Fall is here and there are tons of great projects you can get started on during those crisp Fall weekends before the weather turns cold.
From trash to treasure, these cut wooden blocks made from leftover wooden molding will make adorable decor for your pre-holiday decorating.
To get started on these cute wooden blocks you’ll need:
- wooden molding (can be leftovers)
- paint (use leftovers)
- glue gun
- chip board letters or stencils
Cut the pieces of molding in various sizes. Paint them with various paints. Use random colors on each one. The more diverse, the better. Once your paint is dry, use the sandpaper to distress the wood. Glue on the chip board letters or stencil on some letters. Cute!
There’s something about Fall that just screams for candles. Make some woody candles that will burn away those cool evenings.
- At least one piece of wood, 3 inches in diameter and 2 feet long
- A miter box is a plus, or some kind of saw
- A wood drill
Cut several pieces. Then drill holes inside deep and wide enough for your candles. Tea lights work great in these.
Next up! Make some reclaimed wooden pumpkins. This will be last year you have to scoop out seeds from an icky, gooey pumpkin. Okay, I’ll probably still do that. But these can go up early in the season and stay there without rotting.
1/4 inch plywood
Any reclaimed wood you can find, wooden pallets will do just fine, or whatever else you have lying around
- Brads and screws
- Wood glue
- Double threaded screws
- Small tree branches
- Stain, wax and wood sealer
- Saw, screw gun, hammer and jigsaw
To make it, follow this step-by-step tutorial from Finding Home.
To round out your Fall projects, make something that’s for the birds. Ha! An acorn bird feeder.
Your backyard birds will love this project.
- 1/4 inch metal metal mesh (found at a hardware store)
- Round wooden bowl
- Sisal rope
- Small nails
- Metal snips
- Needle nose pliers
Trim your mesh to fit the bowl size and the length you desire. Roll it into a tube to make sure it is a clean cut.
Fold the points to a 90 degree angle. Use your needle nose pliers to bend the open points around smooth edges until tube is shut.
Bend your tube into a square.
Measure 3 inch corner lines on all four corners and snip a line.
Cut a rounded triangular piece on each corner.
Fold opposing sides toward each other and use your needle nose pliers to connect the open wires in order to close it up.
Drill two small holes on opposite sides. Drill one large hole on top for the sisal rope.
Insert the rope and tie a knot underneath the bowl to keep it in place.
Now you’re ready to fill it up with bird seed!
Settle the bowl on top of the mesh wire and use the nails to keep everything in place.
Finally, welcome in those holiday guests with this super easy DIY welcome sign made from a cabinet door.
- Painter’s tape
- Craft paint
- Dark wax and clear wax
Follow the tutorial here.
Working in the Shed During the Fall
Getting out into the wood shop in the Fall can inspire some new decor and perhaps even some homemade Christmas presents! It can help you use up that old wood lying around. And make your porch or backyard even more interesting to look at. What are you waiting for?