A Freespirited Fall: 8 Cozy Boho DIYs

Finally, a new post! The past few months have been spent frantically getting our NEW APARTMENT together, adjusting to San Diego life, and splitting my time between work and school. Life has changed so much lately, and things have been difficult, but as always I’m establishing balance.

And yes, you read that correctly: Max and I have a new studio here in San Diego. It has been surreal moving into our own place, and it has presented its own challenges…but I can’t wait to finally reveal what we’re doing with the place in that cheesy, but quintessential home decor blogger “My Home Tour” post!

For now, Fall is falling–getting colder, pumpkin spicier, and cozier for some, and on the hot and sunny side (with the same long shadows and scent of new Autumn blooms in the air) for us here in San Diego. I haven’t had time to craft anything fall related amidst the chaos of this move, but I’m sure some of you out there do. And there are plenty of cozy, boho DIYs to give your home that Fall feeling. Here are a few:

Yarn Tassel Pillow Tutorial

When I think of Fall, I think of cozy, and when I think of cozy, I imagine pillows! Tassels are an easy way to add a boho feel to those Autumn pillows you’ve tossed onto your sofa or bed.

DIY Wreath

A wreath that will last through the holidays, this DIY combines a bit of textile design and your favorite flora.

DIY Chai Candles in Canning Jars

Candles are a necessity if you’re looking to add more ambiance to your home or if you want a cozier vibe;. I think I’ve mentioned before, but I’m pretty obsessed with them. I have half empty jars everywhere around our apartment. This chai candle DIY is perfect for adding some Fall scents to your home. And it’s candle making with canning jars–what’s more “Fall” than that?

Branch Weaving 101

This is a DIY I would love to try soon–weaving between found branches. These little woven pieces are perfect for hanging on a wall, for displays on a table, or altar embellishments. Oh, and they’re cheap to make!

Felt Flower Bouquet

Personally, I love flowers but struggle to keep them alive. So felt flowers are a fun alternative (and much lovelier than faux flowers, in my opinion). This tutorial gives options for different types of flowers, so creating a Fall felt bouquet is easy.

DIY Fresh Floral Moon Pumpkin

This is one of my FAVORITE DIYs! An effervescent alternative to kitsch Autumn decorating and its oversaturated oranges, yellows, and browns. Somehow, even as more of a chic, floral piece, this pumpkin still feels a bit–witchy?

Boho Fall Wreath

I believe that a principal of bohemian living is working with what’s around you to build your nest. This feather wreath uses pre-bought feathers and raffia, but wouldn’t it be so lovely with found foliage? Feathers this beautiful may be difficult to come by in your yard, but other twigs and branches and such can be substituted for the raffia. I’m really just a scavenger who loves to collect things, so I’m biased!

Mud Cloth Crochet Pillow Pattern & Tutorial

This is a super cozy take on traditional mud cloth pillows! Again, pillows just scream coziness, and crochet and knitting are total Fall activities (speaking of, I need to start crocheting gifts again!). It looks like a simple single crochet pattern with some stitching–so it may not be terrible as a beginner project.

Chic Buys to Celebrate the Fall

I’ve never spent the Fall anywhere else but California, and the closest I’ve gotten to an East coast or Midwest “climate” was while I lived in Davis–which really wasn’t bad at 35 degrees (but freezing to this San Diego gal).

I think Californians who don’t experience changing seasons have a unique way of compensating for it. We light more scented candles and sport thin scarves even when it’s 70 degrees outside, or we’ll hang garland and pile artificially scented pine cones around our homes. The leaves may not really be falling around us or changing colors, but we can still participate in our own way during Autumn. Here are a few chic buys I found to make home feel more like Fall:

Watercolor Feathers Print:

Chunky Cable Knitted Blanket:

Locust Pia Mugs:

Autumn Spice Harvest Candle:

Tasha Stripe Lumbar Pillow: