Make An Autumn Wreath

With all the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees, we were inspired to make an autumn wreath for my bedroom door. It’s a great craft project for children of all ages (and mummies and daddies!) and it sure adds a lovely splash of colour to your home. Here’s what you need and how to make it. It’s super easy!

Autumn wreath

You will need:

To make:

1. Choose a pretty autumn leaf which will be your template. We chose a lovely maple leaf as it’s such a pretty shape.

2. Draw around the leaf on your coloured paper – lots of times!

Draw round your autumn leaf

3. Cut out your leaves. Be careful with the sharp scissors!

Cut out your leaves

4. Draw the veins of the leaves on your cut outs so they look realistic!

5. Cut out your ring to the size you want – we used a dinner plate to make the size we wanted. A grown up might need to help with this as thick card can be tricky to cut.

Cut out your ring

6. Glue your paper leaves onto your ring so that they overlap each other.

Glue your leaves onto your wreath

7. Now it’s ready you just need to hang your wreath on your door!

Hang your DIY autumn wreath on your door

You could use real leaves if you wished although they wouldn’t last as long.

Happy wreath making!

Tilda x

Autumn Craft Ideas

Everywhere we go just now there are lovely autumn jewels to find which are perfect for making crafts. From conkers to acorns, pine cones to leaves, read on for some great autumn craft ideas of things to make when you are tired out from jumping on leaf piles!

Autumn crafts are heaps of fun

Autumn crafts are heaps of fun

Autumn Fairy

I love fairies and fairy gardens so this one was top of my list to make! Take a pine cone and glue an acorn to the top of it to make a head. Add some leaves to make wings and a skirt as well as a little addition to her hat and that’s her complete. I used sage leaves for my wings but sycamore leaves would look awesome too.

My beautiful autumn fairy

My beautiful autumn fairy

Conker Snail

This is the simplest of all my autumn crafts but it’s soooo cute and they are great fun to play with. It was Tilda’s favourite! Just take some modelling clay (we used play dough) and make a sausage shape. Add a conker for its shell and make the feelers/face at one end. The quickest craft for the slowest creature!

Cute conker snails

Cute conker snails

Owl Acorn

These are super cute and easy to do. Take an acorn without its hat. Glue on some eyes, a beak and some feathers and you’re done. It would be cute to make a row of these. You could even glue them onto a branch.

It's an acorn. And it's an owl. Cool!

It’s an acorn. And it’s an owl. Cool!

Acorn Necklaces

We decorated a couple of different acorns which are easy to then attach some string to in order to make the coolest necklaces ever! One option is to paint the acorn, draw on a cute wee face and then glue its hat on at a jaunty angle! My favourite though is the glittery acorn necklace. Simply cover the acorn in glitter (I chose one colour for the main acorn and another for it’s hat). Leave it to dry, add some string and you have a gorgeous necklace.

Glittery acorns - awesome!

Glittery acorns – awesome!

What ideas do you have for autumn crafts?

Happy crafting!

Lulu xx