What is that lurking on the living room bookshelf?
Let's take a closer look,
I've been itching for a little more fall flavor, but I didn't want to go overboard with a full on explosion of orange, yellow, and red. So, when I remembered that I had two glass bowls in graduated sizes, I knew I could use them to keep fall love simple and classy.
The small bowl is filled with snapped twigs from the yard, and a bird on a wire photo I printed out.
The large bowl holds two black and white photos, one of a tree, and another of a leaf. I filled the bottom of the bowl with a few silk leaves for a little splash of color.
If you're interested in making these, feel free to use the pictures below, or use some of your own.
I found these photos on my favorite free-to-use photo site, morgue file.
Once I downloaded the files, I played around with some of the features in Picasa to give them a vintage look, I also uploaded the bird and leaf photos to this great old photo maker that I discovered through Julia's awesome blog. Once I liked the look of the photos, I printed them on photo paper, making sure that I sized them small enough to leave a white edge around each image. Once they were printed, I used wavy cut scissors to give the edges that old fashioned photo look. Finally, I randomly creased each photo a few times to give it a more worn look. This also helped them fit better in the bowls.
I love how they turned out! I also love that they were 100% free!