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
Let the kids of all ages get in on the fun with these easy and fun fall projects. Though, honestly, these are great for adults too so don't be shy in jumping in.
Thumb Print Pumpkin Patch T-Shirt
Let the kids fingerpaint and create fall themed clothing at the same time with this easy and adorable thumbprint project.
Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Create simple stamps using apples that the kids can then use to make pumpkin themed cards, pictures, wrapping paper, and more.
DIY Fall Banner Project with Your Kids
Collect leaves, twigs, and more to create a natural themed banner.
How to Make DIY Twig Letters
Take a walk and collect twigs that can be glued onto letter forms for a fun decoration.
How to Paint Acorns
Gather acorns and paint them for a fun pop of color and to use a variety of other fall craft projects.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet Craft for Kids!
A magnet made from popsicle sticks is the perfect way to hang fall inspired artwork on the refrigerator door.
Fall Craft Projects with Yarn
For the knitter or crocheter these projects are sure to keep you warm and cozy as the leaves fall outside.
Create Loom Knit Pumpkins for Fall Decor with a free loom knitting pattern
Create simple and everlasting pumpkins for decorative use with this loom knit pattern.
The Cabled Cowl Knitting Pattern
Fall colors knit into a cabled cowl that will keep you or a loved one warm all winter long.
Easy Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern
These are great for using around the homestead. Your hands will stay warm but you'll still have full use of your fingers.
Fall Maple Leaves Free Crochet Pattern
Crochet beautifully colored maple leaves for a multitude of uses both as decor or gifts. Great for folks who might not live with maple leaves that fall every Autumn.
Whether you're an experienced woodworker or someone who just wants to play with branches, you're sure to find a fall project or two here to inspire and keep your hands busy.
How to Make Rustic Candle Holders from Logs
Use small logs or large branches for easy and rustic candle holders that make for lovely table centerpieces while also bringing light to the dark days of the season.
Spile: How to Tap into Sap - A Woodturning Project
Get ready for spring in the fall by turning your own spile for tapping trees. Would also make excellent holiday gifts if you've got the right tools.
Rustic Pallet Pumpkin
A pallet, some paint and a bit of creativity gets you a lovely wooden pumpkin perfect for hanging on the door this fall season.
Fall Pallet with an Always Give Thanks stencil
Make this give thanks sign to great all your Thanksgiving dinner guests and as a reminder for the entire season.
Weaving Fall Crafts
These woven projects are as useful as they are beautiful and can be done by inexperienced and advanced weavers alike.
Making Pine Needle Baskets From Local Materials
Gather pine needles for basket making and package those holiday cookies up in a homemade basket for giving later.
Fall project: How to Make a Wreath
Weave vines together for a simple and natural wreath that is sure to be a welcoming fall touch on your door.
How to Weave on a Stick with Branch Weaving
Weave yarn around branches for a delightful project that brings the natural world inside the home.
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