‘Give Thanks’ Thanksgiving Paper Garland

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Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!

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Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

scrap buster fall pillow

Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.

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Pumpkin and Moss Fall Wreath

Melissa from 320 Sycamore shares a tutorial for a beautiful fall wreath that deviates a little from the typical assortment of brightly colored leaves. Melissa glued moss to a wreath form she’d salvaged from her neighbor’s garbage the previous year and then added lots of little pumpkins. The icing on the cake is the burlap ribbon she used to hang it from her door. This  wreath will have you reminiscing of family trips to the pumpkin patch!

Pumpkin and Moss Fall Wreath

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Dollar Store Illuminated Twine Pumpkin

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Grapevine pumpkins have become staples when it comes to fall décor. They are quite lovely with their natural look and pretty twinkling lights, but boy are they pricey!  Lisa from Recaptured Charm knew they couldn’t cost nearly as much to make as their price tags might indicate and proved it by creating her own with dollar store materials. Lisa loves the pretty shadow her illuminated pumpkin casts on the wall. It’s the perfect fall décor to give you the warm tingles inside!

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Leaf and Acorn Applique Pillow Cover

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

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Spooky Black Halloween Mantel

Black Halloween Mantel

If you like to keep things scary for Halloween, this vignette from Ellen from SewEllen is for you! Two Halloweens ago, Ellen opted for a more ghostly display with a PB-inspired “Ghostly Gallery.” Ellen’s all-black mantel included haunted houses, lighted twigs, and creepy dual-image pictures. Ellen loved this eerie, yet fun deviation from her usual seasonal decorating.

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

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Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
Halloween Skull Vase

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