7 Simple Fall Crafts, Quotes to Pin + 5 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Soon!

If you are a creative type who is itching to bid adieu to hot summer days and say come to mama, autumn magic, you will love discovering 7 Simple Fall Crafts, Quotes to Pin + 5 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Soon. Let’s collect fall decor inspiration! Weeks away from the official start of autumn, here are simple, achievable ideas for greeting the season with a hearty HELLO LOVELY!

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7 Simple Fall Crafts, Quotes to Pin + 5 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Soon!

above: Le Cultivateur: find the easy DIY instructions for this lovely autumn garland HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

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1. Ticking Stripe Pumpkin

To discover the talents of creative dynamo Emily Traxler, who blogs at Le Cultivateur is to hit the jackpot when handmade and the softer side of fall decor sizzles yer bacon.

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That’s because Emily makes me believe I can truly pull off this fall crafting magic…breaking down the steps and keeping it all simple while setting us up for success.

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Fall Country Crafts from Around the Web

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Le Cultivateur: find the easy DIY instructions for these lovely ticking pumpkins HERE...certainly charming indeed.

While at the fall markets last fall, I spied ticking stripe pumpkins everywhere, and the trickiest part of making them will be simply stealing away a quiet moment to devote to the DIY.

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Easy Autumn DIY Crafty Projects & Pumpkin Recipes

I’m also fond of how Emily styles her simple pieces, showing us they can take center stage or serve as an understated accent.

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Short on time? Love a leopard pumpkin? Care to expand your duct tape repertoire?

Leopard pumpkin DIY craft with duct tape - Passion for Savings. #fallcrafts #leopard #pumpkincraft #diy

Leopard Pumpkin with Duct Tape by Passion For Savings

2. Natural & Delicate Autumnal Garlands

Le Cultivateur: find the easy DIY instructions for this lovely autumn garland HERE...certainly simple indeed.

Autumn decor and Fall DIY craft ideas including wreaths with acorns and twigs are in the mix on Hello Lovely Studio! #falldecor #easydiy #fallgarland #fallmantel #tablescapeideas

There’s something enchanting about Emily’s delicate autumnal fall garlands she strings with love and assorted fall loveliness…don’t you agree?

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7 DIY Simple Fall Crafts + 5 Pumpkin Recipes to Try!
Autumn decor and Fall DIY craft ideas including wreaths with acorns and twigs are in the mix on Hello Lovely Studio! #falldecor #easydiy #fallgarland #fallmantel #tablescapeideas

While we may not see glitter upon acorns in their natural habitat in the woods, a wee sprinkling is reminiscent of the magic of sunlight or raindrops glistening on these blessed baby oak tree seeds.

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Quick Projects + 5 Pumpkin Recipes

If this elegant moment from Le Cultivateur does not entice you to enhance your fall mantelscape with the prettier side of autumn’s harvest, then I’m not sure what will!

White fall French country pumpkin and acorn decor on a mantel - Le Cultivateur. #frenchcountry #falldecor #fireplacedecor

Emily, I’m so grateful to you – you are so just so lovely to remind us of the beauty of aged vintage book pages and how they enhance our decor vignettes in this season of turning leaves (and turning pages!).

Charming fall acorn garland on a shelf with vintage books sporting aged pages - Le Cultivateur. #acornwreath #falldecor #countrydecor
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3. Simple & Spare Fall Metallic Wreath

Le Cultivateur: find the easy DIY instructions for this lovely autumn gold weath HERE.

Charming gold oak leaf wreath on a vintage French country white cabinet with chicken wire - Le Cultivateur. #falldecor #frenchcountry #fallwreaths

Any blogger who shows me how to recycle my Diet Coke can into something so golden and elegant deserves a gold medal!

It’s yours, Le Cultivateur…you have inspired all souls with an aluminum can within reach!

French country fall decor with white ironstone in a country vintage cabinet with chickenwire - Le Cultivateur. #falldecor #frenchcountry #ironstone #chickenwire
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4. Petite & Precious Fall Acorn Wreath

Le Cultivateur: find the easy DIY instructions for this lovely autumn acorn weath HERE.

Little acorns, gathered and given importance in such a simple lovely way have tugged at my lil’ heartstrings and caused my heart to glow.

Sweet and rustic acorn wreath hangs on ribbon from vintage frame in a lovely French country white fall vignette - Le Cultivateur. #falldecor #fallwreaths #acornwreath

5. Inexpensive & Quick Neutral Fall Wreath

Thank you, Emily, for ushering us into the season with such gentle, thoughtful, handmade, everlasting creations to enjoy this year and in years to come.

What a gift to inspire an internet of homebody types to get creating for fall!

Sage green candles and eucalyptus wreath on a white French country cabinet in a fall vignette - Le Cultivateur. #falldecor #fallwreath #sagegreen

Le Cultivateur – find instructions for this easy DIY wreath HERE

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6. Gratitude Leafy Family Tree

It’s always the simple things that seem to be the most timeless and sacred, and a child-friendly gratitude tree like this one from First Day of Home falls within that category of fall crafts.

Gratitude tree activity for families - writing thanks

First Day of Home – find the instructions for this meaningful gratitude tree HERE.

The sheer activity of quietly cutting leaf shapes from paper may be just what your spirit and mind need to ease into the season as you count your many blessings.

Fall living room tour with pumpkins and stems on coffee table tray and pumpkin throw pillows in background

This coffee table fall vignette also inspires with its wondrous balance of cool blue and cheerful pumpkin hue.

