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Autumn Get Crafty 2011 – Crafts & Ideas for Autumn

| October 1, 2011 | 24 Comments

Hello! It is that beautiful time of the year again, which is simply too fabulous for crafts and ideas: Autumn! The beautiful Autumn colours, the leaves, the chestnuts and the acorns. As you may know, we already have on Autumn Get Crafty from last year as well as some of Red Ted Art’s own Autumn Crafts.. so you can look for even more ideas there too. But here is this year’s wonderful set of ideas for you… Welcome to Autumn Get Crafty 2011!

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autumn crafts Acorn Dreidel (Spinning Top) I adore adore adore Matzo Ball Soup’s acorn Dreidels – spinning tops.. how wonderful to convert this Autumn Nature find into a fun little spinning game? Head over now and check out how simple and yet fun these are. ADORE! LOVE! MUST MAKE!

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autumn crafts leaf printsCinnamon Playdough & Leaf PrintsA lovely A lovely playdough activity from Nurture Store – make your own cinnamon playdough (mmmmh) and then colour it autumn colours  (beautiful) and then explore leave shapes. Perfect! We love leave prints and last year made leaf bowls in a similar fashion.

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autumn craftsBush Creativity

Frog Goose and Bear shares their “family tradition” with this Bush Creativity craft.. of course, you don’t have to live in Australia and have a local bush to wander into.. you can go to your look woods or fields or sea side and see what you can find. Lovely!

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autumn crafts buckecken bastelnMobile Ok, apparently these little things are called “beechnuts” – Buchecken in German… they are found a plenty here in the UK and look like little hats. I love how Kikis Web made them into a fun mobile.

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autumn crafts acorns eicheln bastelnAcorn Necklace

Love this little acorn necklace made by Rythm of the Home, check out all their other Autumn activities too. Lovely and perfect. I think we will be making a necklace this season too!

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autumn crafts

Feather Owls

I spotted this on the Kids Get Crafty link up last year and loved it. It looks so cute and fun. And it at the same time it is such a fabulously tactile craft for small hands. Silly Eagle Books came up with this great idea! Cute Cute Cute!

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autumn crafts seed owlPumpkin Seed Owls At the same time, we also made some owls – much simpler ones in some way and harder in others… we used out pumpkin seeds to make it. Working with seeds is a popular craft in Germanic countries in Autumn and it is a great way to “recycle” part of your cooking leftover. Click to visit our pumpkin seed owl.

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autumn crafts thank you treeThankful Tree I love the combination of Autumn and Thanks Giving. Of course they go hand in hand. But I Do like this pretty thankful tree. All the Autumn colours and an opportunity to teach your children to reflect on the good things in their life. Infant Bibliophile shares their craft.

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autumn crafts tree paintingFall Tree Painting A “craft” often forgotten when crafting with wee ones – good old fashioned painting. Explore Autumn by painting your own Fall Tree. Willo Wat Squidoo does just that.

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autumn craftsTree Body & Hand Art Another addition to the Kids Get Crafty carnival – this adorable “Body & Hand” tree – use your child’s body to trace a stem and your child’s hands to make the Autumn leaves.. a gorgeous keepsake charting their growth and involving the “whole of them”. Shared by Classified Mom. x

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autumn craftsFelt Alphabet Game Or how about this cute alphabet game by The Iowa Farmer’s Wife? Sort the apples in to upper and lower case As. Or.. if your children are younger still, you could sort by red, yellow and green apples.. I am sure you can come up with lots of variations on this sweet and educational game. x

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Autumn CraftsApple Treets for Teacher

I adore these Apple Treats for Teacher (or maybe your first day back at school? or maybe “party bags at a Fall birthday party?) from Creative Jewish Mom – they look FABULOUS and they are made from recycled materials… yes, that is right – recycled! Go check it out, such a clever craft! Check out all over her site, as there are some wonderfully lovely crafts all round!

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autumn crafts pilgrimsLoo Roll Pilgrims You know me and loo roll people.. our house is full of them and Red Ted just keeps on wanting to make more. Well here is a Pilgrim inspiration by the good old Crafts by Amanda. Amanda really does continue to come up with some fabulous ideas after ideas…

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autumn craftsAcorn Lamb and Horse You may have already spotted our lambs and horses romping around Red Ted Art, we love crafting with Autumn’s natural materials and really enjoyed making these little horses and sheep… check out our acorn craft here.

