DIY Leaf Pendant

DIY leaf pendant for necklaces and bracelets

Fall is one of my favorite seasons because the leaves change. Every year around this time I get really excited to see it. But every year it passes and all I have is pictures.

This year, I found a way to preserve the part I love so much. I’ve made a pendant to capture the color change.

Will the leaf remain this color, you ask? I think so, because the leaf bookmark I made a few years ago is still vibrant. Read the whole post

Autumn Craft: DIY Leaf Relief Painting

DIY leaf relief painting

This month’s Craft Challenge theme is autumn. My goal is always to create something different and exciting for each of these challenges and this month is no different. I struggled a bit with this one because I’m not quite in the mood for fall yet. It’s sunny and 90 degrees in my area and leaves are still green. I haven’t quite hit the sweaters, boots and pumpkin latte craze yet.

To get there, I did a brainstorming session with a friend (thank you, Aarika). Read the whole post

DIY Fall Wreath Decor

DIY fall wreath

I told myself that I wasn’t going to make any fall-related crafts until September, but I couldn’t help myself. I saw the autumn leaf decor at Pat Catan’s today and wanted to use it to make a Fall wreath.  I love the colors!

It took about an hour to make and the materials cost about $12. Not too bad if you ask me!fall wreath materials

Things You Will Need

Water
Ribbon
Burlap
Newspaper
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Wreath base
Wooden letters
Hot-melt glue
Hot-melt glue gun

painted wooden letters for fall

Step 1

Paint your letters and let them dry. Read the whole post

DIY Autumn-Inspired Mason Jar Vase

autumn-inspired mason jar vase

Since it is Autumn and the leaves are finally changing, I thought I would work on some fall-inspired crafts. For the first one, I decided to replace my fall/spring-inspired vases from last year with these lovely mason jars. I wanted something decorative for fall, but didn’t want to go the Halloween route. Just something subtle. Creamy brown colors, burlap and mason jars seems like the way to go.

autumn flower vase materials

Things You Will Need
Burlap
Ribbon
Mason Jars
Acrylic paint
Burlap flower
Sponge brush

*You will also need double-sided tape or some hot glue to adhere the burlap, ribbon, and flower. Read the whole post

DIY Fall Leaf Bookmark

diy leaf bookmark

 

I’ve made DIY bookmarks before, and I like them, but the problem was that they extend the pages of the book. I like to carry my books with me, so when I used those bookmarks and put the book it my purse, it would always fall off the pages. So, I decided to make another version. This one is obviously fall inspired. I considered using scrapbook paper, but then decided to use leaves since there are so many of them on the ground outside this time of year. Read the whole post

DIY Fall-Inspired Wreath

DIY Fall-Inspired Wreath

I felt festive today, so I made a fall-inspired wreath. It doesn’t take long to make (maybe half an hour) and it is nice home decor. The pinecones are cinnamon scented too, so it makes my house smell amazing 🙂 I don’t know how much the average seasonal wreath would typically cost, but I made this one with under $20. Probably about $16 all together.

DIY Fall-Inspired WreathThings You Will Need:
Wreath*
Scissors
Ribbon
Hot-melt glue
Fall floral plant
Felt (optional)
Cinnamon-scented pinecones

*I’ve seen people use a pool noodle in place of the styrofoam circle. Read the whole post

DIY Cinnamon Candle Decor

DIY Cinnamon Candle Fall Decor

 

Fall is here! Kind of. Either way, I am in the mood for chai tea, pumpkin pie, and apple cinnamon candles. If you know me, you know that I typically have at least one candle burning. So, I thought I would combine my love of candles and the urge to dive head first into fall and create some DIY cinnamon candle decor. Supposedly, when the candle glass around the candle heats up, the smell of cinnamon permeates the room. Read the whole post

DIY Fall-Inspired Votive Holder

diy candle holderI know its February and that I should be doing winter or valentines day crafts, but I am really longing for fall right now. I miss semi-warm, sunny and breezy days. I really want to see changing leaves, candles in people’s windows, and pumpkin pie. No idea what is going on in my head right now. Maybe all of the snow is getting to me… Anyway, all of this inspired me to make this fall-inspired votive holder. Read the whole post