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DIY Fall Ideas For Cooking, Crafting, & Décor

By - Posted on September 11, 2014

In case you haven’t noticed; the sun is starting to set a little earlier every night and the temperatures are starting to slowly drop as well. Oh yeah, and the kids are finally back to school. So, we all know what that means – fall is right around the corner!

Here are some DIY activities you can do to make the most out of the year’s most colorful season!

Fall is Baking Time!

Fall is the perfect time to warm up the house with the tempting scents of seasonal goodies. With apples in their prime and pumpkins by the bushels, it’s easy and affordable to turn these simple delicious ingredients into an abundance of different baked goods.

Try baking a delicious apple crisp using fresh apples from your local farmer’s market. Or, try these sinfully sweet apple, cheddar, and bacon fritters smothered in caramel sauce. Want something a little more soul-satisfying? Then this creamy roasted red pepper and cauliflower soup with goat cheese recipe, or this slow cooker pumpkin pie steel cut oatmeal recipe will no doubt do the trick!

Autumn Crafting with the Kids

After your kids are done doing their homework, why not sit them down for an evening of fun arts and crafts? Here are a few ideas that will be sure to get their creative juices flowing.

Hear that ping and pop hitting your roof? That’s the sound of acorns dropping! With this easy acorn wreath craft, you can turn all those acorns into colorful decorations for the home. Craft time is also a great way for your kids to learn about nature. The simple art of rubbing leaves not only showcases the beauty and intricacies of nature, but it can keep your kids busy for hours! Or, try making these gorgeous leaf lanterns for a beautiful and one-of-a-kind craft that really glows!

Fall Home Décor Ideas

Fall is a fun time to change up your home’s interior decorations, and what makes a home feel warmer than the colors of the harvest season? For instance, turn your table centerpiece into a true representation of the season with this bountiful tabletop display featuring easy-to-find fall elements. Or, take your Halloween pumpkins and transform them into something a little more elegant for indoor or outdoor decorating. The mantel is another excellent place to highlight the warmth of the season. Try making this creative leaf garland out of recycled newspaper or turn your mantel into the loving centerpiece of your home with this thankful idea.

Want more fun ideas for fall? Just visit our Pinterest Board today!

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