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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheap, Pretty and Good – Some Fun Autumn Crafts


Here are some home décor items you can make, possibly with things you already have on hand.  Most of these could be made with your kids as well and some are appropriate for even young children.

Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial by Kara at “Creations by Kara”.

Here is a cute way to recycle or upcycle a book you don’t want any more.  Turn it into a pumpkin.  If you don’t have orange spray paint be creative.  Let one of the kids color the page edges with an orange crayon or chalk, or do it yourself. 

These Newspaper Leaves over at “Life with Little Ones” are a simple project that would be fun with children.  You don’t have to use newspaper.  White or light colored, light weight paper could work just as well.  If you’re careful you might recycle pages from an old phone book or something of a more similar weight to newspaper.

Here are some leaf rubbings that my sister-in-law in Australia made some years ago.  As you can see, she made them on plain white paper.  This makes me think – you could frame “artwork” like this.  Do the various leaves in different fall colors for more pop.

Photo property of Spark & Chemistry

Now this is a project that I really want to make!  I might make it non-seasonal by using green leaves or some other translucent covering, though I really like the autumn leaves.  Maybe some interesting fabric scraps?

Autumn Leaf, Mason Jar Candle Holder over at Spark & Chemistry by Alicia and Geneane

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