Who doesn’t love an adorable fall craft? When the nights become a bit chilly and the light California rains roll in, it can be so pleasant to work on a fun decoration for your home. Making fall crafts is an especially great family bonding activity, so light some pumpkin spice candles, brew a warm cup of coffee, and enjoy these delightful activities.
Pumpkin carving is the best way to make an authentic jack-o’-lantern. However, anyone who has made one of these spooky decorations too early in October knows that by the time Halloween comes around, this carved creation can easily become a smelly abomination. Instead, bust out your paint set and make a colorful alternative that will last through the whole season. There are plenty of different ways to create the perfect fall decorations by painting pumpkins. For instance, you can paint small white pumpkins in varying shades of your favorite color for an ombre centerpiece. You and your kids can also use a larger pumpkin as a canvas for making creepy monster faces. For a more delicate decoration, try painting cute fall images, like yellow and red leaves, a cozy sweater, or even a mini pumpkin.
Alongside pumpkins and cornucopias, wreaths are another iconic fall decoration. Although there are plenty of pretty fall wreaths that you can find in stores or online, crafting one yourself is an economical and worthwhile activity. While most store-bought wreaths look fairly similar, your at-home project can incorporate any type of material. For example, Pinterest is full of oh-so-cute wreaths made from corn cobs, book pages, birch bark, pinecones — and the list goes on! Whatever you end up using to make your wreath, it’s sure to be unique and a wonderful way to welcome guests into your beautiful Whitney Ranch home.
Speaking of pinecones, they can be used for plenty of other fun projects besides making wreaths. All you and your children need are some pieces of fabric, markers or paint, glue sticks, and googly eyes to start making silly pinecone animals and monsters. From porcupines to Frankenstein, you can turn pinecones into whatever creatures pop into your mind. When they’re all finished, try hiding them around the house for an exciting scavenger hunt or sneaking them into your kids’ lunchboxes for a silly surprise.
Your Whitney Ranch home provides you with plenty of workspace for these autumn activities, and the community’s beautiful Rocklin, California location is perfect for finding crafty inspirations. To learn more about our available homes, feel free to contact us. We would love to chat with you.