Crafting is a fun activity that many people do together. In fact, you may already be part of a stamping, quilting, or scrapbooking group. If you enjoy crafting, then keep reading to see all of the unique fall craft ideas we’ll share in today’s blog. Making crafts usually requires a lot of space both for working and to spread out the materials you will use. If you are looking for a meeting space that is large enough for your crafting room, then contact the New Psalmist Retreat and Meeting Center (NPRMC) in Baltimore. We are proud to offer a wide variety of meeting rooms in our Baltimore conference center. Contact us today to schedule your free tour.
Chalk Paint Pumpkins
While it’s definitely fun to go to a pumpkin patch and wander the rows looking for the perfect Cinderella pumpkins for your fall crafts, it can get expensive to purchase them every year. Instead, you could opt for faux pumpkins from your local craft store, and paint them to create DIY chalk paint pumpkins that will last for years to come. Since pumpkins that have orange and red tones tend to bleed through most other paints, you may need to use primer first depending on the original color of the pumpkins you use.
Oak Leaf Tree
If you enjoy collecting some of the bits of trees that fall to the ground during autumn, then you’ll probably enjoy making your very own oak leaf tree! Sometimes it can seem like a treasure hunt when you’re searching for acorns and pine cones and brightly colored leaves. The temperatures and wind shift so much during fall, however, that the leaves you enjoy today may not be the same tomorrow. Using these directions, you can preserve the leaves to make your own trees and enjoy their beauty for longer!
You may have seen blanket ladders in your favorite department store or local antique store before. If you checked out their price tags, you probably quickly decided not to purchase them. The good news is that they are relatively easy to make on your own for a small amount of money. You’ll need some materials that you probably already have on hand and several pieces of lumber to complete the project. Once you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful creation that you can decorate each time the seasons change!
As the days grow shorter, it’s natural to look for different ways to add light and brightness to your home. Creating sequin-wrapped pumpkins is a great way to reflect the natural light from the sun and make your room seem warm and cozy. In fact, you’ll be glad to know that this craft requires very few supplies and is pretty easy to complete. You will need some faux pumpkins, a roll of sequins and a hot glue gun.
Pro tip: For a more complete look, remove the stem before adding the sequins, and then glue it back once you are done.
Fall Table Centerpiece
There are beautiful trees, plants, and flowers to look at throughout the year, but there is something special about the brilliant oranges and vibrant reds that appear only in the fall. If you have wondered how to bring them into your home, then you have to try this fall table centerpiece!
Start with the base and make sure to choose a tray that will complement the shape of your table and hold all of the fall goodies you plan to use. You can easily mix both faux and natural elements to create a centerpiece that you’re sure to enjoy all season long.
Happy Harvest Sign
There are many wonderful wooden signs that you can purchase from hobby stores, but you can make your own for much less. Make sure to choose the size you want for your wood sign, gather your other supplies, and have fun! In fact, once you get the hang of it, you may want to create a variety of fall-themed signs to decorate various rooms throughout your house.
Pumpkin Jam Jars
This fall craft idea is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! You’ll want to purchase a variety of sizes of faux pumpkins to add an eye-catching element to your finished product. Gather some Mason jar lids, cardboard, paint, gingham fabric, and have fun putting together pumpkins that look as though they hold jam inside of them. You can place your pumpkin jam jars on your kitchen counters, dining room table or mantel.
Last but not least, be sure to try your hand at making pumpkin checkers this year. You may not ever play the game the same way again, but it is sure to be a conversation starter. This craft is the perfect solution for all of the smallest faux pumpkins you may have in your craft bin, and the good news is that you can quickly and easily set up this decoration each year! Make sure to purchase a total of 24 pumpkins that can easily be divided into two sets of 12. One tip is to purchase 12 orange pumpkins and 12 white pumpkins. If you have an old wooden chess or checkers board handy, that could easily serve as the playing surface.
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