Fun fall DIY Projects

We love sharing ideas we come up with on our own and those by which we’re truly inspired!

These two projects would be lovely for a weekend project to give you home a touch of Autumn warmth.

Photos + ideas fond on Midwestliving.com

Have an old wheelbarrow hanging around either in the back of your garage or somewhere in your backyard? Why not make it a decorative display pot for your fall flowers. 

We like to use chalkpaint for almost any project . . . but really, any paint will do! Choose a color like this deep green that we can match at the Exeter Paint store – or whatever color you prefer!

Paint your old wheelbarrow, add soil, flowers + leafy plants and VOILA! A beautiful, fall display.

Take wooden frames, any color paint you’d like, and voilia! You’ve got your base to make a creative way to display the beautiful pieces of fall. For example, this deep red frame to display freshly fallen fall leafs. 

“For an easy mantel display, combine brightly colored fall leaves with an empty picture frame.

Hang leaves on S-hooks (used for jewelry making and found at crafts stores) or pin to a ribbon. Put nails in both sides of a colorful frame and suspend the ribbon loosely across the center, tying it to the nails. Add to the display by spreading a branch full of brightly colored berries across the length of the mantel and setting small gourds on top of egg cups.”

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Chalkboard Paint Ideas | DIY Projects

Whether it’s in the kitchen, the kid’s playroom, or in the garage – using Chalkboard Paint can add a little twist to any room!

Some Do It Yourself project ideas from our team to yours!

1) Daily Menu & Planner | Let the family know what’s on the menu for the day from breakfast to dinner! Or use it to organize your days and schedules. Paint the chalkboard paint in a square or rectangular shape on the wall, frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint, and use as you wish!

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2) Kids Playroom Wall & Artist Area | Have budding artists that can’t seem to contain their creativity? Paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint and let their creative juices flow with this eco-friendly and fun project! They’ll love to draw on the walls and you’ll love the no-fuss, no-paper waste!

3) Eco-Friendly Message Board | We all leave notes and make the daily “To-Do” list! Use chalkboard paint to make your daily reminders more eco-friendly and fun for the family. Paint an area with chalkboard paint and frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint. Then create calendars or lists to help organize your day!

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4) Organize | Spice up the kitchen cabinets or closets with chalkboard paint to organize different containers. Simply paint a small square or circle on each container and let dry. Use chalk to label containers and never spend time searching for what you need again!

*Photos and ideas from Benjaminmoore.com
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