FREE & Simple Fall Decoration Ideas!

Happy Fall Y’all!!  I am so happy to see this beautiful fall weather FINALLY!  I was a long, hot summer here in North Carolina!  But the weather is not the only thing I love about fall. I also love the holidays and the holiday decorations!  So let’s make some!!

Check out these super cute reversible scarecrow and snowman decorations!

As far as projects go, it doesn’t get much easier than this!

You will need:

  • One pallet (Ask your local hardware store, paint store, or plant nursery if they have one you can take.)
  • A saw to cut your boards to the desired size
  • A drill or a nail gun
  • 16 screws or nails (about 1.5 inches long)
  • Paint
  • Some ribbon
  • A glue gun (or any other kind of glue to attach your bow to your hat)

Start by dismantling your pallet. You will need 6 boards. If you have a sawzall, you can use it to easily cut through the nails like this…

If you wish you had this amazing tool, you can buy it here…

If you don’t have one, you can use a hammer or a crow bar to pry the boards apart.

Once you have your boards separated, lay 4 of them side by side.  Make sure that all 4 boards are cut to the same length. Next, sandwich those 4 boards between two perpendicular boards to create the brim of the hat.  You are going to want to cut the perpendicular boards to the exact same length also.

Use your drill or nail gun to drive two screws or nails through the brim of the hat into each of the 4 vertical  boards. (This should be a total of 8 screws or nails.)  Now flip the whole thing over and do the same thing on the other side.  (You should use up all the remaining screws or nails, 8 on each side.)

So that’s it for your construction!  The rest is paint and decorations!  Take a look at this picture again. This is our end goal…

If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of old paint stashed in your garage or attic or wherever you stash stuff.  I happened to have a can of black Rust-oleum spray paint and a can of white Behr latex house paint, so I was able to use that to paint my snowman side. To make the spray paint work, I just taped off right below the brim of the hat so I didn’t get paint all over the face part.

Then I simply removed the tape and used a brush to apply the white latex paint to the face part.

Now let’s do our face!  I’m going to use a combination of latex paint, spray paint, and markers for this part because that’s what I happend to have laying around my house.

Get creative and adjust these instructions to use what you already have. There’s no sense in spending money when you don’t have to.

I used a large black Sharpie marker to draw my eyes and to outline my nose…

I used Krylon “Pumpkin Orange” spray paint to fill in my nose, but I’m not even gonna show you that because I don’t recommend using spray paint. It took a ton of prep work to tape everything off, then it still made a huge mess of overspray that I had to go back and fix with my white paint. Please just stick with your Sharpie pens or a use paint and a small artist’s paint brush!

Then I used my black Sharpie marker again to draw my mouth.

So that’s it for your snow man face!  Let’s paint the scarecrow side before we add the bow on the snowman’s hat because we don’t want to smash it or get paint on it while we’re working on the other side.

For the scarecrow, we won’t paint the face, only the hat, so let’s go ahead and draw on our scarecrow face!  I am using my black Sharpie marker to draw the face again, then I will use a yellow Sharpie Paint pen, an orange Crayola marker, and my white Behr latex paint with a small artist’s brush to fill in my candy corn nose.

I am using brown Rust-Oleum spray paint to paint my hat, so I’m going to give my face a chance to dry, then I’m going to tape off the face part (like I did before on the snowman side) to protect it from the spray paint. Once you have it all taped off, go ahead and spray! Or if you’re using normal paint and a brush, forget the tape and just go for it!

I’m gonna let this cute little guy dry for a while, then I’ll put the bows on his hat.

I’m using some spare ribbon I had in my gift wrapping stash. Red for the snowman and orange for the scarecrow. I tied my bows and then attached them to the brim using a hot glue gun.

Annnnd that’s it!!  All finished!!  As always, if you have any questions or need any help, leave a comment or send me a message.  I’m always happy to hear from you!

In other news, I just opened up my Etsy shop!  It’s called HumbleHomeDesign (Singular, DESIGN, not DESIGNS!  Lol!  This is a tough one for people, I know, I’m sorry!  “Designs” was already taken!).  So, if you love this idea, but you don’t want to make it yourself, place an order at my Etsy Shop, and I’ll make it for you!!

Here’s the link…

HumbleHomeDesign’s shop on Etsy

Thanks again for stopping by!!


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