Canterbury Cottage has compiled 15 of their best-selling DIY projects for the fall season. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a reseller looking for marketable merchandise, there are plenty of budget-friendly and profitable ideas to choose from.
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In this article, you will find step-by-step instructions for projects like Wood Pumpkin Signs, Wood Round Moon Image, Miniature Book Creation, Paper Daisy Craft, Wood Maple Leaf Decor, Wood Bead and Styrofoam Pumpkin Garland, Decorative Napkin Candles, Salad Bowl Pumpkins, Wood Rosette Pumpkins, and Sweater Pumpkins.
- Canterbury Cottage provides 15 DIY projects for the fall season.
- The projects are budget-friendly and profitable for resellers.
- The projects include Wood Pumpkin Signs, Wood Round Moon Image, Miniature Book Creation, Paper Daisy Craft, Wood Maple Leaf Decor, Wood Bead and Styrofoam Pumpkin Garland, Decorative Napkin Candles, Salad Bowl Pumpkins, Wood Rosette Pumpkins, and Sweater Pumpkins.
Wood Pumpkin Signs
One of the DIY projects for fall that has gained popularity is creating wood pumpkin signs. To make this project, one needs small wood pumpkin signs from Dollar Tree. The design can be sanded off or flipped over to use the backside.
One of the pumpkin signs can be cut in half to create two small pumpkins. Autumn or Halloween images can be printed and applied to the block using Mod Podge. After the Mod Podge dries for about 30 minutes, the edges can be trimmed with an X-Acto Knife or scissors. The edges can be sanded with 220 grit sandpaper, and a light even top coat of Mod Podge can be applied over the image.
For the block cut in half, a hole needs to be drilled, and a stick needs to be added for a stem. The smaller pumpkin can be glued to the larger pumpkin, ensuring that the bottom edges are perfectly aligned. Raffia or other embellishments can be added to the stem.
A classic autumn poem or short story can be added to the large pumpkin with a related image on the small pumpkin. This project is a great option for resellers looking for marketable merchandise.
Wood Round Moon Image
For this DIY project, a wood round is used as the base. The edges and back side of the wood round are painted with two coats of cashew chalk paint. An image of a man in the moon is printed and cut out.
A thin coat of Mod Podge is applied to the wood round and to the back of the image. The image is then adhered to the wood round, smoothing out any wrinkles. The first coat of Mod Podge is allowed to dry before applying the top coat.
The man in the moon image can be made two-sided for different applications.
Miniature Book Creation
One of the DIY projects for fall that is both easy and profitable is creating miniature books. To make these books, old paperback books are cut into smaller rectangles, and the frayed edges are sanded down to create covers.
Blank pages are cut out of another old book and taped to a piece of cardstock. After selecting the desired images, a thin coat of Mod Podge is applied to the back of each image, and it is adhered to the top of each miniature book, smoothing out any wrinkles.
It is not recommended to apply a top coat because the paper is likely to wrinkle and it’s just not needed. The books can be sold individually or tied together and sold as a bundle.
Paper Daisy Craft
One great DIY project for fall is creating paper daisy flowers. To make these flowers, you can use old sheet music or book pages and cut out simple daisy shapes.
A Cricut can be used to save time. Then, take a long piece of florist wire and feed it through two or three stacked buttons. Take both ends of the florist wire and carefully push them through the center of one of the paper daisies.
Twist one of the wires around on the back side of the paper flower and trim it in place. The other wire then becomes your stem. You can add several stems to an old salt shaker or other fun container for a cute decoration. This is a budget-friendly project that is easy to make and always sells well.
Wood Maple Leaf Decor
One of the DIY projects for fall that Canterbury Cottage recommends is creating wood maple leaf decor. This project requires using large wood maple leaves from Dollar Tree as a pattern and tracing around them on plain cotton fabric.
Then, cut out the leaf shape and pin it to the back side of a large piece of old sweater fabric. Sew the two pieces together, stitching about half an inch from the edge.
Trim off the excess sweater fabric, cutting as close to the stitches as possible, but do not cut through the cotton fabric. This step keeps the sweater from unraveling and creates a finished edge.
Next, paint the wood leaf in a coordinating color of paint. When the paint is dry, hot glue the sweater to the leaf. A second leaf can be made in a coordinating sweater fabric.
Small pieces of the sweater fabric can be wrapped around the nut part of an acorn. Once the acorn is covered and the excess sweater is cut off, hot glue the cap back on.
Then, hot glue a small strand of twine around the top of the cap so that it can be tied onto the leaves.
This is a budget-friendly project as old sweaters that are no longer worn can be used.
