Get your home ready for autumn and winter. These crafts are sure to make any room warm and cozy.
Add simple felt leaves to a table runner for instant fall inspiration. Leaves are tacked in place using a simple felting process, making the detailed table runner a fun project that can be created in a few hours.
To make these clever coasters, cut a thumb notch and a window on one end of a felt rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half and stitch or glue the sides together. Print words or designs on card stock and cut the stock so the printing will show in the cutout window. Slide the card stock into the coaster.
These fuzzy and furry mittens will keep children company while they're outdoors. Finish the easy-to-knit lion mittens with knit ears, yarn manes, and stitched features.
Creatively display cornhusks in an autumnal wreath centerpiece. Start with a straw wreath, cornhusks, and corn tassels.
A pretty felt sleeve adds quick style to a wine bottle and protects surfaces from drips and rings. Cut a rectangle of felt with pinking shears. Fold it in half and stitch or glue the sides together. Slip over a bottle and tie with ribbon. Cut leaf and acorn shapes from felt or thin cork to add to the ribbon.
Circle a tall candle with same-size corncobs and their husks. Fold the husks of corncobs over the cobs. Cut the husks into triangular shapes. Stand the corncobs around the base of a candle and hot-glue them together. Wrap twine around the corncob circle and tie.
Scatter felt leaves across a throw for a seasonal look that makes a great autumn decor piece.
Make a seasonal needle case with a leaf cutout for yourself or make several to give as favors at a crafting party.
Knit a pair of cheerful mittens that will keep you warm despite the weather. They make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.
Watch the sun shine through this distinctive ice wreath on bright winter days. When the ice melts, birds will love the treats that had been frozen inside.
Make a plain throw sparkle with snowflake embellishments and an easy border.
Purchase a plastic snow globe with insert chamber from a local crafts store for this adorable custom decoration. Using the foam insert that came in the snow globe as a pattern, trace and cut out two photographs, postcards, or other desired images. Place an image on both sides of the foam and slip it into the snow globe. Add water according to manufacturer's directions.
Decorate your tree with ornaments and your table with trees! Cut evergreen tree shapes from felt, cutting some of the trees in half vertically. Cut felt circles from two colors. Glue the circles on the trees. Place a white runner on the center of your table. Lay the embellished felt trees on the runner.
A large, bright mitten makes a perfect cookie carrier. Cut two matching mitten shapes from felt. Cut out circles, trimming the edges with pinking shears. Sew circles to a mitten shape and add buttons to the circles. Sew the two mitten shapes together, stitching about 1/2 inch from the outside edges. Sew a ribbon at the top for a hanger. Cut two felt rectangles for the cuff. Stitch them in place.
For seasonal wall art, place a pair of mittens and a hat in a large framed shadow box. This quick and easy project is a great way to display favorite winter wearables that have been outgrown or replaced.
Repurpose discarded sweaters into snuggly sleeves for your holiday votives.
Dress up a sweet pair of holiday mittens with sewing notions. For the ribbon-weave version (on the bottom), choose multiple patterned ribbons. Weave four ribbons on the back of each mitten. Topstitch in place. For the mini bows version, overlap the ends of a 6-inch-long piece of ribbon. Hand-stitch the ends together with the seam centered underneath. Cover the center seam on top with a short piece of the same ribbon stitched in place.