DIY Fall Frame from Dollar Tree Items

Even though we are inching toward September 21, which marks the first official day of fall, it’s still at least 100 degrees daily. 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. 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.

Right now Dollar Tree has some cute fall decor. Unfortunately you can tell it’s cheap. I got several little fall coffee table stands. The one I’m using now has a short pumpkin and says “Hello Fall.” It was so quick and easy to do. To create your own, 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

First remove the small cream colored pumpkin from the bottom of the frame and the raffia bow. Sand the front to remove the glitter. Paint 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. Next time, I’m just going to paint the back and use it as the front. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Completed pumpkin before the pictue

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.

finished Dollar Tree fall picture frame

When you make yours, post a pic in the comments. I’d love to see them. Please like and share this tutorial with your family and friends. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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