I love Fall! You know the leaves changing, pumpkins and all the fun things that go along with it. Not that we get a whole lot of Fall changes here in Florida. Well, honestly it’s either green and the leaves are on the tree, or they are brown and on the ground. But when you’ve lived in Florida as long as I have you just go with the flow and create your own. Today I am sharing how I get a little piece of Fall for longer than a week. It’s time for a DIY Fall craft! It’s time to create your own beautifully decorated Fall Fairy Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Diorama. Which is a perfect way to get your pumpkin decorating on, but the best part is you can use them year after year!
Fall Fairy Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Diorama
Supplies Needed: – Fall Fairy Pumpkin Patch
Diorama Craft Pumpkin – Found at Michaels costing from $6 – $10 on sale
String of Lights – battery or plugin type
Fairy Figurine, pumpkins, little hay bales, cute Halloween sign
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Styrofoam or empty small boxes (if you plan to elevate any of your items)
I painted my fairy to look more fall-like.
Once you’ve gathered all the items you want to use, it’s time to start piecing it all together. I suggest that you do a test layout with only the figurines and empty boxes first. Use the empty boxes and styrofoam for elevating things and making them appear like they are off in the distance. It took me 3 test runs before getting things in the right place. Play around and get your layout right before gluing things into place.
After you’ve gotten the layout right, it’s time to glue things down. It’s best to glue the figurines to the boxes/styrofoam prior to placing them to the pumpkin. You can also add a few pieces of the moss on top and sides to help cover them. It’s harder to see and to do once they are already glued inside the pumpkin.
I wanted the appearance of hills so the empty boxes worked out perfectly for that. Once I had all the hills and figurines glued in place I added the big tree in the middle, then added the moss. The lights were the last thing to go in, and I added a dab of glue in different places so that they would stay down. I did leave a little piece of the lights unattached which I brought to the outside of my pumpkin. The finishing touches were to add the remaining moss around the opening of my pumpkin and tack down the lights. I think my Fall Fairy Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Diorama turned out pretty.
Loads more DIY Fall Crafting projects coming soon
The Hubs also made a pumpkin diorama, which is a Day of Dead themed. I will be sharing that one and instructions a little later on. If you like this DIY Fall craft project, you may want to check out all my other DIY crafts. I have crafts for all seasons, and do a lot of crafting with kids projects too! We’ll be working on another fun crafting with kids project tomorrow after homework and reading are done. Be sure to follow my DIY Crafting board on Pinterest too.