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5 Fresh DIY Projects for Fall, for You!

Hello Mountain House families! How have you enjoyed the swift and dramatic drop in temperature? Something about the crisp morning air and cozier nights makes us want to make some hot chocolate, watch a movie, and spend some time with the kids crafting up some DIY projects. This week, we are sharing some of the most adorable and crafty projects we found around the web. From bird feeders to floral arrangements, bring fall color and light into your home this week.


Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

If you are a handy person, creating your own bird feeder might be the perfect challenge for the woodworkers of the family. But luckily for the rest of us, Amazon sells these adorable bird feeder kits that take crafting to the next level. The step-by-step guide walks you through the assembly, and then all you have to do is wait for your new friends to come and get some food! This also can be a great way to incorporate a lesson about ornithology or the birds native to Northern California. Make a bird feeder this week, and you soon will have some new friends to enjoy your morning coffee with. 

Floral Arrangements

Floral Arrangements

Take a trip to Target or your local home goods store and pick out a vase that pairs nicely with your decor. Take walks or bike rides around the neighborhood and collect flowers you see on your way, visit a local plant nursery and allow the kids to pick out the flowers they love the most. Flowers are the best way to invite more life into your space, and are super customizable for any time of year!

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Homes

Gingerbread houses are a classic yet well-deserved addition to the list! Gingerbread houses are a staple of holiday crafting, and what is better than a craft you can snack on, too? These gingerbread house kits can be ordered online on Amazon or picked up at your local grocery store. The kids will love lining the roof with icing icicles and placing candy windows on the sides of the house. Throw on some of your favorite holiday music and get decorating!

Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Lights

Photo Credit: Pinterest

A twinkle of light is the perfect background for your photos and a gorgeous centerpiece to a fall dinner table. Carve the inside of your mini pumpkins to hold your favorite candles, place them in wire candle holders, and you’ll have some beautifully lit pumpkin lights. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Felt Butterfly Wings

Felt Butterfly

Photo Cred: Buggy and Buddy

Your younger kids will absolutely love these felt butterfly wings this fall. All you need for this craft is a posterboard, felt, elastic, some needle and thread, and a few more things you already have around the house! This guide by Buggy and Buddy shows you exactly how to create these gorgeous wings (with pictures) and the full list of materials you will need. Your kids will be in love with these for playtime and before you know it, all of the neighborhood parents will be asking you how you made these awesome wings. Enjoy!


Try out one of these crafts this week with the whole family!