Three Fun Fall Crafts
The warm weather is wearing off and the leaves on the trees are turning color. You know what that means: the autumn season is just around the corner.
Though it goes without saying, we’ll just say it, anyway — fall is quite possibly the best time of the year for crafts. Whether you want to make your own wreaths and centerpieces to celebrate the harvest season or make some tasty homemade candies before Trick or Treat rolls around, we’ve got you covered. Here are some fun and easy do-it-yourself projects to get you ready for autumn.
1. Fall Centerpieces
Who doesn’t love a tasteful seasonal centerpiece on their dining room or kitchen table? Not only do they spruce up the every-day humdrum of your living quarters, but centerpieces are a great way to show off your artistic side to your visitors. Rustic tones are best for the season, so depending on what you have available to you (either from your local horticulturist or even your own garden), try to include hydrangea, dahlias, copper amaranth, anything with berries, dandelions, birch bark, gourds and pumpkins.
2. Autumn Wreath
Nothing says “welcome!” quite like a homemade wreath on your front door. With a little help from our old pal the Internet, wreaths can be surprisingly easy to make on your own. A few of our favorites include this popcorn wreath, this pine cone wreath, this potpourri wreath and this corncob and husk wreath. If you’re looking for additional, more affordable do-it-yourself wreaths, give this website a look-see.
3. Make Your Own Candy Corn
They’re the quintessential fall candy, and you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that they’re simple to cook up yourself in your kitchen. All you need is confectioners’ sugar, dried milk, kosher salt, granulated sugar, corn syrup, water, unsalted butter, vanilla extract and food coloring – and of course, a heaping spoonful of love. Check out the full recipe here.