There’s a chill in the air and leaves in the wind…that means one thing: fall decor! I love making my home warm and cozy with seasonal decorations…but I’m also a cheap skate. Not gonna lie. So, I find ways to turn common objects into uncommon home decor. Here are 3 fall decor projects you can do on the cheap…without looking cheap.
Believe it or not this beauty is made almost entirely of trash. It’s true. Brown paper bags from the grocery store and scrap yarn from around the house make up the majority of materials. In fact, the only thing I had to buy was the foam wreath form. (Full disclosure: I had the wreath form left over from a craft fail. So, it felt really good to put it to use.) See how it’s done.
I love the textures in this craft. The twisted brown paper and knitted flowers remind me of the coats and wooly hats we put on to keep warm. It’s at once homey and chic.
Here’s another instance where throwaways are transformed into center pieces. These votives (or vases if you prefer) are made from soup cans. Trust me, Campell’s never looked so good. Well, maybe in those Andy Warhol paintings. Anyway, you can take the iconic soup can and make a piece of art of your own.
Give your cans a little wrap, a little tuck, and a little glue. It’s that simple. Check out the full directions.
This is another craft that is full of textures. The burlap and the lace make for a very classy DIY. It’s the lace that gives the craft it’s vintage feel.
Tree House Kids Craft
You can have a tree in your living room! Enough said.
Well, actually I have a little more to say. But, if the thought of a tree in your house (tree house, get it?) doesn’t make you excited…then, I just don’t know where you find joy.
Here’s the breakdown.
- Take some brown paper or packing paper. The trunk and most of the branches are made from the environmentally-friendly packaging that came with an online order.
- Twist and tape to your wall until you get a tree shape you like. I was nervous about putting tape on the wall. So, I used some of those pull and peel tabs.
- Use construction paper to make owls for the boughs of your tree.
And done! This is a fun and whimsical craft that can include the whole family.
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