The temperature has started dropping in my area, sunflowers are in full bloom and the leaves are gradually turning. Summer may have a few more last hurrahs, but it’s time to start thinking about the crafting opportunities fall brings.
I found a lot of variations on this simple craft. It’s great for kids, and just by swapping out colors, you can reuse it for different holidays and seasons. The one I’d linked to uses construction paper, but I think craft foam might last longer and hold its shape a little better once it’s hung up on the wall or front door.
Autumn Leaf Candle Holder
This is such a neat idea! I love how easily you can decorate old glass jars with beautiful fall foliage. I’m tempted to try this myself. What better excuse is there to go for a walk in the woods, if not to collect goodies for crafts?
Here’s another extremely simple and highly customizable decoration idea. All that’s needed is various colors of felt, scissors, a large-eyed needle and a fine twine. For autumn, modeling the shapes after leaves works, though you could probably alternate leaves with acorns
Autumn Place Mat
I remember doing something similar to this when I was a kid. Instead of place mats, I made bookmarks by cutting out a rectangular piece of construction paper, carefully setting dried flowers or leaves on it in a nice pattern, and then sandwiching the whole thing between two pieces of contact paper and trimming ragged edges. It was very easy, and lots of fun.
Such a cute, creative idea! This mobile idea could incorporate all kinds of things into its structure, beyond pine cones and Chinese lantern fruits. As the author mentioned in the entry, leaves would work, but my mind always seems to default to sparkly things when I think of decorations hanging from the ceiling. Old beads, for example, would look pretty when the light hits them just right.
Have fun, and if you try any of these, feel free to share pictures!