Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn Decor & Craft Round Up: 30 Amazing, Eye Catching, Jaw Dropping Ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving (and Fall in General!) Artful Friday

Welcome friends!
So as we embark on the last September weekend
and as Autumn embraces us all with its unique brand of
memory making, decorating, crafting and baking,
I thought it would be just wonderful to have a spot for
lots of Autumn crafty decor tips.
What's one of the best things ever about blogging?
Why,  my blogger friends.
My blogging communities are simply the sharing-est,
most generous people around.
I feel I know them and 
while I've been fortunate enough
 to chat on the telephone with a few of them,
I know none of them 
"in real life" as they say.
But ask away in a blogging group for ideas and wow.....
here's what you get~!
Over two dozen bloggers shared collectively....
 30 different crafts, decor possibilities  and freebies!

SO here you go:
From tablescapes to wreaths to mantles to wall hangings
to centerpieces and more!`
I certainly did.
And now,
I think I'll be pretttttty busy trying to  concoct
a few of these bold and intriguing  projects.

I'm a huge dollar store fan, but
Melissa, of The World According to Plaidfuzz,  amazed me at the
array of goodies that any frugal crafter can create with her guidance 
in her  Dollar Store Decor for Fall post!

Jennifer's How to Make a Burlap Table Runner at Godly Glimpses
is so striking, it really is more eye catching, 
than any found in a home gods store!

Crafter Beth, of That One Mom, has a super fun post,
 Get Ready for Halloween: Porch Decor Ideas, which should get us all
in the swing of  spooks and things!
This is just what I needed, Beth!

Christen's clever and oh-so bold
 Rustic Wood Pumpkins at DIY Swank:
How unique are they?

Super crafty Jennifer, of  Home Grown Mommy, 
offers her Fall Wall Art banner....
free and easily downloadable for her subscribers!
How lovely!

Annette of This Simple Home shares her sweet  Fall Apothecary Jar

Easy and pretty!

Erin's simple, classic  DIY Fall Flower Wreath at Magenta and Lime:

Diann shares several  crafts from her home on the web, The Thrifty Groove~~
Her tutorials are so well done; she makes them all look super easy!
Check our her two variations on  traditional fall wreathing~~

...and for her  Fabric Halloween Wreath creation, 
here's what you need~~:

for the gorgeous finished product~:
So unique!

Diann also offers a tutorial on her original
I think this is my fave!
I'm always in Walmart easy to pick up these glittery gourds!

Victoria, of Mommy's Playbook, shares some clever and  
certainly eco-friendly decor she crafted featuring upcycled yard waste!
Here's her Halloween Door Decor made simply with pine needles and
other craft supplies that we're all  sure
to have on hand~
Pine Needle Wreath

A fantastic Fall craft project/decor idea for 
moms and kids to do together, is  shared by  
Alicia at Vibrant Homeschooling.
Plus you get to take a nature walk too!
Mom + Kids DIY:
 Fall Art Project and Banner

Davonne shares her inspirational and practical
Six Simple Ways to Invite Fall into Your Home,
 "when you don't love spending a ton of time 
decorating to get that cozy atmosphere."

Kathe, of Kathe WIth an E,
offers several posts centered around 
her lovely autumn decor. 
Kathe feels she needs to "rein in"
 her enthusiasm so as to keep her decor  "simple and understated" 
and wow, do I hear that, Kathe! 
To start, here's her striking Fall Mantle Decor

Fall Mantel Decor

.....Kathe's stunning, yet simple Fall Tablescape:
Now isn't this a table we'd all adore dining at with family and friends?
Fall Table Decor

And speaking of table settings, Kathe's Halloween Birthday Tablescape,
 is a great spot to gather with "ghoulfriends," as she suggests!

Marlys's  Burlap Place Mat is simple, yet stunning~
Check out her easy tutorial at This and That, her home on the web !
Burlap Place Mats #DIY #placemats #DecoArt #fabricpaint #burlap

Christine, of Rustic and Refined details several striking Fall displays...
Her Fall Tablescape is breathtaking, isn't  it?

