Fashionable Fall Decor & More
Can you believe that summer is almost over? Here in Portland, Oregon where the Graphic 45 office is located, we're already starting to see a few falling leaves! Autumn is definitely on its way. We thought it would be fun to give you a preview of some of the wonderful fall-inspired home decor ideas from our design team! Autumn is such an enchanting and inspiring season that offers so many opportunities for great papercrafting! Get ready for a great time, G45ers, because today's blog is going to be amazing. You'll see a gorgeous Steampunk Spells altered frame by Alberto Juarez. Then Olga Struk is going to share her incredible Steampunk Spells lantern and tutorial. There's even a marvelous video for you to enjoy! We're going to have so much fun today.
We are very excited to be teaming up with Paper Haus Magazine today to host this week's blog contest! We are happy to be part of this amazing celebration of the new Fall edition of Paper Haus Magazine as well as their 1 year anniversary! Click below for the magazine link! The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and Graphic 45, so make sure you click through every blog for inspiration! Also comment on every blog to get a chance to win an amazing daily prize! We hope you enjoy this blog hop. Remember the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired! Leave your comments on the Paper Haus blog for your chance to win this fabulous 12 Days of Christmas and Mother Goose prize pack. It's a $75 value! A winner will be announced on our blog as well as the Paper Haus blog on September 15th.
A winner will be announced on our blog as well as the Paper Haus blog on September 15th.
And now it's time for some glorious home decor ideas for fall! We begin with Alberto's amazing Steampunk Spells altered frames. The bright and vivid colors of autumn offer endless ideas for home decorating. Our new Steampunk Spells collection is perfect for bringing your ideas to life! Alberto took two simple frames and dressed them up in beautiful Steampunk Spells papers and pretty Petaloo flowers. It's such a stunning combination of color and dimension! Add some warmth and wonder to your seasonal home decor with a pretty altered frame! You can find inexpensive frames like these at thrift stores and consignment shops. Then let your imagination run wild with Steampunk Spells! It's so much fun!
Next we have another remarkable idea for fall home decor. Here is Olga's amazing Steampunk Spells lantern, created with Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. This craft would look incredible for Halloween or fall-inspired home decor! We just love the classic look of this lantern. Olga also has some fun ideas for how to work with Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Want to know how this was made? Here's a fun video tour of this whimsical work of art. Then Olga will take you step-by-step through the creative process with a wonderful tutorial. So grab your scissors and papers because we're going on a creative voyage with Olga!
Here is Olga's step-by-step tutorial on how to create this beautiful lantern. Have fun making this enchanting project, G45ers!
The lantern may be hanging or tabletop.
The construction of lantern is double-sided, so it may be used on both sides.
I looked at tags from a different side. Or, rather, from both sides.
1. I took 3 tags from the Regular Tag Album.
2. I took paper from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad and attached it to one side of my tags.
3. I did embossing and applied ink to the other side of the tags.
4. I cut openings for stained-glass windows in the center of each tag.
5. I achieved stained-glass effect by painting alcohol inks on acetate film.
6. I attached windows using glue first, then brads and attached Antique Metal Door Pull.
7. I secured mini door hinges between tags using brads.
8. This is how it looks from the other side. I covered brad legs with decorative caps.
9. The hinges on the outside should remain loose.
10. Door knob
Using wood stick I made a door knob.
I attached a magnet and decorated it.
11. Now using the door know with magnets I can connect the construction at the point where I did not use brads.
12. You can embellish interior and exterior side of lantern as you wish.
13. I recommend using electronic candle.
It is convenient to keep lantern unfolded till the next event.
We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's special Graphic 45 blog! Big thanks Alberto and Olga for their amazing creations today. We hope you got excited for some fun fall decorating with Graphic 45! Come on back and see us tomorrow for more amazing ideas and fun. Thank you all so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fantastic day!
Your Friends at Graphic 45