Oct 25, 201210:00 AMHoneybee Mama
Fall Crafts on the Cheap
You've probably picked up on the fact that I like to do things inexpensively. I love coupons, groupons and free activities and do as much as I can to stretch a buck for myself and my four kids.
Decorating is no different. If I'm not making something myself, I'm finding it at a thrift store, garage sale or bargain bin. With the holidays approaching and the season changing, I'm itching to bring some Fall colors into our home, but not wanting to spend a lot of money!
Any time I can involve my kids in fun activities and crafts I do, so I thought I'd share with you some of the fun ways we've been bringing the inspiration of Fall into our home.
First, we went on a nature walk and collected leaves for a Fall Garland. Leaf Garland Tutuorial here.
This has also turned into a really neat project for my six-year-old. He's been invited by his teacher to be a science reporter and is reading up on all the different types of leaves we have to write a report and read it with the microphone in front of his class! Can you tell I'm proud?
Next, I got out some good ole construction paper and had the boys decorate their own pumpkins to hang on our front door. Alec loves the glitter blue.
Aidan insisted on a "bumpy pumpkin" with a more simple color scheme.
Next, I hit up Target for some sweet crafting deals. I hit the jackpot in the dollar bins!
I also found these really cool activity sets near the candles, greeting cards and decorations. I couldn't really figure out what brand it was, but it says "Play" and "Kids Activities" on it. This foam pinecone kit was on clearance for $1.50 so I snagged it. This brand of activities also lists several cool seasonal ideas on the back of things you can do with your kids. Love it!
I didn't get these, but saw them on the way out of the store so I snapped a pic. It looks like the same brand but it says "Treat" where the other one says "Play." I think it's just a Target/generic brand. But look, one is a Haunted House kit (like a gingerbread house), and the other is a cookie decorating kit with pumpkin and ghost shaped cookies and all the fixins. So cute! These are also on clearance so snatch 'em up while you can.
I used the foam wreaths and some stickers I found in the Target dollar bin (along with scrap fabric at home) to make some cute wreaths. Knotted Wreath tutorial here.
Lastly, I used a mason jar from home to make a cute little lantern. Mason Jar Pumpkin Lantern here.
Depending on what kind of items you already have in your craft closet at home, you can have a lot of fun with your kids and spruce up your home for Fall very inexpensively. And remember, nothing has to be perfect; it's all about having some fun with your kids. And you don't have a break the bank to do it! You can even think about using recyclables like newspaper and cardboard to create some really unique and interesting pieces.
See you around town!