For some reason, falling leaves always spark our creative interests and get us feeling kinda crafty. We don’t feel the least bit guilty about staying inside and crafting our day away — the finished products are just so purdy! (And, you know, no raking.)

Thankful Tablecloth
It’s going to be a cornucopia of dinner table fun when we let all of our guests — the young and the not-so-young — write what they’re thankful for on a white tablecloth (pictured above). Trust us, kids aren’t the only ones who love to color at their seat!  Project info can be found at Mostly Food and Crafts.

Pumpkin Pie Potpourri
Combine a hollowed-out pumpkin, some spices, and a lit tea candle and our house smells just Martha Stewart’s probably always does. Bonus: Everyone who walks in thinks we’ve spent hours baking homemade pie — we have the good scents not to tell them otherwise! (Groan.)
See step-by-step instructions at MarthaStewart.com.

Acorn Necklaces
We feel so close to nature wearing these charms around our necks. Decorate and bedazzle capped acorns to make BFF necklaces that celebrate an awesome friendship, naturally. Find out how to make ‘em at Spoonful

Wine Markers
Avoid sharing germs (and lipstick) with adorable DIY wine markers made from ribbons in different colors and patterns. At least our guests won’t be able to blame us for their winter colds! See project info atDIY Life.

Leaf Initial Greeting
Traditional door wreaths are so over. Instead, we’re into over-sized personalized initials for our front door. Grab a papier-mache letter from the craft shop, a hot glue gun, and whatever you can rake up outside for an organic a-door-nment! Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. Get full project instructions at bhg.com.

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