Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

7 Free Ways to Practice Giving in Daily Life

Giving to others is important and something you know that you want to teach your children. Of course, children learn best from watching their parents model the behavior. What do you do when you don’t have the money to give to causes that need it? How do you donate your time when you have 3+ kids who are actively involved in school and extracurricular activities? You find ways to fit giving into your day-to-day life. You encourage cultivating selflessness in yourself and your family. These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Donate Old Kids’ Clothes to Foster Parents

The expectations of foster parents can change on a dime. Some coworkers of a family member were suddenly put in charge of an 8 month old who had been extricated for his safety. They had only ever fostered older kids and were in desperate need of clothes. We had a ton of old baby clothes so we boxed them up and sent the clothes to them.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Cards to Send to Deployed Service Members

This is a great one to get the kids involved in. Let them decorate cards, draw pictures, and write letters to service members thanking them for all that they do for our country. Once you have finished your cards give them to a group that sends them to the service members. Military Missions is a great place to send your finished cards to. They send out thousands of cards in care packages all year long. See their site for tips and the mailing address.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Send “Thinking of You” Cards

Speaking of sending cards, don’t wait for a special occasion. Send out handmade greeting cards to family and friends simply to brighten their days. Everybody loves getting a surprise in the mail. It lets loved ones know that you’re thinking about them. Don’t forget to get the kids in on this one too. Let them draw pictures or write letters to add to the card before mailing.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Pass Along That Gift Card

I firmly believe that you never know what someone is going through and the smallest gesture can have a huge impact. The next time that you’re at Target and your purchase gets you one of those free gift cards, pass it along. Let the cashier know that you would like it put towards the total of the person behind you in line. Think about the wonderful surprise of getting $5 or $10 off of your total for no reason except someone’s kindness. That’s pretty great!

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Baby Books

If you have a talent for scrapbooking, use it to surprise new parents at the hospital. Use those extra supplies that you have around and create some sweet little baby books. When creating, be sure to leave areas for the parents to add photos of their baby’s milestones. If you need some inspiration you can check out this DIY Baby Book Gift.

 

These 7 free ways to #practicegiving help you be philanthropic in your daily lives. Click To Tweet

 

Infant Rocker

Speaking of babies, did you know that you can volunteer to rock babies in the hospital nursery? While this one will take more of your time, it won’t cost you a dime. Talk about one of the best ways to give back in the world. Check with a local hospital to find out about their volunteer policy and availability.

 

Free Child Care

One of the hardest things for busy parents to do is find time to have a date night alone. Offer the gift of free child care to friends and family. You can help mom and dad get some much needed time to refresh together. Grab free printable gift certificates to give at the links below. One has a pre-determined 3 hour time specified and the other does not have any time-frame specified.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Now you have 7 free ways to practice giving in your busy life. Which one will you try first? Don’t forget to get your kids involved in addition to modeling a spirit of giving for them. Many of these ideas can be done as a family, such as the cards and the baby books. Why not make your next family night a service project? It’s as easy as grabbing some cards, stickers, and markers and gathering around the table to create together. In what other ways does your family choose to practice giving? Let me know in the comments!

See where I’m linking up!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

P.S. Get Free VIP Access to Our Library of Resources!
Free printables and tutorials to make the most of your DIY lifestyle!

We always respect your privacy.



mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

DIY Pumpkin Pillow Fight Game

Are you ready for an awesome fall game that entertains kids all season long, including Thanksgiving Day? That is exactly what this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game is. Let’s face it; there are a lot of aspects of the big family dinner at Thanksgiving that just aren’t fun for little ones. That goes double if your family is the one hosting this year. This game will not only make the kiddos excited, it will also keep them from being under your feet while you work in the kitchen.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy #DIY pumpkin pillow fight #game! Click To Tweet

 

Materials

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 1

First, remove the lids from your boxes and set them aside. You don’t need them for this project.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 2

Next, paint your pumpkin boxes orange.

Step 3

Add a second coat of orange paint and let it dry completely.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 4

Next, paint the stems of your pumpkin boxes brown.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 5

While your brown paint dries, add the sleeping faces to the front of your pumpkins.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 6

Lastly, paint leaves on the pumpkins and set them aside to dry.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 7

Now pull out your fabric and cut it into 6 rectangles that are 3 inches by 2 inches.

