When Mister Bull was in Pre-K at our church preschool, I was the homeroom mom. I know this may sound weird, but I was super excited. I have always loved parties. Everything about them – the planning, the cakes/cookies, the decorations, the games – everything. I think it’s the atmosphere parties create. Everyone seems having fun. The Hubster teases me that if we were rich, we wouldn’t be for long because I love to throw parties. I love to be the hostess. I guess that’s good, since Hospitality is one of my spiritual gifts!!
When I decided to do this DIY Harvest Party series, I was so excited – giddy almost. I had swarms of ideas going in my head. And, since we’re not rich, I can still “enjoy” parties by blogging about all the cute decorations, amazing food options, fun games and adorable gifts!! It’s the best of both worlds.
Last week I shared with you some great DIY Harvest Party Games. This week I’m going to share with you some of my favorite DIY Harvest Party Crafts.
1. One of my most favorite crafts we did at preschool was the Toilet Paper Pumpkin. Quick, easy and super adorable!! All you need is: roll of toilet paper, 14×14 orange/fall material, green pipe cleaners, a pencil and 1/4 piece of brown construction paper (or brown paper sack). Lay material face-down and place toilet paper roll in the middle. Bring the corners of the material up together. Now, stuff the material inside the tube of the toilet paper roll. Take the green pipe cleaners and wrap them around the pencil, then gently slide them off. Cut it in half or thirds, or uneven strips and set aside. Now take the brown paper and roll it up to look like a stem. You can crumple it a little if you like. Now take brown paper and the green pipe cleaners and stuff them in the toilet paper tube. Voila! Instant pumpkin!! You can set it on the back of your guest bath toilet, or make an arrangement of them on the counter or set them on the mantel with your other fall décor. They’re so cute and versatile. And the best part – when fall is over, simply disassemble them, keep everything for next year (to make them again) and now you can use the toilet paper! (I hope to have this up as a tutorial this week.)
2. Tissue Paper Painting – you just need some pumpkins printed on cardstock and 2” tissue squares in fall colors. Add a little water to your tissue paper and watch it bleed through to the cardstock. Super cute and easy too!!
3. Pumpkin Canvas Painting – I think you could easily change this canvas into a pumpkin for painting. I think a seasonal icon would look super cute above my mantel. Hmmm…I just might get to work on those!
4. Hand- and Footprint Artwork – You can make Indians, candy corn, pumpkins, and turkeys. That is Adorable has a fun turkey footprint. A little messy, but a GREAT way to capture your kids hands and feet sizes. Don’t forget to put the date on it so you can remember when…!!
5. Q-tip art with Microwave Puffy Paint – All you need is some cardstock with a tree drawn on it and some Homemade fall color puffy paint. Let the kids go to town painting “leaves” with the Q-tips. Easy and so cute!
6. Orange Pumpkin Pom-Pom – I used to make these inCampFire, when I was just a youngin’. You just need some forks (preferably metal, because the plastic prongs can bend/break), scissors, orange yarn, green felt leaves and a small stick for the stem. Fun for the kids and they make super cute mini pumpkins for your décor.
7. Paper Plate Pumpkin – this is such an easy and cute craft! You need: a paper plate, orange paint, fake leaves/ivy or green pipe cleaners and some brown paper for the stem.
8. Paper Pumpkins – Some solid fall color paper, green and brown felt is all you need to make these super cute pumpkins by Martha Stewart.
Need even more craft ideas?? Follow my Harvest Time Fun Pinterest Board, where I pin all things pumpkin and Fall.
What are some of your favorite DIY Harvest/Fall Crafts?
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back next week when I’ll share some easy DIY Harvest Party Gluten-Free Treats!
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