October 2, 2011

11 Fall DIY Decor Projects


Better Homes & Gardens

1. Press beautifully colored fall leaves in a book to flatten.  Position leaf between two pieces of same-sized glass.  Wrap the edges of the glass with colored, linen book cloth tape to secure the pieces together. 


With the weather getting chilly, fall is the perfect time to invite some girlfriends over for snacks, hot cocoa, and crafts.  I've rounded up 11 autumn-inspired crafts that'll add a little fall fun to your dorm or apartment.  Whether you want something for your table or desktop, wall, or even ceiling... this round-up has you covered.  Enjoy!

Better Homes & Gardens
2. Spray paint small pumpkins and gourds a beautiful metallic gold, silver, or bronze and display on vintage candlestick holders. 

Family Fun
3. Paint the pointy edges of pine cones and tie the bottoms to colorful ribbon to hang on your door or wall.

Gingerbread Snowflakes
4. Decoupage orange and red leaves to the outside of a mason jar.  Place a tea light inside and enjoy the warm, fall glow.  (For full project instructions, check out Gingerbread Snowflakes.)

Everything Etsy
5. Have sew know-how?  Learn how to make these adorable little acorns on Everything Etsy.

Cheeky Chic
6. Place a small glass cup candle in the bottom of a mason jar and surround it with acorns for a crisp, rustic autumn look. 

Kasia's Crafts
7. Frame lovely-hued fall leaves on top of linen, burlap, or a page out of an old book.

Dollar Store Crafts
8. Construct this cheap and easy fall leaf mobile from Dollar Store Crafts and hang it from your ceiling. 

320 Sycamore
9. Put together an elegant candle holder with glass votives and crisp fall leaves.  For instructions, visit 320 Sycamore.

The New Home Ec
10. Glue small twigs around a plain glass votive candle to bring the woods into your decor.

Glorious Treats
11. Forget cutting into your pumpkin---Glorious Treats shows you how to bedazzle your Jack-o-Lantern with tiny jewels.

I want to spray paint tiny (and big) pumpkins a metallic silver!!  What fall project(s) are you going to take on?

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