Country Woman DIY Harvest Frames Fall Crafts Project

To celebrate the changing of the seasons, Country Woman has put together a collection of fantastic fall crafts you can make with your friends and family. I thought these DIY Harvest Frames were a creative and great after school or weekend craft project.

Country Woman DIY Harvest Frames Fall Crafts Project

Bean and Seed DIY Harvest Frames: Welcome the whimsy of fall by using dried legumes—beans, lentils or split peas—to add color and texture to otherwise boring wooden picture frames. Spice up your traditional frames with a little paint, a little glue and a lot of legumes! This quick and easy craft will turn your adorable photos into autumnal artwork.


Unfinished wood frame
Dried legumes: beans, lentils or split peas
Acrylic craft paint to match legumes
Flat paintbrush
Small sponge brush
Medium-grade sandpaper and cloth
Clear-drying decoupage glue
Kraft paper or scrap card stock

  • Remove backing, glass and inserts from frame. Lightly sand surface; wipe off dust with cloth. Apply base coat of paint with flat paintbrush. Apply as many coats as needed for full coverage, letting dry between coats.
  • Lay frame right side up on kraft paper or scrap card stock. Use a sponge brush to apply a very thick layer of decoupage glue to the front of the frame. Wipe off any excess that runs down the sides.
  • While glue is still wet, sprinkle on the legumes, covering the entire area. Do not move the frame or shake off excess yet—let glue dry completely. (Ours set overnight.)
  • Pick up frame and gently shake off excess legumes. If there are bare spots, repeat glue and legume application and let dry again before shaking off excess.
  • Once frame is covered to your liking and dry, apply a thick layer of glue to seal. Drizzle glue directly onto the covered surface, then spread gently across the entire area with sponge brush. Let glue dry completely before using frame.

For more ideas and fall craft projects, visit Country Woman website, or download the digital version of Country Woman on the iPad, Nook, Kindle or Google Play & Android.

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