Tip:

  • If you are using an old tank top as I did, measure 3 inches up from the bottom and cut straight across. Then cut them into 2 inch pieces, leaving the sewn seams attached.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 8

Next, line the edges of 2 pieces up, right sides together, and pin along the edges.

Note:

  • Do this to all of your fabric pieces. This should give you 3 pinned “pillows”.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 9

Next, sew around each of your pillows leaving a small gap to turn the fabric right side out after sewing. Be sure to pull out the pins as you stitch your edges.

Step 10

Once all of your pillows are sewn, turn them right-side out.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 11

Then fill each pillow with Poly-Fil.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 12 (Optional)

Add 2-3 marbles inside each pillow.

Tips:

  • Adding the marbles makes it easier to knock down the pumpkins. If your kids are older, you can omit them to make the game more difficult.
  • You can also use beans or dry corn to add weight, I just prefer not to use food.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 13

Next, sew the gap closed on each pillow.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 14

Pull your pumpkins back out and spray both the front and back with acrylic sealant. Let it dry completely before playing.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

This is such an easy little game that kids of all ages will love. I have no idea why but it is super satisfying to kids when they knock something over. How many times have you heard your kid yell, “Mom, he knocked my block tower over!”? Now, instead of causing a fight, this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game will encourage them to have fun knocking stuff over. Now you’ll be free to get ready for the even and socialize while the kids play. Looking for me fun games to play? Check out this Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt or this easy DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game!

See where I’m linking up!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Right Now + MM 172

It is Sunday and that means another awesome Merry Monday link party! Today we are taking a short craft break but we are not taking a pumpkin break. You already know how much I love this time of year. Another great thing about fall is all of the amazing pumpkin recipes shared and created. Seriously, you can find recipes to enjoy pumpkin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Today we are focusing on the sweeter side of things. These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure! After you check them out be sure to stick around for the link party!

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

 

These 12 #pumpkin #recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance! Click To Tweet

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Waffles (Sarah at Bombshell Bling)

Waffles are flat out awesome to begin with but they are made even better when you make them pumpkin flavored!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

Don’t forget the traditional pumpkin spice latte. This recipe will let you enjoy the seasonal staple at home.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Easy and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (Fivespot Green Living)

These muffins are proof that indulging in your pumpkin-flavored love doesn’t have to wreck your diet.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Spice Frozen Yogurt Pops (Home Cooking Memories)

Still want to enjoy frozen treats while celebrating the season? Try these delicious pumpkin spice pops!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Heirloom Pumpkin Bread (Sarah at Bombshell Bling)

Not only does this bread look incredible but the recipe makes 3 loaves. Feel free to share it with friends and family… or not.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid Recipe (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

It seriously doesn’t get any easier than this delicious breakfast idea. It is beautiful enough for weekend brunch but easy enough for a weekday!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Healthy Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe (Katie at You Brew My Tea)

Do you follow a Weight-Watchers diet? These little treats only count for 2 points each!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Wow your family this Thanksgiving with this amazing pumpkin pie recipe!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations)

If it is a muffin it can totally be for breakfast, right? These look perfect for popping in the morning.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse (Cooking in Stilettos)

This mousse looks just a beautiful as it does delicious. It’s an easy way to up your pumpkin dessert game.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

Oh. My. Gosh. Does is get any better than these pumpkin coffee cake donuts? If you aren’t drooling at least a little at this picture you might want to call your doctor.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Delicious Mini Pumpkin Bread S’more Trifle (A Cultivated Nest)

Last, but certainly not least, add some pumpkin to that traditional campfire treat with this amazing trifle recipe!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

There are so many delicious recipes to try. You could totally throw a pumpkin-themed brunch (and if you do, you should send an invite this way *winkwink). Now that we’ve made it through these 12 pumpkin recipes it is time to get on to the Merry Monday link party. I can’t wait to see what awesome ideas and projects you’ve been sharing!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!


Welcome to Merry Monday #172! We have a new guest host!

Our Crafty MomMeet Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. She loves to share DIY projects, trash to treasure furniture flips, home decorating and craft ideas!

**This week we are saying good-bye to Sara at Twelve on Main. She has been a wonderful addition to our party and we will miss her greatly. We are excited to see all of the amazing new projects she is taking on. No doubt they will be absolutely amazing. 

