With September coming to an end, the weather getting cooler and crisp leaves crunching under our feet, the telltale signs are here — fall is just around the corner! With that comes a slew of fun activities, road trips to take, awesome fall trends to partake in and of course…crafts! Fall is the season for apple picking, sweater weather and cozy hats, beautiful New England scenery, ever-changing colors, pumpkins, gourds, and so many exciting trends. During what is a favorite time for many New Yorkers, there are tons of ways to stay entertained, while paying artistic homage to the beautiful nature that encompasses this season, for adults and kids alike.
Who doesn’t enjoy decorating their home in the cheerful, yet soothing earthy tones of fall during this enchanting season? And what better way to both enhance your place’s aesthetic while keeping you and your kids entertained (and busy…IYKYK) than by crafting your way through these coming months? Whether you want to make a stunning autumnal wreath for your front door, an elegant centerpiece with pinecones and candles for the dining table, enhance your windowsill with pumpkins and gourds, or make some DIY figures with the kids out of twigs, pinecones, and acorns — we are here to offer ideas and inspiration for engaging in fun fall trends and crafts during one of the most charming and colorful times of the year.
Read on to learn 5 of our fave DIY fall trends and crafts. It’s time to get crafting!
Nothing quite signifies the return of fall more than crisp and cool, sweater weather. Why not “fall” more into this cute and cozy fall trend? With sweaters and scarves and other colorful knits, you can upgrade your style while celebrating this delightful season, and perhaps, even exercise your creative spirit to knit something of your own! These pieces can be as expressive or down-to-earth as you like and you can add a touch of captivating texture to your fall outfit depending on if you like fine knits, chunky knits, or felted accessories.
One of our favorite parts of autumn are of course, the holidays and heart-warming family gatherings. Besides all of the yummy and decadent treats we get to indulge in, there is nothing quite like the warm and cozy feeling of being surrounded by all our loved ones during this beloved time of year. What better way to add a special touch to your next family dinner by creating a glowing centerpiece for the table? You can use a large round or elongated plate and place a large glass encasement for a big candle in the middle. Decorate it fall-style with pinecones, pumpkins, gourds, and even some cinnamon or dried spices for a wonderful aroma and a touch of festive fun and texture.
Another way to add an element of seasonal charm to your dining room table is by creating your own Shibori Dyed Napkins. Eye-catching and sophisticated, these one-of-a-kind hand-dyed napkins will instantly spruce up the look of your dinner place setting. In our upcoming Shibori Dyed Napkin Workshop, you will learn the art of the Japanese dyeing technique known as Shibori, and discover how a little folding and twisting in vivid dyes can create colorful magic for your home’s aesthetic. And even better, this workshop is beginner-friendly and perfect for all experience levels!
Adding a gorgeous and vibrant autumn wreath to your home is a wonderful DIY project to immerse yourself in the spirit of fall and update its aesthetic to welcome this crisp and cozy season. From different varieties of berries and dried leaves, to florals, twigs and pinecones there are so many materials to get inspired by the season to create your own captivating and crafty touch to the front porch of your home.
Exploring your creative side while giving your home a festive upgrade in our Fall Floral Wreaths workshops. In this beginner-friendly seasonal workshop, you will learn how to make your own beautiful, autumn wreath using dried florals and a range of decorative materials. Reentering your home will be that much special with a stunning fall wreath hanging upon your door to greet you as you walk in!
Fall Pumpkins and Produce
Pumpkins and gourds are not just for decorating, picking or eating! You can also use them in a creative way to add a colorful and artistic touch to your home that encompasses the spirit of fall. Why not try creating your own piece of fall art for your home while practicing your watercolor skills in our Watercolor: Pumpkins and Gourds workshop? Learn how to mix and blend colors while creating dynamic texture to your artwork in an autumnal scene that celebrates the beauty of fall produce. You don’t have to be a crafting pro for this beginner-friendly class and by the end, you will have your own delightful fall accent piece to hang up in your home or to gift to someone special.
Try out a fun DIY craft, while enhancing your fall fashion look at our Needle Felting: Fall Veggie Earrings workshop. In this fall vegetable-inspired, beginner-friendly workshop you will learn the basics of needle felting and create your own earrings sporting your favorite fall produce. Talk about celebrating the fall harvest in a unique and creative way!
Bucket hats are a fall favorite wardrobe staple. They’re cozy and comfy, and come in a variety of patterns, materials and designs. And, maybe we’re a little biased but DIY, fuzzy crochet versions are super cute to sport all autumn long, and the perfect seasonal style touch for all your fall brunch dates and walks through the park!
Learn how to make this fantastic fall trend totally your own in our upcoming Crochet Workshop. In this beginner friendly workshop you will learn how to stitch different types of crochet, granny squares providing you with the ideal foundational skills to create your own woven bucket hat. And the best part is these colorful, versatile squares can be used to make so many charming home and fashion accessories.
This fall, get festive and unleash your creative spirit with all our fun fall trends and crafting ideas!