Fall is one of my favorite seasons, along with winter, spring and summer. Each season has its own benefits and things to enjoy. For me, fall is the time for making crafts. There isn’t as much to do in the garden, the busy season of harvesting and canning is over, the evening comes earlier so we spend more time inside, and the cooler weather inspires me to make some changes in my home. Making fall crafts is a great way to spend an afternoon.
The slower months of fall is the perfect time to learn new crafts or teach others crafts you know. It’s so important that we teach the next generation the skills we know or are learning. It doesn’t have to be complicated or frustrating; just take your time and enjoy the process.
Most of these crafts use items that are easily found around your home or property. We also have a craft supplies and resource page with links to products we recommend.
Fall crafts for kids
I love making thumbprint crafts with my little one, I would certainly do it with my teenagers but they don’t get excited about wearing a t-shirt with their thumbprints on it. A few years ago we made a thumbprint pumpkin patch t-shirt while cooking dinner. Yep, it was that easy.
Apples are good for so many things, including making stamps with. These pumpkin apple stamps are so cute would make really great placemats for the fall table. Don’t forget to laminate them so they last more than one day.
This animal banner is such a cute idea. You could have a little scavenger hunt to find just the right leaves and twigs to make the animals.
With a little help from an older sibling or parent to man the glue gun, children will love making these twig letters for themselves or family and friends.
Depending on where you live, fall might be filled with a lot of browns instead of yellow, red and orange. Gather up those acorns and learn how to paint them to add a pop of color to your home.
I just love this little popsicle stick scarecrow magnet. Sometimes it’s hard to find crafts other than pumpkins or Halloween for children to do for fall so this one is a fun treat.
Fall crafts for the knitter/crocheter
If you are looking to knit a super quick and warm scarf, then this super scarf pattern is what you’ve been looking for.
Knit fingerless gloves are great for using around the homestead. Your hands will stay warm but you’ll still have full use of your fingers.
These crocheted pumpkins and crocheted fall leaves are just what is needed to bring a little of the fall colors indoors. You can use them year after year. I also think they would make super cute coasters.
For the woodworker
Dress up the porch by making a pallet pumpkin. You can usually find pallets for free with a little looking around.
These tree trunk candle holders are such a fun way to bring nature indoors and would look wonderful on tabletops or mantles.
Having an autumn log centerpiece would be a great statement piece for your table. I’m now on the hunt for just the right log for my Thanksgiving tables.
A “Give Thanks” sign from pallets is a great way to remind your family and neighbors that we really do have so much to be thankful for. It’s also a very frugal project since it is made from free pallets.
Fall crafts for the decorator
These felted acorns are easy enough for children to make them and sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy. It makes the perfect family fall craft!
Make book page and sheet music coasters to go with the rest of your fall decor. One of the great things about this project is that you could use them all year depending on what words you put on them.
I really love repurposing things that would normally get thrown away. These rustic flower vases are such a great way to do just that.
I’m not sure why, but I cannot stop thinking about this button tree. I’m not sure I have a place in my home to hang it but I’m on the hunt to find a place.
Every year I wind up with used canning lids that I can’t reuse for canning and bands that starting to rust. I hate just putting these in the recycle bucket so I was super excited to see these pumpkins made with canning jar bands and lids.
I’ve always wondered how to make cinnamon pine cones. We have several pine trees on our property and baskets of scented pine cones will be a fun way to freshen up the house.
One more pumpkin craft for those of you who have some wine corks laying around just waiting for a fun project to do with them. Use them to make a wine cork pumpkin for your bookshelf or mantle.
Fall crafts for the weaver
Since we have several pine trees on our property I was excited to see that I can make pine needle baskets with the needles that drop every year.
Lastly, making fire starters for the winter is a fun project that uses things we would normally throw away. These fire starters will not only help you light a larger fire but will also burn on their own for about 30 minutes.
What are some fun fall crafts your family has been doing?
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