Fall Crafts Roundup

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

It’s the first day of November, which means it’s time to take down your spooky decorations and celebrate the rich colors and cozy feel of autumn. You’ll want to curl up by a fire with a good cup of tea and maybe a cozy yarn or quilting project once your house is decorated with these wonderful fall crafts.

Acorn Cap Candles for Thanksgiving

Acorn Candles

This is such a fun and festive way to bring candles to your tablescape for Thanksgiving. They’re so beautiful, your guests will love to see these candles floating in a decorative bowl anywhere in your home.

Fall Leaves Wreath

Fall Leaves Wreath

This is an easy and inexpensive way to show your love of fall to anyone who comes to your door. It’s got such a rustic look and it fits perfectly with the fall season.

No-Sew Quilted Pumpkins

Use up some scrap fabric, or find some perfect fat quarters to create these decorative pumpkins. Decorate with them randomly placed throughout your house, use them as place holders, or collect a few for a centerpiece.

Wine glass charm

Wine Glass Charm

Keep wine glasses festive and easy to identify with an easy wine glass charm craft. You can either add names to the felt charms, or assign each person a different colored leaf. People can wander with their wine, and you won’t need to worry about extra dishes when someone loses their glass!

eco chic napkin rings

Eco Chic Napkin Rings

This recycled craft is very easy to make, and you can feel great about reusing something you would normally throw away. It’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving place setting.

Utensils Holder

By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

Decorating the table is one of the best things about throwing a picnic (other than eating of course). Rather than throwing all the napkins and utensils into their own respective holders, make it a bit more decorative by making a place setting for each person. It’s inexpensive and you can personalize it any way you wish, including writing the person’s name on the outside of it.

What you’ll need:

Step 1. Measure your gingham scrapbook paper to the size of the toilet paper tube.

Step 2. Apply Mod Podge over the outside of the tube (I used a foam brush), then wrap the paper around it. Press tight, especially around the edges so it doesn’t curl up when guests use it.

Step 3. I left my picnic utensils holder plain so you can see how it looks before you add anything onto it. You can leave it plain, but some ways you can decorate it include putting a red ribbon around the center or using a black marker to write the person’s name. An extra cute option is to purchase paper ants and glue them along the utensils holder.

Step 4. Purchase matching utensils and napkins, then place them in the utensils holder.

 

Free Stuff Friday!!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? I know the holidays this year may not be what we all had hoped for, but I hope this weeks prize will bring someone a little holiday cheer.  This week’s winner will receive two Guild of Master Craftsman Fat Quarter Books!

   

The Fat Quarter Gifts Book includes 25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Projects include: child’s apron, earphone wallet, egg cozy, plate dividers, hairbrush bag, credit card holder, jewelry pouch, tissue holder, lined scarf and glasses holder and more.

The  Fat Quarter Christmas Book features 25 projects to make from fat quarters or fabric scraps in your stash. Whether you are looking to add a last-minute touch to your gifts or want to deck out your home in handmade flair, you’ll love these cheery, whimsical projects. Includes hanging hearts, Christmas tree bunting, fairy light shades, gift bags, card ribbons, snowflake garland, napkin rings, mantle edging, and more.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What part of the holidays are you most looking forward to?

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The Easter Table

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Whether you celebrate with an elaborate brunch, or an intimate dinner, the Easter table is a great centerpiece for your holiday gathering. The fresh spring colors and lively accents make the home feel so welcoming and ready to embrace the changing season. Here are a few ways to decorate your Easter table.

Hollow String Eggs

Hollow String Eggs

These delicate eggs add a nice splash of color to an Easter table. They’re perfect to use as place card holders or set them in a bowl for an airy centerpiece.

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Turkey Day

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Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and we can all agree on the favorite Thanksgiving symbol – the turkey! Decorate your home with some cute turkeys that don’t just sit on your table. Check out some fun turkey projects!

Turkey Tom

Turkey Tom

Make a fun turkey that looks like a cartoon character with leftover craft supplies. Let him sit on a bookshelf in your home for some added Thanksgiving spirit.

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The Thanksgiving Table

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By this time next week, we’ll be eating our Thankgsiving leftovers. Can you believe it’s right around the corner? You still have a few more days to make this year’s Thanksgiving really special with gorgeous decor and special touches for your kitchen table. Check out these DIYs to make your Thanksgiving table memorable.

Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Setting

Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Settings

Keep the kids table happy with a fall themed paper mache box filled with crayons. It’s a great way to make the kids feel included in the festivities with their own decorations, and keep them entertained.

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Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaway – Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas my crafty friends gave to me…

Bucilla Christmas Napkin Ring Holders Felt Kits!

Give your table a festive look with these napkin rings that include one each Santa, snowman, candy cane, wreath, snowflake and Christmas tree. They all have bead and sequins accents and are approximately 2.5″. This kit includes stamped felt, cotton floss, color separated sequins and beads, needles and trilingual instructions.

Every day until Christmas, we’ll post a new giveaway on Think Crafts.  To enter to win, simply comment on the blog post with the word of the day. We’ll pick the winner randomly and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced the next day on Facebook. One entry per person please.

Word of the Day: Christmas Lights

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