Brighten Up Your Home With DIY Fall/Holiday Projects

Looking for an easy way to decorate your house for fall and the holidays? We know the holidays can be stressful … to say the least. As a way to relieve some of that stress, we tried a couple DIY projects that are easy, affordable, and can utilize the whole family. Use things that are already lying around the house to make your holiday decor, as well as re-utilizing some of those old frames laying around! Try making a chalkboard frame to pass along a message during the fall/holiday season!

Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to get this beautiful chalkboard frame!


What you’ll need:

  • An old ready-made frame (if you have a frame with broken glass or one you’re not using anymore, they work perfectly!)

  • Fake flowers (we grabbed ours from AC Moore. Michaels also has great options and so does the dollar store!)

  • Hot glue gun (any size works perfectly)

  • Pliers

  • Chalkboard paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Chalk

  • Weights (can be anything to put pressure on the flowers while they dry)

  • Cardboard/ Foam Board – if there isn’t one in your frame already

  • Scissors


  1. If you had to buy and cut the cardboard/ foam board measure or trace the inside of the frame on the board, then cut it out with the scissors.

  2. Use chalkboard paint to paint the cardboard/foam board used in ready-made frames (or the one you just cut out!). Paint the board first to allow it time to dry while working on the frame.

  3. If your old frame needs any extra attention, paint or spray paint it for a brand new look.

  4. Remove the fake flower buds and leaves off their stems and use pliers to remove any extra attachments.

  5. Using a hot glue gun, attach flower buds, leaves, and anything else you would like around the edges of the frame.

  6. Use weights, or any heavy object to hold down the flowers until the glue has fully dried.

  7. Once everything has dried, attached the frame to the board and close the clasps on the back.

  8. Write a message on the board using chalk!

Voila! You’re done!

Check out our quick video of our complete project!

  • We’d love to see if you gave this a try! Leave your comments and pictures below!