Fun Fall Crafts
Fall arrives later this month. It’s my favorite of all the seasons. The unbearable summer days are over, and we have a couple of months of cooler weather before we have to retrieve our heavy winterwear from storage.
Fall is also a wonderful season for crafting. There are so many beautiful fall colors—vibrant oranges, earthy browns, and golden yellows are just a few. It’s a nice time to get cozy and take advantage of these fun fall craft projects. Many of these are for kids as well as adults, so get those kids crafting!
—Leaf Art: Collect colorful fall leaves and use them to create leaf rubbings, leaf prints, or create a collage by gluing them onto paper or making a wreath. This is a good project for little ones.
—Pumpkin Decorating: Decorate pumpkins without carving (Halloween isn’t here yet!) by painting them in various colors and patterns or using decoupage techniques with autumn-themed paper. This is a good time to find mini pumpkins in your grocery store, which could easily become a little pumpkin family. Cute!
—Pinecone Critters: Turn pinecones into adorable creatures like owls, hedgehogs, or squirrels by adding felt and googly eyes.
—Fabric Pumpkins: Sew or glue together fabric scraps to create adorable fabric pumpkins in various sizes and patterns. If you knit or crochet, there are patterns for making pumpkins in various sizes.
—Autumn Wreaths: Design and make your own fall wreaths using artificial foliage, pinecones, acorns, and other natural elements.
—Leaf-shaped Coasters: Cut out leaf shapes from felt or cork to make beautiful and functional coasters for your fall beverages.
—Fall-themed Mason Jar Vases: Paint mason jars in fall colors and use them as vases to display beautiful autumn flowers.
—Autumn-themed Centerpieces: Create eye-catching centerpieces for your table using pumpkins, gourds, fall flowers, and leaves.
—Fall Scented Candles: Make your own candles with scents reminiscent of fall, such as cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, or pine.
—Acorn Crafts: Use acorns to make various crafts, such as acorn people with painted faces, acorn garlands, or acorn wreaths.
Remember, crafting is all about creativity, so feel free to modify these ideas and add your personal touch to make them truly unique. Fall crafts can be as simple or intricate as you like. The most important thing is to have fun and embrace the spirit of the season! (Editor’s Note: an array of crafting supplies can be found at second-hand stores—economical and fun to roam around in. Bonus? Second-hand stores often support charities, just like Bingo!)
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