Ten Projects to Help You Fall into Autumn

The season of crispy mornings, crunchy leaves, and cozy sweaters is upon us! Get in the autumn spirit with ten fall projects compiled by the teachers at Big Picture Classes. Create seasonally-inspired spreads in your art journal with Tricia Romo is Art Journal the Seasons | Fall. Let Thanksgiving be the focus of your pocket page project with Beshka Kueser in Beyond Everyday | Holidays. And create DIY Halloween crafts with Paige Evans in Spook-tacular Projects. Discover these projects and more and get ready to fall into autumn!  

Create a fall leaf inspired collage in your art journal. 

Art Journal the Seasons | Fall, Tricia Romo

Collage is one of my favorite techniques to use in my art journal. When I feel like being artistic but don't know what to do, I can flip through a magazine cut out what inspires me and stick it to my page. There's a lot of freedom in doing collage work in your art journal. You can use collage to build a shape or simply use it as a background for artwork that you draw on top of.

Add autumn colors to your planner.

Creative Planner Pages | Fall & Thanksgiving, Carla De Taboada

I love pink and gold, so I wanted to incorporate these two colors in my fall planner decoration. My first step was to head over to to Pinterest to look for some pink autumn ideas. Once I found some inspiration images and put my mood boards together, I chose some cardstock and other scrapbooking supplies from my stash that matched the colors and feel. I also brought in some felt that I plan to use to make fall inspired paper clips!

Challenge yourself to create a Halloween-themed layout. 

"Make It Work | Halloween" from Craft Party | Fall 2015, Patricia Roebuck  

My challenge for you is to create a Halloween-themed layout using non-themed products. I want you to dig into your stash and  Make It Work for this layout. You can use traditional Halloween colors, or—since costumes come in all kinds of colors—why not choose colors to complement your photos? I also want you to think of other icons that can represent Halloween. Create the mood of the season. Use woodgrain for a spooky forest, hexagons to represent being hexed, or stars and moons for the magic of the night sky. Get creative with your Halloween layout without making it overly theme-y.

Dedicate a pocket page spread to Thanksgiving. 

Beyond Everyday | Holidays, Beshka Kueser

Thanksgiving has been and always will be one of my favorite holidays. A day full of friends, family, good conversation, and lots of good eats—what's not to love? I also really love how casual and relaxed this day always seems to be, especially before one of the busiest months of the year. This is definitely a holiday I don't mind giving a little extra attention to in my album.

Express your gratitude with autumn-themed cards. 

Falling for Cards, Kimberly Crawford

Fall is about wearing warm cable knit sweaters, plaid shirts, going apple picking, and giving thanks. Reds, oranges, and browns in warm tones bring a cozy touch to days that are becoming increasingly cooler. In this class, I'll be sharing some great ways to add those colors, textures, and other finishes that will evoke feelings of fall on your cards. While these cards all feel like fall, the ideas can be used on any of your projects, including scrapbook pages and home decor.

Doodle your way to an organized fall-activities planner. 

"Doodled Planning" from Craft Party | Fall 2015, Brandi Kincaid

I'm challenging you not only to doodle but also to put those doodles to use. Let’s make some of the season’s festivities more manageable, more fun, and definitely a whole lot cuter. I kept thinking of how often I hear people bemoan not having a specific planner sticker available, or request a specific planner stamp. I'm so excited to tell you that doodling puts all of those options at your fingertips. All you need are blank label stickers—and you can find them at your local office supply shop, drug store, art store, or even the stationery section of a grocery store!

Showcase a spooky layout with a large title. 

" Hey, Pumpkin" from Craft Party | Fall 2015, Paige Evans

Layouts documenting Fox and Jane's yearly costumes are some of my favorites to create, and I love that they often request to look at those pages specifically. Wish granted! On this layout, I wanted to feature the sequins from the After Dark collection by Crate Paper, so I got to work filling in "BOO" with the sequins.

Scrap your Thanksgiving memories. 

Make It Work | Fall, Patricia Roebuck

Use current or old family Thanksgiving photos. Now is the time to get those photos scrapped! Decide what colors you’ll use for your layout, and begin going through your stash. Just pull out anything you think will work. Don’t overthink this step; just have fun rediscovering your stash. Use my layout or one of your favorite layout designs as inspiration.

Capture that gorgeous autumn light with great exposure. 

Fundamentals of Exposure for Beginners, Kelly Ishmael

Photography has been such a blessing to me, and these days, my passion is capturing the joy and wonder in my ordinary life. Whether it’s the beauty of nature that inspires me in so many ways or finding the light and magic in humble moments at home, my objective in photography is to capture the heart and story in these moments.

Create frightfully adorable DIY projects for the season.

Spook-tacular Projects, Paige Evans

I love Halloween! Always have, always will. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve looked forward to the first day of October when we bring out the boxes of decorations and spookify our home. When my first baby was born in October, I had all the more reason to grow my collection of Halloween things and make some DIY projects so that I could celebrate his birth every year! My love of Halloween has passed down to my children, and it’s so fun to share in their enthusiasm to eat, drink, and be scary! In this Halloween-themed class, I’ll share four start-to-finish videos showing how to make sparkly treat bags for party guests, quick and easy cupcake toppers, a festive banner, and a cute card—all using the most boo-tiful Halloween collection I’ve ever laid eyes on: “After Dark” by Crate Paper.

Are you feeling the autumn spirit? Join these BPC teachers in the classroom and start crafting your fall projects today! Remember, as a member of Big Picture Classes, you get access to our entire library of classes. Sign up now and start exploring!

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