Set the theme with this simple, low-cost craft for fall. Add variety to your display by making orange pumpkins, too!
What you'll need: Colored cardstock, brads, scissors, hole punch
These fall-inspired cookies are made from kids' favorite sweets.
Mini Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies
Gather a few fall leaves from your garden and turn them into works of art. Press your leaves between a glass frame and display them on your mantle all year-round.
Recycle some bottles to make a great table centerpiece or windowsill decoration.
What you'll need: vinyl, brown empty jars, craft scissors, Mod Podge, bundles of wheat
Make it: If your bottles have labels, soak them in warm water for 10-20 minutes and then rub off the label. Spell out "FALL" with your favorite font on your computer, and print. Trace onto some vinyl sheets and cut with craft scissors. Apply Mod Podge to the backs of your letters and attach to the bottles. Finally, insert a bunch of wheat stems into the bottle -- you want them to fit snugly.
Link together these felt leaves to add some fall color to your house.
What you'll need: cardboard or paper, different colored felt, brown or black thread, scissors
Make it: Make several leaf templates -- you can trace real leaves or freehand a few. Trace your template onto different colored felt and cut out. Using a sewing machine, add the leaf vein detail. Keep threading the leaves without cutting the thread, and you'll automatically link your leaves into a fun, colorful garland.
String up some pompoms and pinecones to make this simple fall decoration.
What you'll need: pinecones, a bag of pompoms, heavy-duty thread, needle
Make it: Thread your needle and push it through five different color pompoms, leaving a little space between each one. Then, tie on a pinecone by wrapping your thread around the first few prongs of the cone. Continue this until your garland is as long as you like, and hang it from your mantle, your door, or your entry table.
For a simple, crowd-pleasing treat try these tasty baked apples.
A precut presentation board from an office supply store becomes a perfect toss board for these apple-toss beanbags. Let the games begin!
What You'll Need
Box cutter, straight edge, tri-fold presentation board, pencil, bowl or other round object, craft paint, paintbrush, packing tape, hole punch (optional), 1 yard ribbon (optional)
Jazz up a box of cake mix with some canned pumpkin puree.