Category: Seasonal Crafts

How to Make an Autumn’s Bounty Fall Wreath Tutorial

This fall wreath is overflowing and bountiful – The perfect Thanksgiving decoration! Achieving this full look is all about layering, so start with your largest elements when creating a base and fill in any empty space with smaller decor until you achieve your desired look.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 2 hours
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grapevine wreath
Gourds
Pumpkins (white, green and orange)
Pomegranates
Fall leaves
Pip berry picks
Pinecones
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. First, create a base for your wreath decor by wiring on five twig bundles.
  2. Wire on five bundles of grass.
  3. Slide the leaves into the wreath form.
  4. Use hot glue to attach the pumpkins, squash and pomegranates.
  5. Hot glue on berries and pinecones to fill any empty spaces.
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Embroidery Hoop Thanksgiving Turkey Tutorial

Gobble Gobble! Get ready for Thanksgiving with this fun, festive craft! Your kids will love cutting out the different shapes and using glue to create a cute turkey.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap fabric
7″ Embroidery Hoop
4″ Embroidery Hoop
Felt
1/2″ Googly Eyes
3 x 6 Card
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Paper
Pen
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Make a pattern for the turkey feet (2 1/4 ” x 2″), feathers (4 1/2 ” x 3″), beak and snood.
2. Trace the patterns onto felt and cut out the shapes. We used brown felt for the feet, gold for the beak, red for the snood and feathers all in different colors.
3. Put burlap pieces into the embroidery hoops and trim the edges, leaving enough fabric to fold down inside the frame and glue in place.
4. Arrange feathers onto a piece of card stock to hold them in place and glue them together. Glue the card to the back of the large embroidery hoop.
5. Fold the long edge of the beak over and glue it to hold the shape.
6. Use glue to attach the large and small embroidery hoops.
7. Glue the beak, eyes and snood to the small embroidery hoop.
8. Attach the feet on the back of the large embroidery hoop.

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DIY Grateful Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Celebrate the season with this festive wreath. It looks lovely on your front door, or displayed inside as a part of a gallery wall. We’ll be surrounding our wreath with family photos, to remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
10″ Embroidery hoop
Grateful wood cutout
White pumpkins
Pinecones
Striped ribbon
Greenery leaves
Lamb’s ear stems
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Wire and hot glue leaves onto the hoop, covering 2/3 of the surface.
  2. Use wire to make ribbon loops and secure them to the hoop with hot glue. Leave enough room to add in pumpkins in various sizes.
  3. Use hot glue to attach your finishing details. The pumpkins should be placed between the ribbon loops and pinecones will fill in any empty spaces.
  4. Complete your wreath by attaching the “Grateful” cutout to the top of the embroidery hoop with hot glue.
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5-Minute Homemade Holiday Stamps Tutorial

Do you want to add a personal touch to your gift wrapping this holiday season? Today, we’re going to show you how to make homemade stamps that you can use to create custom gift tags! This is a super fun way to add a handmade touch to the holidays.

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

Things you’ll need:
Ink Pad
Thick Foam Sheets
Gold Stars
Gift Tags
Knife and mat set
Wood bases
Craft Glue

Things to do:

  1. Cut a 1″ x 2 1/4 ” strip of foam.
  2. Use your knife to cut a tree out of the foam rectangle. You can add a trunk and different markings by carving out the foam.

  3. Use craft glue to secure the foam tree to a piece of wood.
  4. When the glue is dry, you can use your stamp! One of our favorite ways to use homemade stamps is to make gift tags. Press the stamp firmly onto the ink pad stamp it onto the center of a gift tag.
  5. Finish the gift tag by gluing a star to the top of the tree for a 3D effect.
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DIY “Thankful” Thanksgiving Tree

Looking for the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner? This thanksgiving tree celebrates the spirit of the season and serves as a reminder of all the things you have to be thankful for.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden leaf ornament
Large branch
Acrylic paints (yellow, orange, red, and green)
Floral foam block
Paint brushes
Large mason jar
Bark ribbon
Black chalk paint
White chalk pen
Scissors
Knife
Stones, walnuts or acorns
Brown ribbon

Things to do:

  1. Paint the front and back of your wood leaves in a variety of fall colors. Let the paint dry completely.
  2. Paint black chalk paint on one side of the leaves, leaving a thin, colored edge.
  3. Wrap a piece of bark ribbon around the jar and secure it by tying a piece of brown ribbon around the center.
  4. Cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside your jar and place it inside.
  5. Slide the large branch into the center of the foam.
  6. Fill the jar with stones, walnuts or acorns.
  7. Hand your leaves from the branches and have a chalk pen nearby so guests can write what they’re thankful for on the leaves.
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DIY Apple Harvest Wreath Tutorial

Welcome harvest with this bountiful, apple wreath! This project adds color to your entryway and looks lovely displayed inside or outdoors.

