10 Fall Crafts and Inspiring Ideas
Written by Christi Given | October 21, 2016
Every week I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian walk of faith and any miscellaneous topics! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions and become bold in your faith. We love you, PI readers!
This week on the Girl Talk forum, a PI Girl was raving about how fall is her favorite time of the year. Aside from Christmas time, I couldn’t agree more! The PI Girl listed her favorite things she loves about the autumn season.
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Some of the anonymous PI Girl’s reasons she loves this time of year are the beautiful fall leaves, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice yummy drinks (oh, with extra whip), boots, scarves, cold weather and, surprisingly, school. I agree with all of these points! I especially agree it’s exciting because we’re closer to the fun fall holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Since we’re on the subject of fall, I want to share some fun crafts and ideas you can do when the weather gets too cold to go outside and you want inspiration!
10 Fall Crafts and Inspiring Ideas
1. Carve or Paint Pumpkins: You can use special craft paint instead of carving and can use stencils to make pretty or spooky designs for the pumpkin season. Gather some friends in your dorm or apartment and make a fun fall party with hot chocolate and baked treats.
2. Bake Pumpkin Pie or Bread: This is the perfect time of year to bake and be in the kitchen. If you are close to home, make time to bake with the ones you love! This is one of my favorite times of year and I just love making cookies, pies and beautiful treats to share with family, friends and neighbors!
Click here for Lauren Conrad’s Apple Pie Recipe.
3. Make Your Own Scarf: Buy some fabric at the fabric store and make an infinity scarf, which can be so affordable, and is super easy to make and cute! If you don’t have a sewing machine you can “cut, fold and pin fabric.”
From the DIY Network: “To make an infinity scarf, you’ll need 3/4 yard (60” wide) of lightweight knit fabric. Fold the fabric in half the long way, pretty sides facing together inward. Pin the edges together. Stitch the long side together 1/2” from the edge by hand (remembering to backstitch) or use a sewing machine if you’ve got one.”
Tools You’ll Need:
– Sewing machine (optional)
Materials You’ll Need:
– 3/4 yard (60” wide) lightweight knit fabric
Final Instructions for Infinity Scarf: “Close the hole with an invisible stitch, which you do by starting with your needle inside of the seam and pulling it straight out, then go back across and stick the needle in and down through the seam allowance. It’s also known as a ladder stitch. Keep going until you get to the end and tie a knot.”
4. Make Your Own Crayon Candles: Note: Make sure you do this with a parent, and do not try this at home if you are under 18 years old. Candles are not something to play with. For a Crayon candle tutorial video, click here.
5. Go Pumpkin Patch Hunting: Find that perfect pumpkin and gift one to a friend or family member! Take photos with a friend in your favorite fall outfit and decorate your home with your choice of pumpkin size and color!
6. Donate Clothing: Pick out some of your older clothes you know you don’t wear and bless someone else with them. This is the perfect time during a new season to do a second round of spring cleaning, or should I say fall cleaning?! This will give you room to have new fall and winter items!
7. Make Cards for Your Local Homeless Soup Kitchen, Firemen/Policemen or Soldiers: You can really make someone’s day by having a heart of gratitude and by thanking your local servicemen. Think of a way you can bless those serving in our military or even those giving their time to protect you in the local community! I’m sure your church or youth group would love to be a part of this.
8. Make a Fall and Winter Playlist: Make a CD mix for you and your bestie to jam to in the car.
9. Create Your Own Fall Wreath: Want your own decor for your dorm room door or for your family’s home? Go to Michaels craft store or a local store where you can get creative supplies, and use a chalkboard or synthetic leaves to make your own beautifully designed fall leaf wreath!
10. Make Your Own Candle Holder Leaf Mason Jar: Take any old pasta sauce jar or mason jar and decorate it with fake leaves. This is such a cute idea for a fall Pinterest party or to add that fall feel to your room, apartment or dorm! Happy Fall!
Click here to learn how to make the mason jar with autumn leaves.
PI Girls, what do you like about the fall season and do you have any craft ideas? Comment below!