Harvest your own home decor


Warm up your home with this season’s trendiest looks. Put your personal touch on your home’s decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white.

Create a seasonal tablescape or mantel decoration with these Harvest Fall Lanterns created by the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. The lanterns lend a coppery sheen to complement the seasonal hues of the pumpkins and gourds. Place them atop a swatch of soft plaid for a multi-textured look that celebrates the season indoors. 

For a unique outdoorsy look, piece together a birch wreath using natural supplies such as twig stems, cattail stems and foliage. 

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Birch Wreath

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting time: 1-2 hours

Supplies and Tools:
Burlap garland
Dark brown raffia
Florist wire (22 or 24 gauge)
Burlap-wrapped wreath
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
Beige twig stems
Brown floral tape
2 pinecone pick stems 
2 onion grass cattail stems 
5 fall leaf foliage 
5 bags medium birch rounds 

Craft bow out of burlap garland and dark brown raffia. Wrap wire around middle of bow and poke it into burlap wreath in desired location. Secure with hot glue.

With wire cutters, cut twigs to length and tape together with brown floral tape. Add pinecone stems to twigs and tape together with floral tape.

Wrap twig and pinecone stems with wire and poke wire into wreath under bow. Use hot glue to secure.

Add cattails and fall foliage to accent. Attach to wreath in desired locations with hot glue.

Cover remainder of wreath with birch rounds using hot glue.




Harvest Fall Lanterns

Skill level: Beginner 

Crafting time: 3-5 hours

Supplies and tools: 
2 boxes fall pumpkin and gourd decorations 
1 bottle (2 fluid ounces) cloud white paint
Black sponge paint brush
2 metal and glass lanterns 
Hot glue gun and sticks

Select two pumpkins to paint white. Paint them and let dry. 

Choose multiple sized pumpkins and gourds and attach them to the inside bottom of each lantern with hot glue to begin building a design. Add more pumpkins and gourds, and glue them to each other. 

Insert leaves and berries to accent pumpkins and fill in any empty spaces.

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