The air feels cooler, I’ve made my first batch of pumpkin bread, and I’m collecting and brainstorming ideas for fun fall projects!
14 Creative Fall Project Ideas:
Nature – I love projects that involve found elements and paint. Check these out: painting acorns, drawing on leaves (I love the ones with the white pen), decorating a white pumpkin. Now, I’m in competition with the squirrels to collect acorns!
Potpourri – I want to make this homemade fall scented potpourri recipe.
Paper – I’ve just launched a new paper quilt printable kit for fall! It’s a fun and easy project for all ages.
Fiber – This fall leaves fiber art by Franswazz is so cool.
Embroidery – These fall embroidery kits look fun.
Recycle – This paper bag tree is so interesting. I’d like to use it in a fall terrarium.
Wood burning – I love this wood burned acorn by Italian Artist Liliia of SorrisoDesign. “The design is hand drawn, then carefully and lovingly burned into the solid wood bead with pyrography technique.”
Polymer Clay – Finally! I had a chance to play with my stash of polymer clay, blending colors, creating fall leaves and other fun projects while watching clay videos on YouTube. This is the starter kit I purchased:
Dough Ornaments – I’d like to make a fall version of these cornstarch ornaments.
Watercolor – Paint a realistic looking fall leaf or paint a pumpkin farm. Creating the changing leaves is the best part! Or maybe it’s painting the pumpkin patch?
We all need time to explore – to try a new medium, play around with it, just for the fun of it.
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Since the start of my blog “My Creative Resolution” and my regular creative practice, I’ve been hugely inspired by the seasons. Creativity literally opened my eyes to the changing landscape. That first fall, I was in awe of the fall foliage. It was like I’d never seen it before!
With fall in mind, I just developed a new step by step painting project – Watercolor Fall Farm. Watercolor colors blend and bleed into one another making it the perfect medium to capture the changing leaves.
This fun project includes:
- masking with tape
- painting fades
- creating clouds simply
- wet on wet painting
- dry on dry
- mixing all your colors from just three!
Add in pumpkins, a barn, a farmhouse, and oh my!
Download the tutorial pdf in my Etsy shop and start painting fall!
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Try to find the hidden pictures: scarecrow, witch’s hat, broomstick, bat, owl, eyeball, spider, hands, tail, and a face (profile).
Last year I doodled a few Halloween scenes in my sketchbook. In one of them, I hid a few things. This year I’ve been inspired to do more of these. The illustration above is only 8″ x 8.” So hiding things was a bit of a challenge. It’s hard to draw details that small!
I think a better way to do this, is to create an illustration. Then, create the items to be hidden, separately, and a bit larger. And put it all together in Photoshop. I’m working on a second haunted house illustration now, so I’ll give it a try.
Last year’s Halloween sketches:
It’s interesting to look back on last year’s illustrations. I’m noticing that the thicker marker conveys a more playful feel.
Did you have trouble finding any of the items? 🙂