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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
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.
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.