5 DIYs to Try This Fall
We’ve rounded up five of our favorite Autumn DIYs for you to try. Economical, eco-friendly, family-friendly; these were all criteria we considered in choosing which projects to showcase. Enjoy!
Fabric Pinecones via The Silly Pearl
Steph of the Silly Pearl made these eye-catching, whimsical fabric pinecones using her Cricut cutting machine to cut the fabric into clover-leaf-like shapes, but hand cut pieces would work just as well. This project is a great way to use up fabric scraps or even used clothing items you love that perhaps have a stain or tear (but that you’re not ready to part with). This project calls for fabric stiffener, which, if you don’t want to purchase, you can make at home with ingredients you probably already have. Here’s the info on making eco-friendly, inexpensive fabric stiffener.
Homemade Table Cloth via Diva of DIY
Using a painter’s canvas drop cloth, a stencil, and craft paint, Leanne, a.k.a. The Diva of DIY made a beautiful, one-of-a-kind tablecloth. She has full instructions on her blog. To kick up the eco-friendliness of this project, we suggest heading to the thrift store for a secondhand tablecloth. Bulk linens at your local thrift shop are in no short supply.
Gold Gilt Pinecone Garland via The Sweetest Occasion
We are blown away by the elegance and simplicity of this DIY gold leaf pinecone garland. Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion shows step-by-step how to create this amazing garland. To be honest, despite its wow-factor, we almost passed this one up because we were sure they were spray painted. Imagine our surprise (and delight) when we discovered that it is, in fact, NOT spray painted! Yay!!
Home Fragrance (without synthetic chemicals) via The Happier Homemaker
Fall Leaf Book Page Banner via Simple As That
And last, but certainly not least is this oh-so-adorable paper banner with dried leaves. Simple as That blogger Melissa created this one using found leaves which were pressed and dried, then glued to book pages and strung on twine. An yes, it really is as simple as that!