Category: Fall Crafts

DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers


Creepy, crawly, and just in time for Halloween! These spider candies are the perfect thing to offer trick-or-treaters that come to your door this month.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: Under 1 Minute
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Suckers
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Wrap four pipe cleaners around the stick on the sucker.



2. Bend the pipe cleaners in half, giving them a life-like look.

3. Use hot glue to attach a pair of google eyes to the sucker.


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DIY Autumn Acorn Wreath


Have fun arranging all of your favorite pieces of autumn to create a gorgeous wreath to adorn your door. This DIY project is quick and simple, leaving you with a beautiful piece of handcrafted decor that you’re sure to enjoy this season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Flat styrofoam wreath form
Pinecones
Artificial flowers
Acorns
Putka pods
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first thing you want to do is cover the wreath form with jute. This will create a beautiful backdrop for your fall florals. Apply a small drop of hot glue and attach the end of a piece of jute directly to the Styrofoam. Once the hot glue has dried, begin wrapping the string around the wreath.


2. Once the entire surface has been covered, cut the jute and use hot glue to secure the end to the wreath.
3. Now it’s time to decorate! Start with the larger pieces, such as artificial flowers and pinecones. To add a sunflower, pull the bloom off the stem and press it down into the Styrofoam. To add pinecones, use a drop of hot glue on the flat portion and press them onto the jute.




4. Finish the wreath by using hot glue to attach acorns and miniature pumpkins.

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DIY Glitter Pumpkin Luminary


Bag luminaries are a treat for the eyes during any holiday, but during Halloween they’re particularly delightful. This adorable glitter pumpkin luminary bag is a great combination of fun and beauty – light from the inside, and sparkle on the outside. Make several of these to line a path to the treats!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
White paper bags
Orange glitter
Glue
Flameless tea lights
Scissors
Pencil
Piece of card stock

Things to do:
1. Cut your card stock to the width of the bag. Fold it in half. Draw half a pumpkin on the card stock.

2. Cut out the pumpkin.

3. Trace it onto the bag and draw in an eyes and mouth, or whatever you’d like to put on your jack o’ lantern.

4. You can cut out the eyes and mouth now or later, depending on your preference. Add glue to the pumpkin, but avoid the eyes and mouth.

5. Spread it neatly with your finger.

6. Sprinkle glitter over the entire pumpkin.

7. Once dry, knock off any additional glitter to reveal the design.

8. If you didn’t cut out the features previously, cut them out now. Add the tea light to the bag..and watch the light add beauty to Halloween night!

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DIY Decorative Mini Wooden Acorns


These darling acorns take only minutes to make and look lovely displayed during the crisp Autumn months. Have fun mixing and matching different colors to create the perfect collection.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden eggs
Acrylic paint
Jute
Scissors
Hot glue and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden eggs in several different fall colors. Allow the paint to dry completely. Apply a second coat if needed.



2. Once the wooden eggs have dried, apply a drop of hot glue to the surface and begin wrapping jute around the top 1/3 of the egg. Leave a short piece sticking out from the top.



3. Display your wooden acorns and enjoy!

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DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl


Welcome fall with a colorful autumn dish! This bowl is made entirely out of leaves and looks lovely displayed as a centerpiece on your table or on your hutch with your seasonal decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Balloon
Mod Podge
Artificial Maple leaves
Scissors
Foam brush
Bowl

Things to do:
1. Blow up a balloon and knot the end.


2. Place the balloon into a bowl to hold it in place.
3. Use your sponge brush to paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on the bottom half of the balloon.

4. Place a layer of leaves on the wet Mod Podge. Cover the entire bottom half of the balloon. Set the bowl aside and allow time for the Mod Podge to dry.

5. Use a pair of scissors to pop the balloon. Pull the remaining plastic away from the leaves and shape the bowl as desired.


