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Upcycled Craft: Fall Floral Decoration Using A Metal Can

 Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. Personally, I am tired of the heat we've been experiencing and I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of fall weather here in Colorado. How is the weather where you are? Thank you all for joining me again to create some crafts today. Our project is a fall flower arrangement made from a metal can. I cleaned out a snack can and transformed it into a beautiful display of fall florals using materials I had at home. However, if you don't have these materials, you can find them at most craft stores. I will provide a list of materials below as always, so let's get started! Video Tutorial Materials One metal can Mod podge Decorative napkin Faux Fall Floral Acrylic paint Wooden beads Paintbrush Scissors Floral cutters Applying paint to the can The first step is to apply paint to your metal can. Make sure to let each coat of acrylic paint dry completely before applying the next coat. Apply a total of three coats of paint and use a blow dr

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How to Create Fall Crate Décor Using Dollar Tree Items

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.

You all know how much I love these wooden crates from Dollar Tree. I created this cute fall decor that can be added to a tiered tray or mantel. We'll use one wooden crate and a house plaque from Dollar Tree. Let's create and decorate together!

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Red wooden crate decoration with squirrel figurine, faux floral near two orange mini pumpkins and a candle in a glass jar

Video tutorial

Craft materials displayed on a table. Faux floral, mini pumpkins, paintbrushes, and more.


  • One wooden crate
  • One wooden house plaque
  • Acrylic paint
  • Wooden letters
  • Any Adhesive or Hot glue
  • Foam craft blocks
  • Faux fall floral/greenery
  • Paintbrushes
  • Mod Podge
  • Decorative paper
  • Floral cutters
  • Scissors
  • One pencil for tracing
  • I have chosen to decorate with mini pumpkins, a squirrel figurine, and an unpainted leaf ornament for the fall season.

Step 1: Tracing your wooden house plaque onto decorative paper

Place the wooden house plaque on the decorative paper and trace its shape with a pencil. Cut out the traced shape with scissors.

Step 2: Applying Mod Podge

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wooden crate's surface. Place the decorative paper over it and apply a second layer on top. Use any mod podge technique you prefer. I usually apply a layer, add the paper, smooth out the surface, and use a blow dryer between each coat.

Put your house plaque aside for now. We will return to it when we add the wooden letters.

Step 4: Applying paint to the wooden crate

After, apply paint to your wooden crate. Originally I was going to use yellow on my crate, but I decided to go with a deeper red color. 

Step 4: Applying paint to wooden leaf decoration

Start by painting the wooden leaf with acrylic paint. You can find wooden leaves at Joann's or Dollar Tree.

Step 5: Attaching the wooden leaf to the crate

You can attach your leaf design to the wooden crate using any adhesive. To ensure that it sits flat, add the leaf higher up on the crate.

Step 6: Attaching wooden letters to house plaque

Take the wooden house set aside earlier and add wooden letters. I added "Hello Fall" to my plaque using Loctite adhesive.

Step 7: Adding wooden house plaque into the wooden crate

Put your wooden house plaque inside the crate without permanently attaching it, allowing you to easily switch to a different fall theme when desired.

Step 8: Adding foam blocks

Insert foam blocks a in wooden crate for height and flower placement. I Reused my foam blocks from my faux succulent planters.

All that's left is to add your fall decorations. I chose fall flowers, squirrel decor, and cute fabric pumpkins from Dollar Tree.

Your autumn-themed crate decor is complete. It's absolutely adorable! I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Did you enjoy this craft? If so, be sure to let me know. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and creating with me! I'll see you soon.

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  1. How cute and fallsy, wait, is that a word? How about autumny? Nah, neither one but it is prefect for our upcoming season, huh? Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 126. Pinned.

    1. Dee, haha 😄 I love it. We'll make those two official words now. Thank you for stopping by. 😊

  2. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at #IMadeItMondayLinkParty 21. Pinned.

  3. SO many cute things at Dollar Tree...thanks for the tips. My neighbor just dropped off tiny decorative pumpkins from his garden, so I am on my way to Fall feeling!

    1. Ann, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tips. I'm so ready for fall. Decorative pumpkins are always so fun to decorate with.

  4. Love this Steph! Thanks bunches for sharing this tutorial with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

    1. Paula, thank you. Always a pleasure sharing at Sweet Tea & Friends.

  5. Such an adorable little crate your created for fall, Steph. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About. I'm happy to be sharing your DIY this week at the party! Pinned!

  6. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 163 for Fall Crafts and Décor. Pinned.


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