I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She has some great crafty ideas for fall!
10 Things All Craft Lovers Should Do This Fall
OK, so the secret is out – you love fall! And we couldn’t possibly disagree! Autumn is arguably the best season out of the four. Beautiful bronze trees, golden mornings, pumpkin spiced lattes, hot cocktails, and the return of knitwear. But more to the point, fall is an excuse to craft some autumn beauties to spruce up your dinnerware, neighborhood, and family home!
The following 10 craft ideas are the perfect happiness-fixers for those spare few hours in your day. Take a look, whittle the list down to your top activities and get crafting!
- Fall Leaf Mason Jar
We both know that there is no craft session without a few Mason jars kicking around, and fear not, we’ve got a winner craft activity here! These beautiful Mason jars are the epitomes of the fall spirit – add in a little tea light to bring in some warmth and you have the ideal accessory for the autumn period.
- A Welcome Chalkboard Wreath
Present some hospitality to your guests the moment they arrive at your door with this welcome chalkboard wreath. All you’ll need is some leaves – which shouldn’t be hard – an old tray and some chalkboard paint.
- A Fall-Perfect Bird Feeder
You’ll most likely be swimming in pine cones right now, so bring them inside for a change and do something for your local wildlife. Homemade pine cone bird feeders are fantastically easy to make. Give back to the beautiful nature around you by making a feast for champions a.k.a. birds, by decorating pinecones with peanut butter and bird seeds. Hang them around your kitchen window sill with twine for an autumn view to make your season.
- A Fall-Only Apron
Why not add to the autumn ambience and cook your family and friends’ favorite fall meal in an apron fit for the occasion? Don’t buy a whole new apron, but recycle your old flour sack towels into a perfect blank canvass apron and then go to town on leaf stencils and pumpkins! You could even host a party where you and your friends can all make your own aprons.
- Burlap Bottle Covers
What is better than a rich, full-bodied bottle of red? A decorated bottle of wine, of course! Pick up some scraps of rustic burlap and wrap it around your bottle of choice, then top it with some luxurious velvet ribbon. Why don’t you go the extra step and stencil initials or guest names?
- Crabapple Bouquets
Flowers are so last season – literally. Crabapples celebrate autumn in a way only they can, so bring them into your home in a modern and tasteful decoration. Strip leaves from the limbs and place them in a vase on your mantelpiece. Do this a few times for a better visual effect.
- Autumn Coasters
This is an undeniable favorite. Use sections of a tree branch as coasters by sawing it into three quarter inch slices and then sanding down each disc. If you feel like going fall-crazy, ink stamp each one with a shape of a leaf, before coating and leaving to dry.
- Fall Leaf Crowns
Yes, this is for the adults who are kids at heart, but it’s also for your kids! Make some shabby chic animal crowns with brown paper and leaves from your own backyard. Check out this adorable tutorial.
- Color Perfect Napkins
Create your own dinnertime napkins by dying them in fall-specific colors. It’s a perfect excuse to use some of your old, potentially stained cloth napkins and give them the kiss of life by dipping them in reds, auburns, gold and orange.
- Fall Bunting!
Yes, this does indeed deserve an exclamation point. Bunting is hands down one of the best crafts going and what’s more, it’s perfectly versatile to celebrate all seasons! Leaf bunting is a way to incorporate the outside beauty with inside recyclable materials. All you’ll need is some pages from an unwanted book and pressed leaves.
Fall is an absolutely stunning time of year, but also one that celebrates family and social events! Get your leaf crown on and pick some of these activities to help truly celebrate this wonderful season.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.