Fall Mini Pumpkin Garland

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hey hey lovely friends! Are you up for  a cute and super simple crafty Fall project today? It may be reaching the mid 90s outside here today, but like every muggy September, I’m forging onward!

I was looking at my Summer mantel  the other day and thinking how I would miss my shell garland I added this Summer:

Make a shell garland to add a splash of Summer to your decor!

DIY Shell Garland

Of course I could keep it up, but I like to change my mantel out for the Holidays and the shells don’t really say “Fall” at all.  So I decided  to make a new garland.

Since my mantel isn’t complete yet, I added it to my hutch for now, which already has a few Fall touches:

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Cute, right?

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It is so easy too! If you want to get all crazy and make your family think you have gone absolutely nutso creating Fall crafts in a heat wave, here’s what you need to make that happen:

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

  1. Mini pumpkins from Michaels ($2.99/six pack)
  2. Letters from Michaels ($99¢ each)
  3. Jute twine and scissors
  4. Metallic Gold spray paint from Rustoleum
  5. Heirloom White spray paint from Rustoleum
  6. Rustoleum Stone texture paint from Rustoleum (Optional)
  7. Hot glue gun and glue
  8. Scrap fabric

I started by removing the stems of the mini pumpkins that I planned to paint:

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…and spray painting a few of each gold and ivory (Heirloom White):

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Then I gave the ivory ones a hit with the stone texture paint on the tops for a little more dimension:

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

As you can see, I popped the stems back in too. I left the more solid green ones as is.

The letters were painted the same way as the ivory pumpkins:

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Then I cut the jute twine to the length I wanted and added everything to it!

The pumpkins were hot glued like so:

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The letters were added using a scrap of the fabric and hot glue (oopsie forgot to paint the backs):

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Then I cut the fabric into strips with my rotary cutter and tied them on in between…

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

So easy! I paint a lot of furniture pieces, but sometimes I just want to sit and craft something.

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It’s really cute on my hutch…it might not make it to the mantel.

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Fall Hydrangeas

Love the pops of green with the black and white. (That’s scrapbook paper I added to the back in the Spring.)

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is perfect for our Get Your DIY On party theme this month: Falling for Fall

My co-hosts are getting into Fall as well. Here is what they created for this challenge:

Falling for Fall with these five fun Fall ideas. September's Get Your DIY On theme!

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel Décor by Krista at The Happy Housie

Fall Mini Pumpkin Garland by Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer (Me!)

Fall Shelf Décor by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog

Fall Vignette by April at House by Hoff

Harvest Fall Sign by Mandy at The Hankful House

The party fun starts this Sunday, September 6, at 7:00pm EST.

Bloggers, come share your Favorite Fall Projects and Decor, so we can inspire our readers!

Super simple Fall mini pumpkin garland tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Starting on my mantel next. At least these are things I can do in the A/C! 🙂

UPDATE: My Fall mantel is all set to go! Check out how I changed up this garland with chalkboard banner pieces! Here’s  a peek:

I'm loving a neutral Fall pallette again this year. My mantel /Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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Comments

  1. Shirley Dunn (England). says:

    Love your garland. You did a beautiful paint job! I’m off to the Hobby shop!

  2. Super cute! Pinning this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love this, Christy! My kids are taking a test right now and I’m sneaking a peek at your blog to see what you are up to. I’m wanting to go to Michaels after school to get supplies to make one for my house or for my shop. I’ll pin and share this weekend. 🙂

    • Ha ha you are so funny! I found those little packs of pumpkins hanging on the side of an end cap and almost missed them. I never thought to make one for my booth…that would be so cute! 🙂

  4. Very cute. I think I will have to make one too!! 🙂

  5. Christy, your site is by far and away my favorite! Not only do I like the type of things you do, but you blow all the others away with a great eye and your attention to the details. You are my new source of (almost) daily inspiration–thanks!

  6. Adorable garland Christy! I love how you sprayed the textured paint on the tops of the creme pumpkins – such a nice little touch. Pinning and sharing and we’ll see you on Sunday!

  7. So cute!! I’m trying to decide on colors for this Fall but I know I don’t want ORANGE this time!! lol (I’m not an “orange” kinda girl anyway!) I’ll be spray painting soon!! 😉
    xo
    Nancy

  8. Super cute, Christy! Those pumpkins are adorable! And I always love a garland. Hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  9. Janice Elaine Rex says:

    I just love checking your blog everyday for a few years!!! You are absolutely amazing with your creativity. It amazes me how you can get so much done with your extremely busy schedule at home.

  10. So simple and pretty Christy! I love it- spray painting those little pumpkins is such a brilliant touch!

  11. I like it! My mantle needs this. Your decorating is always so beautiful!

  12. This garland is adorable! I love it! You are just so creative!

  13. So pretty and so simple. Fabulous as always!

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