DIY Fall Decor: Make an autumnal mini-chest

This is an old IKEA mini-chest called MOPPE. I think they still have a similar product, even if with a different name. I decorated it using the decoupage technique with paper napkins.

I love how it turned out and fits my fall season decor perfectly.

The hardest part of this IKEA hack is finding the right fall paper napkin. I went through so many before landing on this with the drawing and colors that I like.

moppe chest with autumn drawing DIY fall decor

DIY fall decor on MOPPE mini chest


  • IKEA MOPPE mini chest of drawers
  • Paper napkins
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Glue
  • Acrylic transparent coat

First I smoothed the wood using sandpaper, then I painted the mini-chest using colours which matched with the napkins. After that I cut the pictures and stuck them on the sides and on the drawers shading their margins with a brush. Finally, when the pictures were completely dry, I protected my work with several coats of transparent acrylic paint.

Here’s how it looks on all sides. I especially love Mr. Hedgehog.

Hope you like my DIY fall decor.

~ by Donatella Donati, Faenza, Italy