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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!
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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Autumn hairstyles - fun fall leaf craft for kids
Fall is here and with it comes the changing of the leaves. Fall colors are so beautiful, it makes you want to hang on to the season as long as you can! This time Krokotak shows you how to hang on to those colors with a fun fall craft: the autumn hairstyles ! Krokotak will give you the free printable face template , which will be a great help to create these whimsical little elf faces with their gorgeous fall leaf hairstyles. It's time to make some silly faces and give them some wacky and fun hair. So let's turn those fun shaped leaves into creative crafts and activities for your kids to enjoy:
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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 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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DIY Felt Christmas tree - rustic Christmas decor
These little rustic felt Christmas trees are super easy to make and cost almost nothing, thanks to mother nature. You can DIY these cute trees in minutes by following along The Country Chic Cottage's step -by-step tutorial. A simple craft project to add a forest of beautiful, rustic trees to your home. These felt trees will actually be perfect for Christmas and also winter decor. Get the tutorial and cutting file at thecountrychiccottage.net and create your own beautiful, rustic, felt Christmas trees:
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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 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 hanging potpourri autumn wall decor (dried orange and cinnamon)
Do you love natural potpourris and seasonal scents? Try this super quick, super easy , but still beautiful hangin wall fall decor with it's amazing smell! This rustic autumn leaf, dried orange slice and cinnamon stick potpourri backdrop is simple to make and only requires a few supplies. Go for a walk and collect a few gorgeous fall leaves with the kids or simply use silk leaves, and create your gorgeous rustic autumn hanging wall decor which will also smell heavenly thorough the fall season! Of course you can use any other (natural) craft materials and potpourris to create this gorgeous hanging wall decor and decorate your home , it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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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 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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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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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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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 Walnut bear ornament - nature craft for kids
We simply adore walnut DIYs ! We have a huge stash of walnuts from our garden and it's time to create something adorable from them! This cute little winter bear is a perfect easy & quick little Christmas craft project to clear that stash, because who can resist a super cute bear ? This walnut bear can be a great Christmas tree ornament or you can attach them to your Christmas presents - either way they will be a great hit! The kids will love to make these adorable little walnut bear ornaments ,and at RedTedArt you will find many more lovely walnut Christmas tree ornament animals to make! Let's get crafty!
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DIY Heart shape grapevine wreath with pretty flowers
Look at this DIY Valentine’s day grapevine wreath ( created by A Pumpkin And A Princess ) ! Isn't it gorgeous? This heart wreath is super easy to make with faux flowers and a petty pink ribbon. With much of its twiggy form showing, this grapevine wreath is a pretty chic decoration for your front door at Valentine's day. It's perfect if you want a natural, beautiful wreath with pretty flowers. This wreath is also doubling up as a beautiful spring decor which is just perfect! Get the step-by-step wreath making tutorial at apumpkinandaprincess.com and create yours now:
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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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DIY Rustic advent calendar with driftwood ( fabric bag advent calendar )
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this beautiful, rustic, DIY advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a handy and exciting holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great Christmas decor you can use year after year. This version has a nostalgic feel, and the fabric bags are just brilliant, because bags are super versatile ( you can use any size, any color and any pattern to create your handmade advent calendar ).
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DIY Fall wreath with homemade wire ribbon - fall decor
Making your own wired ribbon is definitely more complicated than buying some at the craft store BUT it opens up a world of possibility! Especially if you don’t have craft stores to choose from , simply can’t find the perfect design. Follow along Sadie Seasongood's step-by-step craft tutorial and learn how to make your own wire ribbon, and a gorgeous fall wreath ! This quick DIY fall wreath is simple, but absolutely stunning.
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DIY Autumn leaf crown - easy and fun fall craft for kids
This autumn leaf c rown by Nurture Store is a simple fall craft for kids that will make them feel like the king or queen of the season! Nurture Store teaches you how to make this beautiful fall crown in no time with simple craft materials such as paper and gorgeous fall leaves. You can use colorful fall leaf prints , real fall leaves or even faux leaves to decorate your autumn crown. So let nature become your muse and your supplies as you figure out ways to incorporate beautiful fall leaves into your crown designs.
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Painted wood slice pumpkins - fall garden decor
And this month it’s time to get ready for fall and that means all things pumpkin, right?  Create one of these super cute and decorative pumpkin chalkboards! This beautiful fall garden or halloweeen decoration is very easy to make: you just need some (medium or larger size) wood slice, a little glue and some orange (chalkboard) paint. We love how they look as pumpkins!  You can  make your own (low budget) homemade chalkboard paint with our tutorials just search for "chalkboard paint" in our search bar!
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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 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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Outdoor winter decoration easily - pine cone topiary
If you like natural materials, or love rustic /vintage style this pine cone topiary is a perfect winter decoration for you! It's easy to make! Ok, maybe a little bit time consuming , but absolutelly worth it!
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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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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 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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Zinnia flowers from pinecones
These are pine cones pretending to be zinnias. Pine cone bottoms that is! It's a perfect easter or spring decoration, and very easy to make! All you need is standard acrylic craft paint of your choice, a medium to large brush and you'll be well on your way to a perfect bouquet of zinnias. Great for gifts for any occasion and the things you could make are ever so many: from centerpieces to wreaths and beyond. You can sparkle them up if you want too, the options are endless!
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