I don’t know about you, but by the time September 1st comes around, I am ready to pull out the hoodies and have my husband build a fire in the fireplace. However, since we live in Georgia, that would be a really lame thing to do. It won’t get chilly around here until mid-October. Sigh.
Instead, I begin fragrancing our home with fall-scented candles or wax-melts, simmering soups and stews on the stove, and thinking about fun fall crafts to make and decorate our home with.
So in honor of the first day of September, I have compiled a list of 10 easy fall crafts that you or your kids could make. Not only are they easy, most are also quick, inexpensive, and even free (depending on what you have around your home). So gather up your crafting supplies and let’s get busy!
Warning: Several of these projects require the mutilation of books. If you’re a bibliophile like me, it is extremely hard to reconcile yourself to tearing pages out of any book. So, my advice to you is: Get over it! 🙂 Then stop by your local thrift store and pick up several old, discarded, unloved volumes — this makes it a bit easier — and rip, tear, or cut away!
(1) Book Pumpkin Got an old book lying around? Make a pumpkin out of it! (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(2) Painted Pumpkin Maybe you’ve got an old plastic pumpkin in your fall decor that has seen better days. It’s time to revive it with fresh coat of paint — in a fun color. Who said all fall decor had to be orange? (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(3) Book Page Leaf Garland How about an elegant garland to hang over your fireplace mantle or a window? (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(4) Twine Pumpkin Luminary This project calls for some jute twine, a balloon, a stick, and a few other items from around the house. (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(5) Coffee Filter Autum Wreath Revamp an old fall wreath by adding roses made from coffee filters. (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(6) Decoupage Pumpkin Another easy fix for a tired plastic pumpkin — decoupage it! (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(7) Paper Pumpkin Ornaments Do you have some decorative papers and brads lying around? Make these simple pumpkin ornaments. (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(8) Crochet Thread Pumpkin Do you have a few skeins of doily crochet thread (like me) that you’ll probably never make into a doily? Here’s an adorable, quick and easy fall craft from Mamie Jane’s. (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
(10) Petite Fabric Pumpkins These lovely little pumpkins require minimal sewing skills, but are so beautiful. Check them out here at Timewashed. (Click on the link or image below to see the tutorial.)
These crafts should give you a jumpstart on decorating your home for the upcoming fall season. Get your kids involved, make some memories, and have lots of fun!