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DIY Mesh Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial

Celebrating fall in a bright and colorful way! This mesh pumpkin wreath is whimsical and festive, perfect for all lovers of the season.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Orange deco mesh
5″ Styrofoam disc
“U” Shaped Floral Pins
10″ Green mesh
Orange felt
Silk leaves
Raffia
Orange ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut 10″ squares of orange mesh.
2. Roll up the squares of mesh and insert a floral pin into the center of the tube.
3. Fold the roll at the center and add some hot glue near the floral pin prongs before inserting into the edge of the disc.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 until the entire disc is full.
5. Cut 24″ of green mesh and roll it into a loose tube. It should be twice as large as the orange tubes.
6. Use a floral pin and hot glue to attach it to the back of the pumpkin, near the top.
7. Tie a piece of orange ribbon, creating a loop. Attach it to the back of the disc with hot glue.
8. Next, insert the greenery leaves into the styrofoam base next to the pumpkin mesh stem.
9. Cut a piece of orange felt to cover the back of the pumpkin and hot glue it into place.

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DIY ‘BOO’ Spiderweb Wreath Tutorial

Let’s get SPOOKY! This BOO wreath is the perfect Halloween decoration – Dress up you front door and scare the Trick or Treaters this fall!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
BOO letters
Grapevine wreath
Large spider
White twine
Large needle
Orange paint
Black spray paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Spray paint your grapevine wreath black.
2. Paint your BOO letters orange.
3. Use hot glue to attach a piece of bakers twine to the wreath. String it across and wrap it around the opposite side. Repeat this step until it’s crossed 5-6 times.
4. Thread a needle with bakers twine and weave it around the strings attached to the wreath, creating a web. Use hot glue to secure the string when necessary.
5. Use hot glue to attach the BOO letters to the top of the wreath.
6. Complete the wreath by using hot glue to attach the spider to the bottom of the web.

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DIY Pumpkin Patch Wreath

This pumpkin wreath is the perfect fall decoration – Make it for Halloween and leave it up through Thanksgiving! You’ll love the way the orange pumpkins pop on your front door!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine wreath
Greenery
Faux pumpkins
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wire
Wire cutters
Burlap ribbon

Things to do:

  1. Loop burlap ribbon around the grapevine wreath and use wire to “sew” the ends together, creating a hanger.
  2. Wire bunches of greenery onto the wreath until the desired fullness.
  3. Use hot glue to attached pumpkins around the wreath until the entire surface is covered.
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How to Make a Clay Leaf Dish Tutorial

Bring the outdoors inside with this fun project! Collect leaves on vacation and save the memories forever or gather leaves outdoors in different varieties and have a plethora of shapes and sizes to choose from!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Air dry modeling clay
Rolling pin
Damp sponge
Nail file
Knife
Gold paint
Paint brush
Clear coat spray
Wax paper

Things to do:

  1. Gather a few different large leaves. I used a hydrangea leaf for this video.
  2. Cut off a piece of air dry clay and roll it into a thin layer on a piece of wax paper.
  3. Press the leaf onto the clay and use a rolling pin over it to transfer the impression.
  4. Remove the leaf and cut around the edge of the impression with a sharp knife. Remove any excess clay.
  5. Carefully roll up sections around the edges of the leaf to create movement.
  6. Peel the leaf off of the waxed paper and lay it on a cooling rack to dry for 24 hours.
  7. When the leaf is completely hardened, use a nail file to smooth out any rough edges.
  8. Paint your leaf with acrylic paint of your choice.
  9. Coat with clear coat spray and let it cry completely before using your dish.
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Welcome Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath Tutorial

Celebrate the season with this shabby chic wreath! This project looks lovely displayed on a front door or inside on a gallery wall.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Embroidery hoop
Welcome cutout
Greenery
Pumpkins, pinecones, and acorns
Ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Floral wire
Wire cutters
Honey Brown acrylic paint
Paint brush

Things to do:

  1. Paint your embroidery hoop and wood cutout.
  2. Use floral wire to attach green leaf stems to the hoop.
  3. Unroll your ribbon and create two loops with a 4-inch tail. Use hot glue to secure the loops.
  4. Use hot glue to attach a pumpkin next to the two loops.
  5. Continue alternating between ribbon loops and pumpkins until the base of the wreath is full.
  6. Use hot glue to attach a few acorns and pinecones between the ribbon loops and pumpkins.
  7. Use hot glue to attach the wood cutout word to the top of the wreath.
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How to Make a Mossy Autumn Wreath

