I haven’t posted a Pinterest Challenge in a while, but lately I’ve been feeling crafty and my Halloween 2016 board has been growing exponentially. Therefore, the only way to assure myself that I’ll get a few done, is to challenge myself. (Maybe even set a due date …)
Crafting can be relaxing and there’s no better time do it than in the fall, based on several factors. 1. It’s getting cold out, so I’ll be spending less time outdoors. 2. Justin is hunting for venison, so I’ll have more down-time to myself (if Lydia’s asleep). 3. It’s just cozy thinking about doing something crafty this time of the year. And finally, 4. There are craft festivals all over to attend, just waiting to inspire you. (Letchworth Arts and Crafts Festival has been going on forever, I till remember going as a kid!)
This weekend, I’ll be getting together with a few friends to make cloth knot wreaths. Previously I’ve made a flag wreath and this time I’m going to make one for the fall. However, in order to have the wreath serve double duty, I’m also using one bow for Halloween season, and then I’ll switch it out with a Thanksgiving decoration in November. Crafting with friends is good for your soul. I’ll have to make sure to get a warm wine to go along with our crafting! (Any suggestions??)
I’ve also started another craft (started is a very scary word to my husband). I’m making another dual purpose snowman/pumpkin-pile decoration. I had left-over wood from my hutch make-over fiasco, so I drew the shape of a snowman on it, and then asked my dad to cut it out for me. (He even took the time to give it a base white spray paint for me 😉 )
With so many fun craft and maybe even DIY gift ideas out there, don’t forget to take advantage of the mood you’re falling into this fall. Pick a pin, pin that pin, and then set a date by which you plan to have it accomplished. You’ll probably enjoy that craft all the Harvest season ❤
What crafts or fall recipes have you pinned lately? I think cooking/baking can be just as creative endeavors as cutting and painting.