Merry-Monday-Pinterest-Follow

It’s Pinterest Follow Month! Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow your Hosts on Pinterest.


Host Featured Posts


All features are pinned to the Merry Monday Link Party Board!


Merry Monday Rules

Time to party & be seen on 11 blogs! Link-up our latest post on #MerryMonday 172 #linkparty! Click To Tweet

Help support the party & grab a button to display on your blog or party page!

My Pinterventures


Themes for party #173

We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things Halloween
  • Fall thing Fall

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

Sign-ups for the 2017 Ornament Exchange is open! Post date November 16th.


mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

20 Delightful DIY Pumpkin Projects for Fall + MM 171

If you follow along with DIY Adulation on Instagram then you already know that I am in full fall mode right now. I knew that baby fever is totally a thing but apparently so is pumpkin fever and I have it bad. That’s why this week I couldn’t resist rounding up these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall. With these projects you can get your pumpkin fix all over your house from your front door to your table tops. After you are done checking them out, stick around for the Merry Monday link party!

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

 

Got pumpkin fever? Get your fix with these 20 delightful #DIY #pumpkin projects! Click To Tweet

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

How to Transform Foam Pumpkins into Pretty Fall Décor (Michelle James Designs)

Turn those bright orange pumpkins into gorgeous fall décor with this tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Elegant Feather Wreath Mini Tutorial (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

Who would have thought that awesome décor could be this easy to make? Make your own festive wreath with a feather boa and some pumpkins.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket (How to Nest for Less)

Words cannot express how beautiful this easy tutorial is. You will want to make one for every room in the house!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Felt Pumpkins (My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

The dimension on these easy DIY pumpkins is too cute. They are so easy to make you could even get the kids in on the crafty fun.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

If traditional fall colors aren’t your thing then these colorful pumpkins are for you. Who says autumn can’t be multi-colored?

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin with Washi Tape (Jenny at Refresh Living)

These are one of those gorgeous projects that makes you go, “Wait, that is washi tape?!” The best part is that you can easily change the project to fit your style by changing up the tape.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Faux Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece (Michelle for Crafts Unleashed)

Adding succulents to your fall décor is easy with this pumpkin centerpiece.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Distressed Wood Plank Pumpkins (Michelle at The Scrap Shoppe Blog)

Here is another great DIY to add non-traditional pops of color to your autumn décor. These would look great indoors or out!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Styrofoam Pumpkin Makeover (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

You just have to love those dollar store pumpkins! Here’s another tutorial to make them more sophisticated for your style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins (Leanna at Faeries and Fauna)

You will want these pumpkins on your porch now. They are a perfect piece of neutral décor that can be added to any style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Silhouette Pumpkins (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

I love, love, love these no-carve pumpkins. Put them on your mantle for a vintage décor that will wow all season long.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pumpkin Candlesticks (Paula at Frog Prince Paperie)

These pumpkin candlesticks make a beautiful centerpiece for you coffee table or dining table. Make 2 sets and bookend your mantle décor as well.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Fabulous DIY Fabric Pumpkins (Michelle James Designs)

If you love that traditional farmhouse style, these pumpkins will let you add a fall touch to it. Change up the entire look by simply changing the fabric you use if you want a more colorful fall style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

DIY Drilled Pumpkins (Taryn Whiteaker)

It doesn’t get my simpler than these modern pumpkins. They are a gorgeous addition to your home this season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

A Pumpkin Full of Roses (Linda at Crafts ala Mode)

This pumpkin décor looks great on the front door or on the wall. Personally, I love the styled look in the window.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin (Dagmar at Dagmar’s Home)

Make fall décor out of items you already have around the house with this easy tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Decorating Ideas for Small White Pumpkins (Kathy at Petticoat Junktion)

Minis are always better. That is why these small white pumpkins are so cute!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Wreath (How to Nest for Less)

This gorgeous wreath will take your front door all the way through the season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Book Pumpkin (Wendi at H2O Bungalo)

Upcycled book décor is always a great way to dress up your home. Now you can make it seasonal with this awesome tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pretty Spooky DIY Jack-O-Lantern Bracelet (DIY Adulation)

Lastly, take your pumpkin obsession on the go with this easy bracelet tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Which one of these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall is your favorite? Now you have 20 ways to get your pumpkin fix this season. If that’s not enough, keep scrolling down and check out what fun pumpkin projects are linked up this week. See you down there at the Merry Monday link party!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!


