4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall

September 28, 2016 by Erin Behan

     
We don't need an excuse to jump into an exciting paper-based craft project at Distinct Papers, but the arrival of fall is certainly a good one. As the temperatures dip and the days grow shorter, we find ourselves thinking about how to bring the beauty of autumn inside via paper crafting.

4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall
And what's more synonymous with fall than nature's gorgeous display of changing leaf colors? The golden hues of the season come alive with this easy-to-do paper leaf banner from crafting blog Pink Stripey Socks. For the project you'll need thick paper (try some card stock from our collection), liquid watercolor paint, brushes and palettes, scissors, a hole punch, some yarn, and a stapler. And that's it — the process is simple enough for children to follow and the results are stunning enough to impress even your craftiest friends.

4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall
Did somebody say pumpkins? Yep, the squash gets a lot of play this time of year, and we love what blogger Sarah Hearts has done with a pumpkin, some festive tissue paper, scissors, a circular template, pencil and double-sided tape. The technique works on a real or fake pumpkin, and mixing up the tissue paper colors (purple, black and metallic gold anyone?) could produce a rather amazing pumpkin patch right on your dinner table.

4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall
Some real time and labor goes into making paper mache pumpkins, but as Nikitaland's efforts show, the results can be stunning. In this version, newsprint gives the pumpkin a hodgepodge look that's very Halloween, and the scarier you make that cut-out face the better (don't forget the LED light). October 31 is just around the corner, after all.

4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall
Sunflowers may flower in the summer, but fall is when you want to harvest the seeds. These paper sunflower cards highlight the best of both seasons when it comes to the brilliantly colored plant. Use bright yellow cardstock to recreate the flower and add seeds you buy or harvest (get some tips on the latter at GardeningKnowHow.com) to give the cards a beautiful 3-D pop.

What are you favorite fall paper crafts? Leave them in the comment section below.

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Erin Behan

Written by Erin Behan

Erin Behan is an L.A.-based writer and editor who considers fine paper one of life's little pleasures.

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