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Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Decor DIYs

While I share DIYs over on my YouTube channel A LOT it’s been a while since I shared any here on the blog! But, I knew these farmhouse inspired DIYs were something you all would love!

Personally, I don’t really have a “home decor style.” Mix together modern, mid-century, farmhouse, eclectic, and straight-up random and you’d get my decor style. I just buy things I like or that have meaning or I think are beautiful and that’s what becomes my style. So, while my style isn’t exactly Fixer Upper farmhouse chic, I do still like incorporating in some farmhouse style. ESPECIAllY in the fall!

I had a ton of fun creating these three super easy SUPER affordable farmhouse home decor DIYs, I just had to share them!

I created three simple DIYs, and you can see how to recreate them all in the video at the bottom of this post.

What I love about these farmhouse DIYs, besides the fact that you can do them all for about $0-$10, is that they are 100% customizable, so you can really make it just how you want it for your home and your space you want to use it in.

Farmhouse Market Sign DIY

You’ll Need: I piece of wood (you can use craft wood or get a piece cut at your hardware store), black acrylic paint and a cheap paintbrush, a pencil, whatever text you want to transfer onto the wood (printed out on paper), sandpaper (optional), clear varnish (optional)

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Step 1: Print whatever text you want to transfer onto your wood out on paper (or handwrite it like I did). Flip the paper over to the backside and color in anywhere that there is text on the right side with a pencil. Essentially you’re making a DIY transfer paper.
Step 2: Flip the paper back over and place it onto your wood where you want it to be. Using your pencil, trace over the letters using medium pressure – this transfers the lead from the pencil you put on the backside of the paper onto your wood. You’ll be left with a faint outline of your text transferred onto the wood!
Step 3: Using the black paint, carefully fill in the lines, painting the wording onto your wood. (Optional: once dry, run sandpaper over the words to distress it slightly and give it a more rustic look.
Step 4 (optional): Paint one coat of varnish over the top of the entire thing to seal into place and finish the wood.

DIY Cotton Stems

You’ll Need: Some sticks (just grab some outside!), a pinecone or two (again you can find these for free outside!), and some cotton balls

Step 1: Pull the cotton balls apart a little to make them look undone. If they are jumbo cotton balls, you may need to remove some of the cotton so they aren’t too large.
Step 2: Hot glue the cotton balls onto the branches. I focused on the twigs, but you can go down the branch a little too. I looked at images of cotton stems while I did it as a reference.
Step 3: Peel some of the leaves off the pinecone (it’s easiest to start at the bottom). Then using 2-4 of these per cotton ball, you’ll hot glue them on to the bottom of the cotton ball. Think about covering up any of the showing hot glue with these pinecone leaves.

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Enjoy and happy crafting!

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