I must admit that I have been a little reluctant to embrace the seasonal change to Fall because I absolutely love Summer. However, as it is now October and I have no choice but to get with the program. So I’m ready to swap out the bright Summer decor for more of a cozy Fall feel.
As much as I love Summer I love a good DIY even more! And the changing of the seasons gives me a great excuse to create. Seriously, if you walked into my home you would see that 90% of the decor pieces were either hacked, tweaked or made by myself. I wanted to share with you 2 easy and inexpensive Fall decor DIYs. All of the materials cost between $1-$3 each and can be created with tools you already have on hand.
DIY Fall Stacked Pumpkin Topiary:
- 3 Plastic Pumpkins
- Spray paint/Acrylic Paint
- Optional Materials:
- Dry beans/Sand
- Hot Glue Gun
- First you want to remove the handle from your pumpkins. Next, paint the plastic pumpkins and let them dry completely.
- Once they are dry you are going to assemble them. Pour the dry beans or sand into the bottom of the pumpkin for weight. Then apply hot glue around the base of the second pumpkin and then insert it into the top of the bottom pumpkin. Repeat this process with the second and third pumpkin. Make sure that all of your pumpkins have the Jack-o-lantern face facing the same way. This will be the back of your stacked pumpkins.
3. Once you have assembled your last pumpkin you can either flip it over with the opening facing the ground or leave it with the opening facing up and add flowers. To add flowers I simply folded the stems so that it will add some support inside of the pumpkin when inserted.
This can go indoor or outdoor. Feel free to paint your stacked pumpkins various colors to go with your Fall theme.
DIY Fall Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins:
- 3 Embroidery Hoops
- Hot Glue Gun
- Start with your 3 embroidery hoops and separate the inner rings. 3 hoops will make 2 pumpkins. For the first pumpkin you will use two of the inner hoops and one of the outer hoops
- Create a “X” with the two inner hoops by inserting one into the other. Add a drop of hot glue to the areas where they cross to secure them in place. Next insert the 2 hoops into the outer loop. Glue it in place.
3. For the second pumpkin you will have two outer hoops and one inner hoop. Insert the inner hoop into one of the outer hoops to create a “X”. Glue it where it intersects. Next unscrew the remaining outer hoop until the opening is the width of the other outer hoop. Insert the two hoops into the outer hoop. Hot glue it in place.
4. Once you are done you can wrap the tops with twine to add more of a rustic touch or leave the hardware exposed.
I can’t wait to see what you create!
Originally posted Fall 2020