Fall is a wonderful time of year, and many people’s favorite season. During the fall months you get to enjoy crisp air, comfy sweaters, and delicious baked goods. In addition to these great perks there are endless arrays of fall themed crafts you can create. We have pulled together a collection of some fall projects we would like to share with you. We hope while viewing them, they inspire you to get in a festive and crafty mood. Enjoy!
Express your love for Fall with words that reflect the season and the blessings it holds. Fall is a great time of year. The temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are turning colors, and the season brings with it new craft projects to create. Take this stacked fall sentiment project designed by Jane Chandler. This project makes a great centerpiece for your dining room table, or place it on your mantle. It highlights all the wonderful reasons people love the fall. Feel free when creating this project to change up the words you use. Below are a list of all the supplies you will need, and instructions to make this project. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 951 Apple Spice , 2249 Pueblo
Matte Mod Podge
Paintbrush – 6 flat, Lo-temp glue gun, five old books, Scissors, ¾” flat brush, , Jute twine, , burlap (optional), foam plate for paints, craft knife, scissors, faux miniature pumpkins, silk autumn leaves, letter tiles, 2” chipboard letter shapes, scrapbook paper letter shapes (we used Paper Pizazz Tag Art letters/ HDTP2011)
- If using paperback books or burlap cover is desired, measure around book from front side edge to back side edge, then from top to bottom edge, and add 1” to measurement on all sides. With book closed, use Mod Podge to cover book and attach burlap, smoothing out flat to surface; let dry. Use scissors to trim fabric to edge of book.
- Stack books as desired and hot glue between book covers to secure placement. Use Mod Podge to coat outer paper pages on three sides of book to seal them and prevent opening of books. Let dry.
- Letters can be applied as desired. For “fall”, we used spouncer and Apple Spice to paint chipboard letters, allowed paint to dry, then applied Mod Podge over paint and glued to book spine. For “leaves”, we cut out paper letters and used Mod Podge to attach to book spine, allowed it to dry, then applied topcoat, and again dried. For “pumpkins” we used 6 flat paintbrush and Pueblo to paint word on spine of book, allowed paint to dry, then applied topcoat of Mod Podge and dried. For “grateful”, we simply hot glued letter tiles to spine of book.
- Measure around book stack and cut two pieces of jute that are 24” longer. Wrap jute around ends of book stack and tie in knot at top of stack with ends hanging down; trim as desired.
- Hot glue leaves to top of stack; glue bottoms of miniature pumpkins on top of leaves.
Project Tip: Use hair dryer on low heat setting to speed the drying process of acrylic paints.