Collecting pine cones can be a fun pass time especially if you end up using them for craft projects. Pine cone crafts are quite popular in rustic decor and there is a wide variety of unique projects to choose from.
To create a festive home for your guests this Thanksgiving, why not try making some of your own decor? These Thanksgiving crafts include ideas for a decorative table and welcoming home decor.
With all of the busyness that comes with Christmas, it’s best to start early with making decorations and gift items. This collection of DIY Christmas crafts will get you well on your way to being prepared for the holiday. Find ideas for decorating, entertaining, and homemade gifts. Create a budget friendly, rustic Christmas!
Because there are so many things that you can do with acorns, you may find yourself hunting outside for them. This is all fine and good if your prepare them properly before using in crafts. Not only do they need to be cleaned, but they also need to be free of bugs like weevils. You definitely don’t want your acorn display ruined by a host of larvae! However, there is no need to worry at all if you know how to dry and preserve your acorns. I’m going to show you how to dry acorns for crafts in just a few easy steps.
Halloween is such a fun time to make your own decorations, costumes and treat bags. To keep the expense of all this crafting down, I am sharing these quick Halloween crafts using things from nature. Not only are these projects budget friendly but they also have rustic style. All you need to do is go on a nature walk and start collecting!
Because of the warm colors in pumpkins, leaves, acorns and pinecones, they are all perfect to use in Fall decorating projects. I have come up with a collection of Fall crafts that are perfect for bringing in the new season. The best part is that most of the projects are super easy and budget friendly.
If you think Halloween is all about bright orange and green, think again! It’s easy to carry over a rustic decorating scheme right into the holiday season with some handy craft tricks. These rustic Halloween crafts make it easy to have a festive home.
Rustic Halloween Crafts
The first idea is to take a dollar store pumpkin and give it a rustic aged look by antiquing it. Debbie Doos shows just how easy it is to accomplish this with a little bit of dark wax.
Doesn’t the new pumpkin look rustic and warm? Check out this halloween craft and see how it also looks on a squash.
Mason jar crafts are always a favorite and this fun candy corn mason jar is fantastic for Halloween. A little paint is all you need to repurpose the jars into festive decor.
The easy to follow tutorial can be found at A Diamond In The Stuff.
These rustic pumpkins were crafted from scrap wood.
Get the step by step tutorial from Finding Home.
Another type of scrap wood pumpkin to add to your Halloween crafts is a stacked wood pumpkin craft. It gives a totally different look that is still rustic and super fun.
See the instructions at DIY Swank.
The last Halloween craft idea is also a great way to recycle some of your old cans. These rustic painted cans make an adorable way to store treats.
And, make sure you check out my post on pumpkin crafts to see how I transformed a variety of pumpkins using things like birch bark, book pages, and even an old sweater!
Now that Fall is officially here, it may be time to start changing up the decor in our homes just a bit. I love the warm colors of Fall and try to add that spiciness to various vignettes throughout my home. I pulled out a warm rustic apple and one of my favorite hand crafted pumpkins to add to my fireplace hearth. Easy Fall decorating ideas like this don’t take a lot of time but do add a lot of spice.
DIY Fall Craft Idea
A pumpkin covered in birch is a fun rustic way to enhance a more traditional Fall item. You can see how to make the pumpkin at my post, Birch Bark Pumpkin Craft.
Here are some more easy Fall decorating ideas that I have found.
Painted pumpkins are an easy and excellent way to get the traditional Fall must haves into your decorating scheme in a way that blends nicely with the rest of your decor. Combining them with old books and a rustic crate is just icing on the cake!
Filling glass containers with colorful leaves, acorns, vines and other wonderful outdoor collections is both an easy and inexpensive way to create a warm atmosphere for Fall.
Indian corn is another one of those popular and colorful Fall items to use in decorating. Hot gluing several cobs around a large pillar candle is just one more easy way to make your own Fall accent piece.
And not to forget entertaining decor, this festive napkin ring is just the ticket for all of your Fall season dinner guests!
Do you have any ideas for easy Fall decorating that you would like to share? We would love to hear your ideas! Just leave a comment below.