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This craft category is a huge collection of pine cone crafts, leaf crafts & (drift)wood crafts! Seasonal decorations with pine cones ( Christmas pine cone crafts, autumn pine cone crafts ), pine cone crafts for kids, seasonal leaf crafts (autumn leaf pictures, fall leaf crafts for kids, decorating with leaves), decorating with natural wood ( driftwood crafts, decorations with branches, logs & trunks, garden toys from tree trunks), simple nature craft ideas for kids, seasonal and holiday nature crafts (with leaves, pine cones and wood pieces )... and many other creative pine cone craft, leaf craft & (drift)wood craft ideas!
DIY Squirrel acorn art - fun fall nature craft
One thing we absolutely love about autumn is squirrels and acorns ! So why not incorporate both in a fun and easy craft ? Tina ( from Little Stuff ) created this easy squirrel silhouette nature craft from acorn tops . This gorgeous fall acorn top squirrel art is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy to make ( even for the smallest hands ) . This fall art project is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ,and the outcome is so gorgeous and fun! Of course you can use other woodland animal silhouettes to this DIY art project as well!
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DIY Pumpkin fairy house  - fall fairy garden
An adorable pumpkin fairy house ! This time Esther Straub will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into a magical little fairy garden. Isn't it beautiful? Use a ( plastic ) pumpkin , natural elements such as twigs and moss to create this beautiful fall themed fairy garden with a giant pumpkin fairy house. You can attach led fairy lights to your pumpkin fairy house to add a little bit extra magical ambient to it. This pumpkin fairy house can be a darling fall decor in your garden or you can make it as a lovely fall themed doll house for your kids and all of their toys to play with.
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How to paint galaxy leaves - fun fall art idea
Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves she painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. Nature offers very interesting textures. As with the dull grainy surface of rocks that we love, leaves also have fascinating form and texture, and she thought that they might also make interesting canvases. (Free canvases!) What a brillinat art idea, isn't it? Follow this great fall leaf painting tutorial  and paint your first galaxy leaf with acrylic paint and and old toothbrush!
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DIY Clay leaf dish - easy fall craft (for kids)
Fall is the perfect time to do crafts with leaves and nature! This leaf clay dish by The Best Ideas For Kids is one kids can make easily. It would make a beautiful gift they can personalize for a birthday or Christmas. This DIY clay leaf dish is a gorgeous piece that can be used as a ring dish or simply to hold items like keys and coins. You can even turn it into a leaf bowl by using different ( larger ) leaves ! So head to thebestideasforkids.com and learn how to make one gorgeous leaf dish :
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Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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DIY twig and cereal box heart decoration
This gorgeous little twig heart spring or Valentines day decoration  was inspired by the beautiful, the wondrous, the plentiful twig hearts that beat in the world. You can make it with christmas tree wigs, or any bendable little twigs you can find. Its cheap and very easy to make but still beautiful! It's a great addition to your spring or autumn home decor or it's perfect as a wedding table centerpiece.
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Bottle cap reindeer Christmas tree ornaments - kids craft
Do you love recycling? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas craft  which can be easily made by the kids? Try this fun reindeer Rudolph bottle cap Christmas tree ornament! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps wich can be also a very nice thing!
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DIY twig coasters
Use nature's beautiful gifts and create this gorgeous and useful twig coaster with following along Follow Fashion's step-by-step tutorial! You can make the twig coasters in small size (for mugs and glasses) or create some larger ones for the plates. This frugal twig coaster is not just a perfect and easy decor for fall/winter but you can also give them as homemade eco-friendly gifts! If you don't use the coasters anymore you can easily toss them out to the compost pile instead of the trash can!
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Easy DIY fall wreath centerpiece with mushrooms
A DIY fall centerpiece can look way more better than a store-bought one when you explore your creative side! When the leaves begin to change, we know it’s time to start breaking out our favorite fall decor to get us in the spirit and give a warm welcome to the season. With this gorgeous ( and super easy to make ) DIY fall wreath centerpiece make your our home cozy and bursting with everything fall. Follow along Deko Kitchen's step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one:
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DIY heart lanterns with glass jars and fall leaves
These DIY heart leaf lanterns make beautiful gifts that even kids can make. These sweet little luminaries can be filled with treats and a candle or two and given as gifts. They are perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. (Or you can use them as fall decors!) You can experiment with other motifs as well, this mason jar lantern will be gorgeous in any form! (Imagine a nice butterfly or flower pattern for spring, or a christmas snowflake jar!)
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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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Easy Christmas wood slice snowman ornament
The shape of a wood slice is just asking for it to be made into a snowman , and it’s one of the easiest things you can make! This fun Christmas craft by Easy Peasy And Fun would be perfect for large groups or other get-togethers to make together. The making of these cute wood slice snowman face Christmas tree ornaments doesn’t take many craft supplies and it’s pretty hard to mess up. You can create some with the kids as well! If you would like to make a whole snowman family use Google's search for " snowman face " you will find lots of different designs!
