It’s that time of year again when folks up north start complaining about how the leaves never seem to stop falling. If your like us (and maybe even live in the midwest) put down the rake for a day, and use your spare time to have some fun with the leaves in your yard. Here are some of our favorite crafty projects to keep you creative as the season cools off.
From Nature to Nature – A Leafy Rose
Orange roses don’t come around that often, unless you make your own out of autumn leaves. This project from sisterknowsbest.com is one of the prettiest crafts I’ve ever seen for the fall, and I think you’re going to love it.
Preserve Your Leaves for Weeks to Come
When the leaves turn, and inevitably fall, I find myself wishing I could hang onto some of that beautiful color for longer than just the few great weeks of fall we actually have. Well, this trick from Kiwi Crate will help you preserve your leaves beyond the day when oranges and reds turn to the whites and grays of winter snow.
Make a Decorative Bowl
This craft from Hello Lucky uses a leaf garland you can find at your home goods stores, but you can probably get away with using the technique above to preserve the leaves in your garden if you want to use the real thing, too. I’m a sucker for bowls made of something other that “bowl” material, and this DIY leaf bowl is one of the cutest decorations I’ve seen yet for the fall.
Leaf-Printed Table Cloth
It’s kind of annoying when leaves stain your deck or patio furniture, but have you ever considered using leaves to imprint upon a fall table cloth. This idea from Funtober is a super hip way to DIY your own autumn table decorations and one thing I’m going to try immediately.
Get Ahead on Holiday Prep with Leafy Ornaments
If you like some more natural looking tree ornaments, combine the leaf preservation technique with this one from House of Jade to create some beautiful glittery leaf ornaments, which you can hang on a tree or anywhere around your home.
I hope you enjoyed these fall crafty ideas. What fall crafts do you enjoy doing?