Hello awesome friends! Who’s ready for a little Fall project? Honestly, me either!
Seriously ya’ll, it is 94• outside right now as I type this, and my boys don’t start school until the day after Labor Day, so Fall seems lightyears away at the moment.
However it IS coming and the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Tour hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie, starts today, so of course I wanted to join in!
Several crafty bloggers are sharing simple Fall projects to help put you in the mood for the cooler weather! You can see all the projects linked at the bottom. 🙂
Here is how my project started:
Since I have to ease into Fall, I started slowly with a traditional Fall item, but in these very easy-to-handle-at-the-moment colors:
I couldn’t resist using our newly made over kitchen as a backdrop! (Visit the big reveal HERE if you missed it!)
These are so easy to make and can be made out of any fabric you like, AND no sewing machine required!
My favorite is this one I made out of an old chenille throw that I picked up from a yard sale for $5 a few years ago:
I just love the texture!
Unfortunately I didn’t realize that moths had already had their way with it when I bought it, but that gave me permission to cut it up and use it for other things! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
I already had the rest of the supplies on hand as well, so these were basically free! My kind of project!
Want to make a few of your own? They are super easy to do!
First, here is a list of what you will need:
- Fabric of your choice (Old flannels would be great too!)
- Polyester fiber fill
- Embroidery floss or Crochet thread
- Jute twine
- Hot glue gun/ glue
- Extra long needle
- Scissors or cutting mat/straight edge/rotary cutter
I started by cutting my fabric. 15″ x 24″ for the largest one, 12″ x 20″ for the medium one, and 9″ x 16″ for the smallest.
I like my rotary cutter and straight edge for getting perfectly straight cuts.
Next I folded my fabric in half width-wise with right sides together and sewed along the open edge:
You can machine stitch OR easily hand stitch these!
Then gather one end and sew across it with your machine, or just tie the end tightly with a piece of string…
Turn it right-side out and stuff with polyfill. Then gather the top edge closed with string:
Use your extra long needle and matching string to add the indentions:
Pull the string through until you get the look you like, then knot it before threading it through again.
I switched to full strand embroidery floss for this since it was the only white string I had.
To make the stem, attach jute twine to the base of the stem with hot glue:
Then continue to wrap it around the stem snuggly, securing it here and there with hot glue. You may need to cut across the top of the stem to get a nice flat surface on top…
To finish it off, coil the jute around on the top and glue in place.
And that’s it! Pretty simple!
They look cute sitting here on our kitchen island.
The rest of the house will catch up eventually. Maybe.
You may remember these ones I made out of old sweaters:
I used the sleeves of the sweaters to make these ones, so pretty much no sewing involved at all!
You can see a detailed video of how I made those below:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
Visit my friends below for more projects to get you in the mood for Fall!
Sweater Pumpkins at The Happy Housie // Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Shabbyfufu // Wire Basket Bundt Pan Pumpkins at Bless’er House // Plastic Fall Fruit Makeover at Craftberry Bush // Pumpkin Topiary at Inspiration for Moms
Forest Pine Candle at Setting for Four // Wooden Trough at Deeply Southern Home // Thrifty Magnolia Wreath at Home Made Lovely // Pumpkin Vase at Amber Tysl // Autumn Watercolour Place Cards at Finding Silver Pennies
Wooden Pumpkin at The Turquoise Home // Cotton Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // No-Sew Burlap Table Runner at Jenna Kate at Home // Cute Pumpkin Plants at House by Hoff // Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow at TIDBITS
Silk Fall Floral Arrangement at Town and Country Living // Simple Fabric Pumpkins at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer // Soy Candles at The DIY Mommy // Lighted Pumpkin Bucket at Clean and Scentsible
I’ll meet ya’ll back here on Thursday sharing how I installed our Mother-of-Pearl backsplash.
UPDATE: See how easily the backsplash went in HERE! 🙂
See ya then!
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