Come on in to the craft room. This week I’ve been making a few seasonal changes with fall décor.
Over the years, I’ve embraced a variety of fall colour schemes…. everything from mauve and blues to the softest greens and pinks, and always with an emphasis on pretty and shabby.
This year I’ve gathered together a colour palette of my pretty pastel pink supplies, accented with gold leaves and pops of burgundy. As I was putting it all together, I realised that it would transcend effortlessly into a pretty cottage Christmas come November.
Before someone corrects me, I’ll add in a disclaimer here…. it is not actually fall here in Australia right now.
We are in fact enjoying a sunny, warm spring, however, as my work online mainly caters to a northern hemisphere market, I work on fall projects at this time of the year. For many years now, I have also decorated my craft room and parts of my house for fall and winter at this time.
Decorating for Fall
I started in the craft room by removing everything from the top of my IKEA Kallax units.
Bit by bit, I added things back in…..
Tall pots of faux eucalyptus greens and berry vines, which added a pop of bold burgundy.
I painted a collection of dried leaves I gathered from my local park, with a thin layer of shimmery gold paint.
This is a subtle accent, but I found that the shimmery leaves popped more than the plain dried ones and it really lifted the overall look of the vignette.
On the rear wall I added sheets of overlapping vintage papers; receipts, letters and vintage ephemera that were printable papers from various Handmade Club kits.
I always enjoy featuring my Foxie Ladies at this time of year, so two of ‘my girls’ are included in this craft room vignette.
You can find out how I made the Foxie Ladies HERE.
Next I added in crafting essentials like a basket filled with mini bolts of fabric and rolls of ribbon.
I also included my new faux patchwork pumpkin coasters and trio of fabric pumpkins.
There are tutorials for making both of these projects HERE.
The pennant and pumpkin banner was a project that was included in the current Handmade Club kit, Woodland Whimsy.
I simply printed the PDF on card, cut out the elements and strung them on several strands of ripped up muslin (calico). For some added texture, I attached a few fusyy-cut maple leaves and berries from the kit. The banner is simple, shabby and subtle, but a nice nod to fall.
When creating a vignette, it’s good to combine a variety of colours, patterns and textures to create interest…. so for another added texture I made a cute crocheted ivory pumpkin.
I used this pattern to make it and I can honestly say, it is such a quick and easy project…. and it is SUPER cute!
The pumpkin is made from a crocheted flat panel that is sewn together and then gathered top and bottom…. easy peasy!!
As a finishing touch, I added a sprig of faux berries and leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
I enjoy changing the décor of my craft room with the seasons. Not only does it invigorate my work space, it also gives my creative mojo a boost.
I don’t know about you, but I find it inspiring to be surrounded by my pretty crafting supplies and handmade projects.
Do you make seasonal changes to your creative space?
Thanks for popping in to take a look at my fall craft room.
Happy crafting my friends!
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