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autumn craftsAcorn Owls Want more acorn ideas… well, how ADORABLE are these little owls? I love owls as it is, but these are just so so so cute, I can’t get enough of them! A great craft from bloesem kids. Adore.

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autumn craftsAcorn Birds & Nests The acorn craft list goes on (imagine, we could have a whole Acorn Get Crafty!) This time we have these adorable birds and bird nests. Make Learning Fun really has some great ideas!

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autumn craftsPine Cone Triceratops (& Dogs) Another great idea by Make Learning Fun is this fabulous Triceratops… now if anyone had asked me whether you could make a dinosaur from a pine cone, I would have said no.. but yes you can. And isn’t it fantastic???

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autumn craftsPine Cone Creatures

Mummy Mummy Mum made these adorably fun Pine Cone creatures with her kids. I love the post as it shows you how they went off to collect them, brought them home and got crafty. Much fun and the kids loved their creations. Perfect.

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halloween craftsHalloween Haunted House

Here is a fun little craft involving pine cones and acorns: a HAUNTED HOUSE! Certainly something different and may get the older kids interested in “back to nature crafts. Mama Pias Stempelecke shares more! (just hit the translate button at the top)

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kastanien bastelnChestnut Boat

Another alternative to conker crafts are these chestnut boats. Cute adn simple! Check out Malvorlage Bilder.

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autumn craftsCrayon Shaving Pumpkins We have all seen the fun “crayon shaving hearts” that made the rounds at Valentines. I love the idea of melting crayons into wafer thing sheets of wax… I love Domestic Goddesque’s idea of making into pumpkins even more! What a clever idea… and all those wonderful oranges and yellows. Perfect.

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Wax Crayon Leaves

Similarly check out these gorgeous leaves leaves using the same technique and then sewn together into a mobile.. so pretty. Vanessa Christenson shares their craft!

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Autumn Leaves

Or try out these autumn leaves from Craft Ideas.. Lovey way to catch those Autumn sun rays at the end of the day and brighten up your room!

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autumn craftsApple Placemats Oh my, this craft takes me back to my childhood.. I have dim memories of working with hessian and making similar items. I love the rusticness of these Apple Placemats. Simply beautiful by bloesem kids. Lovely.

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Hammer Leaf Prints I love the idea of these “Hammer Leaf Prints”… by using this very clever technique you get leaf prints using the colour of the leaf itself.. how cool is that? Build Make Craft Bake shows us this awesome idea. And take note, different hammers have different results!

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acorn craftsAcorn Gnome Absolutely adorable little acorn gnome. Love love love. Icy Booth on Flickr shares instructions of how to make these lovely little gnomes. Gorgeous.

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pine cone craftsSkiing Pine Cone People Oooh how fun are these Skiing Pine Cone People – a true craft that spans the seasons of Autumn and Winter. Adorably cute from DIY Crafts.

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autumn leaf craftFelt Leaves

The Gingerbread House came up with this sweet and very seasonal garland – make some Autumnal Felt Leaves and then string them up. Pretty!

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autumn crafts halloween costumeOwl Halloween Costume

Well you know I like owls, so LOVE this owl costume by Country Living. how very adorable?!! I so would love to dress Pip Squeak in one of these… and apparently they are pretty last minute ideas too…

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autumn crafts lanternPaper Lantern

I admired this lovely lanter last year already and it is most definitely on my “St Martin’s Day” to do list with the children. Isn’t it pretty? Would be great for a Trick or Treating too or just for fun. Visit Pins and Pens for more.

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autumn acorn craftsFelt Acorns The blogosphere is peppered with these cute felted acorns.. I think they appeared on an Etsy shop first and then a number of how tos followed. If you are NOT into felting.. the clever betz white “just” bought some felt balls and made these lovely little ornaments from them. Easy peasy! Now why didn’t I think of that! Or check out this You Tube video to learn how to make your own felted balls.

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autumn crafts leaf jarLeaf Jars

These storm lights are perfect way to combine recycling with Autumn beauty! Find and old jar some lovely leaves and then visit the Gingerbread Snowflakes for instructions. Perfect!x

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autumn crafts pumpkinPom Pom Pumpkin

Pom poms are just a great craft for children and this pumpkin is just too cute, love the real twig! I bet you could make cute apples too! Domestic Fluff shares her idea!

