DIY Fall Décor

There is a crispness in the air and time to embrace the coziness of fall.  Add some fall into your homes with textures and the rich jewel colors mixed with neutral tones.  DIY Expert, Danielle Rode, has 3 fall projects to help you get ready for the season.

Danielle is the owner of Upsy Daisy in White Bear Lake. Click here for more information.

Plaid Vases

Materials:

  • Cylinder Vase
  • Spray adhesive
  • Plaid fabric (Danielle used an old table cloth)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  • Lay fabric flat
  • Cut fabric the length and height of face so fabric can wrap one time around the vace
  • Spray the adhesive to the inside of the fabric and the vace
  • Roll the vace into the fabric so that it is completely wrapped
  • Trim edges if needed
  • Embellish if you wish

Fall Wreath

Materials:

  • 16” Wood Wreath Form (found at Micheal’s)
  • 2” Split wood balls (need 16-18 to cover the wreath form)
  • Assortment of faux fall flowers
  • Glue (Elmer’s Advance ProBond or Weld Bond Glue)
  • Floral wire
  • Wire snips

Instructions:

  • Glue 16 beads onto your wreath form
  • Tightly wrap faux foliage/flowers around the reath form, securing with the floral wire. Begin with leaves then layer with larger elements
  • Trim any loose wires
  • Flannel Pumpkins
  • Materials:
  • Flannel shirt
  • Fiber-fill / polyfill
  • Twine
  • Thin branch
  • Needle
  • Upholstery needle
  • Heavy-duty thread (button or upholstery thread)
  • Embellishments: berries, leaves, etc.
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  • Lay your flannel shirt flat and cut a portion of sleeve (5-7” long) Do not include the cuff
  • Use needle and heavy-duty thread and create a running stitch about ¼ inch from bottom edge (go all the way around the sleeve edge)
  • Tighten and gather the stitch so that you close the end as tightly as you can and knot it off – keeping edges tucked in. This becomes the bottom of your pumpkin
  • Flip to the other edge and repeat – but do not pull tight
  • Use this end to stuff with polyfill
  • Tighten and gather the stitch so you close the end as tightly as you can and knot it off, keeping edges tucked in
  • Use an upholstery (longer) needle and thread a piece of twine (about 64 inches long). Thread the twine through the hole and out the other end. Do this numerous times until you have six segments in your pumpkin
  • Insert your branch twig, berries, etc. into the top hole and secure with hot glue
  • Embellish with ribbon or twine
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