Finding items at thrift stores that can be given makeovers is one of my favorite ways to create inexpensive décor.
I used house shaped blocks and DIY wood charms to give these thrift store finds a farmhouse look for fall.
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Using paint and twine and making my own Happy Fall charms was a quick and easy way to change the look of the thrift store find wood houses.
Happy Fall Wood Block Houses
Wood houses like these are plentiful at many thrift stores. When I see one that is of a famous historic building or house I usually pass them by. But, when I see those that aren’t real buildings or if I’m not familiar with the building, they are great for makeovers.
Both of the houses got two coats of white chalk paint. You can see that the image still shows through a little. It took two more coats to cover the image entirely. You can also buy wood block house blanks at most craft stores or cut your own from scrap wood.
Once the paint dried, I attached light colored twine around both of the houses. I started in the back with a bit of hot glue and wrapped the twine around four times and hot glued the end of it to the back of the house.
During my last visit to Home Goods, I spotted a cute fall house wood block. Gloria was with me and said, “you could make that.” She was right! The one in the store was stained dark, but it was the twine and charm that I liked the most.
Rather than copying the one from the store, I decided since I had two of the houses I would use the phrase “happy fall.”
I searched through my craft stash to find some small wood discs. I found some in a package of wood chip fruit that I bought at Dollar Tree over the summer. The discs have a lemon design on one side of them and are blank on the other. Instead of painting the discs, I used a piece of laminated canvas to cover them.
To attach the canvas to the disc, I covered the disc with Mod Podge and then cut a square from the canvas. After it dried, I trimmed off the excess canvas.
Since these are small, I didn’t want to use my Cricut for the words. Weeding tiny letters isn’t fun and it can take a couple of tries for me. To add happy fall to the discs, I used an ink pad and letter stamper.
I like the look of font of these stampers. I think it goes well with the farmhouse look I was going for with the houses.
Searching through my craft stash, I found some pearlized beads that have wide enough holes that the twine would slip through them. The discs are hot glued to the bottom of the beads.
The twine around the house was loose enough that I could lift it just enough to tuck the end of the charm beneath it. I added a tiny dot of hot glue to keep it in place and then trimmed off the excess twine.
I would have preferred to have the letters in black ink, but this was one of those use what I have on hand crafts, so I went with the brownish-gold ink.
I followed the same process to make the second one, spelling out happy on the disc.
Since I used inexpensive thrift store finds and items I had on hand, the cost for these farmhouse fall house blocks was low. I always love budget friendly seasonal crafts.
For now, I have them placed on a tiered shelf with this fall floral arrangement. They might be used on my fall mantel when I put that together.
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Farmhouse Wood Block Houses for Fall
Supply List for Wood Block Fall Houses
- Thrift Store Find Wood Block Houses
- White Chalk Paint
- Craft Paint Brush
- Laminated Canvas
- Small Discs
- Mod Podge
- Pearlized Bead
- Ink Pad
- Letter Stampers
- Hot Glue
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