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Decorating With Fall Decor from JOANN

I am really excited to share with you two awesome DIY projects. I made these pumpkins out of fabric and driftwood. I “finger-knitted” the blanket without using any needles. I absolutely loved making these fall projects.

fall decor

This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

Fall is such a fun season to decorate our home. I shopped at JOANN and I am so happy with all of my new fall decor. The faux flowers are perfect and I love how the small velvet pumpkins tie everything together. I made both the colorful pumpkins and the chunky blanket and I can’t wait to share how easy they both were to make!  

decorating fall decor

Fall Decor

Let’s start with what I found at JOANN to decorate our home. You can see from my shopping carts (yes, I needed two!) that I had a concept in mind. I wanted to add lots of colors and as soon as I found these Simply Autumn Felt Pumpkins in Mesh Bag I knew what my palette would be. I chose a Pinkish orange, magenta, off-white, and tan. 

styling fall decor

After I decided on my color palette the rest of the shopping was easy. I also decided to make some pumpkins so I purchased two different decor fabrics. I found a wonderfully printed Waverly Dashing Damask Natural Burlap and a bright and colorful decorator fabric. Then I bought some faux florals which I love. I also found a new chunky chenille yarn called Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn at JOANN that allows you to knit a blanket without using knitting needles. You can make the blanket so quickly it is amazing.

fall decor

The first room I decorated with my fall decor was the dining room. I love having a table set in our dining room and the Simply Autumn Felt Pumpkins in Mesh Bag absolutely made the entire dining room burst with color.

fall table decor

I used some vintage brick molds as my centerpieces and filled them with faux greenery and the pumpkins.

fall table decor

As I began decorating our living room I ended up going back to JOANN to buy three more bags of the pumpkins.

living room fall decor

I absolutely love these white faux flowers called Blooming Autumn Lantern Spray-Cream. I am sure they will remain here in my living room year round!

fall floral decor

I also purchased two lovely faux fall florals. They work perfectly with my fall color palette and look so natural in my vintage crock. I then placed the Heather & Onion Grass Bush-Yellow all along the outside of the crock to add some fullness to my floral arrangement.

fall floral decor and pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkins

I made the fabric pumpkins and they do not require a sewing machine! I love to use decor fabrics for my DIY’s. I used printed Waverly Dashing Damask Natural Burlap and a bright and colorful decorator fabric. It’s unexpected and I think the pumpkins turned out great. Just go to the JOANN site for the complete DIY and just so you know, they are really easy to make. They are filled with rice and polyfill and the stems are made from driftwood I collected at the beach last weekend. You can also use old sticks, cinnamon sticks, and dried fresh pumpkin stems if you can’t get to the beach. 

I found a package of colored raffia Darice 4 pk 4 oz. Raffia Strands-Harvest and I love how the colors work with all of my fall decor.

fall decor fabric pumpkins diy

Chunky Blanket

I also wanted to share this off-white Soft Chunky Chenille Blanket with Pom Poms that I made. The yarn, sold exclusively at JOANN, is called Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn. The yarn is already looped and all you do is put the loops inside the loops to knit a blanket. You do not use any needles! It is the softest yarn I have ever worked with and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved making this! I love pom poms on blankets so I bought a pom pom maker called Clover Pom Pom Maker Large and made my own. (It was very easy.)

chunky blanket

I worked on the blanket on and off for a week and it came out better than I expected. It is the coziest blanket ever!

fall decor chunky blanket

Be sure to head to the JOANN site for my DIY on how to make this awesome chunky blanket. And by the way, don’t forget to use the JOANN coupons for all of your purchases. 

As the final touch for my fall decor, I found the perfect wreath for our front door. It’s got the perfect colors and I just love how it looks!

fall decor wreath

I absolutely love our new fall decor.

If you don’t have time for a DIY, check out these fabulous fall items you can buy.

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Pin the image below to your fall decor and DIY boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

fall decor pumpkins chunky blanket

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16 Responses

  1. I love the blanket I’m totally going to make it but can I ask you what color your yarn was. Was it cream or was it antique white and I may even do the dark gray I really like that too

  2. Hello from Ohio! As I slowly prepare for retirement, in a few years, I want to get back into crafting. Those full-time Mommy years slowed me down. I now have a 2nd and 3rd generation that is revitalizing my interest. I truly enjoy your IG, now following your blog. Thank you.

  3. Hi Leslie! This looks like an older post so perhaps that is why the DIY link to the fabric pumpkins on Joann’s website is not available. 😩 How about giving us a short how to tutorial? Also, how many skeins of the Bernat yarn needed for your blanket and are the instructions included with the yarn?

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