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Seven DIY Autumn Arrangements for Your Home

My family is one with an old tradition of teachers, so our home has always been the subject of my mom’s ideas of decoration. So, the house decor changed with every season, just like it changed in the classroom at school. Many beautiful things made during the Arts and Crafts class were displayed on the walls and everywhere and the overall aspect was amazing. So I continued this tradition and now I try more and more beautiful ornaments and arrangements for my home that I can do myself. here are Seven DIY Autumn Arrangements for Your Home.

1. Kirigami.

Kirigami is a kind of Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper for making all kinds of decorations. But this time you cut the outline of some coloured paper in order to get a certain shape, in this case leaves.


A charming DIY fall table centerpiece

Now that it’s fall you need to adapt to all the changes in temperature and to the new colors. But so does your home. What used to be cheerful and inspiring during summer now just feels overwhelming, old and nostalgic. You need to get some decorations that feel appropriate for this season. The good news is that doing that is very fun. You can make lots of decorations yourself. For example, a fall table centerpiece would be a very nice project.

The key is to use items and colors that represent this beautiful season. For example, you can use pumpkins, squash or gourds. They come in all shapes and sizes and they have very beautiful fall-ish colors. So go to the market and get yourself a basket of pumpkins. While you’re there, maybe you can also find other items that you can use for the centerpiece such as pine cones or walnuts. You can also use twigs and leaves that you can find in your own garden or anywhere outside.


Make your own wall art using recycled wood

Any home needs wall art. It simply looks empty without anything on the walls. But wall art is usually quite expensive and there’s really no way of finding something that somebody else made and that expresses your own thoughts and captures your vision. So why not make your own wall art? It’s actually not that difficult.We’re not talking about paintings or any of the classical stuff.

This is a DIY project that uses something a little more unconventional: recycled wood. The supplies you’ll be needing are scrap wood, paint samples in various shades, paint brushes, wood stain, liquid nails and caulking gun, some pieces of plywood and picture hanging hardware. The first thing you need to do is take the scrap pieces and paint them with various samples. Let them dry and then use the chop saw to cut 45 degree angles into the pieces. Then arrange the pieces into a pattern of your choice.


Prepare your home for a new season with a branch candle centerpiece

Among all the decorations that you can make yourself for the home, centerpieces are the most popular. They take numerous forms and they can be adapted for any occasion. And since it’s fall and everything starts to change and to get ready for the cold season, it would be nice to take a piece of that inside our homes. Here’s how you can make a lovely branch candle centerpiece.

It’s actually not that difficult once you have selected the proper branch. It might not be perfect from the start but you can make it fit and give it the right balance on the table. Then, once you have done that, it’s time to make room for the tea candles. Establish the center and then space them evenly to the ends. When you start drilling the holes, it would be best to do this part outside if you don’t what your home to get all messy.


A fall décor for your fake mantel

Mantels are great display areas for decorations and they are a classical place for family pictures and Halloween decors. But not everyone has one. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home then you don’t have a mantel either. But you can make a fake one if you like. It’s actually a very ingenious idea. You can use wood to make a sort of shelf and a frame for the mantel and then you can also induce the idea of a fireplace by either painting the wall or using decorations that can help you do that.

Once you have your fake mantel, it’s time to decorate it. A fall décor would be perfect for this time of the year. Here’s an example of how you can do that. You can use clothespins and a rope to create a nice zig-zag pattern. Use leaves as decorations. If you adopt a harvesting theme then you’ll have to gather some things from your garden. For example, you could use some pumpkins if you have, some corn, leaves and flowers.


A beautiful DIY pallet sign for the fall mantel

There are many beautiful things that you can do from a wood pallet. It’s always interesting to see how something so simple and common that you basically find near sops, on the street and get for free can be turned into so many amazing projects. A wood pallet can become a beautiful decoration if you know how to use it. For example, you can turn it into a display for the mantel.

Now that it’s fall we need to start redecorating our homes. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic but just a few changes, maybe some new decorations and accent pieces. We just found a great idea for a DIY project. It’s a pallet sign for the mantel and it’s easy to make and look very beautiful. What you need to do is find a wood pallet and remove some of the pieces in order to get a sign. The dimensions can vary according to the size of your mantel. Once you have done that, it’s time to start painting. You’ll need to some paint in fall colors and a brush.


A few tips for those that wish to paint their own rug

Finding a painted rug that you like can be more difficult than you would expect it to be. But the good news is that you don’t even have to bother searching for it in shops because you can make your own. Well, you wouldn’t actually be crafting the rug. You’ll just get to paint it. The first thing you need to do is find a simple rug, preferably white.Once you have the rug, measure it and get ready to lay down the tape.

This example will show you how to make a black and white striped rug. But the instructions can also be useful for other patterns as well. You should begin by measuring all the strips so that they have the same size. The, before you begin painting a section, press down the table again to make sure the paint doesn’t bleed. As for the paint, you can use craft acrylic paint in any color you want. Follow the instructions on the bottle first.


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