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DIY Fall leaf tree - simple fall decor
There are so many reasons to love fall and vibrant foliage, crisp afternoon air, and pumpkin pie are just a few of them. Festive autumn decorations bring the best of the season to both the inside and outside of your home. This time make a beautiful fall leaf tree for your fall decor using real fall leaves and poster board! As usual Made In A Day will show you how to make this gorgeous fall leaf tree out of simple materials. This fall decor is not just only gorgeous, but also budget- and eco-friendly! Get the tutorial and create your fall leaf tree today:
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DIY Dreamcatcher  - boho room decor
If you love the delicate, boho style of a dreamcatcher ,here is a fun DIY dreamcatcher tutorial for you by FollowFashion to make your own! Making a dreamcatcher is a fun project you can do by yourself or with friends. In Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade willow hoop with woven net. Traditionally they are hung over cradles as protection against nightmares, but of course you can use these beautiful dreamcatchers simply to decorate your room. Add a pinch of personal touch to your dreamcatcher by decorating it with your favorite accessories.
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DIY fall candle holders from tree branches
Would you like to make these DIY fall candles? If you are just a little bit handy and comfortable using power tools this is an easy fall craft project.  You can play with the different wood bark textures because any log with a diameter of 3 inches or more would work just fine. You can also experiment with different wood log sizes (lenght and diameters) and combine them to a more natural and unique arrangement! Decorating with nature's gifts are always best craft projects! But beware: do not drill a hole deeper than your tea candle's size because dried logs are flammable! (You can use led tea lights instead the real ones!)
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DIY macrame owl necklace ( pendant )
This super cute ( sleepy ) macrame owl pendant is a must for every owl lover! With this nice step-by-step video macrame tutorial this macrame yarn owl is not just an easy jewelry making craft project to make from some leftover yarns but it also has soo many possibilities! ( Imagine it as a nice pendant , a keychain , earrings but you can create large wall decors with this tecnique as well! ) You can use any color and type of yarns / cords as well as the branch: it can be a real tree branch or you can use a nice wooden bead !
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Acorn marble necklaces - nature craft for kids
This DIY Acorn marble necklace nature craft is easy and fun to make.Plus it only took about 30 minutes start to finish! Your kids will love to make a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry which can be worn as a necklace. The acorn marble necklaces are also make wonderful window decorations and are great gifts and birthday party favors too! Unless you have a supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand like we do, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect them. Look around oak trees and you’ll find plenty.
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DIY Easy button and felt flower spring wreath tutorial
This super simple colorful spring wreath and felt flower tutorial will add some much needed color to any front door! In this nice step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these easy and colorful spring felt flowers! She put them on a twig wreath for spring, but you can use them for all sorts of spring crafts. These are super easy and fun to make! And talk about cheap: only a few pennies to make each felt and button flower – can’t beat that! You can vary the spring flower petal widths and lengths to make different types of flowers. You can also layer them for a fun effect too. Make one gorgeous and frugal felt button flower & twig spring wreath, it will brighten up your front door!
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Pinecone owl ornament - fun fall craft for kids (pinecone craft)
Whoo loves owl crafts as much as we do?! This little pinecone owl by Repeat Crafter Me makes a fun fall craft that you can also use at Christmas time! Create a pinecone owl ornament using craft pinecones or ones that you have collected from your own yard. Use Repeat Crafter Me's template to cut the owl face, feet and wings from either card stock or felt and glue it onto your pinecone. This pinecone owl ornament would make a fun fall project to do with the kids either at home or in the classroom!
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DIY Wood slice flower - easy natural spring decor
Grab five wood slices, glue them together in a radial arrangement with two center disks and make a woodland flower! These gorgeous natural wood slice flowers are super easy  to make and inexpensive! Create some wood slice flowers to decorate your home or your garden at spring/Easter, or use them as parts of other cute spring craft ideas! The will look adorable as single flower ornaments or you can create a whole wood slice flower spring garland with them!  You can paint the wood slice spring flowers with vibrant or pastel colors of acrylics paints or simply leave them in their natural beauty.
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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries by Kids Craft Room, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for f all / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too! How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must.
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Leaf clay bowl - easy fall craft
Are you looking for an easy but still gorgeous ( and usefull ) fal craft for yourself or for the kids ? Try these autumn leaf bowls ! The autumn leaf clay bowl can be a perfect gift for a teacher or a simple but still beautiful fall decor ! You can make the leaf bowls with any air drying clay / polimer clay or even with a homemade salt-dough ! Paint them to a nice fall color or use any vibrant/pastel color, it will be good in any form! ( You can alterate the leaf bowl's shape as well if you don't love mapple leaves )
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DIY Reversible fall / Christmas wood slice decor (snowman-pumpkin)
Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute holiday craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons! Decorations that are reversible for more than one season are our favorites. It's just so fun that you get a two-for-one. This wood slice porch decoration features pretty fall pumpkins on one side and a cheerful snowman on the other side, which means you can leave it on your porch from September until January!
