What better way to celebrate the splendor of fall than by channeling your own inner artist and embracing the DIY spirit? Whether you're a seasoned crafting enthusiast or a complete beginner, our Fall DIY blog is your ultimate source of inspiration for turning this vibrant season into a canvas for your creativity.
Any Fabric of your choosing
Foam Paint Brush
Start by cutting the fabric into strips. The size of the strips will depend on the size of your pumpkin.
After you have your strips, you'll want to cut points at both ends. This will help the fabric lay better on the top and bottom of the pumpkin.
To apply the fabric strips to the pumpkin, generously paint the backside of the fabric with Mod Podge. Then, smoothly lay this piece of fabric onto the pumpkin from top to bottom. It helps if you stretch the fabric a little and then use your fingers to smooth any wrinkles.
Continue to apply each strip, overlapping them slightly. Once you have covered your pumpkin with all of the fabric strips, immediately coat the top of the fabric with Mod Podge to keep everything in place.
Fall Floral of your Choosing
Wire Wreath Form
Pliers or Sharp Scissors
Fold the burlap ribbon twice, and thread it through the wreath form. Loop it around the back of the form, secure it with floral wire, and cut any excess floral wire with pliers or sharp scissors.
Keep looping the burlap through the sections of the wreath form, gather the loops to one side, and then twist the ribbon in the back to secure it.
Loop through the wreath form once more and fluff it out. Repeat these steps for the entire wreath. When you reach the end, trim the excess burlap at the back and secure it with floral wire.
Now, it's time to add your fall embellishments to the wreath. If the embellishments do not have wire attached to them, secure long pieces of floral wire to them and stick them onto the burlap wreath.
Plain Tea Towel
Permanent Fabric Glue
Begin mixing acrylic paints so that they're mottled and a blend of shades you see in fall leaves. Flip over a leaf and paint the underside with a thin coat of paint. You want to paint the underside because the leaf's veins are more prominent and will leave more of an impression on the towel.
Cut a piece of wax paper and lay it on top. The wax paper prevents any paint that squishes out from under the leaf from getting on the brayer and making a mess on the towel. Gently roll the brayer over the leaf and remove the wax paper. Repeat this process until the entire towel is covered in leaf prints.
Once the paint has dried, it is time to attach the decorative trim to the bottom edge of the tea towel using permanent fabric glue.
Dabber Sponge Brush
Small Paint Brush
Take your stencils and place them on your doormat in the location where you would like them to be. Ensure that the word is centered and the letters are aligned properly. If you need multiple letters but have only one stencil or letter, use any other stencil in its place for placement purposes. You can replace it when it is time to paint.
Take your dabber and dip it into some paint and dab it onto the stencil. Do this for all your letter stencils.
Once the stencils have been removed, you can use a small paint brush dipped in the same paint color to darken up the letters. After that, allow the paint to dry!
As we conclude our fall craft blog post, please remember that this season offers endless opportunities for creativity and home transformation. From charming DIY fabric pumpkins to personalized doormats, leaf-stamped tea towels, and rustic burlap wreaths, these projects capture the warmth and beauty of autumn. Embrace these crafts with enthusiasm, and let your home become a canvas for the colors, textures, and spirit of fall.