13 Fall Craft Projects to Create with a Cricut or By Hand
Fall is such a beautiful time of year! With leaves turning colors, cooler temperatures giving relief from summer's heat, and the smell of campfires in the air, I count it one of my favorite seasons. What better way to celebrate these wonderful changes than to craft some handmade decorations and gifts using the lovely fall colors of orange, brown, red, yellow, rust, and green? Many of the following projects use a Cricut, but there are some that can be made without one. I even included a couple projects for Thanksgiving.
Starting out with a simple project to display fall decor, specifically pumpkins in this case. All you need is a metal bucket, some Cricut vinyl and some fake pumpkins. I do like the white pumpkins in the original project, but you could change it up using different colored pumpkins and/or vinyl, if you wish.
Ever since I first saw craft projects made with etched glass, I have wanted to try making some. The projects look so fancy, but they are not hard to do. What a perfect project for fall. You could decorate a glass bowl, plate, or pitcher with leaves or other fall items to use on your Thanksgiving table and impress all your guests.
These pumpkins are the cutest! You can switch them up by using different fabric sampler combinations. Who says pumpkins all have to be orange? Is that a rule somewhere? I don't think so. With my love for multicolored anything, I could just go crazy with these. What color combinations do you like?
If I had to pick just one project out of all of these, it might be this one. These acorns are so adorable. Using shiny beads for the bottom is such a fantastic idea! They're almost blingy. Is that a word? Maybe I could try using different colored beads and fill a glass bowl with them. I may even commission my grandchildren to find some acorns for me. Maybe they could even help put them together. I bet they would love it. This post includes a couple other acorn projects that are just as cute.
What a great idea to make special Thanksgiving placemats for your table! Not only will this spruce up your table, but you will have a unique table decoration unlike anyone else's. Since you will choose the scrapbook paper patterns and vinyl, it will be your very own design. I'll bet your guests will rave about these placemats.
More pumpkins for your crafting pleasure. Here, you are creating pumpkins instead of decorating real ones. The versatility of this project really appeals to me. Make them your own by using your favorite color combinations for the paper strips. The glitter paper adds a little zing, so I wouldn't leave that out!
Okay, I know this looks like a Christmas project, but it was originally an autumn project, so I included it. Besides, most people are more likely to take a hike to find pine cones in the fall than in the winter when they aren't covered with snow. The brown pine cones fit right in with other fall colors. I'd love to see them done up with orange and red with some green thrown in. Maybe some acorns could be fit in somewhere, too. Sounds perfect to me!
Just in case anyone doesn't know what season it is, you can put up a sign to announce it. What I like best about this project is that it is made in a picture frame. For some reason, it seems like homemade decor looks more professional in a frame. Maybe that's just me, but I like it. The various colors in the background keep it interesting, and you can choose whatever design you like for the center image.
What is it about round things that is so satisfying to me? This project uses a round foam ring, and you attach curled paper to it. It's super cute, and you can use any colors and patterns of paper you want to fit any season. I love the idea of having a fall wreath instead of a winter one. I would enjoy working on this while watching a show with my husband. Wouldn't he be proud of me for multitasking? Truth be told, I don't think he'd care. I guess I would just have to be proud of myself.
Homemade cards provide a personal touch that you don't get with store-bought ones. The receiver will know you took the time to make something special just for them, that is, if they can tell they are handmade. The project involves just the right amount of painting and coloring to make the cards look professional yet are not too difficult to create.
Have you ever made homemade flowers with your Cricut? If not, this project will be perfect for you (and for me), as it shows how to make them. They can even be done by hand if you don't have a Cricut yet. The wood frame used is so cute. I love the combination of the flat vase and the 3D flowers.
Another pumpkin craft, you say? Yes, but I promise this is the last one, at least for this collection of posts. Pumpkins seem like the quintessential fall symbol. They relate to the fall season, to Halloween and to Thanksgiving. I appreciate the round, squat, sculpted shape and the bright color. And how many other craft supplies can you actually eat? Well, anyway, this project can be done quite easily with your Cricut and allows you to avoid the whole mess of carving a pumpkin.
This is a fantastic idea! Who else has handmade place settings for their table on Thanksgiving? Talk about providing an extra special touch for your guests. Of course, you would have to be on top of things to have these done in plenty of time, so as not to be doing them at the last minute when all the cooking starts. Well, that settles it. I will probably never make these, as much as I'd like to. But you could!
What do you think? Do you need more fall decorations for your home? Even if you already have a lot, is there such a thing as too many? You know, if you really don't want more for yourself, I'll bet you have non-crafty friends or family who would appreciate some handmade decor for their home. We can always come up with reasons to craft!