Wood Bead and Styrofoam Pumpkin Garland
The Wood Bead and Styrofoam Pumpkin Garland is a unique take on the traditional wood bead garland. This project utilizes small styrofoam pumpkins and mini glass containers from Dollar Tree.
The heated foam cutter and an X-Acto Knife are used to carve a hole in the top of each of the foam pumpkins just large enough to hold one of the glass containers.
Once the pumpkins are painted with Waverly’s cashew chalk paint and left to dry, a long piece of florist wire is threaded on a large darning needle and run through some wood beads.
At regular intervals, the darning needle is run through the bottom of one of the foam pumpkins. The mini glass containers are inserted into the center of the foam pumpkins and hot glue is added along with some Spanish moss around the top edge of each pumpkin.
Dollar Tree flowers are added to each of the vases and a small hole is drilled in a laser-cut wood leaf from Dollar Tree to add to one end of the Garland.
A twine tassel is made to add to the other end. This is a perfect DIY project for those who want to add a unique touch to their fall decor.
Decorative Napkin Candles
Decorative napkin candles are a great way to create unique and festive candles for fall. To make them, simply separate the plies of a decorative napkin until you are left with just the top printed layer. Cut this piece to fit around your candle.
Then, turn your iron to a medium-low heat setting and roll your napkin-covered candle over the sole plate of your iron. Be careful not to let your fingers or the candle itself come in direct contact with the sole plate.
Trim off any extra napkin at the top and bottom of the candle and then run those edges over the sole plate to seal them.
This process works equally well with taper or pillar candles and is a great project for repurposing old stained candles.
Salad Bowl Pumpkins
One interesting DIY project for fall is creating “Salad Bowl Pumpkins”. This project involves using old wood salad bowls that can be found at thrift stores.
The process is relatively simple and involves turning one salad bowl upside down on a second bowl and gluing them together with wood or super glue.
After the bowls are glued together, they are painted with orange paint. Rust-Oleum’s Rustic Orange spray paint is recommended for this project. Once the paint is dry, a small branch is super glued to the top bowl to serve as a stem.
To add a realistic touch, a coat of antiquing wax is brushed on and excess is wiped off. A stem of faux ivy vines is twisted around the stem to finish the project. The end result is a unique and attractive pumpkin decoration that can be sold for a profit.
This is a great project for those who enjoy DIY projects and for resellers looking for marketable merchandise. It is also a budget-friendly project that can be made using old items found at thrift stores.
Wood Rosette Pumpkins
One of the DIY projects that is perfect for fall is the Wood Rosette Pumpkins. This project is easy, budget-friendly, and profitable. To make this project, you will need a few small wood pumpkin signs from Dollar Tree.
You can either sand off the design or flip them over and just use the backside. Cut one of the pumpkin signs in half to create two small pumpkins.
Print out some Autumn or Halloween images that you like and apply a light even coat of mod podge both to the block and to the back of your image. Carefully apply the image to the block and let the Mod Podge dry for about 30 minutes.
Trim up the edges with an X-Acto Knife or a pair of scissors and sand the edges with 220 grit sandpaper. For the block that you cut in half, drill a hole and add a stick for a stem.
Glue the smaller pumpkin to the larger pumpkin making sure that the bottom edges are perfectly aligned. Add a little Raffia around the stem or any other embellishments that you like.
This project is perfect for resellers looking for marketable merchandise. The Wood Rosette Pumpkins are a classic autumn decor that can be sold individually or in sets.
You can also add a classic autumn poem or short story on the large pumpkin with a related image on the small pumpkin to make it more unique.
One of the DIY projects that can be created for the fall season is the Sweater Pumpkin. This project involves using some old sweater fabric and Dollar Tree supplies to create a cozy and rustic decoration item.
To make the Sweater Pumpkin, one can start by using a large wood maple leaf as a pattern and tracing around it on some plain cotton fabric. The leaf shape can then be cut out and pinned to the back side of a large piece of old sweater fabric.
The two pieces can be sewn together, stitching in about half an inch from the edge. The excess sweater fabric can be trimmed off, cutting as close to the stitches as possible but not cutting through the cotton fabric. This step keeps the sweater from unraveling and creates a finished edge.
Next, the wood leaf can be painted in a coordinating color of paint. When the paint is dry, the sweater can be hot glued to the leaf. A second leaf can be made in a coordinating sweater fabric. Small pieces of the sweater fabric can be wrapped around the nut part of an acorn.
Once the acorn is covered and the excess sweater is cut off, the cap can be hot glued back on. A small strand of twine can be hot glued around the top of the cap so that the acorns can be tied onto the leaves.
This DIY project is budget-friendly and can be a great addition to fall decorations.