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Add fall color to you home with inspiration from one of the season's prettiest elements -- fallen leaves. Place a leaf on a photocopier and enlarge it to a make a pattern. Cut it out of wool felt and attach it to a purchased pillow using iron-on fusible backing. A blanket stitch finishes it in style.
Editor's Tip: Create a trio (or more) of pillows featuring different felt colors -- yellow, red, and deep green -- to capture the season.
If you can sew a straight line and spray a can of paint, you can make a handmade tablecloth for fall. Buy a drop cloth; cut to the size you wish and hem the edges. Use a fall-inspired stencil, such as a mushroom; make copies and arrange randomly on the cloth with double-sided tape. Spray a bright-colored fabric paint over the cloth, let dry, and remove the stencils.
Fall sips are all the sweeter with these unique coasters. Find a pretty autumn image or words and print out; cut to the size of coasters (or pillar candleholders) and adhere.
Small gourds and a no-sew cloth equal a festive table for fall activities. Measure your table; add enough yardage for a 6-inch drop and 1-inch hem all around. Notch a 5-inch square from each corner. Use fusible tape and an iron to hem at every edge. Add grommets and loop around mini pumpkins, using them as weights and seasonal accents.
Add one-of-a-kind pizzazz to your walls with stencils and medium-density fiberboard. Look on designerstencils.com for an image; enlarge several copies in various sizes and arrange on a piece of stained fiberboard. Paint in some of the stencils and around others, and use painter's tape to create stripes of various widths.
Foam core and bright patterns combine for a super-easy mini accordion screen, just in time to celebrate fall colors. Cut four pieces of same-size foam core; connect with two tiny craft hinges on each side. Find four photographs -- close-ups, for example -- or pieces of fabric and adhere with spray adhesive (be careful to smooth carefully).
Take a wall from blah to boring with a few easy-to-find materials. Download a mushroom stencil from free clip-art online (or draw your own using ours as inspiration), and cut out the shape in vivid patterned fabric. Iron the fabric onto fusible webbing and use Mod Podge to adhere to a surface -- a wall, for example, or a large dresser, too.
Two bands of linen add a charming touch to wine or cider bottles, making them perfect for a dinnertime party table or to give as a hostess gift. Hold the linen in place with a dab of ho glue, and tie a leather band around the center; tuck in a stalk of wheat, a leaf, or a fall flower.
Bring the fall party to the table: Find favorite fall words or images; print out on paper and cut to fit the bottom of the coasters. Attach with clear decoupage glue. Cut a piece of felt and glue to the back for a table-safe surface.
A chipboard circle becomes a lovely chair decoration with the addition of beautiful scrapbook paper. Cut paper the size of the circle; adhere with crafts glue and add decorative letters. Cluster leaves and acorns, also cut from scrapbook paper, at the bottom of the wreath; tie to a chair with a bit of twine.
Your digital camera is your ultimate DIY tool to create these colorful stools. Take a photo from overhead of pumpkins; enlarge and crop to fit a stool top and print. Choose paint in the same color as the image; paint the stool and dry. Adhere the digital image with decoupage and seal with clear polyurethane.
A glass container allows the neutral beauty of white beans and golden gingko leaves to shine through. Top with a few gourds in various sizes.
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