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10+ DIY Fall Projects From Bloggers in the Portland Area

  |  Homecare & Lifestyle, Your Place

We love fall! There is something extra magical about the season as the temperature cools, the pumpkins come out, the leaves change, and we finally have an excuse to wear cozy sweaters, flannel and boots.

It’s also a fun time to add some fall decor to your mantel, front porch or dining room table! Get crafty this year by making your own decor, from leaf garlands to woodsy centerpieces and everything in between. These DIY fall projects ensure your home will be well equipped for fall and all the festivities it brings. Plus, each tutorial was put together by a Portland area blogger!

Looking for more inspiring local bloggers to follow? Check out these home DIY projects from bloggers in the Portland Metro area, Southwest Washington and Central Oregon.

 

Thanksgiving Tea Towel Silhouette Stencil

From Create/Enjoy

Thanksgiving Tea Towel Silhouette Stencil From Create/Enjoy

Photo Courtesy of Create/Enjoy

Suzannah of Create/Enjoy walks us through this simple yet beautiful tea towel print, which can be replicated for just about any occasion! Choose from a myriad of designs on Silhouette Studio to create your own personalized tea towel. We love the three Thanksgiving designs Suzannah stenciled!

 

DIY Modern Wood Napkin Rings

From A Crafted Passion

DIY Modern Wood Napkin Rings From A Crafted Passion

Photos Courtesy of A Crafted Passion

Although this could work all year long, these DIY modern wood napkin rings are the perfect addition to your tablescape for Thanksgiving or Christmas — or any gathering throughout the fall or winter. Amanda of A Crafted Passion put these together with small cuts of wood, wood glue, stain and a few other supplies.

 

Log Candle Centerpiece

From A Crafted Passion

Log Candle Centerpiece From A Crafted Passion

Photos Courtesy of A Crafted Passion

Amanda of A Crafted Passion decided to make use of some extra branches her neighbors had after cutting down trees in their yard. The end result is this beautiful, rustic log candle centerpiece, which perfectly completes your table setup for Thanksgiving or Christmas! All you need is wax, wicks, your desired candle scent, and of course, a branch. Amanda made hers with baked apple — an ideal scent for fall!

 

Fall Pumpkin Made From Recycled Books

From A Red Ember

Fall Pumpkin Made From Recycled Books From A Red Ember

Photo Courtesy of A Reb Ember

Grab some old books (or pick up a few from the thrift store!) and turn them into an adorable fall decoration. Lauren of A Reb Ember transformed some books into cute pumpkin decor, complete with a small twig and some twine. These are the perfect addition to a bookcase or mantel!

 

Fall Rustic Centerpiece + Easy Fall Table Decor

From Today’s Creative Life

Fall Rustic Centerpiece + Easy Fall Table Decor From Today’s Creative Life

Photos Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

Kim provides so much inspiration for fall centerpieces on her blog, Today’s Creative Life. This rustic centerpiece includes a mix of store-bought items, like the wooden tray, and things found in nature. She shares more inspiring autumn setups, including some easy fall table decor ideas perfect for a fall meal with family or friends.

 

Corn Wreath, Fall Wreath + Interchangeable Apple Wreath

From Today’s Creative Life

Corn Wreath, Fall Wreath + Interchangeable Apple Wreath From Today’s Creative Life

Photos Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

Kim of Today’s Creative Life also has a number of fall-themed wreaths up her sleeve, like this fall wreath with vibrant fall foliage and burlap, an interchangeable apple wreath, which can be altered depending on the season, and this gorgeous corn wreath made with real corn. Any of these projects add plenty of color and interest to your front door during the fall!

 

“Give Thanks” Hoop Art

From Crafty Staci

“Give Thanks” Hoop Art From Crafty Staci

Photos Courtesy of Crafty Staci

We are loving this embroidery project from Staci of Crafty Staci. The end result is simple yet elegant, and it seems like a fun craft to work on by the fire as the weather gets colder! Staci shares the embroidery pattern she used to create this piece of hoop art, which is the perfect addition to your home for Thanksgiving.

 

Fall Garland

From Frugal Family Home

Fall Garland From Frugal Family Home

Photos Courtesy of Frugal Family Home

Recruit the kids to help decorate for fall with this simple and fun leaf garland! You can use real leaves from the yard or create your very own with brown, orange, red and yellow construction paper. Attach these to the mantel or wall to bring the brilliant colors of fall indoors!

 

Painted Fall Table Runner

From Little Girl Designs

Painted Fall Table Runner From Little Girl Designs

Photo Courtesy of Little Girl Designs

Jennie of Little Girl Designs created this fun and simple painted fall table runner, dotted with bright red fall leaves. She shares instructions to create your very own table runner, and there’s so much flexibility to make any fall pattern you want! For example, you could add yellow or orange leaves for a more multi-colored look. Jennie also put together a list of natural ways to make your home smell like fall, with ideas for air fresheners, potpourri, dryer balls, essential oils, baking recipes and more!

 

Halloween Skull Planters + Faux Pumpkin Planter

From DIY in PDX

Rachel of DIY in PDX has so many amazing DIY tutorials to get you through every season. Some of our favorite tutorials for fall include these planters, one with a spooky Halloween twist and one that would work well all season long. Plus, both are made with fake store-bought items (a glass skull and a fake pumpkin), so you can use them again year after year!

 

Happy Crafting!

Which of these fall crafts are you dying to try out? Let us know in the comments below!

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