DIY Autumn Décor

You’ve got your pumpkin spice candle burning, maybe your pumpkins are already on the front step. But we want to help you take that fall décor up a notch. The owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, Danielle Rode, is our resident DIY Expert and she stopped by with three weekend projects to bring Fall indoors.

1. Wooden Pumpkins
ITEMS NEEDED:
• 4×4″ wood post
• Painters tape
• Sandpaper
• Paint and brush
• Saw
• Drill
• Twig/branch

HOW TO:
• Sand any rough edges of your post
• Cut to desired height
• Paint in your base color (we used white) and let dry
• Use painters tape to create pattern or design (we chose stripes)
• Use second color and paint over entire surface, let dry.
• Remove paint.
• Sand paper to distress if desired.
• Drill a hole at the top the circumference of your twig.
• Insert twig at top of pumpkin.

2. Centerpieces using Nature
ITEMS NEEDED:
+ Clear container – ball jars, vases, pickling jars, etc.
+ Natural items to fill: nuts in the shell, acorns, pine cones, rocks, moss, etc.
+ Item to top off your centerpiece: dried hydrangeas, feathers, dried grasses, etc.

HOW TO:
+ Add your selected items into your container.
+ Layer as you wish.
+ Top with fun eye-catching items such as feathers, grasses, hydrangeas, etc.

3. Fall Wreath
ITEMS NEEDED:
• Choose an item as your wreath base. Could be a frame, large hoop, grapevine wreath, old shutter, etc.
• Silk flowers from the craft store. Choose items with texture and varying colors to add dimension.
• Hot glue gun
• Wire cutters
• Décor paper
• Wood letters from the craft store
• Decoupage medium (glue)
• Paint brush
• Ribbon to hang your wreath

HOW TO:
• Choose a base item for your wreath.
• Cut the stems from your flowers and lay on your wreath.
• Once you are happy with how they look, begin hot gluing in place.
• To personalize, decoupage décor paper to a wood letter and hot glue gun or hang onto your wreath with a ribbon.
• Use ribbon to display/hang your wreath on your front door.

Stop by Danielle’s store, Upsy Daisy, in White Bear Lake for Fall Flannel Fridays. Upcyled flannels are 10% off every Friday in October and November.

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