The Best Fall Crafts To Help You Celebrate Autumn
And just like that, Autumn is here again. The air is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to turn. Have you seen candy corn and pumpkins in the supermarket yet? That's always the first indicator that fall season is here. Although it's sad to see summer go, Autumn is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for many.
This time of year represents a lot of things to different people. For some, it's the pumpkin season; for others, it's one of the best times to rent a cabin in the mountains and just be surrounded by beautiful trees displaying autumn colors.
Now more than ever, it's important to celebrate the good things in life. So celebrate the magic of the fall season, and make some DIY fall decor.
We handpicked the best fall DIY decors you can do to spice up your Autumn and impress your friends and neighbors.
Leaf Motif Pumpkins
Pumpkins have to be the first thing people will say when you ask them about the symbols of Fall. After all, it is the season for trick-or-treaters and everyone's favorite pumpkin spice latte, so what better decor to start with than the pumpkin?
- Decoupage leaf pumpkins: Cut out leaves and flowers from new or vintage wallpaper or wrapping paper. Decoupage to pumpkins using Mod Podge
- Painted leaf pumpkins: Use a leaf-shaped stencil to paint fall-colored leaves on green, blue, or white pumpkins. Once dry, use a white paint pen to outline the leaves, add veining and decorative details.
Pine Cone Wreath
Pinecones. They're hard enough to hurt when they fall on your head, which means they're also hard enough to be glued together. The best part about working with pine cones? They're super cheap! Just go pick a few on the ground, and you're all set!
- Wrap a 16-inch wreath form with burlap ribbon and loop a piece around the wreath form for hanging.
- Paint the tip of 40 pine cones in fall colors such as orange, yellow, and beige with acrylic paint.
- Brush the tips of 10 pine cones with matte Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold and copper glitter.
- Once dry, wrap an 18-inch length of floral wire around the base of each pine cone and twist ties around the wreath form to secure, layering, and overlapping them as you go.
Fiery Flowers Centerpiece
The fall season comes with some of the best seasonal dishes! Pumpkin pies, apple crisp, apple cider donuts... yum! Do you know what the perfect accessory is to delicious fall foods? Having an actual Fall-themed centerpiece. Don't just go with the flat fall tones. Grab a bunch of red and yellow blooms and make your Fall centerpiece look lit and bright.
- Start with more stiff/branchy pieces to make a strong base, then move to softer, delicate materials. Finish it off with a ribbon tied with dried gourds.
Painted Farm-Scene Pumpkin
Embrace your artistic side with this creative take on a pumpkin display! Carving pumpkins can be messy and require some muscle. Painting pumpkins is much easier.
- Lay a sizeable oblong pumpkin on its side and lightly draw a line the length of the pumpkin one-third of the way from the bottom.
- Lightly draw a farm scene (barn, windmill, moon, tractor, and hay bales) above the line.
- Paint the bottom third of the pumpkin with black acrylic paint, using the line as a guide.
- Use a white paint pen to color in the moon. Use a gray paint pen to add detail to the moon, if desired.
- Use black paint pens to color in the scene, free handing corn stalks, and flying bats.
Gnomes are cute and welcome as decor year-round. Make them seasonal with the addition of pumpkins!
- Trace hat template on wool fabric, adjusting size as necessary; cut out.
- Use craft glue or iron-on fusible tape to glue straight edges together.
- Fill hat with batting to help it stand upright; set on the pumpkin.
- Attach a small wood craft bead to a small pumpkin with hot glue to create a nose.
- Attach strands of yarn with hot glue around the nose to create a beard; trim as necessary.
Now more than ever, it's important to raise spirits and celebrate the good things in life. The fall season is an excellent thing to celebrate.
As for the DIY decors we listed, you don't have to do it yourself. When it comes to DIY projects, the more hands working, the more fun the activity is. You can always ask your friends or family to join in on the project with you!
Whether you're into pumpkins, gnomes, pine-cones, or just displaying plaid cloth outside your house, seeing fall decorations you made yourself is always going to put a smile on your face.