I love autumn! And at our house we love to create autumn crafts, so I have been searching out some of the prettiest, easiest, and least expensive craft ideas to tell you about. Usually I like to create my own new craft projects to share with you, but since I recently started a new JOB away from home, I haven’t quite gotten back in the swing of things as it relates to my creative projects.
Here are a couple of great ideas, so I hope you will check out these very creative bloggers and let them know I sent you their way. Hopefully, by this next week, I will have a chance to work on some holiday projects to post here to inspire YOUR creativity . . . . but I am trying to finish up a custom bridal order for a beautiful bride in Athens, Greece and I also just received a custom order for a refashioned Christmas sweater. My problem is that I just want to work on all of them at once!
We really like making the holiday banners, with each individual letter of the banner created with collage “stuff,” but here is one that is quicker and easier than all the “fluffy” stuff that I like to do. This adorable banner was created by Kalleen and posted on her blog, At Second Street. The complete project is a FREE printable that you can download and make with your family for your Thanksgiving celebration. (images reposted from At Second Street)
Another blog where you can find lots of great crafty project ideas for the holidays is Gingerbread Snowflakes. There are several craft tutorials posted, but I just wanted to share this one with you because I am definitely going to make some of these for the holidays! We live by a lake with a woods behind our house, so we have piles and piles (and piles!) of leaves to rake up every year.
And I have a fairly good stash of Mason jars from canning that I (used to) do, as well as from the yummy stuff that Grandma brings every year. She still has time to can tomatoes, and she makes the BEST chili sauce that we use in everything from chili to spaghetti, tacos and meatloaf.
You will find the directions for creating these dazzling candle holders if you visit Gingerbread Snowflakes, and be sure to let you know you stopped by . . . . and don’t forget to let her know that I told you about her! (Image reposted from Gingerbread Snowflakes)
I’ve found several other craft projects, many with tutorials right on the blogs, so I’ll post those links next week. And in the meantime, I’m going to try to finish up a couple of my own creative tasks so I can start a few new ones! I’ll keep you posted on my progress ;o) Have a great Friday, make new friends along the way, and I hope you have a joyous and restful weekend. Nina
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