“I know we all can easily collect toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls-–especially when I order large amounts of TP and paper towels on Amazon,” says Maura at Happy Deal Happy Day. If you want to make a fun Fall wreath like hers, you’ll need to collect at least 30 toilet paper tubes.
To make the wreath, Maura started by cutting all of her cardboard tubes into 1/4 inch circles. She folded each circle so that they would have the shape of petals, then started hot gluing them onto a circle that she made from a paper bag. Maura continued gluing the cardboard petals together until she had a pleasing wreath shape, then glued some pretty scrapbooking flowers that she had on hand onto the wreath. “I didn’t shop for any of the these supplies – I used just what I hand laying around my house,” she says. Wow!
Click over to Happy Deal Happy Day to get all the details on this toilet paper tube wreath.
Over at Stow & Tell U, Amy came up with a fun way to decorate for Fall on the cheap. She turned simple cardboard shoebox lids into chalkboards!
Amy had several shoeboxes that she was almost ready to throw out. Inspiration struck, when she realized that the cardboard lids were shaped and sized similarly to canvas frames. Instead of tossing them, Amy painted the lids with chalkboard paint. After priming the faux canvases with chalk, Amy began incorporating them in to her Autumn decor, with lots of “Fall” words. “I decorated these lids with Fall sayings and what not, but they can be erased and re-chalked for any season or no season at all,” she says. Super cute!
Find out more about these faux chalkboard canvases at Stow & Tell U.
At The 36th Avenue, Desiree came up with a cute craft using miniature canning jars or any other small, lidded glass jar. This is perfect for back-to-school teacher gifts or fall parties.
For this project, Desiree suggests that you make sure the glass is very clean. Next, she painted the outside of the jar red and the lid green. “You are going to need two to three coats of paint,” she notes. Desiree glue a cute little wooden peg onto the top of the lid to serve as a “stem”, and cut leaves from green cardstock. Once complete, the jar is ready to be filled with treats. How adorable is that?
Click over to The 36th Avenue to get more information on this canning jar craft project.
“We were lucky to find this pallet dumped near a path one evening while were were out for a walk,” says Bonnie at The Pin Junkie. “My teenage son was nice enough to haul it home for me although he made it clear he thought his mother was crazy for wanting to carry home someone’s trash.”
After taking the pallet apart, Bonnie selected the four best pieces of wood for the project she had in mind. She nailed the four pieces together to form a rustic looking box. Bonnie filled the box with autumn florals to create a beautiful centerpiece for her table. “My son was impressed that we made something out of a pallet (maybe his mom isn’t so crazy after all) and he’s looking forward to making something else,” she laughs.
Find out more about this pallet project at The Pin Junkie.
Don’t you just love it when you come up with a crafty project that doesn’t cost a thing? Just A Girl‘s Chris made this pinecone wreath with things she gathered outside and already had inside. No shopping required!
What was required was a family outing to gather the pinecones that cover this wreath. It’s a great transitional decor piece, that works great for both fall, Christmas, and winter decor–switch out the ribbon and you are good to go! I like the different shades of brown and the interesting shapes of the pinecones.
Chris offers detailed instructions for making this wreath at Just a Girl.
Ashley from Dirt Stains and Paint scored a whole pile of cabinet doors that were advertised for FREE on Craigslist. She loved the lines and narrow size of this door, and knew she could turn it into something fun.
With a little help from spray paint and vinyl letters that Ashley already had on hand, the plain cabinet door became another lovely sign of fall at her house (literally!). I really like the harvest gold color that she used for the sign. And it’s definitely something that she can incorporate just about anywhere in her house–on a wall, mantel, shelf, or even the porch.
If you’d like to see the steps Ashley took to make this sign, go on over to Dirt Stains and Paint.
Since it’s fall and I’ve got old sweaters on the brain, I have to share these lovely pumpkins Sarah at Alderberry Hill made out of sleeves cut from outgrown sweaters.
It’s all the extras – the fabric stems, raffia, ribbon, and leaves – that make me love these pumpkins even more. Sarah sure knows how to style a pumpkin, and created four of these little lovelies in under an hour!
Go to Alderberry Hill for the full tutorial.
If you’re like me, you hate throwing away light bulbs but are sometimes at a loss as to how to repurpose them. Di from Giraffe Legs shares the perfect project for fall – light bulb pears!
Di glued sticks to the top of her bulbs and then wrapped them with yarn. I don’t think you could ask for a better shape and size than a light bulb for DIY pears. Wrapped in yarn or twine they are super easy to make and very cute for fall!
Read more at Giraffe Legs.