5 Budget-Friendly DIYs for Fall

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Large Shadow Box

The large shadow box will be very similar to the small. The disassembly and reassembly process is exactly the same. Here we changed the insides of the shadow box showing a different option.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 1:

Disassemble the frame.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 2:

Flip the picture insert face down, and place the frame’s border on top.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 3:

Trace around the inside of the square then paint.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 4:

Once dry, tape horizontal lines over the square, then paint gold.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step: 5

I removed the tape before the gold paint dried completely.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 6:

Once everything is dry, I freehand sketched a fun quote “Fall in Love” with pencil, then traced with a black Sharpie.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 7:

Then I erased any pencil markings.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 8:

I felt the letters were to thin, so I went over them with black paint and a paintbrush.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 9:

Once dry, I place the border over the painted square and place aside. Next, I’ll prepare pumpkins

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 10:

I am using the remaining items from the 2-tiered pumpkin used in the small shadow box.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 11:

Cut the pumpkin in half.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 12:

Spray with adhesive and cover with gold metal leaf.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 13:

I created the stem from foil, spray painted it black and sprinkled with black glitter. I also spray painted the leaves and other items black, then reassembled.
I did not show the process but you will see this later.

Step 14:

I arranged and glued the pieces onto the square.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

Step 15:

Finally, I reassembled the frame.

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall decor - Small Shadow Box | Home Decorations | Fall Crafts | Seasonal Decor

There you have 1 & 2. Two shadow box designs. Click to see the next fall DIY.


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