Are you looking for the best Autumn Nature crafts?
In celebrations of my new book A A Year of Nature Craft and Play (Harper Collins) I have decided to host some of the best Autumn Nature Crafts here at a A Beautiful Space to get you in the mood!
Writing Nature Craft and Play has been a true labour of love and it has an array of winter, spring summer and autumn nature crafts inside.
Best Autumn Nature Crafts in one lovely new nature book
My co author Catherine Hughes is a gardening expert at Growing Family and she and I have bought together a collection of 52 nature crafting and play ideas that follow the seasons and entice kids to get outside connecting with nature – autumn m nature crafts are brilliant at doing that!
I cannot tell you how such fun we had making this book wand we hope you find it brings you joy as a family again and again as you dip in and out of it throughout the year ahead
We also hope you find in it the best autumn nature crafts! No need to stay inside as a it gets a little cooler. Autumn brings the very best crafting treasures in my opinion.
Best Autumn Nature Crafts
I love Autumn for sensory treats and this poem by John Clare perhaps captures it best of all – so atmospheric
The rustling of leaves under the feet in woods and under
The crumpling of cat-ice and snow down wood-rides,
narrow lanes and every street causeway;
Rustling through a wood or rather rushing, while the wind
halloos in the oak-toop like thunder;
The rustle of birds’ wings startled from their nests or flying
unseen into the bushes;
The whizzing of larger birds overhead in a wood, such as
crows, puddocks, buzzards;
The trample of robins and woodlarks on the brown leaves.
and the patter of squirrels on the green moss;
The fall of an acorn on the ground, the pattering of nuts on
the hazel branches as they fall from ripeness;
The flirt of the groundlark’s wing from the stubbles –
how sweet such pictures on dewy mornings, when the
dew flashes from its brown feathers.
Isnt this really the most gorgeous Autumn poem – I just absolutely love it
Has that put you on the mood for some beautiful autumn nature activities and autumn nature crafts?
Autumn Nature Crafts are my favourite!
What about you?
Autumn nature crafts are my favorite type of crafting because in the fall nature offers up a host of colourful, tactile treasures that just delight the senses.
I’m talking about pinecones and feathers, acorns and yellow leaves, conkers and red leaves, conker shells and crab apples, orange leaves and sticky sticks and honesty seeds. It is a marvellous season for craft material.
I have to say that whilst the other seasons are divine for crafting autumn does indeed win the day.
Take a look here at a host of wonderful ideas for autumn nature crafts from around the creatives in the blogosphere:
Persephone’s return – the legend of autumn
In Greek mythology, autumn began when Persephone was abducted by Hades to be the Queen of the Underworld. In distress Persephone’s mother, Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die until her daughter was allowed to return, marking spring. (source)
I never think of Autumn as a time of things dying though as I see it as a season ripe with Autumn nature crafts potential
Best Autumn Nature Crafts
Take a look here art some beautiful and inspired ideas for getting creative in the fall and please do try a few
An easy fall wreath – One of the Best Autumn Nature Crafts
An easy fall wreath with dried flowers is a simple and beautiful way to uses up your dried flowers and really brings the season into your home. It looks so very pretty and is a wonderful nod to the passing seson don’t you think? You can also see my tutorial on how to make an autumn wreath here
Pretty Painted Acorns make lovely Autumn Nature Crafts
I have never seen this Autumn nature crafts idea before of painted acorns and I just loved it! Acorns are so much fun, so how about painting them and popping them on display?
Hedgehog Leaf Craft
Oh I just love hedgehogs and I love Autumn leaves too and these 2 combine to make the perfect hedgehog craft.
I think this has to be one of the sweetest leaf crafts ever and definitely one of my favourite autumn nature crafts for a younger child. You could make a whole family of them!
“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”
Fall wreath using natural elements
Oh this fall wreath is super pretty and so much fun to create too!
“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” (Virginia Woolf)
Leaf candle holder
This leaf candle holder is a super stylish craft but one that is super easy to do – come and take a look.
Decoupage with Autumn Leaves
Wax dipped leaf garland
Take a look at this wax dipped leaf garland what a sweet and simple craft idea and a lovely way to decorate your house for Autumn.
These felted acorns are simple to make and the cutest of decorations. I love a bit of felting it always feels so therapeutic and relaxing too.
“It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” (Winnie the Pooh)
Autumn Nature Crafts Vases
These sweet fall decorated mason jars are also a lovey idea for displaying autumn flowers and foliage and bring the outside in in the most glorious of ways,
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camus)
Wood rounds wreath are unusual Autumn Nature Crafts
I am loving this unusual wreath made with wood rounds, isn’t it gorgeous! It is a bit quirky but entirely seasonal and makes a fun way to welcome the new season into your home. I do like a door decoration for each and every season, don’t you?
How about this lovely idea for turning leaves into glitter and the perfect eco-thrifty crafting resource. It is lots of fun scrunching up those leaves too and little kids will love it!
So there you go – ooh and I must add in one of my own …
Making an Autumn mandala
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” (Victora Erickson)
You could also try …
Acorn Jewelry: Create necklaces or bracelets using acorns, paint, and string.
Pumpkin Decorating: Paint or carve pumpkins for Halloween or use miniature pumpkins for cute table centerpieces.
Nature Collages: Collect a variety of leaves, twigs, and other natural items to create beautiful collages.
Corn Husk Dolls: Make dolls using dried corn husks and twine.
Fall Candle Holders: Place colorful fall leaves inside a glass jar or hurricane candle holder, then insert a candle.
Twig Picture Frames: Craft rustic picture frames using small twigs and hot glue.
Pine Needle Baskets: Weave baskets from long pine needles.
Nature Prints: Dip leaves, acorns, or pinecones in paint and stamp them onto paper or fabric.
Cinnamon Stick Ornaments: Bundle cinnamon sticks together with twine to create fragrant ornaments.
Apple Stamping: Cut an apple in half, dip it in paint, and use it as a stamp for creating apple-themed artwork.
Autumn Potpourri: Collect dried leaves, pinecones, and spices to make your own potpourri.
Nature Mobile: Create a mobile by hanging leaves, pinecones, and acorns from a branch.
Fall Scarecrow: Use old clothes and straw to make a scarecrow for your garden.
Twig Coasters: Glue small twigs in a circular pattern on a cork base to make rustic coasters.
Leaf Bookmarks: Laminate pressed leaves and attach ribbon to make bookmarks.
Do you have any awesome Autumn nature crafts up your sleeve?
Huge thanks to all the bloggers taking part in this round up of Autumn crafts. All photos used with permission,