Welcome to the Merry Monday Link Party #171! Meet the Merry Monday Link Party Hosts…and a new guest host!

Our Crafty MomMeet Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. She loves to share DIY projects, trash to treasure furniture flips, home decorating and craft ideas!

Merry-Monday-Pinterest-Follow

It’s Pinterest Follow Month! Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow your Hosts on Pinterest.


Host Featured Posts


All features are pinned to the Merry Monday Link Party Board!


Merry Monday Rules

Time to party & be seen on 11 blogs! Link-up our latest post on #MerryMonday 171 #linkparty! Click To Tweet

Help support the party & grab a button to display on your blog or party page!

My Pinterventures


Themes for party #172

We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things Halloween
  • Fall thing Fall

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

Sign-ups for the 2017 Ornament Exchange is open!


mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

15 Awesome DIY Door Décor Ideas for Fall + MM 169

It’s no secret that one of the easiest ways to change up your door décor. In fact, you can make a few for each season to freshen up your home on a whim. There are too many beautiful ideas to stick with one all season in my opinion. With these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall you are sure to find décor to fit your style. Mix it up throughout autumn with rustic, quirky, and glittery DIY’s for your door. Then don’t forget to link up your amazing posts at the Merry Monday link party!

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome #DIY door #décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Click To Tweet

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

10 Minute Fall Leaf Wreath (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

It doesn’t get much easier than this beautiful fall wreath. Make if fast and have your door beautified by lunch time.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

You can also go the rustic route with this gorgeous décor DIY from Cherished Bliss.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Quick Fall Wreath Fix (Jen at the Magic Brush)

Don’t discard those faded wreaths. Instead, give them new life with an easy spruce.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Sparkly Autumn Leaf Wreath (Jessa at Sparkle Living Blog)

Add a little sparkle to your door with this glittery wreath DIY!

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Chalkboard Platter Fall Wreath (Jenny at Refresh Living)

I’m a sucker for a great upcycle and this wreath definitely delivers. It will easily add some beautiful décor to your home.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Outdoor Decorating Idea for Fall (Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna)

This wreath is absolutely gorgeous. It is the perfect addition to your fall front porch.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Wheat Wreath (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)

Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most beautiful, as is the case with this wheat wreath.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Fall Pumpkin Metallic Ribbon Wreath (Kim at Made in a Day)

Here is another gorgeous, glittery wreath. It is so pretty you will want one on every door in your home… and maybe a few windows too!

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Cornucopia Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

A cornucopia is a staple of autumn and this wreath lets you rock that staple on your front door all season.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Autumn Wreath and Front Porch Reveal (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

This simple DIY wreath is absolutely stunning. Add some mums to your porch, like Emily does, to round out your outdoor autumn décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Fall Cinnamon Broom Wreath (Amanda at Domestically Creative)

Here is another great example of giving new life to an older piece that you love. Find out how she took a drab little cinnamon broom and turned it into a gorgeous piece of door décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Wood Slice Wreath (Sara at Twelve on Main)

I love the simplicity of this wood slice wreath. It not only works for fall but would look great hanging on your door well into winter.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

How to Make a Dahlia Book Page Wreath (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

This book page wreath is an example of a wreath so pretty you will want to display it inside your home so you can look at any time you want.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Fall Burlap Ribbon Wreath (Erlene at My Pinterventures)

Burlap is such a pretty addition to fall and this wreath makes it easy to incorporate into your fall décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath (DIY Adulation)

This wreath is a perfect new Thanksgiving tradition for your family. Add new leaves each year about what you are thankful for and watch it bloom fuller, year after year.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great on your door this season. Don’t forget that these wreaths look great in other areas of your home, too. Dress up your mantel and walls with them to create beautiful décor throughout your house. You can find more fall decor ideas and DIY’s on the Autumn Holidays Page. Now it is time to move on to the party. Share your awesomeness with us below at this week’s Merry Monday link party!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.


Now, let’s get to the party! Meet the Merry Monday Link Party Hosts!

Merry Monday Link Party Hosts

It’s Twitter Follow Month! Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow your Hosts on Twitter.


Last week’s most popular post(s)

Popular posts 169

To see more features, visit the other party hosts!


All features are pinned to the Merry Monday Link Party Board!


