Autumn is a great time of year. Between the vibrant colors of the leaves, the crisp air, and the holiday season around the corner, autumn could easily be anyone’s favorite season. Autumn is also a great time for crafters because they are presented with so many opportunities to craft: Halloween, Thanksgiving, National Sewing Month, etc. Most of all, Autumn is great for crafters because they can find free crafting supplies just by walking out their front door.
There are some natural crafting products that you can find year round: unique rocks, shells, leaves, branches, and clay just to name a few. However, other items are only found during the Fall season. For this reason, you may want to consider grabbing a year’s worth of crafting supplies every time Autumn rolls around. Below you will find a list of useful tips so that you may make the best out of the Fall bounty.
Collect a Year’s Worth of Crafting Supplies Tip #1: Stock up on acorns.
Acorns, acorn caps, and the occasional acorns that fall with their caps have a multitude of uses and creative purposes. With acorns you can make anything from fairy tea cups for your daughter’s dolls to embellished picture frames and napkin rings. For step by step instructions for acorn picture frames and napkin rings visit MarthaStewart.com
Collect a Year’s Worth of Crafting Supplies Tip #2: Find yourself some pine cones.
Pine cones make for some great nature inspired art. You can use them for anything from centerpieces to glittery ornaments. Best of all, even if you don’t use them for crafting you can save pine cones year round and use them as a fire starter.
Collect a Year’s Worth of Crafting Supplies Tip #3: Collect a mountain of seeds.
Since autumn is a time of harvest there really isn’t a better time to collect seeds. Whether seeds are big or little or gathered from fruits or hikes seeds are great for year’s worth of crafting. With seeds you can add a natural touch to anything from jewelry to collages. For some excellent examples visit Sabi64’s Etsy shop.
Collect a Year’s Worth of Crafting Supplies Tip #4: Collect all the leaves that you find.
Autumn is probably most well known for the vibrant colors of the season. Beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow adorn the trees and give the eyes a feast. As a result, they add the perfect touch to any centerpiece or collage.
Collect a Year’s Worth of Crafting Supplies Tip #5: Keep those corn husks.
Cornhusks are probably not the first thing anyone thinks of when it comes to crafting. Fortunately, thanks to the internet even corn husks have found a way to be preserved for ever. For instance, you can make beautiful and elegant corn husk dolls that look great all year round. For instructions please visit Little Acorn Learning.
The autumn season allows crafters all over the world to get their nature on. Best of all, Mother Nature’s crafting supplies are usually 100 percent free. So this Fall season, make sure to stock up on some great crafting materials that will last an entire year.
Crafting a Green World
Sabi64’s Etsy Shop
Little Acorn Learning