Metallics in home decor are hot this fall and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love the way metallics add a touch of shimmer and glamour to the often muted colors used in autumn decorating. I paired a copper metallic finish with an ultra matte white background to achieve a clean, modern look for my DIY fall door decoration. This piece is perfect for door or mantle decor!
- Darice Unfinished Wood Fall Sign
- Darice Large Leaf Shape
- Staple Gun
- Darice 6′ Maple Leaf Garland (2)
- White Chalky Finish Paint
- Copper Metallic Paint
- Darice Wood Glue
Step 1. Paint the unfinished wood leaf with white paint. I used Chalky Finish paint from DecoArt in a shade called “Everlasting”. The leaf is ready for paint, and no primer or sanding is needed. Let the first layer dry, then apply another layer. I used three layers of paint to achieve the flat matte finish I wanted. Let it dry completely.
Step 2. Paint the unfinished word cutout “fall” with metallic paint. I used Copper metallic paint from DecoArt. After the first layer dried, I painted a second one on. Let this dry completely.
Step 3. Use wood glue to attach the word “fall” to the painted leaf. Keep the project on a flat surface and let the glue dry completely.
Step 4. Flip the leaf over. Use a staple gun to attach the fall leaf garland to the back of the wood leaf.
Step 5. Staple a loop of twine to the back of the leaf to create a hanger for your DIY fall door decoration.
I hung my metallic DIY fall door decoration on my covered front door, and it looks great as an alternative to a wreath! It would also make a pretty addition to your fall mantle decor or work as a pretty piece of wall art. Have fun crafting and creating decor for your home!
This fall DIY wreath with painted wood leaves makes for another great DIY fall door decoration!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.