5 trendy fall crafts

I love and prefer to create my own decor when possible because it makes the items unique and very personal.  You might have to invest more time but it’s worth it and the majority of times it’s more inexpensive.

5 fall crafts

I inherited my crafting heart from my mom.  I keep up the tradition and I love crafting & creating my own, new items, which I hope I pass on to Miss Masterpiece.   I love the satisfaction of creating something one of a kind, all my own and personal.

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I want to share some things that are fall related or lend themselves to this time of year so you are inspired to  create them with your own personal spin.

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§ burlap & pine cone garland
Burlap garlandgarland from fall into winter
This is such a great and versatile garland that will take your through fall and right through winter as well.  It pairs great with pumpkins & gourds to evergreens & ornaments.

Burlap garland 1

All the step by step instructions to create your own are on the original post.

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I just ducked into Hobby Lobby really quick yesterday since I was searching the entire county for a grid paper notebook for my daughter for school, but that’s another story for another time, anyway, they carried a burlap garland like this with no pine cones for $14.99.  This probably cost me a couple of dollars and I love it so much more because I made it.
§ sheet music “gather” banner
Woodlad atel8woodland autumn mantel
So it’s no secret I love sheet music and I use it any chance I get.  I created this “gather” banner last year using a leaf form that I strung on ribbon.

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Once again the instructions are on the attached original post.  You can also see how I’ve used sheet music in other ways on this post:
Sheet music 1sheet music tabletop
§ autumnal sign  Weloe autu2welcoming autumn with a DIY sign
This was a super easy and fast project using an image transfer method onto a wooden piece i bought from the target $ bins.  I wanted it really simple and neutral but you an get as fancy and colorful as you please.

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So this wood piece cost me $3- {i know, i know, i always pick the non $1- items from the $1 bin but it’s still a heck of a deal} and on that same trip to Hobby Lobby I spied something similar for $19.99; even with a 40% coupon I made out like a bandit.
§ faux pumpkins
$ pumpkins 6dollar tree pumpkins upcycle|make-overs
Using dollar tree foam pumpkins I breathed new life into these beauties using several different techniques from chalkboard & spray paint to book pages and to moss.   Check out what these puppies looked like before I altered them.

$ pumpkins 4

I walk you through my processes on the original post.  I love how they all turned out and bring them out every year.

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I am already thinking of new ways I can alter some more this year.  Stay tuned and hope to share  soon.

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§ brown frenchy bottles
Brown bottlesfrench label bottles DIY
I created these aged bottles with Frenchy labels last fall.  The brown color just evoked a fall feel to me but truth be told I’ve used them all year long.
French label bottles 8
You can use them with evergreens or lit branches over the holidays or fresh blooms in the spring.  These are actually perfect for a bathroom vignette.  All the directions on how I created them are also on the original post.

French label bottles 7

fall is in the air!

sharing @:

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz 

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures  

talk of the town @  knick of time  

tuesdays at our home @ maria elenas decor

wow @ savvy southern style  

sizzle into summer @ diy by design 

creative muster @ fluster buster.com 

sew it cook it craft it @ sew historically  

vintage charm @ our hopeful home  

home & garden thursday @ a delightsome life  

share your cup @ have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson

 home sweet home @ the charm of home 

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane   

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage 

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market  

create bake grow gather  @ shabby art boutique

friday feature @ oh my heartsie girl  

bff open house @ answer is chocolate  

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge 

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes 

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 

saturday blog link party @ sunny simple life 

 bouquet of talent @ life on lake shore drive  

sundays at home @ love of home  

dishing it digging it @ rustic refined 

that diy party @ diy show off 

nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things   

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  

 show and share @ coastal charm 

 met monday @ between naps on the porch 

 the scoop @ stonegable

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia  

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations  


  1. Lea says:

    Oh how pretty all of these are! I’m not sure exactly why … I guess because it feels so homey and welcoming but I especially like your gathering banner.

  2. Jodie says:

    They look great! Love the ‘Gather’ Garland – would love you to come share at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/
    It’s open all week & growing. Hope to see you & you fall decor at the party. xo

  3. Jodie says:

    NVM – just went to the party & you are already there! xo – glad to see you there. Have a great day…

  4. Thanks lea- anything with the word “gather” catches my eye lately. Thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  5. Thanks for stopping by jodie & leaving a sweet comment. Love being part of the reader tip tues. festivities. Thnx for hosting every week. xo- mj

  6. Saw this on the Reader Tip Tuesday link party and so glad I did. Each idea is fabulous! And I’m in love with those brown and white plates on the mantel. AAAHHHH!!! Seriously beautiful.

  7. Amber says:

    I am a a fall obsessed music teacher and decorating blogger, so I absolutely love your sheet music garland I must make one! Beautiful ironstone and brown transferware too!

  8. JaneEllen says:

    Am printing total post so I don’t forget all these goodies, wonderful , inexpensive Fall decorations. Love them all.
    I know, pin them but then I still forget is why I print projects I really want to make for a special to do folder I keep on coffee table. I know myself too well is why have developed that habit of printing out posts I love. If I don’t make all the ideas have folder ready for next years projects to start on. I love to make new decorations each year, so fun. Give ones I don’t want to daughter or whomever. These are so delightful, love your mantel.
    Have lovely weekend

  9. JaneEllen says:

    Was going to print out post but none of the photos are showing up and that is what I need. Is there a reason photos won’t show?
    Would appreciate hearing from you as really want to make several of your vignettes and projects.

  10. thanks so much cindy. I’m so glad you found my blog & stopped by. yes I love brown transferware too. I pick up pieces when I find them at a good price. xo- maryjo

  11. Thanks amber. the sheet music banner is perfect for you! You definitely should make one. co- mj

  12. How beautiful. I love the perfume bottles and you put everything together so well.

  13. Christine says:

    I am loving the touches you’re doing. The music sheet banner is great!

  14. Nikki Gwin says:

    Great inspiration here! I am pinning several for reference. I am particularly fond of the last pictures of the one with the books and feathers.
    🙂 gwingal

  15. Kathleen says:

    Sweet MJ, what lovely fall crafts! I’m a huge fan of garlands and love both of yours:) I might just make that burlap one, I already have the burlap! I had to laugh when I read about your frustration trying to find a graphing notebook for your daughter! I remember going through the same thing a few years ago and feel your pain:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  16. Wonderful projects. I especially like the garland so I am glad you shared it with us this week. #HomeMattersParty

  17. Hi Donna! I’m so glad you liked the garland. I appreciate you hosting every week and love joining your parties.
    XO- MJ

  18. I love your fall decor. It looks fantastic! I used to craft more than I do now, but I need to get back into it. Thanks for linking up!

  19. Tammy says:

    Your fall decor looks lovely. I love the touch of vintage and items you made.

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