Creative Fall Crafts
by Jennifer Wang
As we sit around in warm sweaters, sipping apple cider and dreading weather we would wish for in the Spring, Fall offers yet another enticing side to its charm. It’s a beautiful time, and one way to celebrate that is with crafts. Below are some examples of creative projects you can try, or for the less artistic part of us, valiantly attempt.
“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.” – Marilyn Monroe
We don’t blame you, Marilyn. Fall is gorgeous. With its deep burgundies and flaming crimsons flanked by cartoonish oranges and a pastel blue sky, how could anyone help but fall in love with Fall? There’s something about the way the autumn sun brushes against the canopies of trees or the gleaming blades of grass that makes every moment seem perfectly picturesque. What better way to capture those moments than through photography? Take some time and walk through a park or up one of those small picturebook streets that pop up around Cleveland and just snap a few pictures. You’d be surprised by how well they turn out.
“Autumn is a second spring in which every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
Fall leaves are just as beautiful as flowers. They paint the Fall scenery with colors Spring can only imagine. Walking outside, it’s common for falling leaves to drift down like flower petals. When full bursts of wind blow across the landscape, the leaves pick up and fly through the sky like little fairies meticulously drawn by Disney imagineers. These leaves can also make the most beautiful crafts. From the links below you can learn how to make roses out of fallen leaves or how to use leaves as craft paper. You can even use them to make rustic masterpieces out of leaves aluminum foil.
“But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters
Halloween. The day that little kids and the occasional adult dress up and sprint through the neighborhood trick-or-treating and forgetting about their itchy costumes. But as much as it’s about the candy, and yes, we all know it’s about the candy, Halloween would not be complete without a family carved pumpkin sitting outside your door, guarding you from the ghosts outside. Well, now you can be protected not only by a jack o’lantern, but by one that looks like your favorite hero. The site below offers templates for carving pumpkins that look like a variety of designs ranging from our favorite snowman Olaf to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Maybe this year you’ll finally get that perfect pumpkin you expect when you start carving.