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Rustic twig leaf - easy fall decor from twigs
This gorgeous rustic twig fall decor is not just super easy to make but it's almost free! Because you just need some nice twigs from your garden or the nearby forest , a little glue and that's all! You can create other shapes than leaves with twigs and branches (imagine a nice angel or bell shape decor for christmas, isn't it brilliant?) This mapple leaf shaped autumn decoration is a perfect way to bring the nature into your home, and decorate at fall in low budget. For a more unique look you can paint the finished twig creation to any color that fits into your home! (It will look good in any metallic or  vintage style color!)
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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Rose bouquet from fresh autumn leaves
The changes of color in the trees are the first clue that autumn is coming. You can capture the beauty of those moments by using fresh fallen leaves to make a beautiful fall decoration for your home. Combine several leaves and make a gorgeous rose bouquet! Use some twine or wire to keep the bouquet together. You can display them using a large leaf as a background. This fall leaf rose bouquet is perfect and low budget way to create something beautiful and decorate your home at a same time, or you can gift this special "flowerbouquet to your loved ones!
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DIY Chestnut & acorn hedgehog - cute fall decor
In this step-by-step tutorial, Tsvoric will show you how to make this gorgeous chestnut and acorn hedgehog ! Isn't it super adorable? Nature always gives us the most beautiful craft materials for free, so let's gather a bunch and create wonderful fall decors from them. If you aren't a wreath or pumpkin person, but you still love natural fall decors : this little hedgie is the perfect choice. This chestnut and acorn hedgehog is beautiful all autumn ( and uses dried materials so you can use it year after year ). You can incorporate any colors to your hedgehog decor with a few large beads / tiny baubles or just use what nature gave to you. If you love collecting natural craft materials this autumn decor project is a must!
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DIY No sew felt flowers with twigs - 3 different felt flower pattern
These beautiful DIY no sew felt flowers by Mommy Moment are the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift – and the best part is, is that they’ll never wilt or die! This super simple colorful spring felt flower tutorial will add some much needed color to any home! In this nice step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these easy and colorful spring felt flowers ! Mommy Moment put them on twig stems , but you can use them for all sorts of spring crafts. These felt flowers are super easy and fun to make! ( And only a few pennies to make )
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Easy DIY fall leaf wreath - fall decor
Today’s fall craft is a 10 minute autumn leaf wreath ! This gorgeous faux fall leaf wreath is a no-fail, easy-peasy DIY that adds a pretty punch of autumn color to your decor! This faux fall leaf wreath is so fast and easy and we love that you can use the garland for a centerpiece or other decoration and then use it for this gorgeous wreath as well! Sometimes there is nothing better than a fall craft project that is easy and simple and that you love in the end. That is the case with this beautiful all leaf wreath!
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Adorable paper hedgehog with chestnut nose - fun fall craft for kids
As the temperature drops, and leaves on the trees start changing their colors, it’s time to create fun fall crafts with kids! This little chestnut nosed paper hedgehog by Krokotak is just the perfect autumn activity to make with your kids at home or in the classroom. Isn't it super adorable? All you need is a few sheets of craft paper and a chestnut. This hedgehog craft is perfect for kids of all ages. The chestnut nosed hedgehogs can be great fall decors both in the classroom and at home, or you could use them as lovely greeting cards. Either way, the kids will love this fun little fall craft.
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DIY Floating teacup fall centerpiece - fall decor
Give any room in your house a magical touch with Tsvoric's beautiful floating teacup design! If you love all things ethereal and natural , we can't imagine a better fall decoration than this gorgeous DIY floating teacup fall centerpiece, that turns an ordinary teacup and saucer into an artistic and winsome fall decoration. Throw it on your mantelpiece alongside fall leaves or other DIY fall decors for a perfect medley of quirky woodland designs and cute teacups ! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos! ( Ps: you can use a simple fork instead of the wire as a teacup stand )
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DIY Spring pumpkin seed flower card - kid craft idea
Sometimes the simplest household items can be the greatest craft materials! This time create gorgeous crocuses with pumpkin seeds! The kids will love creating this fun spring picture, which at the end can be inserted into a frame and you can decorate your home with it at springtime. (Or you can make sweet spring gift cards with them! ) You will need to make one pumpkin seed flower artwork: pumpkin seeds, food coloring, glue and green craft foam. This spring craft project is a great way to create something nice out of simple items with the kids. (And we simply love the bulk coloring idea with food coloring! This way you can prepare the seeds easily especially if you working with smaller kids)
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