No-Sew Fall Crafts

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Transform your home into a cozy oasis of fall elegance with these lovely linen projects that don't require a stitch of work. Our autumn crafts use simple no-sew materials like felt and fabric scraps for crafts that will keep you far away from the sewing machine. Upgrade your existing fall decorations, like a classic coire doormat or macrame hoop, with our simple-and-speedy tutorials. No matter your skill level, these fall projects are an easy no-sew addition to every home.

Felt Acorn Wreath

Create a simple yet modern wreath with DIY felt acorns. Our minimalistic macrame ring is transformed into a chic no-sew decoration with this easy fall tutorial. Just use hot glue to attach acorn tops to bright pom-poms, then adorn with green felt leaves. To finish the autumn illusion, use floral wire to attache a twig to the hoop.

Felt Flower Pumpkin

These gorgeous felt flowers come together in minutes with a little assistance from the hot-glue gun. Our easy tutorials will teach you how to create bright peonies, roses, and beaded flowers all from simple shapes of felt. Once you have completed a handful of felt flowers, glue them on the top of a cream-color pumpkin for a show-stopping Halloween decoration.

DIY Velvet Pumpkins for Fall

Use warm shades of velvet to elevate classic Halloween pumpkins into a cozy fall mantel decoration. The trick to this no-sew project is to buy foam pumpkin molds, then wrap pleated velvet around the molds. Our budget-friendly velvet is secured around the fabric pumpkins with hot glue, then topped with a twine-wrapped stem. Craft a variety of these no-sew velvet pumpkins for a simple centerpiece or fall home decoration.

Chunky Arm-Knitted Fall Blanket

No knitting needles needed here! This cozy fall throw blanket relies on your arms taking the place of traditional sewing materials. Our quick video tutorial teaches you how to cast on and weave the super-bulky-weight yarn into a giant knitted blanket. Once finished, this no-sew project will make a hygge impact on your couch for the chilly seasons.

Autumn Coir Doormat

Basic entry, no more! Upgrade your beige coir and vinyl doormat into a welcoming entry for holiday guests with this easy no-sew guide. Use our free printable stencils to adorn any ordinary entry mat with leaves and pumpkins by just using a little leftover paint and foam dauber brushes. P.S. This cheap craft is easy to adapt for plain linen or cloth doormats.

Easy Front-Entry Plaid Runner

No rulers, tape, sewing, or sketching needed in this simple DIY project. Create a fall-friendly plaid entry rug by giving your jute runner a makeover. Use a fast-and-easy roller brush to add thick horizontal and vertical stripes along the rug, then let dry. This red seasonal rug will brighten your home with holiday cheer from harvest time to Christmas.

Grab-and-Go Fabric Napkin Wraps

This inexpensive napkin roll combines natural fall hues for a timeless Thanksgiving tablescape. Create your own seasonal silverware set by wrapping utensils in a grommet-enhanced linen napkin. This fall accessory complements every harvest celebration and holiday with beauty and function.

Make an Adorable Fall Welcome Mat

This inexpensive napkin ring takes a natural fall element and upgrades it to a timeless Thanksgiving tablescape. Glue ribbon in harvest colors around a standard napkin ring, then attach small pinecones, delicate felt leaves, and sprigs of greenery to complete the woodland look. These easy no-sew napkin rings will make a festive addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas tablescape.

No-Sew Floral Pillowcases

Welcome holiday guests with floral-printed pillows that are themed for autumn. These custom pillowcase designs require no embroidery—just photo transfer your favorite watercolor flower design on the pillowcase of your choice. Once your inkjet image is ready, you can add an accent to guest bedding in less than 30 minutes.

Velvet Bow Napkin Rings

Tie a bow on your perfect holiday dinner using bright DIY velvet bows. After you learn our simple no-sew folding technique, you can quickly complete dozens of holiday napkin rings to cinch dinner napkins. If you want to go beyond velvet napkin rings, try other thick fabrics like metallic or silk. These ribbons make cute fall table decorations and holiday gift toppers, too.

Simple Vase Cuff

Craft a simple yet stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece for less than $5 with fabric scraps. Start with an inexpensive glass vase. Measure its circumference and decide your desired height for the vase cuff; cut a strip of fabric to these dimensions with an extra 1/2 inch in length for an overlap. Apply iron-on backing to the back of the fabric. Use tacky glue to affix the cuff to the vase. Want to embellish your no-sew fall centerpiece? Cover two buttons in a complementary fabric, then glue both buttons to the vase cuff.

