Everyone in Nashville wants it to feel like fall is in the air, but truthfully, it’s still a little bit too hot here to really feel in the fall mood. Regardless of the weather, I’m determined to make the most of this wonderful season, and of course, that starts with making a few crafts for my home. This time last year I was moving to Nashville (Happy 1 year to me!) and starting a new job, so I didn’t really have the time to appreciate the fall breeze. This year, I have my bucket list and my fall crafts to get me in the mood. I made three fall DIY crafts this year, each for under $20 (catch those pre-season sales), to get my in the fall state of mind. Let’s get started!
1. Beaded Board
Beads (your choice of color)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
This was probably my favorite craft to make even though it was the most meticulous. It takes minimal supplies, but a lot of patience. I began by laying out the buttons in the exact place I wanted them. After I got the positioning just right, I glued the buttons in place. 30 minutes later, and I had a beautiful fall board to hang in my room or on my door. If you don’t want to deal with buttons, you cold always use pom-poms, beads, or sequins — it just depends on the vibe you’re going for. You could also replace the wooden board with a stretched canvas.
2. Fabric Wrapped Pumpkins
Fabric (1 yard each)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
What an easy craft! Last year, I painted some real pumpkins, but this year I wanted to make something I could keep for years to come. When I stumbled upon this sunflower fabric, I knew exactly what to do. Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower, and even though they may be a little summery, they’ll always remind me of fall. Cutting the fabric can be a little hard, but honestly, I just cut a huge circle of fabric around the pumpkin and started glueing. Glue the fabric on the grooves of the pumpkin in sections (about half way up all the way around, and then glue the fabric all the way to the top). When you get to the stem, there’s probably going to be a lot of extra fabric flapping around. I glued little sections down as close to the stem as I could, and then I covered any mistakes with the twin I wrapped around the stem. And there you have it, some pumpkins that will last you for seasons to come! I think next year I might make some flannel wrapped gourds.
3. Fall Mason Jars
Mason Jars (3)
Paint (3 colors)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
No fall crafting is complete without a set of themed mason jars. Mason jar crafts are some of my favorite to do because they are versatile (stick some flowers in them, fill them with candy, or toss some pens in there), but they are also so easy to do! I decided to add some glitter into the mix, but you could easily make these candy-corn colors, Halloween themed by writing “BOO” on them, or fall leaf colors with some reds and browns. All you have to do is paint the inside of the jars (or the outside depending on the finish you want to achieve), let dry, and then wrap the top half with twine (hot glue it down) or tie a cute bow on it. It takes maybe 20 minutes, and you have a super cute craft for years to come. You can even use them year round if you want!
There you have it! Three fun, easy fall crafts to transform your home into a fall friendly abode. My favorite thing about these crafts is they are so versatile and easy to pull out every season. Do you have any favorite fall crafts? Let me know in the comments below!