Sometimes, you just want to add a little fall beauty to your porch without redoing the whole thing. This is where the do-it-yourself (DIY) project is perfect. But, you want to make sure any DIY project you take on turns out. The following are three of our favorite, simple DIY projects perfect for decorating your porch this fall.
Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza
Turn your trip to the local pumpkin patch into 2-for-1. Let the little ones have tons of fun bobbing for apples and taking hay bale rides. For your part – use the trip to nail your fall porch decorations. Pick up a collection of gourds in different sizes, colors, textures, and shapes. All you have to do is stack your variety of pumpkins in a corner. Your simple DIY fall decorations can be that easy!
Turn a Paper Bag into a Fall-Inspired Luminary
Paper bag luminaries are the fun and simple way to dress up your patio. They can be easily designed for any season. And, they’re a craft you can make with the little ones. All it takes is black construction paper, scissors, glue, a few paper bags, sand, and tee light candles.
Using scissors, cut leaf silhouettes out of the black construction paper. Glue one cutout to the outside of each paper bag. Fill the base of each paper bag with one inch of sand. Arrange paper bags throughout your patio. Place a tea light in the sand within each paper bag and light it. It’s that simple!
These fun and funky ‘pumpkins’ are an easy project to make with the kiddos. All it takes is some balloons, white glue, yarn, needle (or sharp knife), hot glue gun and brown and green pipe cleaners.
Blow up each balloon so its roughly 12 inches in diameter. In a shallow bowl, mix 2 – 3 ounces of glue with 1 TBS of water. Wrap the balloon with yarn, wetting the yarn thoroughly with glue. (You can use your fingers of a thick paintbrush to apply glue.)
Tie a piece of yarn around the butt end of the balloon and suspend in the air. (A kitchen cabinet works nicely for such an endeavor.) Allow to dry overnight.
Pop the balloon using a needle (or sharp knife). Discard plastic. Twist a small piece of the brown pipe cleaner into a tight curly cue. Using a hot glue gun, attach the brown pipe cleaner to one side of the pumpkin. Twist 1-inch strips of green pipe cleaner into loose curls. Using a hot glue gun again, attach two pieces of green pipe cleaner to each ‘pumpkin’.