What Fall Project Makes You Happy as a Kid in a Candy Store?

Temps haven’t dipped a bit, and many of us are pining for fall.  Is it still extremely hot in your area?

Fall, we’re so ready for you!

I received a birthday happy last week from my dear friend Deb, who shares recipes with us from time to time.  Do you have a friend who has a knack for gift-giving?  Yep.  She’s one of those gift-givers who thoroughly thinks things through to make your gift as perfect as can be.  Maybe she’ll share her recipe for that!

I had already set a fall-ish table, which you’ll see next week, and her gift was perfect for the center of that tablescape.  Here’s a peek.  🙂

Fall Ivy Dough Bowl

The ivy is inside a beautiful dough bowl!

Dough Bowl

I can remove the potted plant easily and use the bowl for something else later.

Hobby Lobby Blessings Leaf

The “blessings” leaf is a wooden accent with a HobLob sticker on the back.

Hobby Lobby Blessings

I don’t know if Deb put this together or if HobLob did it, but I love it!  I love sunflowers and leaves and will use these things time and time again.  You know I’ll do it, too!

Feel free to copy the idea and make one for yourself – now that you know to look for these fall accents at HobLob.

Fall Ivy Arrangement

If you’re in the mood for fall, these projects are sure to inspire you.  Read more about each one by clicking the image.

Are you craving hot apple cider already?  This fun, warm, and easy project by the Juggling Act Mama will add to the enjoyment.  Do you understand how badly  I want to run to the sewing studio right now and drag out some tartan plaid fleece?  (Hearts a-flyin’…)


I’m dreaming again of coffee laced with pumpkins pie spice.  I’d put those coasters right to work!

Apple Pie Spice Coffee

Fall Favorites (don’t miss this pumpkin bread recipe) and Decorating Updates, 2015

We can’t forget Back To School!  Of course, Good Housekeeping has some of the best projects.  There are 30 here…along with this easy fall apple.


Jenna at The Painted Apron gives a fantastic tutorial for painting scarecrows.  Not scary at all…only fun!  Can’t you see these on cloth napkins for fall?


Who could ever survive fall without candy corn?  (Or chocolate kisses, of course.)

Filled DIY Apothecary Jars

Fall Apothecary DIY – Recycle!

And, this project by Susie at The Chelsea Project is just plain fun for any time of year.  Did I say plain?   Not plain at all, and a great sunflower yellow for fall!  🙂

Pillow Dye Project

Susie purposely set the crinkles in the fabric by letting it hang to dry after dying (of which she used tumeric!).  I love that crinkly texture.  Do you?

Why is it I don’t do these round-ups often enough at all?  Woo-hoo, these fun projects make me as happy as a kid in a candy store!

Does all of this inspire you as much as it does me?  Which ones are your favorites?




  1. sharon turner says

    Kim – Please tell me how you store the many,many items you use with your tablescapes. There must be a system to store and to find them each year. I so love to see what you create, you must have a beautiful home inside. I’ve only seen partial rooms, would love to have a tour of each including the garage and the attic. I’m sure the cabinets and closets are super organized, hint, hint. Thanks for sharing, it’s a wonderful part of my day…Sharon in Virginia Beach

    • says

      Thank you, Sharon. We don’t have a real attic or basement, and MUCH storage space was wasted behind walls of our house. Builders need to learn to make use of those studded areas behind walls! We do have a few smaller storage areas that I access. Thank you for prompting me to work towards taking photos and writing a post about how I sort everything out. Maybe I’ll even get things more organized before-hand, which would be a huge benefit for me, as well! My “system” so far doesn’t work because I have needed a system. Many times I find something post-season that would have been great to use if I’d found it. I hope to integrate some ideas I’ve had for a while now, so hopefully you’ve prompted me to get it done! I appreciate the nudge and also your encouraging words. 🙂

    • says

      Thanks! I’ll head on over and check out your fall crafts. If feels like we’re neighbors and visiting each other’s garage sale. Hahahaha!

  2. says

    Kim, I just love the bowl and what a great friend! I have followed you on WP, but I can’t seem to comment, so I just signed on to receive your emails, should have done that a long time ago!
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    • says

      Thanks, Pam. I wonder why you couldn’t comment. Thanks for signing on. You know I’m thrilled to have you following along! 🙂