Posted: 10/11/2018 3:45 PM | Print Story |  Email

DIY Autumn Décor

You’ve got your pumpkin spice candle burning, maybe your pumpkins are already on the front step. But we want to help you take that fall décor up a notch. The owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, Danielle Rode, is our resident DIY Expert and she stopped by with three weekend projects to bring Fall indoors.

1.    Wooden Pumpkins
ITEMS NEEDED:
•    4x4” wood post
•    Painters tape
•    Sandpaper
•    Paint and brush
•    Saw
•    Drill
•    Twig/branch

HOW TO:
•    Sand any rough edges of your post
•    Cut to desired height
•    Paint in your base color (we used white) and let dry
•    Use painters tape to create pattern or design (we chose stripes)
•    Use second color and paint over entire surface, let dry.
•    Remove paint.
•    Sand paper to distress if desired.
•    Drill a hole at the top the circumference of your twig.
•    Insert twig at top of pumpkin.


2.    Centerpieces using Nature
ITEMS NEEDED:
+ Clear container – ball jars, vases, pickling jars, etc.
+ Natural items to fill: nuts in the shell, acorns, pine cones, rocks, moss, etc.
+ Item to top off your centerpiece: dried hydrangeas, feathers, dried grasses, etc.

HOW TO:
+ Add your selected items into your container.
+ Layer as you wish.
+ Top with fun eye-catching items such as feathers, grasses, hydrangeas, etc.


3.    Fall Wreath
ITEMS NEEDED:
•    Choose an item as your wreath base. Could be a frame, large hoop, grapevine wreath, old shutter, etc.
•    Silk flowers from the craft store. Choose items with texture and varying colors to add dimension.
•    Hot glue gun
•    Wire cutters
•    Décor paper
•    Wood letters from the craft store
•    Decoupage medium (glue)
•    Paint brush
•    Ribbon to hang your wreath

HOW TO:
•    Choose a base item for your wreath.
•    Cut the stems from your flowers and lay on your wreath.
•    Once you are happy with how they look, begin hot gluing in place.
•    To personalize, decoupage décor paper to a wood letter and hot glue gun or hang onto your wreath with a ribbon.
•    Use ribbon to display/hang your wreath on your front door.

Stop by Danielle’s store, Upsy Daisy, in White Bear Lake for Fall Flannel Fridays. Upcyled flannels are 10% off every Friday in October and November.