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DIY Costume Bird Feet


Does your little one’s Halloween costume involve dressing as a chicken, parrot, or other bird? Or does he or she simply enjoy a trunk full of costume supplies? These bird feet are easy to make and are customizable for your own child or grandchild.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two sheets of yellow felt
Hook and loop tape
Pencil
Scissors
Needle and thread
Sewing machine *optional

Things to do:
1. Use the child’s shoe to determine the size for the bird foot. The foot will start before the top of the shoe and drape down, but you don’t want the toes too long or else they’ll be a tripping hazard.

2. Measure your little one’s ankle. Use this measurement, plus about 3-4 inches, to draw a horizontal section on the piece of paper for the band that will go around the ankle. Attached below this section should be the bird foot, drawn in the shape you’d like. The band and the foot should be all one piece. Pin onto a piece of felt and trace, and repeat for the second piece of felt. Cut out both felt feet.


4. Cut out four pieces of hook-and-loop tape – two from one side and two from the other.

5. Measure your little one’s ankle and make sure the cuff will fit. Determine the proper placement for the hook and loop tape.

6. Either by hand or machine, sew one piece of tape to the outside of one side of the band.

7. Sew the other piece of hook and loop tape to the inside of the band on the other end, making sure it lines up to the piece on the first end. Repeat with the second bird foot.

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DIY Spooky Eyeball Chalkboard


During Halloween….do you always feel like somebody is watching you? Maybe? This only-slightly-scary eyeball chalkboard has just the right amount of fright” for younger kids, and they’ll enjoy adding fun holiday messages during the season.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Mini chalkboard
Assorted google eyes
Adhesive-backed magnetic strip
Hot glue gun and hot glue

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Set aside a large quantity of google eyes in different sizes.

2. Glue the larger google eyes all around the frame, with space between.

3. Glue the medium and small eyes all around the frame.

4. Cut the adhesive magnetic strip to the length of the top and bottom of the board, and apply. Now hang up your eyeball chalkboard and let the kids have a blast writing messages on it!

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DIY Rustic Pinecone and Burlap Teardrop Wreath


Get your home ready for fall with a funky piece of door decor! This project puts a fun spin on the traditional wreath, leaving your space looking fabulous.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Pinecones
Green ribbon
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wired burlap ribbon

Things to do:
1. Apply a small drop of glue to the end of the ribbon and slip it under the top of the pinecone. Hold it in place until it has had a chance to dry completely. Repeat this step, attaching 3-5 pinecones to various lengths of ribbon.



2. Tie a small bow out of jute and use hot glue to attach it to the ribbon directly above the hanging pinecone.


3. Hold your hanging pinecones in a bunch and knot the ribbons so they hang at the same length.
4. Create a large bow out of wired ribbon. If you want to learn how to tie a fancy bow, watch Our Tutorial.

5. Use hot glue to secure the hanging pinecones to the back of the bow and trim any excess ribbon.

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How to Make Your Own Glitter Fall Leaf Garland


This glittering leaf garland adds the perfect touch of glamour to your fall decor. In a few simple steps, you can transform artificial greenery into something fabulous.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Artificial leaves
Glitter
Spray adhesive
Scissors
Jute
Hole Punch

Things to do:
1. Spread out several leaves on a piece of newspaper and spray an even coat of spray adhesive on them.



2. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto the leaves with wet glue and set them aside until they’re dry.


3. Punch a hole in the top of the leaves.

4. String the leaves onto a piece of jute, creating a lovely fall garland.

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DIY Rustic Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Magnet


Get your refrigerator ready for fall with these darling pumpkin magnets! This craft is easy to assemble, making it a great project for kids or quick rainy day activity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar lid
Orange paint
Paintbrush
Pip berry garland
Twig
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Magnet

Things to do:
1. Use a paintbrush to cover your mason jar lid with orange acrylic paint. Apply a thick layer and allow time to dry before adding a second coat.


2. Once the lid has dried completely, it’s time to add the details! Cut a 1-inch piece of branch and apply a drop of hot glue to the end. Attach it to the back of the mason jar lid.


3. Wrap a piece of wire garland around the end of your paintbrush to create a nice curl. Leave an inch of straight wire.
4. Use hot glue to attach the curled garland to the back of the mason jar lid.
5. Use hot glue to attach a magnet to the back of the lid.

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