did a great job of it. Great thing to have hanging on your door. Happy Holiday weekend.

  14. Love your rustic, eclectic style! Found you through Hometalk and find we have a lot in common. :o) Blessings to you!
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  15. I love the way you use random items to create the most amazing things. The door hanging is perfect. It is much more inspirational than a wreath. Your blog is full of great ideas. I always look in to see what you've been working on.

  16. I love your rustic door hanging!

    Visiting from FJI.


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