Christine also demonstrates decorating a jaw dropping

Jillian, of Hi! It's Jilly, illustrates a 
Framed Burlap Pumpkin, for which we'll need these supplies
to create this finished product:
Gorgeous, no?
Sweeties, you must click over to  Jillian's post,
because in addition to the above framed pumpkin, 
she  generously shares her  household Fall Decor.
Just beautiful!
Here's one of several shots you have to see~

 Framed Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial and Fun Fall Decor from Hi! It's Jilly

This gorgeous Tulle Halloween Wreath
is explained and presented so beautifully
by Lara of Overstuffed Life....

Tammy, of One More Time Events, 
 regales her readers 
by impressively  upcycling pallets, of all things,
to create remarkable 
Here's one of many shots that she must click over.
You'll be inspired  the rest!

Tammy also shares a striking  Buffet Makeover,
which you need to see to believe!
Absolutely stunning!

Vintage Pain and More author, Cathy, uses drop cloths as her
medium for Halloween crafts...
Here is her dramatic Drop Cloth Pumpkins. well as Entryway Decor:

and a splashy Fall Mantel~!

Wait til you check out Zinnada's before and after shots
at Tea Tripping!
Here's her Fall is Here craft....
the best part is her family involvement!
Those adorable pictures!
I can't wait to see your "Winter is Here" tea section, Zinnada!
Thank you....

Stacie, of Super Mommy to the Rescue,
( do you love that blog title?)
shares a through and adorable 
How sweet!

Aren't these creations just bold and stunning?
I am so very grateful to this group of 
 bloggers who so generously shared their
talents and creativity!
Ladies, you've given SO many SO much inspiration!
~~ Thank you!~~

For my previous "Artful Friday" posts, 
you might like to click below.....
They're all here if you'd like to dust off something from the archives:
First, there's my son's super popular  guest posts on crafting rocket balloons,
 both of which include instructional videos:

"A Door in the Wall" Inspired Wooden Cross Craft 
for Holy Trinity Sunday & the Feast of Corpus Christi

 ( knitting, winter crafts, the theater and piano)

I hope you get a chance to click over and enjoy one of his posts!

 Friends, as always,  
thank you for stopping over and 
spending some of your precious time 
here at my home on the web!

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  1. Thank you for sharing my burlap mats, this is a great list of ideas.. I will be sharing this through my social medias.

    1. Isn't it a fantastic gathering of creativity, Marlys? I am so impressed!!Thanks so very much for contributing!

  2. Thanks so much for including my post!

    1. Oh my gosh, you're so welcome, Melissa!!
      I'm thrilled to share!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Such wonderful ideas, soooooo little time! Great round up Chris! You do so awesome sharing others' posts! It's always greatly appreciated by so many!

    1. Aw, thank YOU Tracy for being so kind!
      I so enjoyed it and it really put me in the Autumn decor frame of mind!

      I know...there are just so many crafty amazing ideas out there!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I really appreciate all of the great fall table ideas! We host Thanksgiving almost every year and I could use some fresh creativity! ;)

    1. You're so very welcome! I'm enjoying them so much, myself! I'm so impressed with all my friends' creativity!
      Thank you for visiting!

  5. So many lovely ideas. Popping by from Creative Monday

    1. Thanks so much..aren't they creative!?

      So great of you to stop by from CM (and the UK!) Thanks for visiting.:)

  6. Whoo lots of great ideas here :) thanks for linking up ...


    1. Thanks SOmuch Claire!!

      Love your visits, friend!

  7. Fall is my favorite season!!
    These are wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing!!
    Love the handprint tree:).

    1. Bekki~~

      Aren't hey all wonderful! I agree! Autumn is just beautful for crafting and decorating!

      Thanks for visiting!

  8. Wow. So many beautiful ideas! Thank you for gathering. Off to visit my favorites now!!

    1. Elizabeth~~
      Thanks so much for stopping by...I know...aren't the ideas just so creative!?

      They put me in a "decorating frame of mind!!"

  9. Wow, what an awesome collection! I'll be pining this and coming back again and again. :-) And thanks for linking up over at Revolution of Love. :-)

    1. Thank YOU Bobbi, for hosting the linky and for stopping over!


  10. What a great roundup! Found some ideas I may actually be able to DO! :) Thanks for joining the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up!

    1. Tauna~~
      I know; they're creative AND some are so do-able!!

      Thanks for visiting!!


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