Merry Monday Rules

Time to party & be seen on 10 blogs! Link-up our latest post on #MerryMonday 169 #linkparty! Click To Tweet

Help support the party & grab a button to display on your blog or party page!

My Pinterventures


Round-up themes for party #170

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Nerdy Crafts
  • Back to School Ideas
  • Recipes – sandwich recipes, back to school lunch ideas, freezer meals, easy dinner ideas
  • Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • Halloween themed treats & foods

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!


mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath

November means a lot of things to people. Some look forward to the weather finally turning crisp or the beautiful colors across the scenery. Traditions and giving are also big themes for this time of year. If you read Creating Your Future November Goals then you know that one of my main goals for this month is increasing my thankfulness. Even if you have a grateful heart, sometimes we lose sight of how much we have to be thankful for every day. That is why it is important to be mindful about increasing your thankfulness. The main strategy for doing this is to write down 3 things each day that you are thankful for. You can extend this practice with your family by making this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. It is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving while exercising continued thankfulness together.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath! #diy #thankful Click To Tweet

Materials

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 1

Remove all packaging from your wreath.

Step 2

Cut a length of ribbon that is 24 inches long.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 3

Fold the ribbon in half and knot the loose ends about 8 inches from the bottom.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 4

Wrap around the top of the wreath and pull the folded end through the knotted end. Pull tight to secure.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 5

Tie the dangling ends into a bow. Trim the bottoms and fold the ends behind. See picture for reference.

Tip:

  • You can secure your bow to your wreath using 2 dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 6

Attach your faux autumn leaves with your pins to cover your wreath.

Note:

  • I love the natural look of the straw so I chose not to cover it completely. This is totally optional.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 7

Cut out 5-10 leaves in each color from your paper pack. Use the leaf button on the “Stretch Your Imagination” cartridge (not ‘leaf-s’).

Tips:

  • Change up the sizes to add visual interest to your wreath. I used 3 inches and 4 inches.
  • Save time and use the ‘auto-fill’ feature to cut out as many leaves as will fit on one page.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 8

Have your family fill out the leaves with what they are thankful for using the metallic Sharpies.

Tip:

  • Let your little non-writers get involved by having them dictate what they are thankful for to you.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 9

Attach your thankful leaves to your wreath with your dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

This is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Create an environment of thankfulness with gorgeous décor. Take the opportunity to make a family night out of making this wreath. It’s good for your kids to hear what you are thankful for. Even better, you might be surprised to hear what your little ones are thankful for. (Case-in-point: my 4 year old is thankful for her Twilight Sparkle Pony from Build-a-Bear. She cracks me up!)

Want to take this décor a step further? Use some of the paper leaves as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. As the meal winds down, ask guests to write down what they are thankful for. Have the guests add their thankful leaves to your wreath before they go. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition guests look forward to each year!

See where I’m linking up!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Low Calorie Whipped Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving dinner staple. The calories that come along with it are less enticing. What if you could enjoy all of that spicy, pumpkin flavor without all of the unwanted calories? Don’t limit your options to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie. A traditional pumpkin pie has about 2,414 calories. This lightened version only has 1,215 and you can make it ahead of your festivities and freeze it! It’s the epitome of light and easy.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Before we get to the recipe I have a confession to make. I don’t actually like traditional pumpkin pie. Don’t get me wrong, the flavors are amazing! It’s the texture that I can’t stand. The texture is not as stiff as flan but it’s not smooth like pudding. It is some weird hybrid that doesn’t feel right to my palate. Most years I choose to scrape the pumpkin part off of the pie and just eat the flavor-soaked pie crust alone. This year, I’m changing that by making my own delicious version of pumpkin pie with all of the flavor and none of the drawbacks.

 

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Low-Calorie Whipped Pumpkin Pie

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 Sleeve of Graham Crackers (9 whole crackers)
  • 1 Stick of Margarine (1/2 cup)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Step 2

Melt your stick of butter in a small mixing bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave.

Step 3

While your butter is melting, put your graham crackers into a re-sealable bag and crush them into crumbs using your hand (or a meat tenderizer if you’re feeling frustrated).

Step 4

Add your graham cracker crumbs to the mixing bowl of melted butter. Stir until well-combined.

Step 5

Spray a glass pie plate with non-stick cooking spray and press your graham cracker mixture into it forming a pie crust.

