Hey! It's Nienke. One of the fortunate side effects of blogging for me, is that I do more seasonal crafts. Though I always thought I'd be that kind of mom who would set up all sorts of holiday and seasonal crafts, I tend to be either late, lazy or uninspired on that topic. However, the more I got into blogging and the blogger community, the more seasonal inspiration I got. Plus, my blog felt a bit bare if I didn't include some fun seasonal photos... But still, it is not something that comes naturally to me. For those of you who can relate to this, I collected some wonderful fall craft tutorials.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind in fall is leaves. All sorts, shapes and crafty purposes... Plus, those cute leaf templates are begging to be used in many other ways, like as a stencil or applique!
These maple leaf mug rug tutorial from Lulu and Celeste is a fun way to make decor that can be used as well.
Dana from the fabulous blog MADE has a tutorial for the felt leaves above. You should really hop over to see the other beautiful photos of the leaves she has posted, hanging from the ceiling, spread out on the table... Gorgeous!
What I really like about this pillow from Tea Rose Home is the arrangement of the leaves. Not neat and orderly, but very organic. Everyone who has ever been in my house can affirm that my "arrangements" are usually more organic than orderly... (Okay, my house is usually a mess. But on this pillow, I still like the way the leaves are distributed.)
If you feel like crafting without fabric for a change, take a look at this tutorial at A Beautiful Mess. They use clay for these brooches, it sounds fairly easy!
As the name says, this fall pillow from Cluck Cluck Sew is a great scrap buster!
Cute little felt coasters over at Sew Mama Sew. Yes, half of them are not leaves but acorns, but since there are leaves as well, I thought these fun little things were allowed in this category.
These leaves and other fall items can be strung together in garlands easily, thus giving a bit more purpose to your endless crafting of leaves...
Radiant Home Studio has a tutorial for this felt leaf garland.
No less than four different garlands over at A Beautiful Mess. I especially love the leaf templates for the paper garland, plus all four of them are very easy to make. The kids would love such a ghost garland!
Our garden is full of spiderwebs these days and with Halloween around the corner, spider crafts can be a fast and fun way to add a seasonal vibe to your crafting.
Sew Maris made a tutorial for these fun potholders for Sew Mama Sew.
For Halloween last year, I made a tutorial for Trick or Treat pillowcases for Peek-a-Boo Pages.
Though we don't celebrate Halloween over here in the Netherlands, pumpkins are increasingly popular here as well. Both as decor and as dinner. We don't know real pumpkin patches though, so those pictures of patches full of pumpkins do seem a bit surreal, like they're only waiting there for a fairy godmother. I'd love to see those in real life one day!
The Crazy Tailor made these bright fabric pumpkins for Peek-a-Boo Pages.
The Turquoise Home has a tutorial for this Scrappy Pumpkin, great for a treasured leftover piece of fabric!
Though some kids will be perfectly able to do the crafts above, I found some fun and easy ones especially for them as well.
This tutorial from Krokotak looks perfect for my Kindergartner. He isn't the most patient kid around, but loves to be involved in any crafting.
I love the colours of these painted leaves from No Time For Flashcards! And I think that even our preschooler could manage these with some help.
We live near small forests with loads of pine trees, but just painting them gets boring after a while. I hope to give this Ombre Pinecone tutorial from Whimzeecal a go this time around!
I hope you got a bit of inspiration with all this. If you do make something fall inspired, I'd love to see it! If you share them on social media, please tag UpCraft Club and Pienkel on Instagram or on Facebook (UpCraft Club and Pienkel as well, we're quite easy to find!) so we can enjoy what you've made and maybe get that last push to create something ourselves...