Looks Like Fall is in the Air!
Here’s an easy fall DIY project that kids can help make:
- wooden fence post
- orange latex paint
- black and white acrylic craft paint
- silk leaves, straw, pipe cleaners, or raffia
- sawtooth hangers for back if you want to hang them
First, saw the fence post into pieces ranging from 6 to 12 inches. (You can make a bunch of these with one fence post.) If you aren’t going to hang them, try to get at least one end pretty flat so it will sit up straight.
Sand the edges to get rid of splintery pieces, then paint with two coats of latex paint (paint bottoms too if hanging.) After the paint dries, have kids paint faces with craft paints, and then hot-glue leaves, straw, etc. on top for stems. Attach sawtooth hangers on the back if you wish to hang them–they look so cute beside the front door.
We saw these several years ago in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, decorating our cabin entryway. I couldn’t wait to try them myself, and they were super-easy to make.