30 Ideas to Set the Mood for Autumn!

PumpkinsOk internet friends, if you haven't already it is high time to get in the mood for autumn! The pumpkin spice latte effect is in full swing, and we know all of you have already started pinning Halloween ideas and emailing us about homemade holiday gift ideas. Ok, ok. Let's just embrace it together. Here are 30 recipes and projects to try if you're wanting to get in the mood with us. 🙂Spiked ciderTGIF y'all! Make some spiked maple apple cider this weekend.Sew your own mittensToo soon to make our own mittens? Never. These are so cute and would make a fun gift too. Pumpkin risottoI say, pumpkin everything!!!! Try is pumpkin risotto this week. Fox plush dollThese would make a cute gift or could add just a little whimsy to your space. Make your own foxy plushBaked french toastTry these homemade french toast sticks. Yum!Tassel scarfIt's time to add layers to our wardrobe for those chilly evenings. Make this tassel scarfBloomin onionIt's (finally) comfort food season! Celebrate by making a bloomin onion.Beeswax candlesCozy up your place with your own beeswax candles.Spicy hot chocolateYou've GOT to make your own spicy hot chocolate this season! Splurge with the giant marshmallows. Do it.Latch hook rugAdd a little warm to your room by making a latch hook rugBest baked friesLove these baked french fries! You've gotta make these for someone soon. Hand printed quiltCozy up with your own hand printed quilt. Check out how we made this in part 1 and part 2Pull apart breadCrank up that oven and bake this pull apart breadMake a stocking capMake your own stocking cap from an old sweater (great use for any sweaters you may have accidently shrunk… or is it just me who does that?).Accordian potatoesIf you like baked potatoes you will LOVE this accordian potato recipe.Baked applesA slightly healthier version of apple pie: baked apples. Yum!  Door matAdd a festive touch to your front door and make your own rugFried picklesWarm up with my favorite bar food: fried picklesPaint an accent wallSoon we'll be spending more time indoors (because it's cold!). You might think about adding a statement wall to your home this year.ChiliThis month I will for sure be making my first batch of chili. Best week night dinner, espeically with Fritos. :) Autumn wreathSpruce up your front door with an autumn wreathMake bagelsBake some bagels this month. They are awesome for breakfast or as a sandwich for lunch. Sharpie mugsTo go with your hot chocolate or apple cider consider making these sharpie mugsTo go oatmealI call this coffee shop oatmeal. Super quick to make and the perfect filling breakfast. Braided rugYou could use any colors that fit your room's aesthtic to make your own braided rugMake potatoe chipsImpress your next dinner party guests by making your own sweet potato chips. Yummy! Needle feltingTry needle felting to fancy up a throw blanket or cardigan.Make your own granolaBaking your own granola has the bonus effect of making your kitchen smell absolutley amazing! Try it.Sweet potatoe soupIn need of some spice? Try this chipotle sweet potato soup.  Spiced chaiWarm yourself up with these easy spiced chai recipe. Happy autumn! xo. Emma + Elsie

  • Aww these ideas look so good! I’ve decided I’m going to try and impress my friends by making the homemade chilli for dinner tomorrow night.

  • I love Autumn and I’m sure to enjoy it even more with all your great ideas! Particularly like the comfort food recipes. Cheers!

  • i love the boots in the far right next to the mat!! I must know what brand or where you can get them? plz thanks i cant find any like them

  • I am SO ready for fall! Great ideas here! Definitely want to try them all!


  • I have always wanted to try beeswax candles, the color is so beautiful and I’m sure it smells great too.
    I should definitely try that for Fall!

  • so many good ideas! i def wanna make my own cap out of a sweater!



  • I really wish that we had more of a wreath culture in the UK. Christmas wreathes are just starting to catch on, but for years I got comments from everyone about the wreath on my front door. Maybe I should start the autumn wreath trend in our street?

  • SO excited for fall time! It’s my favorite time of year and I’m going to soak in every second of it! ^.^

    x Sara from thedeermeadow.blogspot.com

  • so many things on this list that ive been looking forward to!!! now you just gave me the recipes and how-tos to do them 🙂

  • These are all things that will lift my spirits when the dark evenings come in.Especially the apple cider 😉

  • Even though it’s almost 90 degrees here today, I’m looking forward to the chilly, cozy fall months…even if it’s going to take a while!

    I bought some apple cider yesterday, so I guess I’ll be getting into the spirit whether the weather cools down or not!

  • Thanks for convincing me that autumn isn’t the end of the world and quite a season to anticipate – loving the ideas, hope the results of my attempts will look at least half as spectacular as in your stunning photos 😉


  • Oh these all look beautiful.
    Autumn is my favourite season and I’ve been going Pinterest mad the second the weather started changing.

  • I literally want to try all of these ideas. So excited for Fall! Thank you for sharing!


  • You just made me so excited for autumn. There are so many things on this list that I want to try! Last year I used your instructions to make beeswax candles and I love them! I’ve been thinking about trying them again this winter. They made great Christmas gifts.


  • It is still sunny and warm here but all of these projects have me stoked for autumn. I can’t wait for some hot apple cider, thick tights and creamy soup.


  • I don’t even know where to begin with all these awesome ideas! The spiced chocolate drink and french toast sticks totally got me. 0_0

  • I definitely want to try at least 25 of these! Very cute. Especially the Sharpie mugs!

  • I love the photos, the make me feel warm and I cant wait till winter comes and I can drink cacao in front of the TV haha 😀


  • Loved this post! I shared a link back to it on my blog — http://sarahlibros.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/fall-links.html.

