Thursday, August 20, 2015

Just For Fun - Altered Wagon/Fall Home Decor

I've been a big fan of Carta Bella paper for a while now, and I recently discovered their Fall Blessings Project Challenge on Facebook so I thought I'd take a shot at it.

I've really been into Fall home decor projects lately and next weekend I'll be decorating my home for the season, so I went through my stash of alterables once again, remembering I had purchased a metal wagon on clearance this past Spring.

Here's what it looked like from the craft store. It was 60% off! One of my favorite things to do is grab a big Starbucks coffee and wander the aisles of my local Hobby Lobby. Not only are there great deals and wonderful choices, there's inspiration everywhere! 

Here's how it looked after I altered it with Carta Bella's Fall Blessings paper collection. Fun, eh? It didn't take much time at all to alter it. Let me take you through a few steps.

I started by cutting strips, punching some borders on some and then layering them together.

I removed the wheels to make it easier to work with and then I adhered the strips to the wagon with double-sided sticky tape and put 4-inch circles of paper behind each wheel with a few dots of tacky glue.

I reattached the wheels to the wagon...

...then I fussy cut the Happy Fall banner pieces and few leaves. I wrapped more of the paper around a candle and eventually tied a ribbon around it too.

I filled my wagon with Fall sprigs, pinecones, acorns, a pumpkin and my candle.

Not sure if I'll keep the stickers on the wheels or not just yet. They're cute, for sure though.

Make sure you pop over and LIKE the Carta Bella Facebook page and check out their challenges and new releases. Their paper is so fun to work with. It has great body and texture and the imagery is always fantastic!

Thanks for stopping in today. I'll let you know if I win the Project Challenge. They're picking three winners on Monday, August 24th.

Have a great weekend!


  1. So clever, Annette! I think you can do ANYTHING with paper! Cute paper line as well. This will be a darling Fall decor addition to your home!

  2. Wow!!! Amazing transformation of the metal wagon! Beautiful fall decor!!!

  3. This is beautiful Annette! I love the papers, so pretty for the fall. I love your banner and love the idea of the wheels being covered too. Gorgeous fall décor in the wagon. Lovely!

  4. Sooo darling! But HOW can you be thinking of fall already with feels like temps still topping 100?! I go to HobLob and while the fall stuff is certainly cute, I can't even begin to think about working with it yet!

    1. It's called "Wishful Thinking" Sue. I can hardly stand the thought of going outside!

  5. This is awesome. It looked like such a big wagon until I started to read the article. Love it!

  6. This is adorable, now I need to grab a coffee and walk the aisles of Hobby Lobby to find a cute little wagon!! :)

  7. WOW Annette, that is truly delicious! Absolutely stunning! I really hope that you can win!

  8. Amazing transformation Annette, what gorgeous papers and a beautiful result to decorate your home for fall. Thanks for sharing your techniques! Deb xo

  9. Really love this! The papers are so perfect for Fall!

  10. Oh, Annette!! This is toooo FAB!! What a darling piece of home décor for the approaching Autumn season! You've done a remarkable job of altering this little red wagon into a celebration of Fall! Just Awesome!! XOXO-Shari


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