Step 6

Bake for 10 minutes.

Skip the guilt this Thanksgiving and make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie! #recipe Click To Tweet

Pie Filling Ingredients

Step 1

Combine all of the ingredients above in a mixing bowl until well-incorporated.

Step 2

Cover the bowl and set it in the fridge until your crust has cooled to room temperature.

Step 3

Add the filling to your room temperature graham cracker crust and smooth into place with a rubber spatula.

To Freeze: Cover your glass pie plate with a lid (or foil if yours doesn’t have a lid) and place in the freezer. Pull out and defrost at least an hour prior to serving.

 

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

This pie is seriously yummy! My family has already gone nuts on this one so I guess I’ll be making a second one for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s more like a fluffy pumpkin mousse than that heavy traditional pie which I love but the kiddos loved the flavor even though they also love traditional pumpkin pie. No matter what your preference, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Thanksgiving. Now I want to know: What are you pie preferences for the holidays? Do you skip the desserts table at Thanksgiving or do you anxiously await getting your hands on all of those decadent treats? Let me know in the comments!

Ingredients

Instructions

Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin

https://diyadulation.com/low-calorie-whipped-pumpkin-pie/

See where I’m linking up!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

Plaid Thanksgiving Pallet Wall Art

Fall is absolutely the best time of year.  There is football, multicolored leaves, pumpkin everything, boots, and plaid everywhere!  It is like my Heaven on Earth. Of course the creative juices start flowing like crazy this time of year and there are always at least 10 projects going on at a time in my office.  One of those projects was this awesome plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission. Read the full disclosure here.

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

 

Create this plaid #Thanksgiving #pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from… Click To Tweet

Materials

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

Step 1

Take all packaging and tags off of your pallets.

Step 2

Put some paint into a container (or on a paint pallet) and add a small amount of water to it.  Mix well.

Tips:

  • It should be thinner but still retain a paint-like consistency.
  • It is best to add the water in small increments until you get the desired consistency.

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

Step 3

Begin covering your wall hanging with paint and water mixture.  Once you have covered about half, take a dry paper towel and wipe it over the paint.  This will allow the wood grain to show through giving you the look of stained wood instead of painted wood.

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

Step 4

Repeat step 3 until your entire pallet is “stained” and then allow it to dry completely.

Step 5

Once dry, cut a piece of plaid fabric to the size of the wall hanging and attach it to the back using hot glue.

Step 6

Lastly, attach a small picture hook to the back to hang.

Tip:

  • Because these are not very heavy, I opted to use hot glue to attach the hook.  If you are concerned about it holding, attach your hook using E6000 instead and allow to dry 24 hours before hanging.

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

 

Create this plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art in time to hang for your festivities without taking away from meal prep!

This is such an easy and fun way to add a touch of plaid to your Thanksgiving décor without your home looking like it was attacked by the Brawny paper towel guy.  They come together so quickly that you can easily have them finished and hanging by your Thanksgiving meal without taking away from food prep time.  Don’t forget to check out all of our other Autumn projects before you go!

See where I’m linking up!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Remember gratitude during Thanksgiving with this free printable Give Thanks artwork, an easy and instant decor update.

Free Printable Give Thanks Artwork

Sometimes the stress of preparing for the large Thanksgiving feast makes us lose sight of the importance of the holiday.  In recent years I admit to having been reduced to tears over the stress of multiple meals in the same day, missing out on the people and events I love, and a myriad of other stressors that come with it.  Thankfully, through trial and error, we have a better plan for our Thanksgiving.

A big change that we made is to host our dinner on a weekend before or after Thanksgiving Day.  This has made a world of difference for my stress levels.  Unfortunately, that just isn’t an option for some people.  That’s why I wanted to create a festive and easy reminder for you to keep your holiday in perspective.  This free printable Give Thanks artwork can be put in any available frame you have (or pick up a cheap one at the dollar store) for an instant décor update.

 

Remember gratitude during Thanksgiving with this free printable Give Thanks artwork, an easy and instant decor update.

Click here to download.

 

Print your free printable now and remember that it’s okay to put less pressure on yourself this Thanksgiving.  Give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings in your life and go ahead and buy a store-bought pie for dessert.  Don’t forget to check out all of our other easy DIY Autumn projects.

 

See where I’m linking up!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.