Who else is excited for Fall?? Don’t get me wrong, I adore Summer but nothing beats Fall in New Hampshire! I’m kicking off my Fall decorating projects this season with this super easy Fall garland. The best thing…everything is from the Dollar Tree and the entire thing cost $5!! I love low budget projects that look beautiful too.
I scooped up a bunch of the Fall decorating supplies at Dollar Tree, if you haven’t checked them out lately, go…they have so many great things you can use in your own DIYs.
- METAL WORDS
- MINI WHITE PUMPKINS
- WOOD PUMPKIN ORNAMENTS
- BURLAP LEAVES (I actually ended up using the oak burlap leaves)
- NAUTICAL ROPE
STEP 1- painting the pieces
I pulled out the stems and took off the metal clips on the mini pumpkins. I gave them a quick coat of white chalk paint. ( the Dollar Tree pumpkins are more yellowy w/ flecks of brown)
Next, I painted the wooden pumpkin ornaments with the white chalk paint; while the paint was still wet I brushed a bit of dark brown chalk paint around the edges and then lightly brushed a little over the entire pumpkin to add some detail. After the foam pumpkins were dry I added small pieces of twig for the stems.
STEP 2- making pom poms
I used my pom pom maker and made 2 pom poms out of jute twine to add to each end of my garland.
Cutting through the twine was tough! I needed to use two hands to do it. After I removed it from the pom pom maker I trimmed around it to make it more uniform all around and then fluffed it up.
STEP 3- make the garland
I cut a 5 foot piece of Dollar Tree nautical rope for the base of the garland. I didn’t want it to be bulky so I removed a strand of the twisted rope, it’s a 3 ply rope and I simply untwisted one of the strands from the other two.
Now to assemble the Fall garland! I chose the “Harvest” metal sign and hung it in the middle of the rope using the jute twine to secure it to the rope.
To attach the wooden pumpkins I cut small pieces of the twine; tied one end to the garland and hot glued it to the back of the pumpkins.
The burlap leaves have a long wire stem that I wrapped around the garland. I clipped the foam pumpkins on and finished the garland by adding the pom-poms.( I attached them about 12 inches from each end because I wanted a tail piece of just the rope on each end of the garland.
STEP 4- time to hang it up!
I hung my Fall garland up across an antique window frame. I’m a sucker for neutral Fall decor and white pumpkins!! You can see another Fall Dollar Tree DIY here and see some other neutral Fall decorating ideas here