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Autumn Hacks You Have Try

1. Bake the bugs out of your pinecones. Everyone loves decorating with pinecones. If you decided to collect them while on a nature hike, remember bugs live inside of them. So pop them in 200 degrees oven for 45 to make sure you rid them of all the little critters. Get the how-to at Life of Charmings.

2. Preserve your pumpkins. Pumpkins are notorious for rotting. Keep them looking fresh and new by spraying them or soaking them in bleach water. Get the how-to at The Chic Site.

3. Faux pumpkin flowerpot. Buy a faux pumpkin at the craft store and carefully cut off the top. Then add dirt and a plant. What's even better is that you can reuse this pot each fall. Get the how-to at Rook No. 17.

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3. Acorn candles. Fill the bottom of your candle vase with pieces from dismantled grapevine wreaths. Place your candle inside and then toss in a bunch of gathered acorns. Get the how-to at Live Laugh Rowe.

4. Fall leaf confetti. Paper punches aren't just for paper. Make your own leaf confetti using those super cute craft punches and colorful fall leaves. Get the how-to at Grow Creative.

5. Leaf mask. Get the kids inspired by the season change by making them a mask made from colorful leaves. All you need are leaves (of course) and adhere them to a paper plate. Get the how-to at Small Friendly.

6. Fall acorn garland. Cut acorn shapes from paper and attach them to baker's twine for a sophisticated, yet crafty décor look. Plus this site offers a free acorn printable. Score! Get the how-to at Oleander + Palm.

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7. Orange delight. Dehydrate orange slices in your oven or dehydrator. What's great about them is that you can string these to make a cute garland, add them to a candle vase or add them to a bowl of potpourri. Get the how-to at Just Making Noise.

8. Pressed leaf art. Press leaves in wax paper under a stack of heavy books for about a week. Then place them in a matted frame. Get the how-to at Homed It.

9. Golden leaf crowns. Transform your kids into little fall elves by making crowns together out of autumn leaves. Simply collect fallen leaves and carefully thread them together. Get the how-to at Twig and Toadstool.

10. Go nuts. This amazing wreath will inspire your friends when they knock on your front door. Simply hot glue acorns, mini pinecones, coffee beans, walnuts, anything rustic really to a painted foam wreath. Get the how to at Fab Art DIY.

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