5 Fabulous Free Fall Farmhouse Crafts
With everything still up in the air about whether it’s safe to go out or not, I decided to go all natural for this post (mostly)! I live on a mountain and all I have to do is go out in the yard to collect natural things like twigs and pine cones. A walk into the woods, who know what treasure I might find from twisted vines to cool stumps. Autumn is coming so let me show you my 5 fabulous free fall farmhouse crafts.
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Free Stick Trivet
This project will take a bigger stick to make the thing sturdy. So gather the sticks, clippers and hot glue gun and let’s get started.
My sticks are a little longer than 6” but you can cut whatever size you like for you trivet. Find straight pieces then once your twigs are cut, place two down parallel to each other. Beginning at one end hot glue the first stick on top of the parallel sticks.
Continue gluing the sticks as close to each other as possible until you reach the other end. How easy was that?! So now you can use it for hot things in the kitchen or maybe in a tablescape with little somethings setting on it. It’s certainly up to you!
Farmhouse Style Sticks on a Frame Craft
Sticks and twigs, can’t get supplies any cheaper than scavenging these babies out of your own yard! Great for Free Fall Farmhouse crafts. For this project I used a $1 frame from Hobby Lobby, paint, hot glue gun and some twigs.
I dug through my stick pile and found one nice, straight stick and cut it into eight pieces that fit around my frame.
Next I took ink chalk paint and dry brushed the frame.
Finally, I hot glued the sticks in place on the frame to finish this cute, rustic frame. You can use it to display a favorite photo or print a cute saying to put in the photo space. Get this design here.
I love natural crafts and use a lot of sticks and twigs in my crafts. This one I cut small twigs about 4” long each. This takes a bunch of twigs!
You will also need jute twine to tie the twigs together. It’s best to pull off about 5’ of twine to make sections to tie together. This length makes it easier to handle when tying the twigs together. Fold the twine in half then place a small piece of jute in the fold and tie a knot to make a hanger.
Begin by separating the pieces of twine then place the first twig directly on knot at the middle of the twig.
Tie half of a knot and place the next twig in the same manner as the first followed by tying a half knot.
Continue tying the twig like this until you reach the end of your twine and on the last one. At this point you will either be ending your twig garland or adding another section.
To add another section, cut your length of twine and find the middle. Place that point in the middle of the twig then tie a whole knot. Start placing twigs and tying half knots.
If you are at the end of your garland, tie a whole knot. Measure up approximately 1 1/2” and tie a knot. Trim the ends.
Mine is about 5 foot long and look great hanging on the catwalk railing. Such a simple, free fall farmhouse craft.
Farmhouse Pine Cone Garland
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Simple and farmhouse! Easy to make too! Gather some pine cones and get the jute twine and you can whip up one of these in just a few minutes.
I wanted my garland to be about 10’ long so allowing for the knots and hangers, I cut my jute 11 1-2’ long. To form the hangers, simply make a sliding loop. Make a circle with the jute and push some up through the circle.
Tighten the loop leaving the amount you want for your hanger and trim any excess.
Pick pine cones that still have the stems attached. You will most certainly want full, whole pine cones. First place a pine cone approximately 6” from the hanger. Make a loop and gently tighten it around the stem.
Continue placing them at 6” intervals then make your hanger for the other end. There you go! How simple was that?! This garland actually can be used year round in your farmhouse decor just like it is or go the extra step and tie some bows on each pine cone. Use a dab of hot glue on the backs to secure the cone in the jute ties.
For this cutie I took a scrap 4×4 from some construction we had done and first spray painted it a yellowish color. Hubby drilled a hole the size of my twig on the top. This guy was made several years ago so I don’t have a before photo.
Using Design Space, I created a spooky design to add to the front of the pumpkin. Get the design free here. I use Dollar Tree clear contact paper for my transfer paper and it works great, cheap!
To finish it off I tied a scrap of primitive print fabric around the stem and there ya go! Ready to sit on a shelf or a table in my fall decorations.
So wow! All of these are certainly fabulous! They are useful year round to give your home that rustic, farmhouse feel. What do you think? Are you going to try one of these crafts for yourself? I would love to see your thoughts and photos in the comments below.
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