As nature ignites in a beautiful swath of colors during fall, so does your brain. It's scientific fact that cooler temperatures wake up your mind, and as your brain wakes up so does creativity. So, in many ways fall becomes the starting line for creativity, and a marker for when we all start looking for fun crafts or projects to do.
Since you may be reading this just as temperatures are dropping, and your brain wakes up, it might be a good idea to start collecting common materials for easy fall crafts you can start with first.
- Mason Jars
- Dried Corn, Beans
- Dried Maple Leaves
- Tea Candles
- Ornamental Pumpkins
- Paper Plates
- Hot Glue
These are some of the most common materials used in many of the easier fall crafts, so having them on hand or getting them together if you already have them on hand will make things easier for you.
Kids have brains too, so they'll need something to do! With the ingredients above on hand you can have them creating stuff on a moments notice. It's nice to have an emergency plan in place for those rainy days, you know?
One seasonal favorite is "mirroring" the best items of fall. Things like acorns, pine cones, pumpkins and leaves look mighty spectacular with a coat of gold or chrome spray paint. This is easy to do and fun for children because it gets them outside looking for acorns and being physical. Plus the end result looks great as decoration around the house!
The collection below starts with some great examples of mirroring, and follows up with other DIY crafts for fall. Enjoy!
Wine Glass Pumpkins
Create a rustic fall wreath
A beautiful door decoration that is easy and fun to make? Count yourself in! This beautiful craft is made using a foam wreath form wrapped in ivory burlap ribbon. These items can be picked up at a local hobby store, so this is something you can absolutely do over the weekend or weekday spare time after work.
Dryer Vent Pumpkins!
How clever is this? By taking a section of dryer venting and joining the ends together to form a circle, you can create the beginnings of a decorative pumpkin. Finish off the look by painting it orange and topping it with a stem. This light-weight decoration looks great in the welcome area of your domicile.
Tree Stump Welcome Sign
Paper Leaf Folds
Hanging Leaf Display
If you’re looking for an easy pinecone craft, you definitely have to try this! The edges of pinecones get dipped into paint and then sparkled if you wish. You can use your own vibrant colors of your choosing, and make spectacular display cones as unique as you are. It's easy to dip the edges, and fun for everyone to pick pine cones to create this craft. They will truly put everyone in a festive spirit.