Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Few Crafts For Fall

For those of you that love fall and want to make unique pieces, these homemade decorations will delight anyone who loves this time of year.  All of these pieces can be made cheaply, and with items from nature and around the house.

Book Leaf Garland
Items needed:
Old book pages
Colorful pressed fall leaves

You can press the leaves in the book and as soon as they are pressed, cut out pennant shapes from the book pages, leaving extra at the top to roll over the twine and secure on the back with tape or glue. 
This is a really easy and cheap garland to make, and it still looks lovely!

Rustic Garland

Items needed:
Pressed fall leaves
Quilt blocks
Twine or long pieces of quilting
Berries or other natural accessories
Hot glue and hot glue gun or E600 glue

Are you a quilter and you have some extra supplies hanging around?
This garland is fairly easy to make. 
Cut out quilt blocks or use preformed ones and tie them to your twine or another long piece of quilting. 
Attach your pressed leaves or berries using hot glue and place quilt bows over the top of each piece. 
Very cute and can be reused year after year!

Leaf Print Bag
Items Needed:
Pressed leaves
Acrylic paint in fall colors (orange, red, yellow, etc.)
Fabric bag
Two paint rollers
Paper plates

Take your pressed leaves and place them on the paper plate.
Take acrylic paint and roll the paint over the leaves.
 You can then turn them, painted side over, onto the fabric bag and take your clean roller and press them onto the bag, leaving your imprint on the bag. 
If you want to get extra fancy, you could also embroider a fun fall saying onto the bag to add a decorative accent.

Painted Acorns
Items needed:
Acrylic paint

These acorns can be placed in various different areas of your home to add a colorful touch.
Place acorns on a cookie sheet at bake at 170 degrees for two hours.
This is to make sure that they are sanitary and that you don’t have any issues keeping them around your house.
Paint the acorns with your choice of acrylic paint, letting them dry while leaning back on their caps.
Place them in a container or bowl of your choice. 

A mason jar with a battery operate tea light in the center might just be adorable with these acorns in it!

Thank you Tania Rose Marg of Ivory Isis for this weeks post!!

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