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Simple autumn craft ideas to start the season

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite (and nearly free!) fall crafts from Rebecca Cooper of

Paper leaf
Feelin’ fall

Fall crafts to get you ready for the season

Today we’re sharing some of our favourite (and nearly free!) fall crafts from Rebecca Cooper of Simple as That. Plus she’s got some great photo tips for fall.
GIrl holding fall leaf

First signs of fall

Many of us made leaf rubbings as children, and it’s still fun for kids today and so simple too! Just head out to the garden, gather up different types of leaves, and check out Rebecca’s leaf rubbing tips. She’s also got ideas for tons more leaf-inspired arts and crafts.

Pumpkin whirly-gigs

Pumpkin whirligigs

These just sound like fun! Now that you’ve brought autumn indoors with leaf rubbings and crafts, it’s time to embrace the symbol of the season: the pumpkin. You can completely customize Rebecca’s pumpkin whirligig tutorial to match the colours in any room, the way you celebrate Halloween (whimsical or warty!), and kids will have a blast creating different jack-o’-lantern faces for each side.

Posed Halloween photo

Plan your photos

The ghoulish, scare-filled essence of Halloween is that much of it takes place after dark or in very dim light — not the best conditions for capturing great photos, unless you follow Rebecca’s 5 photography tips for Halloween photos. You’ll also find links to some great (and free!) photography ebooks she’s published to help you learn the ins and outs of taking incredible pictures.

spooky stone spider craft

Make spooky stone spiders

A little paint, some wire, a bit of glue and one trip out to the garden to gather some seemingly friendly stones, and you’ve got an afternoon Halloween craft for kids. Rebecca shares how to create her simple spider step by step here. We think they’d make great paperweights, napkin weights or even doorstoppers, and just imagine them with some googly eyes on top!

Like what you see?

Rebecca is sharing a brand new, never-before-seen fall craft especially with us! Check back to see it!

More ways to get ready for fall

Mason jar pies
Fall nursery trends
Hosting ideas for Thanksgiving

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