Fall has arrived. We adore this season. After all, who could say no to candy corn, pumpkin spice and all things trick-or-treat? Who could possibly ignore the joy that buckets of candy, cornbread and chili bring? Re-runs of our favorite horror (or not so horror) shows, crispy leaves, cooler temperatures — we love it all. And with that comes the best part of fall: the cozy and cute decorations placed in every corner of the house to give us the ultimate autumnal vibes.
We reached out to our friend and influencer, Jen Bryant, for tips on decorating our homes this season. Check out her adorable ideas below!
How CUTE are these pumpkin decorations? We’d be lying if we said they weren’t the centerpiece of our own fall decor this year.
Because we loved these decorations so much, we had Jen join us in the Jane office to give us a step-by-step guide on how to recreate this chic pumpkin decor at home!
What you’ll need:
- Styrofoam pumpkin(s)
- Fabric (15X18) (2-3)
- Plastic leaves
- Plain sticks (These ones were found outside around Jen’s neighborhood.)
DIY CHENILLE PUMPKINS
- Start by removing the green section from the top of your styrofoam pumpkin.
- Using scissors, make two holes on each end of the pumpkin (the top and bottom) — each about the size of a silver dollar.
- Once holes are made, loop the end of the yarn in the top hole and wind it around to the bottom of the pumpkin. Loop through the bottom hole and bring the yarn back up to the top hole.
- Continue winding and looping until the whole pumpkin is covered.
- After the pumpkin is completely covered in yarn, snip off the end of the yarn and add it to the top of the pumpkin. Take your stick and place it snugly in the top hole of the pumpkin with one of the plastic leaves. Ta-da! Your perfect little pumpkin decoration is finished and ready to go!
Tips: Hold on to the first few loops in the holes so they don’t fall out. The more you add on, the more firm they’ll stay. As you near the end of looping and winding, it’ll be harder to stuff the yarn in the hole with your fingers, so use the end of your scissors to help put the yarn tops in.
If the pumpkin starts splitting in half, simply tape the crack back up!
DIY SHERPA PUMPKIN
- Similar to the above pumpkins, make a hole in the top after removing the green section, roughly the size of a silver dollar. This time around, make only one hole at the very top of the pumpkin.
- Place the styrofoam pumpkin in the center of the fabric. Starting with one corner of the fabric, begin tucking in the edges into the hole at the top of the pumpkin.
- Continue tucking in all the edges of the fabric until the entire pumpkin is covered.
- Once completely tucked in, place the stick in the hole with a plastic leaf. Voila! There’s your new pumpkin decor for this fall!