I’ve got three DIY projects for you today that were shown in my fall living room décor Friday. Each one took less than five minutes to make and are budget friendly.
#1 DIY Billy Buttons
Billy Buttons (aka Craspedia, a genus of daisies) are bright yellow balls of fun in my opinion. I’ve loved them since I first noticed them in some décor blogs and magazines a few years ago. I finally decided I had to have some in my own home so I figured I’d just make my own when I stumbled on this yellow vase filler at Jo Ann’s. It was as simple as buying the vase filler for $2 and green cloth 18 gauge stem wire for $2...
… cutting the stems in half and then sticking the stems into the filler.
#2 Wooden Fall Leaves
The second project involved just placing some green texture scrapbook paper and two cherry wood leaves into a frame. Done. I bought mine from Paper Source (8 in a pack for $8.50). You could easily buy thin sheets of wood paper or laminate and cut out your own – I chose to do things the easy way.
#3 Wooden Thanks Sign
I was trying to figure out what I could do with some paper tape (aka washi tape) I bought from Target when I stumbled on these bamboo trays I had lying around. Armed with the tape and some glitter scrapbook paper I was able to make a fun sign for the holidays.
I simply flipped the tray over to use the flat side and placed two strips of the washi tape on the board. I cut out the letters by hand and then glued them between the tape. Of course it would be better if there wasn’t a hole there (that’s for slipping your wine glass through) but since it is on the shelf in the living room, the hole isn’t as noticeable (don’t get me wrong – you can still see it but it doesn’t bug me as much and I was using what I had).