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.
Carving is optional with this easy pumpkin decoration. Simply adhere dried or pressed leaves with Mod Podge onto white pumpkins!
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.
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.
A Leaf Project
50 Leaves and Mod Podge
Leaf Stamped Napkins
An easy way to bring nature into your home for fall.
“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.
Gilded Pear Placecards
An easy fall or Thanksgiving DIY project.
Gold Leaf Pinecone Garland
All fall and throughout the Christmas holidays.
Brown Leaf Doodles
An easy project with brown leaves and markers.