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7. Frayed Ribbon Pumpkins

Don’t you love it when you glimpse a fall DIY or autumn craft and think: HOLY COW, I have all of those supplies on hand this very moment!?!

Frayed ribbon pumpkin decor with wine cork stem - Across the Boulevard #fallcraft #falldiy #pumpkincraft

Across the Boulevard – find the instructions for these frayed ribbon pumpkins HERE.

Since I just rounded up dozens of corks from parties past and know JUST where they are (a small miracle!!!), this is on the list. What a wonderfully clever, tone-on-tone whimsical pumpkin moment, Beverly and Gloria!

And before your mouth begins watering with pumpkin recipes, couldn’t resist sharing this cranberry crumble bar beauty from my pal Elizabeth…just in case you’re ready to save ideas for fall baking.

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Recipes With Pumpkin to Inspire

1. Pumpkin Granola

Pinch of Yum – find the recipe for Pumpkin Granola HERE.

Guys. Let’s make this if for no other reason than so our homes can smell like a candle store as Pinch of Yum suggests!

A spoon holding a full scoop of pumpkin granola.
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2. Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins

I plan to give this recipe from Drugstore Divas a try tomorrow because (a) any weight watchers friendly recipe is a friend of mine since a lower fat/high fiber diet is still my jam and (b) like moi, the creator of the recipe is not a fan of pumpkin and reassures these will still please.

The tip to bake them as mini muffins so we eat less is a smart reminder!

Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins are the perfect fall treat. They're only three ingredients. And you can have 2 for 3 WW Freestyle Points. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Find their Pumpkin Spice Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe HERE

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3. Pumpkin Smoothie

Are you the type who would rather drink your pumpkin pie? What if said pie was low calorie and relatively healthy? Then this may have your name on it, pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie smoothie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Sally’s Baking AddictionPumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe HERE.

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4. Pumpkin Spiced French Toast

This is so naughty, and I’m avoiding gluten so I doubt it’ll show up on my breakfast plate anytime soon (G-free bread costs like 20 bucks a slice here, and I’d rather toast a corn tortilla).

Pumpkin Spice French Toast - The most amazing Fall morning breakfast! Perfectly sweet and spiced using thick slices of bread that just melt in your mouth!
Pumpkin Spice French Toast – DamnDelicious

5. Pumpkin Crumb Cake

How do I like my eggs? You already know. In a cake, mama! And I never met a crumbcake I didn’t adore so here’s a recipe for us to take for a whirl from DelightfuleMade.

Scrumptious pumpkin velvet crumb cake from Delightfulemade looks as delicious as it tastes!

DelightfuleMade – find the recipe for this pumpkin crumb cake HERE.

If all of these pumpkin recipes find their way to your kitchen, maybe you’ll be interested in something I’m considering…a 20 minute full body pilates/yoga workout:

BONUS! Fall Tablescape & Centerpiece Inspiration

I have yet to use a pumpkin as a charming vase for fresh flowers, and I love how bloggers create such lovely moments.

Vibrant colorful fall centerpiece for Thanksgiving or everyday! Succulents in a bright orange pumpkin - Simply Happenstance. #falltable #tablescape #centerpiece #tabletop #florals #autumn #pumpkins
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For more fall inspiration, do visit my Pinterest board and see this and this.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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7 Comments

  1. Amy
    September 20, 2019 / 9:14 am

    So many lovely and fun ideas you have shared here! Can’t wait to try some!! You make me LOL w your humorous comments…like your HOLY COW realization!! The humor you naturally insert is another reason I love reading along with you…”A cheerful heart is good medicine” right?!! Thanks for adding cheer to my heart on a regular basis!! ❤️

    • Michele
      Author
      September 20, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      I’m so happy to have you here giggling with me, Amy! I’m looking forward to creating these easy DIYs – so much more pleasant than addressing a teeny laundry space, and as the days grow shorter, it just feels natural to get crafty. Bon weekend!

  2. Emily
    September 21, 2019 / 2:35 am

    Michele, thank you SOOOO much for such a charming post!! I am thrilled to be included in this post! Your words are so incredibly kind, and put such a big smile on my face!! Thank you so much!!!
    Have a lovely weekend!!
    Emily @ LeCultivateur

    • Michele
      Author
      September 21, 2019 / 8:30 pm

      You inspire me so much, Emily. I’m so happy to discover your beautiful blog and talents. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world.

  3. Karol
    August 21, 2021 / 11:35 am

    The French toast site is no more. Could you print the recipe?

    • Michele
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 7:51 pm

      oh boy! Thanks for letting me know! I’m on it!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 21, 2021 / 8:08 pm

      I found the ingredients list on Pinterest but not the instructions so I posted another recipe. But here are the ingredients for Marilyn’s amaretto version:
      14 ingredients
      Produce
      1/2 cup Pumpkin puree, canned
      Refrigerated
      4 Eggs, large
      Condiments
      1 cup Maple syrup
      Baking & Spices
      1 tbsp Brown sugar
      1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
      1/8 tsp Nutmeg, ground
      1 dash Salt
      3/4 tsp Vanilla
      Nuts & Seeds
      1 Bananas and walnuts
      Bread & Baked Goods
      8 slices Bread, day-old
      Dairy
      1/2 cup Butter
      1 Butter
      1/2 cup Milk
      Beer, Wine & Liquor
      3/8 cup Amaretto

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