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

Things you’ll need:
Faux apples (various sizes)
14″ Flat styrofoam wreath form
Burlap ribbon
Decorative ribbon
Moss
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach the end of your burlap ribbon to the wreath form. Wrap the ribbon around the entire surface of the wreath form and use hot glue to secure the end in place.
2. Cut an 8″ piece of decorative ribbon and use hot glue to secure it around the wreath form, creating a loop to hang your wreath from.
3. Use hot glue to attach apples to the surface of your wreath. Try to vary them as much as possible.
4. When you’ve covered the wreath with apples, use hot glue to add moss to any empty spaces to add fullness.

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DIY Deco Mesh Sunflower Wreath

Fall is in full bloom! This vibrant, sunflower wreath is a lovely addition to your front door, adding color and personality.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
10″ Green poly mesh
10″ Yellow poly mesh
10″ Brown poly mesh
11″ Wire wreath
Pipe cleaners
Stiff plastic canvas
Zip ties
Wire cutters
Scissors
Permanent marker
Ruler
Chalk
Felt

Things to do:

  1. Trace around the outside of your wire wreath form onto a piece of felt and cut out the shape.
  2. Trace around the inside of the wire wreath form onto a piece of stiff plastic canvas and cut out the shape.
  3. Cut six 12″ x 10″ pieces of green mesh for your leaves.
  4. Take opposite corners of the mesh, fold them into the center and gather it tightly, creating a leaf. Attach the leaf to the outer wire on the wreath form using a pipe cleaner and adjust it outward. Repeat this step until the entire outer wire is covered in leaves.
  5. Cut thirty-five 10″ x 10″ squares of yellow mesh.
  6. Repeat your folding and pinching method to attach the yellow pieces to the wreath form. They should be positioned over the green leaves first and then fill in the entire wreath form.
  7. Cut a long piece of brown mesh, this will become the center of your sunflower. Start by bunching up one end and securing it with a zip tie onto an edge of the plastic canvas circle. Continue zigzagging up and down the canvas circle and securing the edges with zip ties until the entire canvas is covered.
  8. Use zip ties to attach the plastic canvas circle to the wreath frame, creating the center of your sunflower.
  9. Fluff out your petals and trim any loose threads.
  10. Secure a piece of felt to the back of your wreath frame to protect your door.
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DIY Fall Owl Wreath Tutorial

Adorn your door with this woodsy owl wreath for fall! Watch the character come to life as you add leafy feathers and floral eyes!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Small grapevine wreath
Large grapevine wreath
Fall leaves
Twig bundle
Green burlap ribbon
Sola flowers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Floral wire
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Use wire to attach the small wreath to the large wreath.
2. Snap off two bundles of sticks and use wire to attach them to the sides of the large wreath, creating your owl’s wings.
3. Snap off two small bundles of twigs and use wire to attach them to the sides of the small wreath.
4. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and loop it around your small wreath, creating a hanger.
5. Use hot glue to attach leaves around the edges of the owl wreath. All leaves should face down.
6. Use hot glue to attach two flowers to the small wreath, creating your owl’s eyes.
7. Tie a bow and use hot glue to attach it to the neck of the owl.

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DIY Mesh Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial

Celebrating fall in a bright and colorful way! This mesh pumpkin wreath is whimsical and festive, perfect for all lovers of the season.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 Hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Orange deco mesh
5″ Styrofoam disc
“U” Shaped Floral Pins
10″ Green mesh
Orange felt
Silk leaves
Raffia
Orange ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut 10″ squares of orange mesh.
2. Roll up the squares of mesh and insert a floral pin into the center of the tube.
3. Fold the roll at the center and add some hot glue near the floral pin prongs before inserting into the edge of the disc.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 until the entire disc is full.
5. Cut 24″ of green mesh and roll it into a loose tube. It should be twice as large as the orange tubes.
6. Use a floral pin and hot glue to attach it to the back of the pumpkin, near the top.
7. Tie a piece of orange ribbon, creating a loop. Attach it to the back of the disc with hot glue.
8. Next, insert the greenery leaves into the styrofoam base next to the pumpkin mesh stem.
9. Cut a piece of orange felt to cover the back of the pumpkin and hot glue it into place.

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DIY ‘BOO’ Spiderweb Wreath Tutorial

Let’s get SPOOKY! This BOO wreath is the perfect Halloween decoration – Dress up you front door and scare the Trick or Treaters this fall!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
BOO letters
Grapevine wreath
Large spider
White twine
Large needle
Orange paint
Black spray paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Spray paint your grapevine wreath black.
2. Paint your BOO letters orange.
3. Use hot glue to attach a piece of bakers twine to the wreath. String it across and wrap it around the opposite side. Repeat this step until it’s crossed 5-6 times.
4. Thread a needle with bakers twine and weave it around the strings attached to the wreath, creating a web. Use hot glue to secure the string when necessary.
5. Use hot glue to attach the BOO letters to the top of the wreath.
6. Complete the wreath by using hot glue to attach the spider to the bottom of the web.

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