Fall DIY Crafts

Fall is finally here!!!! Fall time is the best time because of all the yummy drinks, HALLOWEEN (OF COURSE), the cooler weather, and the DECOR! I have taken my fall decor shopping very serious this year and bought more stuff for around the house than I probably needed, so I decided to save a little money, (and by saving money I mean for the future decor that I would probably end up buying), and create my own things! I chose crafts that are only a couple steps long with minimal amount of products used. I probably spent around $40 or less for all the items that I needed to create these, and I was able to use things I already had around the house too! I got everything I needed from either Target or Hobby Lobby. I’m not the most creative person ever, so shout out to Pinterest for inspiring me!

If you love DIY type crafts, you will definitely have a fun time creating your own version of these! Leave a comment of which one you think turned out the best!! (My favorite is the crayon pumpkin ;))

See you in my next post :)

xx


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  WASHI TAPE SKULL AND PUMPKIN:    1 Paper Skull and Pumpkin    Washi Tape

WASHI TAPE SKULL AND PUMPKIN:

1 Paper Skull and Pumpkin

Washi Tape

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This will work best if you use products made out of paper so the washi tape is able to stick better. I used my washi tape to wrap around the entire skull and pumpkin until there was no paper showing…..and that’s it! You can’t mess this one up!

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These turned out really cool! There are so many different looks you can get depending on what washi tape design you use!


  Cork Pumpkin:    Corks    Orange Paint    Hot Glue Gun

Cork Pumpkin:

Corks

Orange Paint

Hot Glue Gun

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I took 20 corks and hot glued them into a pumpkin-like shape. I then glued 1 cork on top to act as the stem. I think the different texture and size of each cork made it that much more unique!

I then painted the corks orange and added some leaves up top. This will definitely be a table center piece!


  Pumpkin Faced Bottle:    1 Glass Bottle    Orange Paint    Black Sharpie (or black paint)

Pumpkin Faced Bottle:

1 Glass Bottle

Orange Paint

Black Sharpie (or black paint)

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This is the finished product! Super cute!

All I did was paint a couple layers of orange paint on the glass bottle and waited for it to dry. Then I drew the pumpkin face on with sharpie. (I definitely recommend using black paint for this to be more opaque, but I didn't have any) I added a gold ribbon and leaves to the top so it wasn’t as bare. It would also be really cute with fall colored flowers sticking out of the bottle!!


  Melted Crayon Pumpkin:    White Pumpkin (real or faux)    Crayola Crayons    Blow Dryer    Glue

Melted Crayon Pumpkin:

White Pumpkin (real or faux)

Crayola Crayons

Blow Dryer

Glue

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The first step is to pick out what colored crayons you want your pumpkin to have. You will need to take the paper off of the crayons, and then glue them onto your pumpkin. I used a hot glue gun, but I would recommend a tacky glue instead so they stick on the pumpkin better. I used a small pumpkin to do this, so I broke the crayons in half so that they would all fit better.

Here comes the fun part! The next step is to turn your blow dryer on the highest heat and melt those babies away! As you can see, it gets super messy, so make sure you have a wide range of paper where you are working. I melted the crayons down until they fell off themselves or until there was nothing left of them. If there was a blank space left on the pumpkin, I glued more crayons on and melted those. It’s hard to mess this up because any range of colors looks awesome in the final product!

All of the colors turned out so pretty and vibrant! This was definitely my favorite DIY to do, and if you were to do any of these, I recommend this one!

Jessica Bengtson