fall diy

Looking for Community and Connection this Fall Season? Book a Sign Painting Party with Homeworks Etc.


Is it just me or does September hit like a whirlwind that seems to last until oh, let’s say, February? I think it’s all of the changes we experience during the next few months that can make us feel slightly off-kilter. Just when you think you have found your new normal, something else hits like daylight savings and once again, you’re readjusting. It might be tempting to put your head down and just try to push through until you find yourself on the other side of Christmas. Or, you can embrace the season by focusing on the positives in your life, the things that make everything worth it. 

With our next holiday being Thanksgiving, I’m going to give you a little challenge. What are you thankful for? What brings you joy and purpose? Can you name 5 things? Go!


I’m thankful for…






If we compared lists, my guess is that we would have at least one thing in common- we are grateful for our friends and family. The people we live life alongside with, and experience both the chaos and the peace with. And so here is my next challenge- show your loved ones how thankful you are for them! Take time to pause and share moments together, even in the craziness. And if you are not sure just how to do that, we’ve got a great suggestion- book a Private Party with Homeworks Etc! 

What does a private booking with Homeworks look like? First you get to choose between our two store locations in Surrey or Langley. Prefer to stay home? We now offer home parties too! Next, select your DIY project; we have many options to choose from including our Signature Signs, Table Centerpieces, Pillows, and more! On your event date, we reserve the space for your group so that you can walk in, and immediately be surrounded by your favourite faces. There is a table reserved for your go-to appetizers and desserts, because we all know how important food is. Our work tables are already set-up with the materials for your pre-selected DIY project, which our workshop leader will guide you through. So what is there left to do? Place a big PAUSE on all of life’s “to-dos”, and enjoy. We want to create a place where you can relax, laugh, eat, share, support, and create beautiful memories with the people you are grateful for. We want to help remind you of the fantastic community you have, and how important it is to nurture those relationships. We strive to offer an environment where connection can happen organically, and being engaged creatively together certainly lends to that. AND you get to leave with a lovely piece of home decor! The memories of your private party as well as of your individual relationships will be embedded in your project, serving as an on-going reminder of those you are thankful and grateful for.


If you are looking for a little extra incentive, we currently have an offer on-hand for the organizer of a Private Party. If you are able to gather 8 people to register for a Private Party, we will give you 50% of the value of your chosen DIY project on a Homeworks Etc gift card. For each additional person that registers above the 8-person minimum, we will give an additional 10% of your project’s value on the gift card (up to a maximum of 100%). So that you can keep coming back to create, and to connect. 

Ready to find out more? Click below!


To get the FREE Printable for the project in the first photo (don’t you adore those white pumpkins?). Click HERE.

Happy Fall Y'all [DIY Projects]

Happy Fall, Y’All

It’s usually around the start of the blackberry season that I start to look ahead to fall. Just a little bit. I haven’t turned my back on summer yet, but there is a kind of anticipation that is growing. The brisk evening air, the perfect crunch of an autumn leaf, the permission to wear scarves again… these are a few of the things I look forward to. Perhaps you are a parent, and you have your own reasons to cheer for September. That’s the beauty of the different seasons, isn’t it? We can look forward to what each time of the year has to offer, and how it shapes our habits and routines. For me, the fall is a time of gathering.

Wood Word Cut-Outs

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We do a lot of gathering in autumn. We gather school supplies. We gather the local harvest. We gather our thanksgivings. We gather candy. We gather warmer layers. Can you think of a few more? Perhaps like me, you can’t resist gathering bouquets of leaves to press in your books. Or maybe your leaf-gathering is more of the rake-and-bag variety. Regardless, I think you are catching on. Gathering is inherent to the autumnal season.


I have to say, collecting things that belong together feels rather comforting. That may be why thoughts of fall make me feel warm and fuzzy. I also find it to be an inspiring time of the year. Whereas summer is busy and active, autumn makes me want to slow down, drink some tea, and be crafty. I find fresh motivation in the dusky evenings to pull out my half-finished projects, and get back to it. And that is a type of gathering too. A gathering of ideas, materials, and maybe of a few friends to create with… yep, I’m getting excited!

I don’t think I’m alone in this sentiment; I have a feeling some of you can relate. You are still appreciating the summer vibes, but your fingers are itching to get crafty. Here at Homeworks Etc, we have the perfect project to welcome the official fall crafting season with. We did our own kind of gathering to combine our rustic pallet boards with a wreath, burlap ribbon, twine and an adorable mini-sign. As with all of our projects, paint and stain colours are completely customizable and we also have a selection of sign quotes for you to choose from.  We chose to stain ours with Saman’s Dark Walnut Stain which really exudes a feeling of warmth, and “Happy Fall Y’all” is the perfect quote to greet the autumn with a big cozy hug.

DIY Fall Pallet Wreath Sign

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We will be holding our very first workshop for the DIY Fall Pallet Wreath Sign on Thursday, September 19th- just in time for the autumnal equinox. So gather your friends and your chai lattes, and come welcome fall with us at Homeworks Etc!

See some of our other Fall Inspiration on Pinterest.