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Posted in You | October 2013

‘Tis the season to get crafty

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When the weather starts to get cooler and gardens have been cleaned up and put to bed for the winter, it’s the perfect time to move inside, start new craft projects and settle in for a few months of blissful creative exploration.

Since fall is such a visually stunning time of year, you can take a lot of your inspiration from the colors of the season—think gold, yellow, orange, ochre and red. But nature’s harvest is another rich source of creative fodder. Imagine tall wheat sheaves, fat pumpkins, shiny apples, delicate pine cones, and intricate leaves of all shapes and sizes. Consider taking a nature walk and photographing some of the uniquely autumn sights in your neighborhood to get yourself inspired! You might want to take along a bag in case you see leaves, pine cones, twigs or other natural objects you want to incorporate into a centerpiece, wreath, or other work of art.

If you already paint, quilt or knit, a walk in the woods is probably all it’ll take to inspire you to pull out your paintbrushes, fabric or yarn! But if you’re feeling crafty and not sure exactly what it is you want to create, have a look at these wonderful resources for stunning fall craft projects.

  • Remodelaholic has a fabulous list of the 25 best fall crafts that will give you some fantastic fall-themed craft ideas.
  • Martha Stewart has stunning projects you can try including a vintage paper leaf wreath, gourd luminaries, and felt trivets.
  • Quilters might want to check out the incredible fall and Halloween-themed patterns at Fave Quilts, or the beautiful selection of free autumn quilt patterns at FreePatterns.com and Free Quilting.com.
  • Yarn lovers eager to start knitting up sweaters, hats, mitts and scarves should peruse All Free Knitting, and lovers of crocheted amigurumi toys should pay a visit to the Planet June Craft Blog to see a magical selection of seasonal fall patterns.

Don’t forget the little ones! Kids love craft projects, so check out The Crafty Crow, Babble, and Martha Stewart for delightful autumn-inspired craft ideas that your children or grandchildren will love!

Let the beauty of the season inspire you to create and share your own works of art, and perhaps you’ll inspire a friend, neighbor or child to explore and unleash their inner creativity too!

Happy crafting!

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