Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects

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As the autumn cool breeze first makes its appearance… and the leaves crisp and flutter to the ground, the fireplace is in constant use, and there’s almost always something bubbling on the stove… or the oven… or both.

Autumn is all about creating… and preserving — celebrating the harvest.

Scattering pumpkins and acorns, mums and maize warms the house in anticipation of beautiful fall.One of the most wonderful times of the year.

And, of course, the leaves. Beautiful leaves in reds and golds and orange.

We’ve found some amazing projects to help you celebrate a most wonderful time of the year.

Make a Fall Wreath with Colorful Foliage

Rake in the compliments with a wreath featuring brilliant autumn leaves. This works with maple, oak, sweet gum, hickory, dogwood—whatever is putting on a show in your yard. You can also make it with preserved leaves purchased at a crafts store or online.

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Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Carving Optional

Carving is optional with this easy pumpkin decoration. Simply adhere dried or pressed leaves with Mod Podge onto white pumpkins!

Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Nut Wreath

Celebrate fall’s abundance of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts with this festive decoration. Use any hard-shelled nuts, including acorns you gather from your own backyard.

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Pinecones and Autumn Leaves

Simplify front door decorating with a store-bought pinecone wreath. Give the wreath a personal touch with colorful leaves, fall flowers, and bittersweet.

Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

A Leaf Project

50 Leaves and Mod Podge

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Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Leaf Stamped Napkins

An easy way to bring nature into your home for fall.

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“Pumpkins” and Acorns

It’s cute as can be, but don’t call it pumpkin! It’s actually pumpkin-on-a-stick eggplant (also called scarlet Chinese eggplant), which turns a brilliant red-orange color when it matures and begins to dry. Look for it at farmers’ markets or in the floral sections of large supermarkets, or grow it yourself from seeds.

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Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Gilded Pear Placecards

An easy fall or Thanksgiving DIY project.

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Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Gold Leaf Pinecone Garland

All fall and throughout the Christmas holidays.

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Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

Brown Leaf Doodles

An easy project with brown leaves and markers.

Preserving the Harvest with Easy Fall DIY Projects | 31Daily.com

 

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.