Autumn in Colorado Springs

Fall is in the air, and we are excited to spend another autumn in Colorado Springs. Leaves are changing color, the temperatures are dropping, pumpkins and decorations are creeping their way into minds and onto doorsteps.


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Since we are busy decorating, we decided to share with you some quick and easy ways to turn your home into a fall time haven. Here is one money saving website we’ve found to make some great autumn decorations.

100 Cheap and Easy Fall Decor DIY Ideas

Here was our favorite from this website:

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These mason jars cost less than $5 each to make and its a great activity for the whole family.

First, make sure the outside of your jar is clean.  Wipe it gently with rubbing alcohol to get any grease and grime off the outside of the jar.  The leaves won’t stick if the jar is oily or dirty.  Then make sure your leaves are malleable.  Bend them a little bit to loosen them up.  Stiff leaves won’t stick either.  If they are thin, fabric leaves, they should easily form around the jar.  If they are real leaves, you may want to dampen them slightly (almost the way leaves become after it rains) to unstiffen them.   You can also iron fabric leaves as well to loosen the fibers.

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To decoupage, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar.  Once that layer becomes quite sticky (check by dabbing your finger on it), place a leaf on the jar.  Paint more Mod Podge on to1p of the leaf in thin layers, making sure to smooth out the edges.  Start in the center of the leaf, and push your way out to the edges with your fingers.  It may take a few layers, but the leaf should stick to the jar.  I had to press a few times to get the leaves to stick; but as the Mod Podge dries, it should.
Don’t be afraid to use your fingers to smooth out the leaf so that it is fully secure.  Layer more leaves on top, filling the jar with as many as you desire.  I didn’t cover my jar fully, as I liked some of the negative space in between the leaves.  Once all the leaves are on, it will take a few hours to dry completely.   The tiny edges of the leaves may not stay completely down, but when the look is complete, you may barely even notice.
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Finish off the top of the jar with rafia or ribbon to complete the look.  Place a candle inside and watch it light the room with beautiful orange, red and green fall colors!
If you end up making these or any other crafty projects for autumn please send them our way, we want to try too!

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Brad Secundy 719-339-2233
Tempe Krieger 719-310-3339
Megan Youngwerth 719-237-0633
Molly Berndt 719-428-9907

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