Cheap and Easy DIY Fall Decorations!

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetTo you August might mean the last month of summer, but to me it means Fall preparations! What inspired me to make this was I was in Hobby Lobby last week and seen similar wood pumpkins that were extremely over priced. That inspired me to see if I could make something similar for a lot cheaper. I think I did pretty good! I also used my scrap material to make a Fall sign to match. I already had most of the materials for this project so I would say to make both the pumpkins and the sign I spent around $20, which is awesome!

I got all the materials I used for this project from Lowes, Walmart, and the dollar tree. Here is what you’ll need…

  • 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft board and 1 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft board- I got mine from Lowes
  • Assortment of acrylic paints, glitter, and brushes – To make painting the orange base faster you can get spray paint!
  • Ribbons and leaves- I got mine from the dollar tree.
  • Masking tape
  • Hot glue
  • Clear spray paint
  • Chop saw
  • Nails and hammer/Nail gun

The first thing you’ll need to do is cut your wood. You can do any size you want but for my pumpkins I cut a 18 inch piece, a 16 inch, and a 12. After I did that I still had a decently big piece left over for the sign! Next, you’ll need to paint all your pieces you cut including the left over piece orange. Like I said before spray paint makes it go a lot faster, but you can use acrylic. After that is dry you’ll need to do your designs on your pumpkins I used masking tape to do the stripes and a round sponge for the dots. Let that dry then nail the pumpkins together. Put the smallest in the front and the two bigger ones behind it they will overlap about an inch or so. This will make it stand up. Next cut small stems out of the 1in x 2in board. I cut mine with an angle and painted them gold, but you can do whatever you want! Nail them to your pumpkins by putting them behind the wood pumpkins. Add bows and leaves and you’re done!

Now for the sign, I took scrap book paper and cut out stencils with my Cricut. You can freehand the letters or buy stencils from hobby lobby if you don’t have a Cricut. You’ll need masking tape to tape down the stencils and a sponge to paint the letters. I painted the letters gold and while they dried I sprinkled glitter over them. When everything dried I sprayed it with clear spray paint so the glitter didn’t fall off and be messy. Last, I added a bow to the top with hot glue.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

This project only took me a day and I’m really happy with the way they turned out! These will be great decorations for fall!

 

 

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