It’s officially boot-and-sweater weather here in NYC and that chill in the air, in addition to making me want some apple cider, makes me want to get cozy at home and craft my little heart out. If you love leaf peeping and crafting, why not put both activities together and make a day of it? Take a stroll outside (or forage in your backyard if you’re feeling lazy, no judgment) and collect leaves and acorns to adorn your abode. They may look humble on the ground, but you can easily transform your natural finds into cute seasonal decor with these ideas.
Leaves would be an obvious choice for a fall wreath, but that’s exactly why I like this nutty, textured twist from All You. So, go ahead and start squirreling away those acorns — just collect them in a bucket or bag, not in your cheeks, please!
If you’re a decoupage fiend like I am, this fall jar craft from Gingerbread Snowflakes is the perfect way to use up your leftover Mod Podge. Try it as a candle holder for that dreamy glowing effect, but don’t forget that the jar makes an attractive seasonal storage solution, too.
Before you buy a pricy holiday centerpiece, check this out: These fall leaf streamers from Layla Palmer are a cinch to make and mimic the way foliage drifts through the breeze outside. Head to our tutorial to get all the instructions.
Why rake up piles of leaves when you can frame them instead? Upcycling wizard Danny Seo featured these natural art shadowboxes on his blog, but if you’ve got some empty frames and an eye for arrangement, you can feature them on your own walls.
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Which fall craft left you
acorn* aching for more? And do you have any unlikely craft material suggestions for this MacGyver? Leaf** them in the comments below!
** I should be pun-ished*** for this one.
*** Okay, I’m stopping now.