Craft, clean, and fix your way to au­tum­nal bliss. With these prod­ucts, you can’t miss.


Fall for these au­tum­nal prod­ucts, kits, and books.

1. This kom­bucha kit has ev­ery­thing you need to make your own fizzy brew. Drink, fill, and re­peat for mul­ti­ple batches in the cus­tom jar. Cheers to your health! Kom­bucha Brew­ing Kit, $45; thekom­buchashop.com

2. Bug ban­ish­ing at its best. With a bat­tery and re­fill car­tridge, the pe­tite Ra­dius Zone Mos­quito Re­pel­lent will keep bugs at bay within 110 square feet. Ra­dius Zone Mos­quito Re­pel­lent, $50; ther­ma­cell.com

3. Sync this clever co­or­di­na­tor with smart home de­vices to mon­i­tor your front-door cam­era, check your sched­ule, or play your fa­vorite tune. Wake gen­tly to sun­rise sim­u­la­tion or set it to turn on your cof­feemaker. Len­ovo Smart Clock, $80; len­ovo.com

4. Get pho­tos off your phone and onto your walls! Download the MixTiles app to choose pho­tos and frame style for the repo­si­tion­able 8×8inch tiles. The best part? No nails, thanks to wall­safe ad­he­sive. Mixtiles, start­ing at $49 for three tiles; mixtiles.com

5. A craft­ing com­pendium! Sally Coulthard cov­ers more than 70 skills, in­clud­ing bronze­smithing and pot­tery. Beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated, this ed­u­ca­tional and en­cy­clo­pe­dic guide will in­spire with creative charm. Crafted, $35; hardiegran­t.com

6. Green thumb or brown thumb—ei­ther way, this book levels the play­ing field with tips, tricks, and easy guides to happy house­plants. The In­spired House­plant, $25; sasquatch­books.com

7. This new paint will have you floored. Rock­Solid Home tintable paint goes di­rectly over ex­ist­ing tile, lam­i­nate, hard­wood, and con­crete. Re­vamp your rooms at a frac­tion of the cost. Rock Solid, $50 for 1 gal­lon; rus­toleum.com

8. Kneel, sit, and store— this plant­ing bench does it all. A padded sec­tion un­der­neath eases joint strain, and a stor­age com­part­ment in the seat keeps tools handy. Bench legs be­come han­dles when flipped as a kneel­ing pad. Multi-Pur­pose 3-in-1 Gar­den Bench, $19; cen­tu­ri­on­brands.com

9. Stake it and rake it. The EZ Leaf Hauler helps tackle fall yard cleanup with­out break­ing your back—or the bank. Ground stakes en­sure it moves only when you need it to. EZ Leaf Hauler, $40; plow­hearth.com

10. Small spa­ces are no prob­lem for this com­pact tool. The ratchet’s ex­tend­able, re­mov­able head dou­bles as a fin­ger ratchet. The in­cluded flat, Phillips, and hex bits turn it into a toolbox trea­sure. Uniche Step­less Ratchet, $30; the­grom­met.com

11. Don’t let less day­light ruin your ride. Stay safe with the SlapLit LED light. Slap it to snap it in place around wrists, an­kles, and bikes. SlapLit LED Slap Wrap, $12; niteize.com

12. Cut it out! A clev­erly de­signed ro­tary blade slides on a sta­tion­ary one for quick cuts through the thick­est pa­per. The LED light panel un­der the cut­ting area en­sures pre­cise po­si­tion­ing. Cut­ter­pil­lar Crop, $90; cut­ter­pil­lar.com

13. Hang­ing cur­tains is a breeze! Just tack these nail-free brack­ets to your win­dow mold­ing and add a rod for hole-free decor. Sin­gle or dou­ble rod sets avail­able in five fin­ishes. KwikHang Cur­tain Rod Brack­ets, from $12 a pair; kwikhang.com

14. Turn ev­ery­thing to gold at the press of a but­ton. Foil Quill makes your cut­ting ma­chine a foil­ing dy­namo. Kit in­cludes three pen tips, mul­ti­ple foil col­ors, and ma­chine adapters.

Foil Quill All in One Kit, $100; wer­mem­ory keep­ers.com

15. Form meets function. Crafts knives just got a much-needed makeover thanks to the Ergo Kiwi. Re­versible er­gonomic hard­wood han­dle and mag­netic blade holder re­duce fa­tigue and in­crease safety. Ergo Kiwi Knives, $75; er­gokiwi.com

16. Med­i­ta­tive mak­ing made easy. Begin­ners and ex­perts alike will en­joy an ad­dict­ing pick-and-stick three­bracelet kit. Di­a­mond Dotz Bracelets, $11; needleart­world.com

17. Keep me­men­tos on display with this mul­ti­func­tional memo board. Myrhe­den boasts a brass fin­ish and sleek clips to se­cure pho­tos, notes, and more. Handy hooks hang the rest. Myrhe­den, $15; ikea.com

18. Any­one can learn the art of punch needling, and this book shows you how. Featured are 20 mod­ern twists on clas­sic projects, such as blan­kets and bas­kets. Patterns and color schemes are in­cluded for easy craft­ing. Punch Nee­dle, $20; hardiegran­t.com

19. Craft a cozy stash for all your ne­ces­si­ties. The Pendle­ton Wool Clutch Kit has ev­ery­thing you need to sew your own, in­clud­ing on­line how-to. Mul­ti­ple patterns are avail­able to suit your style. Pendle­ton Wool Clutch Kit, $30; fan­cytiger­crafts.com

20. You’ll love watch­ing the an­tics of these house­guests. Ant farms are all grown-up and reimag­ined in this adult take on the child­hood clas­sic. Sleek wal­nut frame is liv­ing art for your home. Wal­nut Ant Farm, $80; wall­colony.com

21. Pro­tect your posts with the Post Shield, a sturdy guard against dam­age from string trim­mers and other lawn equip­ment. A va­ri­ety of sizes, shapes, and fin­ishes en­sures you can get the look you want. Post Shields, from $9; home­de­pot.com

22. Warm white mood lights glow like fire­flies in a jar. These string light bulbs come in three sizes and are a fun al­ter­na­tive to stan­dard Edi­son-style bulbs. LED String Light Bulb, start­ing at $11; the­grom­met.com

23. Learn mod­ern dye­ing tech­niques and then put them to use. With full how-to and over 25 projects to choose from, you’ll be a hand­dye­ing pro in no time. Hand Dyed, $30; an­na­joycedesig­n.com

24. Frus­tra­tion-free fillups start with the SureCan. No more wran­gling a gas jug at odd angles—this clever can dis­penses from the bot­tom with a trig­ger re­lease. It also fea­tures self-vent­ing for quick fills and a lock for great con­trol. SureCan, $40; sure­canusa.com

25. These pen­cils help you to color your world on pa­per and then in the gar­den. Use them as you would a graphite or color pen­cil, then plant the ends and watch them grow into herbs and flow­ers. Sprout Plantable Pen­cils, $15 for eight; sprout­world.com

26. Nix nox­ious clean­ers for the nat­u­ral stuff. Five es­sen­tial-oil recipes printed on the bot­tle make it easy to clean green.

The reusable glass bot­tle re­duces plas­tic waste. Cobalt Blue Clean­ing Essentials Bot­tle, $14; cleaninges­sen­tials.com

A bounty of bas­kets! Weave func­tional decor in as lit­tle as an hour. Start with a be­gin­ner kit and work your way up to fill your space with these trendy trap­pings. Coiled Bas­ket Kits, from $13; tra­di­tion­al­craftk­its.com

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