Last weekend I got to spend a fabulous time welcoming in autumn by going on an annual trip I make with my girlfriends … which are all part of a craft group I started the same year I became a mom. The group has paralleled my growth as a mother, friend, and person. The weekend was filled with creating, laughter, eating, relaxing, and simply enjoying life. The weather was very fickle … raining one minute, sunny the next, then hail … and always extremely windy. This was perfect crafting weather, thus I got a lot done!
Here are 3 fall crafts that I completed this weekend …
I had lots of grand ideas on how I wanted to create a couple new wreaths for the fall … but after fiddling a bit with different materials and arrangements, I decided that simple was the best. I picked up grapevine wreaths ($4.99/each) and silk fall leaves ($.99/package) at Michael’s the day we left for the trip. I simply adhered the leaves using my trusting hot glue gun and … voila … simple fall wreaths just perfect for my office door and front porch at home!
This project was inspired by one of the very first posts I repinned on Pinterest … Fall leaves garland DIY by A Beautiful Mess. All I did was cut simple leaves out of a few different colors of felt and hand stitch them with yarn … voila #2 … simple fall garland.
And what’s a girl to do with a tin can, some sticks from the surrounding woods, and a glue gun? Make a ruSTICK container of course! I got this idea from good ‘ol Martha. It’s just perfect for fall decorating. I’m thinking about putting tea lights inside or flowers inside it. I also plan to make more of these and write on the bottom of the can where and when I acquired the sticks for each can (as I did for this one!). That way the container(s) will also serve as a keepsake from the trip!
I hope all of you take some time to create something just for yourself and nurture the person inside you!!!