I am so happy to share with you some new fall decor I have added to our home that I found at JOANN. Every season they have an amazing selection of pillows, blankets, trays, signs, and florals to name a few. These items bring color, texture, and depth to our home and I love it.
I have also added two new handmade decor items that have solved a storage problem I have had for a while.
One of the problems with being creative is that I always have a lot of projects going on. Usually, I have projects with fabric and yarn and crepe paper and who knows what else. These projects often clutter our house a bit. Ok, sometimes it is more than a bit. I also have magazines laying around and I wish my “creative stuff” could be more organized.
I finally decided that it was time for my “creative stuff” to become part of my decor. So I decided to make a few bags to hold my projects and magazines. I made them out of fabrics that match my decor and I carry them around the house wherever I go. And it’s made a huge difference! I can’t wait to share with you how I made these bags.
The New Fall Decor
There are so many wonderful fall decor items in this photo from JOANN. I love the decor at JOANN that I found to brighten up our living room.
These new pillows look great with our slipcovered couch. I bought all four patterned pillows on our couch at JOANN.
This metal tray and the round grapevine balls look great on the coffee table. I added a rustic wood rectangle pallet to create some texture and dimension to the table.
The orange plaid throw is perfect for some of our cool summer nights.
The Hudson Finds Carved Dot Wood Vase and flowers look fantastic on our vintage wicker side table.
My New Craft Bags
My favorite new fall decor items in our living room are my new craft bags. Look how well they match and hide my “stuff”!
How to Make the Craft Bags
The day I came up with a way to “camouflage” my craft mess was a really great day. I went straight to my local JOANN store and found everything I needed to make the bags.
I found a pattern that I liked (McCalls 7640) and some remnants and fabrics at JOANN that matched my decor. And then I started sewing.
The bag was pretty easy to make. It took me a bit of time to decide which section to cut in each color. And at first, I didn’t notice how the panels were to be cut. You can’t fold the fabric. Rather, you have to follow the directions exactly as stated. (It’s not hard at all if you pay attention. Haha.)
I love the fabrics. They are fabulous and are the perfect color palette for our home.
The easiest part of making the bags was sewing the panels together. I followed the directions in the McCalls pattern very easily. They were very straight forward and easy to follow.
There is a bit of interfacing used to keep the bag steady.
I even made the straps just a bit longer. I love how the decor matches our family room perfectly.
And I am really happy how the lining finished off the bag.
When I finished this bag I decided it was too small for my projects. So I took my pattern and made a larger pattern for another bag. I knew making the second one would be much easier and it was!
It’s not hard to expand a pattern if you are working with square or rectangle shapes. Just make a vertical and horizontal cut in the pattern and extend it by the same number of inches on each piece. I used the grid interfacing which made the sizing so easy!
The larger bag is perfect for my projects. I am even considering making another one. I mean, who has only one project happening at a time anyway, right?
I love my new fall decor and craft bags from JOANN. I hope you are inspired as well.
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