Yarn Wreath with Owls ~ This couldn't-be-easier fall wreath works with any of your favorite motifs: owls, leaves, pumpkins, and more. Simply wrap a foam wreath with yarn, alternating colors as desired and securing with hot glue. Use a bit of yarn to secure a brooch or tin embellishment, such as these owls. Finish by hot-gluing pom-poms around the wreath and adding a hanging loop.
Cable-Knit-Covered Bin ~ A recycled felted cable-knit sweater makes this storage container worth cuddling up to. Slip a felted sweater over a hatbox, shipping box or basket, and adhere it to the inside and bottom using hot glue. Add handles found at many hobby stores (leather handles shown here) to finish off a cozy container for yarn, books, games, or other necessities.
No-Sew Burlap Blooms Pillow ~ Dress a pillow in cozy fall textures without sewing a stitch in this fun fall crafts project. Layer and secure purchased burlap-and-canvas flowers of different sizes using fabric adhesive. Top each flower center with a button, and adhere the flowers to the pillow, arranging as desired.
Give Thanks Corkboard ~ Get ready to celebrate fall with an acorn-shape corkboard that inspires you to give thanks. Simply cut an acorn shape from purchased corkboard and use punched cardstock cirlcles to create the cap. Hang it in your kitchen, at a party, or save it for Thanksgiving. Bonus: Kids will love helping fill the board with their favorite things.
Ruffle Pillow ~ Update an accent pillow in less than an hour by adding pretty ruffles to the cover. Coordinate the different fabrics with existing furniture or linens to refresh the look of a room for fall. Pattern Here.
Acorn Garland ~ This fun acorn garland is a creative way to get the kids excited for fall. Start by taking purchased paper globes and tracing the shape of half of an acorn onto the unopened decoration; cut out. Trimmed and painted paper bowls are topped with painted wine corks to complete the caps. Hot-glue caps to opened tissue-paper acorns and string together using a long length of burlap twine tied around each acorn stem.
Autumn Pillow ~ Celebrate the weather change with a pillow that announces the season. Lay a pillow cover on a flat surface and arrange large chipboard letters across it. Use repositionable spray adhesive to adhere the letters. Spray the pillow cover with fabric paint in your desired fall color; let dry. Remove the chipboard letters and insert a pillow form in the cover. Tie jute twine in bows near the ends for even more texture.
Glitzy Acorns ~ Use acorns as a sophisticated display in your home. Mix silver glitter with silver paint and coat the acorn caps or the acorn body. Group them in a bowl for shine or scatter them with other natural elements for a pop of sparkle.
Sweater Throw ~ Get cozy on the couch this fall with this fun fabric throw made from upcycled wool sweaters. Decide the desired size of your throw and determine how many 9-inch squares of felted wool fabric you will need; we made a few of our large squares by sewing four 5-inch squares with right sides together using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Once you have all of your squares, arrange in an attractive pattern. Sew together rows of blocks using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, then sew the rows together, matching the seams. Back the quilt with a cozy flannel sheet, sew perle cotton ties at the intersections, and then topstitch 1-inch from the edge around the perimeter to finish. Fall Crafts Tip: To create the nonraveling fabric, turn the pieces inside out and toss into the washing machine on a hot-cycle wash with detergent; machine- or air-dry.
Acorn Treats ~ Go nuts! Make adorable acorn treat holders this fall. Not only are they great for sending in school lunches, but the easy fall craft is a thoughtful party favor or decoration, too. To make, simply hot-glue twine around the wide end of a plastic Easter egg, then fill with snacks, candy, or other fun treats.
Chair Decoration ~ Give a chair neutral natural elegance. Tie a jute ribbon in a bow around one chair post. Gather twigs and pheasant feathers so the feathers fan out. Secure to the chair with crafts wire. Spray-paint small pumpkins and gourds white. Hot-glue three or four to hide the wire. Finish by inserting white dried flowers.
Put grandma's (or your own!) springtime quilt to good use—smack dab on the center of the table. Match the rest of your settings and centerpieces around this sentimental tablescape base.
A DIY tin can, moss, and nest place setting with log chargers screams spring in the best, most rustic ways possible. Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.
A vintage flower almanac, speckled egg, and velvet bow make this the easily replicated Easter table setup of our dreams. Get the tutorial at One CrafDIY Girl.
Trust us—nothing will complement your place settings and table centerpieces better than a delicately designed piece of linen. Keep an eye out for tablecloths or napkins with floral embroidery to stay true to the seasonal theme.
Arts and crafts fanatics, this one's right up your alley. Exercise your painting itch to give a sweet nod to the Easter bunny. Get the tutorial at Taryn Whiteaker.
Give your floral centerpiece a rustic flair. To make, bundle a half dozen milk jars with colorful string o…
Get ready for fall with these fresh Fall ideas for decorating with gourds and pumpkins. Use them to add autumn elegance to your home both inside and out. I love the vases!
Crafty Gourd Critters
Fashion a family of friendly critters to nestle on a fence post or railing. Use small pumpkins and gourds for bodies and attach sunflower seeds, feathers, and nuts with hot glue to make facial features.
Craft a set of candleholders from gourds by simply cutting off the tops and hollowing out the centers. For an easy autumn display, arrange them in a metal tray filled with green hedge apples.
Hanging Gourd Vase
Hook a swan gourd over a balcony rail to create a hanging vase. Cut a 1- to 2-inch hole near the neck of the gourd, remove a bit of the pith, and insert mums, black-eyed Susans, and a length of Virginia creeper.
Celebrate Independence Day with the family by making these creative and patriotic crafts for kids. From festive decorations to bike embellishments, it's easy to start your 4th of July celebration with a bang.
These firecracker crafts will spark some fun at your celebration. Start with mailing tubes that have plastic lids. Cut red, white, and blue paper and ribbon to size; apply them to tubes using Perfect Glue.Trim each tube with a star cutout.Poke a slit in the lids and insert paper "fuses" into each hole.Fill with candy and enjoy.
Kids will love sprucing up their bikes in star-spangled style (and you'll love using up leftover cardstock and ribbon). Set out some tape, miniature flags, and other red, white, and blue craft supplies such as construction paper and streamers, and let the kids dig in.
Tuck flags into the bike handles
Tie patriotic ribbons around the bike basket
Cut cardstock stars and tape them to or thre…
Hop to it! These pretty Easter egg dyeing techniques are perfect for the kid in you. From pretty egg coloring ideas to embellishments you can create with all sorts of crafts supplies, these dyeing and decorating ideas ensure you'll have a very happy Easter.
Pysanky Egg Dyeing
The inspiration for these Easter eggs dying technique comes from Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian folk art of wax-and-dye egg decorating. To create these designs, stick metal pins in pencil erasers, dip the pinheads in melted wax, and draw wax patterns on hard-cooked eggs before dyeing them.
Paint-Splattered Easter Eggs
For a modern take on Easter egg decorating, you'll have to get a little messy. Once your dyed eggs have dried, dip a paintbrush in black paint. Hover the brush over the center of the egg and tap the handle to splatter the paint. Play around with the technique -- the harder you tap the brush, the bigger your splatter marks.