Celebrate the start of Autumn with some seasonal crafts

Whether you have time to embrace your crafty side or are looking for a quick way to display your autumnal treasures this season is so full of inspiration.

Conkers
Who can resist walking past a Horse Chestnut tree without collecting a handful of conkers? Only problem is that before you know it you’re left wondering what to do with your collection! Pop onto Pintrest and the possibilities are endless, however, our all time favourite has to be the conker wreath. A pool-noodle works perfectly as a base, simply cut to desired size, bend round and use a hot glue gun to secure. Then it’s simply a case of using the glue gun to attach all your conkers to the pool noodle ensuring there are as few gaps as possible. If you find the end result a little minimalist then colourful autumnal leaves, small pinecones, acorns, or even a touch of golden glitter make perfect embellishments.

For maximum impact with the minimum of time investment, simply add your conker haul into a glass vase or large Kilner jar. This works particularly well if you also include pine cones, sea shells…the possibilities are endless if you adopt the mindset of a small child who considers every find a treasure! Watch the layers evolve as your memories or autumnal walks build up too.

Leaf pictures
With such a beautiful colour palate and so many different shapes and sizes, autumn leaves can be the perfect way to create a stunning picture. Simply draw or download a basic template and using pva glue attach the leaves to complete the artwork. Whether you opt for creating a textured hedgehog, beautiful ball gown or woodland scene the possibilities are endless.

Acorns
The timeless charm of little acorn woodland ‘people’ will melt many a heart! After collecting a handful of acrons simply apply a ‘face’ to the nut, with the cup at the top to instantly create a hat effect. These can then be strung up by the stalk to create adorable seasonal bunting or displayed in a small flat dish.

If crafting is not for you, embrace the autumnal vibe with our gorgeous Garnet hamper packed with an array of warm, gourmet delicacies including a bottle of Spanish Carta Roja Crianza and a Chocolate Truffle Tray Bake. Perfect for a cosy night in! 

 

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