Oct 11

Vintage Mama’s Journeys: Autumn Crafts from Around the Blogosphere

Window Display of Autumn Harvest Foods

I love blogging! It is so much fun to take a few minutes out of my busy day and discover what other bloggers are creating. And I love to share those ideas with you! Here are a few autumn craft ideas that I have discovered that will bring a bit of autumn sparkle to your home. I hope you will try some of these fun crafts, and please be sure to visit the blogs where I found these creative autumn craft ideas.

YumpkinsYarn Pumpkins (aka Yumpkins)

from A Soft Place to Land

 Just a touch of autumn whimsy will brighten up any corner of your home as the days grow shorter and the chilly winds begin to blow. These adorable Yarn Pumpkins (aka Yumpkins!) were discovered at A Soft Place to Land.

Created from small pumpkins and gourds from the garden (or even a couple of “pretend” pumpkins from the dollar store!), wrapped in lovely shades of autumn. Super simple, and definitely guaranteed to bring some autumn sunshine into your home! Visit A Soft Place to Land for the complete tutorial for making your own Yarn Pumpkins (Yumpkins!)

 Book Page Pumpkins

Book Page Pumpkins

from Creations by Kara

So many pages and no end of creative things you can do with them!  Over at Creations by Kara, we discovered these sweet little book page pumpkins that are simply adorable. Any old book will do, the older the better so the pages will have that aged, vintage look, then add a twig from the back yard (along with your trusty friend the hot glue gun to hold it all together!), and a scrap of green ribbon for the leaves, and there you have it. Make a whole basket full of these little gems to decorate your home this autumn. Sweet!

Pumpkin Collage

Framed Pumpkin Collage

by My Blessed Life

Here’s another creative craft idea to get your family in the mood for autumn! A frame (you could use a vintage frame and paint it or decorate it, or buy a new one), some burlap for the background, scrapbook paper pumpkin cutouts, scrabble pieces, and another adventure with the hot glue gun, and you’ve got the makings for this artistic collage from My Blessed Life.

You can find the complete tutorial at My Blessed life blog . . . . . and be sure to leave a comment and say that Ruby sent you!

 Leaf Placemat Pillows

Leaf Placemat Pillows

by Becca at

Home is Where My Story Begins

“Those aren’t pillows!” So begins the blog post where we discovered this craft project idea. Just take a few autumn leaf-shaped place mats from Wal-Mart, open up one of the seams and stuff it full of pillow stuffing, and voila!

Cute, easy, and inexpensive pillows to give your home a bit of autumn ambience. Isn’t she absolutely crafty?

 Painted and Lettered Pumpkins

Fresh as Fall

Painted and Lettered Pumpkin Décor by Shanty 2 Chic

Sometimes it is the simplest designs of all that make the most creative statement! This charming painted pumpkin features chipboard letters spelling the word “fall,” glued onto one side and then the entire pumpkin is spray painted a soft ivory.

Burlap fabric flowers embellish the side of the pumpkin, and in combination with a few other simple autumn treasures, it makes a beautiful centerpiece for your table or on a mantle. Be sure to visit Shanty 2 Chic for more crafty decorating ideas.

If you have any creative, crafty project ideas for autumn, please let me know so I can feature YOUR projects right here at mamas*little*treasures! And don’t forget, there are FREE tutorials right here for you to create your own fun craft projects, so be sure to check them out. If you create a craft project using one of the tutorials here at mamas*little*treasures, I would love to see pictures of your creations! Email me at editor@rubyforwomen.com and we’ll include you in an upcoming blog post.

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