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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
I used some vintage brick molds as my centerpieces and filled them with faux greenery and the pumpkins.
As I began decorating our living room I ended up going back to JOANN to buy three more bags of the pumpkins.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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!
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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