Welcome fall with this seasonal wreath! This project only takes a few minutes and looks lovely displayed on your front door. Play with different ribbon textures and greenery to create a look that’s all your own!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
12-inch flat back foam wreath
2-1/2-inch burlap ribbon
Reindeer moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Mini pumpkins
Fall leaves
Scissors
1-1/2-inch wired burlap ribbon
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Wrap the wreath form with burlap ribbon. Use hot glue to secure the ends in place and wrap the ribbon tightly, until the entire surface is covered.
  2. Use hot glue to attach moss to the wreath form.
  3. Position your pumpkins on the moss and use hot glue to secure them in place.
  4. Apply a line of hot glue to the stems of the leaves and tuck them in around the pumpkin.
  5. Tie the 2″ burlap ribbon into a large bow around the wreath form and use it for hanging.
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DIY Fall Acorn Wreath

The leaves are starting to turn – Welcome fall with this acorn wreath! The natural elements are perfect for shabby chic home decor lovers and look fantastic on a front door or inside.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
14-inch grapevine wreath
Acorns
1-1/2-inch burlap ribbon
1-1/2-inch plaid ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Cut a 4″ piece of wire and tie it in a circle around the top of the wreath for hanging.
  2. Use hot glue to secure acorns to the front of the grapevine wreath until the desired coverage.
  3. Layer the plaid ribbon over the burlap ribbon and tie a large bow.
  4. Use hot glue to secure the bow to the top of the wreath.
    5. Finally, hang wreath in the desired location. Once up, determine if the ribbon tails need to be trimmed. Cut them at an angle for a detailed finish.
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DIY “Fall” Mason Jar Centerpiece

It’s fall y’all! Step up your table scape with this seasonal centerpiece and make a serious design statement.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic paint (Honey Brown, English Ivy Green, Barn Red, Nutmeg Brown)
Paint brush
Wheat stalks
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
2-inch jute ribbon
Mason jars
Frog lids
Alphabet stencil
Stencil brush

Things to do:
1. Use four different colors of acrylic paint to paint your mason jar.
2. Measure and cut four pieces of burlap ribbon to fit around your jars. Stencil F-A-L-L on each of the ribbon pieces. Each jar gets one letter.
3. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon in place on each jar.
4. Screw the lids on the jars and gently arrange your wheat in each of the lids.
5. Tie a piece of jute around the mason jar, just below the lid.

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DIY Fall Faux Leaf Table Runner

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Brown Burlap Table Runner
Copper Glitter Artificial Maple Leaves
Gold Faux Pearl Beads
Glue Gun

Things to do:
1. Measure where you would like to place your table runner. Then, trim off edges on each side. Use a rotary cutter and ruler for straighter lines.
2. Heat up glue gun.

3. Sort the Copper Glitter Artificial Maple Leaves by color and size.

4. Place the leaves on the edge of the table runner.

5. Once you have the look you desire. Starting with the center leaf, place a piece of glue on the back of each leaf. Work from the center down to each end.

6. Repeat with second row of leaves by placing the leaves in place, then gluing them down from center to the edges.

7. Along the second row of faux leaves, in the center of each leaf, place a drop of glue.

8. With the holes of the pearls facing the the sides, place the pearl on top of the glue. Hold the pearl down for about 15 seconds until glue dries.
9. Repeat all steps on the other side of the table runner.

Voila! You now have your festive Fall Faux Leaf Table Runner.

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DIY Fall Leaf Stencil Clock

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus paint drying time.
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clock Maker Medium Stem Kit
Unfinished Wood Clock Face with Laser Cut Numbers
Craft Designer Stencil Brush Set
Burnt Umber Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Leaves stencil
Southwest Sunset Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set

Things to do:
1. Paint the Clock face with the Burnt Umber Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint.

2. Allow paint to thoroughly dry between coats of paint. I used two coats of paint.

3. Decide on where to place the leaf stencil. You may use a piece of tape to hold down the stencil. Taping the stencil down is recommended. You will see the difference in the rest of the tutorial.

4. Dip stencil brush into the Harvest Orange Acrylic Paint. When stenciling be sure to not to have too much paint on the paint brush. Rub excess paint off on the paint tray.

5. Do not brush on stencil paint. Dab the stencil brush lightly onto the open spots of the stencil.

6. Make sure all open spots of the stencil have coverage, again without too much paint. Then gently lift the stencil upwards off the clock. Rinse off excess paint on stencil immediately.

7. Allow stenciled paint to completely dry, before starting the next stencil.

8. Tape down next stencil and dab on the Lemon Chiffon Paint. Then allow the paint to completely dry. I only taped down the stencils on the left side of the clock. You can clearly see the difference taping made.

9. Mix the Lemon Chiffon and Harvest Orange acrylic paints together.

1O. Dab the stencil with the new color mixture. I was not as careful of wiping off the excess paint with this stencil. You are able to see the smudges. Rinse off stencil of excess paint. Allow the stencil to thoroughly dry.

11. Tape down last leaf stencil.

12. Dab the last stencil with the Territorial Beige acrylic paint. Rinse off stencil again.

13. Allow the last stencil paint to dry thoroughly.

14. Once all paint is thoroughly dry, insert the Clock Maker Kit per instructions.

Voila, you now have your own Fall Leaf Stencil Clock.

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