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Get Crafty in the Kitchen

autumn activitiesApple Pie with Kids

We do like a “Book and Cook” post – great to read with children and then to get crafty in the kitchen. The Dirt Under My Nails did just that with this very seasonal and child friendly Apple Pie… nom nom nom. I think we will be having a go this weekend!

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apple pieApple Pie

And  if you would like an adult version, Here is a scrumptious looking apple pie by The Crafty Mama Blog.

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apple cupsApple Cider Cups

Whilst on the topic of apples, how cool are these Apple Cider Cups by buys Mommy??? They certainly would be fun at any Halloween or Thank Giving Party! Seasonal and different!

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caramel applesCaramel Apples

And now for a number of tasty and delicious looking caramel apples. First up, Country Living!

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toffee applesCaramel Apple Twigs

These caramel apples are cutely decorated with real twiggs. The idea is from Allyson Baker Design, but she doesn’t share a caramel recipe… so Broodon shared their family toffee apple recipe… tried and tested over many years!

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cinnamon rollCinnamon Rrolls

Another seasonal treat are these cinnamon scrolls, I first saw them on The Eff Spot, but the recipe you can find over at The Pioneer Woman. Another for our to do list…

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halloween treatsHalloween Ghost Fruit

Now this Halloween fruit really put a smile on face!!! What a clever clever idea!!! And scrummy too!!! The Kitchn shows us how.

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halloweenMonster Brownies

Another fun idea and this time from Amandas Cookin – MONSTER BROWNIES… I love brownies and I ADORE these Monster Brownies. Fun indeed!

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halloween treatsApple Bites

Or after a healthier but equally “gruesome” Halloween Snack, how about these Apple Bites by Real Moms Real Views? They also have some fabulous Hot Dog Mummies that you must check out (same link)!

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turkey craftTurkey Cookies

And sorry to have neglected Thanks Giving A Little… here are some Turkey Cookies that I found via Craft Gossip. Cute and fun!

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autumn crafts pumpkin cakePumpkin Cake

And here is a wonderfully fab entry from Domestic Goddesque again! A pumpkin cake! Does it look fabulous? Perfect for the Autumn season.. and if you check the tutorial you will see there are several layers of YUMMY cake hiding underneath that pumpkin exterior! Delicious.

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And then… there is always more in last year’s Autumn Get Crafty as well as Red Ted Art’s own Autumn Crafts. *Phew*. Really no excuse to get crafting this Autumn!

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  1. Thank you for featuring our pine cone people! I am honoured :-)

    There are some amazing ideas here too. I can’t wait to try them.

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  2. You’ve featured such pretty projects! I can’t wait to try a few of them.

  3. some really awesome crafts this month: fall is clearly a crafty season!!

  4. Love this! I want to make those Monster brownies!! :) I also think the idea of a thankful tree is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful things.

  5. Annette Parsons says:

    Beautiful inspirational ideas thank you

  6. There are all so beautiful. I especially love the wax crayon leaves — so pretty!!

  7. These are all very inspiring! And it’s a great resource – I’m going to save this and refer to it in the next few weeks, I’m sure we’ll come up with a lot of things we want to do on this list. Thank you for putting it all together and sharing it with us!

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you. So pleased you guys like them all :-) I LOVE Autumn so this Get Crafty is one of my favourite :-)

    Happy Autumn Crafting!

  9. Hi I have just found your beautiful blog – how inspiring xx

  10. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the shout outs Maggy, and for all the fabulous ideas!

  11. Kerri says:

    So many wonderful crafts!!

    I love them all!!

    Thanks for sharing this collection!

    I think the owls may be my favorite:-)

    Kerri

  12. Red Ted Art says:

    I have to confess, I am rather partial to owls too!

    Amanda – always love your crafts, lovely to “have you here”!

    Emma – awe, so kind of you to say :-)

  13. Broodon says:

    Red Ted Art, thank you for remembering our Toffee apples. Lovely selection you have posted. They are so inspiring and certainly will be looking forward to trying them out with kids. We are posting daily recipes (albeit not as crafty, more like day to day delicious & nutritious cheap eats) on our blog, hope you ll visit.

  14. You are right: those cinnamon rolls do look tempting……thanks for including me :D

  15. What a fun list! Thanks so much for including our owls. :)

  16. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing this inspiration. :)

  17. Agy says:

    Lovely ideas! My favourite is the leaf jar :-)

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