Fall into the season with some crafts that’ll add a touch of sparkle and sweet to your home decor. Before you get into costume-making mode, pause to make your home a little more cozy with some seasonal crafts. These easy ideas can be done in no time at all and are the perfect fall centerpiece, accent item to your entry way or fun touch to your coffee table.
Craft expert, Adeina Anderson, from craftingwithadeina.com shares her crafting expertise to give any room a touch of fall. Here are the crafting recipes to make a Lollipop Pumpkin, Glitter Pumpkins and Pumpkin Goodie Bags
- Styrofoam Pumpkin (medium size)
- Power drill and small drill bit
- Small lollipops (mini tootsie pops)
- Thin dowel rod
- Wooden Halloween décor
Drill 10 holes in a line from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom of the pumpkin, about 1 inch apart. Repeat on the other side of the pumpkin. Then repeat again, until four sides of the pumpkin are done. Repeat the line of 10 holes from top to bottom in between the four lines you already have. You should have 15-16 lines of 10 holes in your pumpkin when you are done.
Now place lollipops in the holes, do not push the lollipops all the way into the pumpkin. You can put the same color of lollipops in each line or mix them up. Paint the dowel rod black and hot glue one tip of it to the wooden Halloween cat or bat. Then place the dowel rod into the top of the pumpkin, you can use one of the pre-drilled holes you made for the lollipops.
- Fine glitter in various fall colors
- Modge Podge
- Sponge brushes (1”)
- Styrofoam pumpkin in various sizes
- Green paint
- Orange glitter glue
- Paper plates
- Newspaper or a drop cloth
Place 3 plates next to each other on the newspaper-covered table. Working in sections and using the sponge brush, paint a small portion of the pumpkin with modge podge. Sprinkle one of the fall colored glitters over the painted part of the pumpkin, covering the modge podge completely. Move to the next section of the pumpkin and repeat the previous steps until the whole pumpkin is completely covered in glitter. You may have to go back over a couple spots to be sure that you have covered the whole pumpkin in glitter. You can also use another color of glitter for the stem of the pumpkin; follow the previous steps to do this. For an added touch, you can also glue a fall leaf next to the stem. Let it dry overnight.
Pumpkin Goodie Bags
- Orange & Brown Crepe paper
- Balloons (small)
- Various kinds of candy
- Muffin cups
- Halloween toys like a spider ring
Place 3-4 pieces of candy and a spider ring inside the balloon. Blow up the balloon until it’s about 3-4 inches big. Cut 6 pieces of orange crepe paper into 18”strips. Cut one strip of brown crepe paper about 6 inches long. Place the candy filled balloon in the middle of one of the strips of crepe paper and bring the two ends of the paper to the top of the balloon, twist the ends together. Place the balloon in the middle of another strip of crepe paper and bring those ends up, covering another side of the balloon, twist the ends together with the first two ends. Continue this process with the remainder of the crepe paper strips until the whole balloon is covered in orange crepe paper. Cut the excess crepe paper, leaving about an inch of the twisted paper at the top of the pumpkin. Take the brown strip of crepe paper and twist it around the one inch of orange already twisted at the top of the balloon. This will finish off your stem.
You can use a muffin cup instead of a balloon and follow the same tips for making a cute pumpkin goodie bag. For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.