We love fall here at Design Happens. We’re obsessed with it, actually. While mulling over pitches for the upcoming Color of the Month, some of us could only talk about the harvest hues, warm tones and richness associated with autumn. Pumpkins, falling leaves, hayrides and crisp, cool weather. Did I mention pumpkins?
So for all the fall fanatics just like us, here are two easy-to-make projects that will dress up your outdoor space now all the way through Thanksgiving.
If you have pumpkin fever like me, then you’ll love whipping up this DIY in less than 30 minutes. You’ll need two large pumpkins, two small pumpkins, urns and grapevine wreaths to create this natural pumpkin topiary that will immediately add autumnal charm to your porch.
For those who when they think fall instantly picture falling leaves, here’s a sophisticated craft just for you. With just a few materials and supplies you can create this autumnal felt leaf wreath. Using leaves from your backyard as inspiration, cut out various leaf shapes from assorted fall felt colors. Use a 24-inch grapevine wreath as your base and weave the leaves onto the wreath using fabric glue as needed.
To add an eerie Halloween touch, think Edgar Allen Poe and add a spooky raven perched just inside the wreath to welcome guests as they come to the door.
What is your favorite natural design element of fall? Pumpkins? Leaves? Indian corn?
Tell us in the comments below.