  • These make me so excited for fall- too bad we have like 6 more weeks of summer left in Phoenix 🙂

  • I LOVE fall and am desperately waiting for it to arrive (California decided it’s summer again, WTF).

    I am dying to make that pumpkin risotto and the fox plush! Also, that hat from a sweater?!?! Awesome!!!

  • I hate saying goodbye to summer, but this makes me look forward to cozy warm clothing and blankets. I can’t wait to add some spice to simple throw blanket with your stencil ideas.

    Kristina Carter

  • I found these hats (http://www.etsy.com/shop/aneyeforeyes?ref=l2-shopheader-name) just in time for winter and Halloween! (And it says there are more to come! Yay!) Thanks for the great ideas! The sharpie mugs look like great Christmas gifts for some of my family. . .

  • I LOVE autumn! Some great ideas here. Will definitely be trying one of the chilli’s and spicy hot chocolate. Yum! 🙂

  • What a lovely idea, I particularly love the look of the baked French fries mmmmmmm they look delicious. I went blackberry picking the other day and just did a post all about a homemade blackberry crumble, I love autumn cooking!


  • How silly is it that I totally forgot about chili?? Now I can’t wait for the chill to hit our area!

    And those mittens… I’m sending it over to my mum. Christmas gift for me I’m hoping 😉

  • You really put the mood in for autumn! Love everything and I’ll definitely give the French Toast sticks as well as the handmade mittens a go. 🙂

    Lubna | ELLE VOX

  • This makes me feel slightly better about leaving summer behind, only slightly better though. Still excited to try my hand at some of these!

  • Cant wait to try loads of your Autumnal recipes! Starting with bagels 🙂
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • I love fall time, and these ideas have defiantly got me in the mood. Cannot wait to start on all the diy items you posted here, already ordering supplies 🙂

  • Amazing colours! We are just going into spring here so it’ll be a while till I see those colour tones again. Enjoy them while they last!

  • So many wonderful ideas I’ve seen you do over the last couple of years! I’m def going to try making my own mittens this year 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Oh my gosh, I need to try so many things on this list!! The French toast sticks, the baked apples, the foxy plush toys, the fried pickles!!! I <3 autumn!


  • I am in love with everything about this post! Autumn/Fall is my favorite season 🙂

    xx http://fromfilmwithlove.blogspot.ca/

  • Yay to beeswax candles and fox plushies! I also love making natural room scents in autumn and winter, heating water with slices of oranges and ginger and cinnamon. This post reminds me it’s time to do it again!

  • I will be breaking out the autumn wreath I made from this tutorial last year very soon! Can’t wait to let it liven up my front door 🙂


  • oh, these look delicious!! it’s still hot here in texas but I’m so ready for Fall!

  • This is so exciting. So many ideas. So much fall. I seriously am jumping up and down.

  • This is so perfect. I might use these for every season. I just don’t care. I’ve never found anything like this before. This autumn is probably going to be the best <3

  • I love all of this so much!I’m so excited for Fall,it’s my favorite time of the year!

  • You guys are the best! Your next book should be called And Your Life Can be Fabulous Too!

  • These are such great ideas! I’ve wanted a braided rug for my entrance for ages. Now I can make my own! Thank you!


  • The autumn recipes look great! My favorite part of autumn is the cool weather for hiking!

  • this makes me excited and sad all at the same time…its 104 degrees in california and its not the same drinking pumpkin spice when you are sweating in a tank top. it also doesnt help that im 9 months pregnant : ). lets go fall! get here soon please!

  • All of these ideas are making me miss Chicago/places that aren’t still 90 degrees in September like LA…soon enough!

  • I love this! It doesn’t get ‘cold’ here in Texas until like early November though 🙁

    ♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love

  • Oh my gosh i have seriously fallen so behind! I have SO Many things bookmarked from your blog that I want to try!!!!!!!!!! I think I’m going to start with baking something pumpkin-ey this weekend!


  • Oh, I’m so ready for all things fall! I’m looking forward to knitting a scarf when the weather starts to turn chilly – those mittens may be calling my name. Thanks for making me even more excited about September, now I must pin a few favs.

  • All of this food looks DELICIOUS!


  • Those mittens are adorable, and the spicy hot chocolates look AMazing! xxx


  • This is all so absolutely perfect! So excited for fall now!!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • Oh my gosh, way too many good things going on! I’m going to be pinning a lot of this stuff!

  • Oh the foxy pillows, they’re so cutttee! I love loads of these ideas, have even tried a couple already 🙂 xx

  • Amazing list! That chai and the french toast! If I wasn’t ready for fall before, I’m definitely ready now! 🙂


  • This makes me very anxious for autumn! The braided rug is really neat! How long did it take you to make?

  • Mmm the recipes look great. So does everything else, but for me, autumn always means autumn recipes and especially pumpkin chai. 🙂 Thanks for the big list of autumn ideas – I definitely feel very autumney after reading it and looking at your beautiful photos. 🙂

  • Bring it on!!! We are thrift store shopping for old jeans and a flannel shirt to make a homemade scarecrow. And of course the making of PUMPKIN snickerdoodles are high on the list of “all things pumpkin” around my house.

  • um. yum. everything looks amazing! I might just have to try that chai recipe! What can I say, I’m hopeless when it comes to chai.


  • I am not one to rush through seasons but PSL effect is REAL. I love fall too, esp now that I live in Austin and there is no freezing winter here to dread. My fave is the coffee shop oatmeal and plush fox. I am planning a Halloween dress rehearsal party soon and already getting geared up for it!


  • Those mittens and hat both look so cute and cozy, maybe I will attempt to make some this fall or winter. It would be a great way to use those shrunken sweaters I can’t bring myself to get rid of!

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