Making your home cosy is one of the best things about autumn. Snuggling up under a blanket with the fire on, and candles flickering on a chilly evening- perfect! There are plenty of ways you can update your home for the upcoming season, and it doesn’t have to cost much. Here are some of the best crafts from around the internet that you could try your hand at this autumn.
This is a cute, unique way to display your tealight candles! Line Mason jars (or any other glass jars) with pretty autumn leaves you have collected. Use PVA glue stick them to the inside of the jar, and then wrap some twine around the neck of the jar for a rustic finish. Once your candles are inside it glows through the yellow, orange and red leaves and looks incredible!
Pumpkins are in season all the way through October up until December in the UK. Carved Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins are of course great for around Halloween, but you don’t have to overlook them throughout the rest of the autumn. These cool looking vibrant fruits can make great decorations. For example, painted white gives them an elegant yet unusual look. You could also carve out the centre and use them as a vase for some gorgeous autumnal flowers. An ideal way to use pumpkins so that they look autumnal rather than spooky! If you don’t own pumpkin carving tools it can be worth picking some up, scooping out slimy pumpkin innards isn’t much fun!
Wreaths don’t just have to be for Christmas! A wreath made of autumnal fallen leaves hung on your front door looks amazing for the autumn. There are a few ways you can go about making these. The easiest is by stringing the leaves together using a needle and thread, and then gluing them to a wire frame. If you’re not a master of hot glue, I find cordless glue guns to be more convenient. It just means you can maneuver around things more easily. If you have a large tree on your property that sheds leaves everywhere in the autumn, this could be a good way to make use of them. Alternatively, you could go on a woodland walk and pick up the prettiest ones you can find.
As well as a rustic looking decorative piece, a bowl of potpourri will make your home smell nice too. Round up a selection of acorns, pine cones, twigs and mix with things like cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole nuts and dried berries. You can also carefully dry out slices of apple and orange in the oven to add to your mix. For even more scent, add a couple of drops of essential oil- a warming autumnal scent like vanilla would work well. Display in a large dish for a fantastic practical DIY.
Are you a crafty person? Have you ever tried any of these ideas?