Numbered Napkin Rings

Whip up these linen Thanksgiving napkin rings in less than an hour without going near a sewing machine. From complementary colors, cut two strips: one 4x1-1/2 inches and one 4x1 inches. For our Thanksgiving napkin rings, we used shades of rich chocolate brown and rust. (You can vary the colors if needed.) Use tacky glue to attach the narrower fabric strip to the wider one, then glue the short ends to close your loop. Glue an oversize button to the top. If you wish, use a stencil or rub-on decal to decorate your button with numbers.

Monogram Wine Bottle

Personalize your next party with a monogram wine bottle cuff. Cut one 10x3-inch strip of autumn-inspired fabric and one 10x2-inch piece of a complementary fabric. Apply iron-on backing to each. Measure your bottle's circumference, and cut both strips to that length plus 1/2 inch. Use acrylic paint to stencil a monogram on the strip that will be on top. Use tacky glue to adhere the wide strip to the bottle. Let dry, then center the narrow strip over the wide strip, so 1/2 inch of the background fabric shows at the top and bottom; glue. Glue ribbon over the seam between the two fabrics.

Simple Thanksgiving Place Mats

Place mats made from plain linen in autumnal hues set the scene for a Thanksgiving dinner. Cut a piece of brown linen to 16x20 inches. Cut a piece of orange linen to 14x18 inches. Apply iron-on backing to the backs of both pieces. Using scissors, cut 1/2-inch fringe around the perimeter of the brown fabric. With an iron, press under 1 inch of the brown fabric on all edges to create a smooth no-sew finish. Tuck the orange fabric inside the pressed and fringed edges of the brown fabric. Glue along the edges. Cover two buttons with additional brown fabric and glue to the place mat as a utensil guide.

Felt Leaf Dessert Plate

A felt oak leaf peeking under a glass dessert plate strikes a natural note for your autumn tabletop. Trace the inner circumference of your plain glass plate, and use the shape as a tracing pattern. Cut the linen to match the circular shape, then set aside the paper pattern. Sketch or trace a fall-inspired leaf shape onto the back of the felt, cut out, and attach an iron-on backing. Iron the leaf to the linen circle to adhere, then layer the no-sew fall pattern under the glass plate. If desired, attach the fabric to the plate with spray adhesive or clear-drying glue.

Natural Braided Candle Holder

Dress up a plain candle with a no-sew braided linen holder. Begin with a plain glass pillar candleholder. Measure the circumference of the candleholder and add a few inches. Cut three strips of this length from linen fabric in three fall-inspired colors. Each strip should be 2 inches wide. Stack the strips on top of one another and use fabric glue to glue the three ends together. When the glue dries, tack the strips to a corkboard and braid. Glue strips at the end of the braid. Wrap around the candleholder and use crafts glue to keep it in place.

Buttoned Up Fall Wreath

These no-sew miniature fall wreaths are the perfect seasonal accent for chair backs or doorknobs. Stock up on covered-button kits in assorted sizes. Purchase a 6-inch wood wreath form (we found ours at a crafts store). Cover the buttons with fabric per package instructions, and hot-glue the buttons to the wreath form to secure. Glue a length of bright ribbon to the back to create a loop to hang your decorative fall wreath.

Fall Leaves Table Runner

Begin this no-sew project with a plain table runner. To create the leaf appliqués, select linen in coordinating fall colors. You'll need less than 1/4 yard of each color, so we recommend using up old fabric scraps on this budget-friendly craft. Apply iron-on backing to the back of the linen pieces. Trace leaf and stem shapes onto the iron-on backing, then cut out the shapes. Arrange the fall leaves on the runner, then secure with tacky glue.

No-Sew Patchwork Table Quilt

A glass-top table gets a quilt-inspired makeover for fall. Measure your tabletop, then cut one piece of plain linen to the same size. Apply iron-on backing to the linen to create your background fabric. Set the background fabric aside, then cut enough patchwork rectangles from the linen to fit your table’s dimensions. Lay the pieces on the floor to create your pattern. Apply iron-on backing to each of the linen pieces. Use tacky glue to secure the linen patchwork rectangles and squares to the background fabric. When dry, place the no-sew quilt under the glass top on the table. Use spray adhesive to keep it in place if desired.

Simple Linen Coasters

Linen cocktail napkins up the sophistication factor at your festive fall party. No one has to know you crafted them for pennies apiece! Cut sections of linen to 5x5 inches. Create fringe by carefully pulling threads from each side until the fringe is 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, or use scissors to cut fringe. For weighted coasters, stack and glue several pieces of linen together.

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