I really do love a Fall-centric DIY, especially ones that are easy to assemble. Extra points if you can assemble them with kids! I tried this DIY Autumn Pie Garland and loved it so much I had to share. The materials are really straightforward and inexpensive, also. I made this expecting to have it up for a few days to test it out, and it has been front and center, hanging from our mantle for over a month. I’m just really digging it this year! LOL. Maybe it’s because I’m preggo and want all the pie…in any case, whip one up if you’re feeling like a fun and festive Fall craft!
For this garland, I decided on Pumpkin Pie, Berry Pie (with a lattice crust) and an espresso ice box pie. But if you have personal faves, I say go crazy with those! It’s mostly about representing your own unique tastes! I made three of each “slice”, and then strung them on waxed string with pom poms in between.
- Waxed string or clear twine
- 1 needle to accommodate the string or twine
- 1 bag cotton balls or pom poms
- 6 sheets of light brown card stock (For Crusts)
- 3 sheets of orange card stock for Pumpkin Pie
- 3 sheets of berry card stock (for berry pie)
- 3 sheets of chocolate brown card stock (for espresso pie)
- 1/2 cup Espresso beans
- 1 glue gun and inserts
Making sure that all the pie slices are identical sizes, cut the triangles for each flavor of pie. I did this by first folding the rectangular card stock in half to make each triangle double sided. This allows you to easily thread the string through when your garland is ready to be assembled! I made three of each flavor. Cut 3/4 inch strips for the pie crust at the top of the pie, and fold them back and forth in an accordion shape to create a crimped look. Working with each flavor at a time, create your pie slices! I chose to do a lattice type “crust” on the Berry Pie. For the Espresso Ice Box Pie, I used the glue gun to attach espresso beans on to the chocolate brown paper, and for the Pumpkin Pie, I added a few pom poms to the top of the slices as whipped cream! Now, assemble your garland. I alternated pie slices, and added three pom pomps between each. Enjoy or share your creation!
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Photographs by Julia Dags