Easy Fall Crafting & Baking
Oh fall how I adore you! I love the chill air and changing leaves. Pumpkin flavors, warm spices, and cozy blankets. And of course crafts to fill my home with all the fall decor I can pack in. As always, I’ve got an easy fall craft that’ll move you on to baking in no time.
We try to make this season last as long as possible. Apple picking, breezy hay rides, and of course baking by the pumpkin loads. Also, I secretly take out all my fall decor and put it up way too early! I so want fall to last forever, and sometimes the weather isn’t doing it’s part, so I have to coerce the season to begin! Honestly, I feel like I will the season to begin by putting up my fall decor early….so, you’re welcome!
Well, me and the craft store that is. I know you may think it’s ridiculous to put out the fall decor so early, but just know, there are some of us who can’t wait for the summer to end for the first whiff of cinnamon pinecones! Well, this year I took advantage of that and started buying some pieces to create a fun fall craft. I didn’t know exactly What I was going to create, I just started grabbing things up when they were somewhere around a dollar (honestly though, when anything drops to $1, just snatch it up. That’s a rule you should live by…always). I also happened upon these shutters from a flea market. For the longest time I had no idea what I was going to do with these shutters, although everyone’s been decorating with them, I just couldn’t make it work in my home…until fall (see, fall is magical).
Let’s get crafty!
Heres what I grabbed to make this craft happen:
- Some letters (any color & size will do)
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Seasonal ribbon & floral pieces
- A thrifty piece of wood, shutters, or oohhh a plank of shiplap would be awesome (get a picture hanging kit to hang it on the wall if that works for you) think crafty people!
- ….and our trusty hot glue gun
Simple steps (This craft is so easy there’s almost no need to write out the steps, but here is goes…):
- Paint your letters (if they’re not already the colors you want them to be)
- Thread your burlap through the slats (or arrange on your wood planks)
- Glue the burlap together where they meet in the back
- Arrange your letters and glue them down to the burlap
- Last, arrange your fall pieces however you want around the burlap
Alright guys, this is one of the quickest, easiest crafts for fall, leaving plenty of time for some baking (and more crafting of course). So if you’re so inclined, check out these yummy recipe. I’ve just baked off my first pumpkin, so I’m on my way to getting a few of these on the table!
Pumpkin Soup (trust me on this one!)
What would you add to this list? Share in the comments!