Since we’ve been doing all of our painting and home updating projects, it has been really challenging for me to find time (or room in my little art studio / work shop / sewing room) to design and create new stuff of my own, so here are a few creations I discovered while searching the blogosphere for autumn inspiration. I hope that you find something here that will catch your eye and give you the motivation you might need to get busy and make stuff! Celebrate autumn with me and take a look at these beautiful DIY home decor projects from some amazing, creative bloggers.
from Just 2 Sisters
Sometimes the simplest things make the loveliest creations! Painted rings from Mason Jars come together around a few cinnamon sticks to make this sweet little pumpkin. It would be fun to make a batch of these in different autumn colors and line them up on the mantle or windowsill – or put them in a basket by the front door. They are super simple, so cute, and really fun to make with the kiddos. Find this project as well as lots of other autumn DIY craft ideas at Just 2 Sisters blog.
from JLM Designs
The soft brown of burlap is the perfect background for an autumn wreath. This one is so easy, with just the wire wreath frame and a roll of burlap that you could embellish it any way you want. You might want to keep it simple, or you might want to dress it up in a riot of autumn colors or orange, gold, purple, amber, and dark brown. It would be fun to add some polka dot ribbon or a bit of brightly colored yarn, or even attach the letters to spell out your family name. So many ways to celebrate autumn!
from Crafts ‘n Coffee
It might be a bit early to think about Christmas tree decorations, but we certainly love the beautiful colors of the autumn trees. Why not create a tiny forest of trees for your autumn home décor with snippets of burlap, beads, and jute rope? These trees could be made as simple or as fancy as you want them, with painted dowels or knobs on top and brightly colored beads that will sparkle in the firelight on a chilly autumn evening. This cute idea is from the Crafts ‘n Coffee blog where you can find lots of other fun craft and decorating ideas for every season.
from Positively Splendid
Everyone loves candy corn! Well, almost everyone, and even if it’s not your favorite candy, it sure is pretty. How cute are these quick-sew throw pillows to dress up your home for autumn? You could even make the covers with strips of orange, white, and yellow fabric and put them on your regular throw pillows just until it’s time to decorate for . . . Christmas! These Candy Corn Pillows are such an easy way to brighten up your home on an autumn day, and bring a bit of seasonal cheer to your family. You can find this and lots of other creative DIY ideas and inspiration on the Positively Splendid blog.
from JLM Designs
If vintage is your style, this charming autumn display will be perfect for you! Old wooden frames, a vintage scale, and a pretty white pitcher filled with wheat stalks offer a cozy backdrop for the little painted white pumpkins and the burlap banner. Shades of ivory, gold, and brown reflect a delicate vision of autumn, all in vintage style. Find this idea and lots of other creative inspiration on the JLM Designs blog.
For an elegant touch to your autumn decorating scheme, here is an idea that might work. Neutral shades of paint with overlapping lacy doily designs create a delicate twist on pumpkin décor. Although these gorgeous pumpkins were created by hand-painting the doily design on each pumpkin individually, you could also use a paper doily as a stencil and spray paint over the top to leave a similar lacy design. Find this and more creative inspiration at Erin’s Art and Gardens.
I hope you will visit some of these amazing, creative bloggers to find even more autumn inspiration for your DIY home decor projects. I’m looking forward to creating a few new things for our home this holiday season, just as soon as we can finish up some of our painting and home update projects. It’s time for me to get back to making stuff!
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