Even though we are inching toward September 21, which marks the first official day of fall, it’s still at least 100 degrees daily where I live! I love fall and especially decorating for the season. It’s hard to get into hanging up or setting out the dark burgundies, deep oranges, navies, etc, in this heat! So I think I’ve come up with a good solution by creating fall decor with lighter, brighter hues. I’m going with lighter oranges, creams, yellows, and robin’s egg blue. You can see my pumpkin wreath and my fall doormat in these colors. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to upcycle a DIY fall Dollar Tree frame.
To make your DIY fall Dollar Tree frame you need:
- Hello Fall pumpkin stand
- Folk Art chalk paint in Petina
- paint brush
- hot glue gun and glue
- jute twine
- felt in cream and white
- 1.5″ ribbon in your choice of color
- raffia or dark ribbon for the stem
Paint the Pumpkin & Base
First remove the small cream colored pumpkin from the bottom of the frame and the raffia bow. Paint the back of the big pumpkin and the base with the chalk paint, but not the small pumpkin you removed. I used two coats, but it needed three. I have no clue why I didn’t use the back! You can learn from my mistake, ha. On my completed project, you can see the “Hello Fall” a bit. I getting used to it and starting to like it. When there isn’t a picture in it, it looks like it’s meant to be there.
Make Felt Flowers
While the paint is drying you can make your felt flowers. I’ve done a tutorial on how to make them, but they’re super easy. I did one in orange and one in cream. Cut about 2 inch “squoval,” a square with rounded corners. Begin cutting just below one corner, and cut a spiral all the way to the middle of the shape, leaving a tiny circle in the middle to hot glue to the bottom of the completed flower. Start rolling from the outside spiral and twist until you reach the middle.
Paint the Small Pumpkin
Take the small pumpkin you removed at the beginning, and paint the edges with the Patina paint, then follow the light brown lines on the front with a little bit of the paint.
Add a Bow & Ribbon
Take your small piece of ribbon and move each end to the center where the overlap each other a little. Either hot glue them in place or twist it off with a pipe cleaner (chenille stem). I used the pipe cleaner. Once it is secure, wrap raffia around the middle to hide the pipe cleaner and glue it in place on the back.
Now decide how and where you’d like your twine to be. I wrapped it twice with it touching in the middle, growing wider on the opposite side. Glue one end on the back on one side, then wrap it around twice and glue the ending point on the back, opposite side.
Use your raffia or brown ribbon and wrap it around the stem at the top of the pumpkin winding down to the bottom of the stem and glue it on.
Decide on the position of your felt flowers, the small wooden pumpkin, and the little bow. You can place yours wherever works best for you. I glued the small pumpkin where it was originally. Then I placed the bow at an angle at the bottom or the brown “stem.” Next I glued the flowers on the bottom right side where the twine ended.
Your DIY fall Dollar Tree frame in complete!
Now you’re done! I like how mine turned out. It’s great having another decor piece in the color scheme I’m going for in September. What’s great about this project is you can make it fit you and your home. There’s so much you could switch up on it.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll make your own DIY fall Dollar Tree frame. Let me know how yours turns out by tagging me on social media. I would love for you to share this tutorial with others who love decorating for fall! Use the buttons at the bottom of the post to share this. Make sure you pin this post for when you’re ready to make use this tutorial and make the frame. I would love for you to follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar. That way you can keep up with what’s going on over here!
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