Category: Fall Crafts

Button Pumpkin Wall Art Tutorial

Display this button pumpkin frame on your desk or bookshelf to provide a touch of autumn. The black card stock sets off the orange buttons, but other colors would like nice as you match your decor.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Orange buttons
Picture frame
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Black card stock
Scrap of green ribbon


Things to do:
1. Cut out the card stock to the size needed for the frame. Draw a pumpkin in pencil.
2. Warm up your hot glue gun. Start gluing buttons onto the pumpkin you drew.
3. Continue until you’ve covered the pumpkin. It’s even prettier if you layer buttons on top of other buttons.
4. Glue the scrap of ribbon to the top, for a stem.

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How to Make a Simple “Boo” Door Hanger Sign Tutorial

Read for Halloween yet? Get prepared early by painting this adorable “Boo” sign – quick to make and oh-so-cute for your doorway, a classroom, or your middle school student’s locker.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
1 – Wooden letter B
2 – Wooden letter “o”s
Black paint
Orange ribbon
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks


Things to do:
1. Paint your letters with black paint.
2. Set them aside to dry.
3. Tie them together with your jute.
4. You can paint the jute, or leave it plain for a more rustic look.
5. Tie some jute to the top for hanging. Warm up your hot glue gun.
6. Cut a piece of ribbon about 24″ long and tie into a bow. Glue it to the top of the B.

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How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin

Make fabric pumpkins for your Fall decor using dish cloths! They come in so many fun sizes and are more sturdy than most fabric you’ll pick up from the fabric shop.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Tuscan sun dish cloth
Cinnamon sticks
Orange buttons
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Pen or pencil
Needle and thread
Bowl or plate at least 9″ wide
Crumpled newspaper or other stuffing


Things to do:
1. Trace around your bowl.
2. Cut out your circle.
3. Thread your needle and knot one end. Sew running stitches along the edge, gathering as you go.
4. Inert your stuffing. I used newspaper. Pull the thread tightly and stitch in place, leaving a small opening for your cinnamon sticks.
5. Warm up your hot glue gun. Insert the cinnamon sticks and glue in place.
6. Glue on any other buttons or embellishments.

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DIY Burlap Football Coasters Tutorial

It’s time for kickoff and if your house is full of football fanatics, you’ll need these burlap football coasters on your table! The fabric stiffener makes them more sturdy and long-lasting.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Fabric stiffener
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Card stock


Things to do:
1. Cut out a football shape from your card stock as a template.
2. Trace the shape onto your burlap and cut out your coasters.
3. Paint the marks on the football as desired. Allow the coasters to dry.
4. Paint the fabric stiffener onto each coaster and allow to dry before using.

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Easy DIY Felt Pumpkin Tutorial

Spice up your fall decor with a felt pumpkin made from a foam ball. You’ll spend some time cutting the circles, but after that’s complete, the pumpkin goes together quickly!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Orange felt sheets
Dried cinnamon stick
Green felt sheet
Sequin pins
3″ Styrofoam ball
A circle to trace, about 2 1/2 ” in diameter


Things to do:
1. Cut out 50-60 circles from your orange felt.
2. Fold the circle in half.
3. Fold it in half again.
4. Slide a pin into the point of the now-folded circle.
5. Poke the pin into the ball.
6. Repeat with more circles.
7. Continue filling in your ball.
8. Add a cinnamon stick to the top, and cut one more circle – this time, in green – to fold and add next to the cinnamon stick.

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DIY Autumn Monogram Letter Wreath

Create a warm and inviting plaque featuring your initial. This autumn letter plaque can be hung on the wall with a sawtooth hanger, or you can stand it in the corner of your bookshelf or hearth.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden letter
Wooden buttons
Brown paint
Paint brush
Artificial fall flowers
Burlap ribbon
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Sawtooth hangers


Things to do:

1. Paint your letter. You’ll probably need two coats of paint. Allow to dry. Once it’s dry, warm up your hot glue gun.
2. Wrap the burlap ribbon around your letter, gluing in place.
3. Glue the florals to the letter.
4. Glue the buttons onto the burlap.

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DIY Candy Corn Decor Tutorial

Ah, candy corn. People either love it or hate it! But it’s a staple candy around the fall holidays. Why not decorate with this ombre-effect embroidery floss candy corn? Make a few of these and they’ll look great in a group.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Small Styrofoam cone
Embroidery thread
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks


Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Wrap the top of the cone with white embroidery floss as shown. Wrap carefully to avoid seeing the Styrofoam through the floss. You’ll only need to glue the beginning and ending of each layer if you wrap carefully.
2. Divide your yellows and oranges into progressively darker groups. Wrap with the lightest yellow first.
3. Wrap with a darker yellow.
4. Now switch to the lightest orange.
5. Wrap with a darker orange.
6. Finally, wrap with your darkest orange.
7. Follow steps 1-6 to make a few more for displaying around the house!

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft for Kids

This quirky little scarecrow will put a smile on your face and is the perfect, simple decor for autumn. Experiment with different colors and different expressions.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1 hour (includes drying time)
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished wood craft sticks
Orange paint
Raffia ribbon
Paint brush
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Permanent marker

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut your card stock slightly smaller than the size of 8 sticks lined next to each other. Glue the first two sticks the card stock, as shown.

2. Finish gluing all 8 sticks to the card stock. Here’s what it looks like from the back.

3. Cut a bit of the raffia and glue about 2″ down from the top of the group of sticks. Glue the final craft stick on top, at an angle – or not! You can decide. This represents the hat and hair.”

4. Glue the magnets to the back.

5. Draw a face on the scarecrow.

6. Paint the hat, and allow to dry.

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DIY Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Luminary

Bring the outside in during autumn and make a beautiful leaf luminary centerpiece. This will look gorgeous all season long…and last a long time, so you can show it off on your Thanksgiving table.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1-2 hours *includes dry time
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint mason jar
Tea light
Spray adhesive
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Raffia ribbon
Artificial fall leaves
Gloves *recommended

Things to do:
1. Snip off any stems on the leaves you’ve gathered.

2. It’s best to do steps 2-5 outside, with the wind away from you! If desired, first put on latex gloves (the spray is very sticky). Spray your jar in the place you’d like to place a leaf, and quickly spray the back of a leaf.

3. Wait a few seconds so the spray is tacky and not wet. Carefully stick the leaf onto the jar.

4. Repeat with more leaves.

5. When you’re done layering your leaves on the jar, this is what it will look like.

6. Wait for the leaves to dry. Paint on some Mod Podge and allow to dry.

7. Wrap the top with raffia ribbon.

8. Insert your tea light into the jar.

9. Watch your beautiful leaf luminary jar glow!

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DIY “Thankful” Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece

This quaint DIY makes the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner. Set the ornaments on each guests’ plate and let them write a word or phrase to display on the tree. They’ll love decorating your space with things they’re thankful for.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Large mason jar
Wired ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Log slices
Chalk paint
Chalk Ink Marker
Miniature pumpkins

Things to do:
1. Paint several log slices with chalkboard paint. Use a small paintbrush and apply a generous layer. Give the log slices time to dry and apply a second coat if necessary.

2. Fill a mason jar with miniature pumpkins.

3. Slide a large branch into the miniature pumpkins.

4. Next, you’ll want to prepare your log slices to be hung. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of the log slice and add a small jute hanger. Repeat this step until all log slices have a hanger attached.

5. Cure your log slice chalkboards by rubbing a piece of chalk across the surface and wiping them clean with a rag.
6. Display your branch and ornaments and let your guests record the things they’re thankful for.

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