With a busy week over and the promise of a chill weekend ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to take some much-needed down time and get making. While you’ll probably be spending this weekend sipping on spiced wine, brainstorming the perfect Halloween costume or updating your beauty regime with pumpkin-everything, make sure you save a bit of time to welcome autumn with a new DIY. If you’re in need of a festive craft or a fun element to add to your first fall get-together, here are 11 projects to make before Monday’s return.


1. DIY Chic Wine Rack: Evenings are getting cooler, and it’s time to swap out your grapefruit rosé for a bottle of plum-toned reds. Save yourself some valuable counter space and whip up this chic leather wine rack to showcase those pretty bottles in style. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Color Blocked Candy Dish: Buh-bye, orange and red — pastels are the way to go this season. Pick up a set of inexpensive ceramic pumpkins and give them a colorful makeover with glam gold stems. Now to wait for those fall-themed candies to hit the shelves… (via A Kailo Chic Life)


3. DIY Scary Halloween Jars: If you’re looking for some seasonal decor that’s spooky but still stylish, this is the DIY for you. These scary jars will cost you next to nothing and are super easy to make: Just print off a batch of creepy crawlies and glue them onto plain white bottles and vases. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY Lipstick: If you’re looking to add more natural beauty products to your lip game or you want to create a one-of-a-kind shade to complete your Halloween costume, it’s time to make your own lipstick! You probably already have all the supplies you need, and now you can try out a whole bunch of crazy colors without blowing your beauty budget. (via Aww, Sam)


5. DIY Picture Frame Terrarium: You don’t need any woodworking skills to put together this elegant little terrarium. Spruce up your indoor garden and give your terrariums the prettiest little house on the block with nothing more than picture frames and a hot glue gun. (via Brit + Co)


6. DIY IKEA Hack Shelf: If painting an entire bookcase is a little more than you want to tackle this weekend, just paint the insides of the shelves. You’ll get a serious pop of color with minimal effort, and the new shade will instantly elevate your #shelfie game. (via Damask Love)


7. DIY Cookie Jar: Transform an Oreo package into a reusable cookie box that looks totally stylish on your kitchen counter. Use chalkboard spray paint so you can practice your hand-lettering skills and let the kiddos help decorate the box. (via Brit + Co)


8. DIY Plexiglass Brainstorm Board: Notebooks are handy, but sometimes it’s nice to have your inspo right out in the open so you can brainstorm while you work. Hang it on a hook so you can easily pull it down and jot down ideas, lists and notes. Your workspace will benefit from that pop of color too. (via Lovely Indeed)


9. DIY Mudcloth Pillows: A mudcloth pattern is the perfect neutral texture for your couch or bed. Fortunately, it’s the easiest pattern ever to replicate without dropping mega bucks on a single pillow. Join the ranks of trendy Instagrammers and add one (or four!) of these to your decor this weekend. (via The Beauty Dojo)


10. DIY Pressed Leaf Wall Art: Take your love of plants to the next level and add them to your gallery wall. Those aren’t faux flowers — with a little time and glycerin, you can turn your favorite plants into pretty wall art. (via Brit + Co)


11. DIY Gold Barware Set: These vintage-inspired gold glasses are just what you need if you’re looking for a good housewarming gift or a fun new addition to your bar cart. Use gold vinyl to decorate glasses and add a personal message to a glass decanter. Cheers to that! (via A Beautiful Mess)

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