Four fun ideas for fall

Believe it or not, summer is starting to wind down and fall is right around the corner! Now’s a great time to start thinking ahead to the projects you want to create this fall or for the Halloween season. Here are four ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Make a rosette pumpkin.

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Isn’t this fun? It’s just paper! Make an adorable pumpkin to use as your centerpiece, to sit on a coffee table, or to dress up your mantle for the season. Simply score cardstock using a scoring board, fold, form into rosettes, and glue in place. Repeat the process with different sized cardstock and stack the finished rosettes to form the pumpkin. It’s pretty easy! Click HERE for full instructions and click HERE to buy a scoring board if you don’t have one already.

(And that’s not all … you can create a rosette turkey and a rosette snowman, too! Click HERE and HERE to see how.)

Create a cool shadow box.

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This project is pretty sweet! Decorate a 12×12 shadow box using your favorite Halloween paper and embellishments – or even an enlarged photo – and then drop in some yummy candy as a fun accent. Candy corn works great, but you could use any candy you want. This idea can be done for ANY holiday – imagine peppermints for Christmas, candy hearts for Valentine’s Day, or chocolate eggs for Easter. Buy the shadow box once and then swap out the inside stuff all year long! Click HERE for a great shadow box option.

Decorate a fun tray.

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Like the shadow box, you can use a tray to create seasonal decor all year long! Fill the compartments of the tray with photos, paper, or embellishments for the season – in this example, to show off favorite Halloween snapshots. Use a removable adhesive and you can pull the pieces off after the season is over and replace with something new. This 12″ x 16″ tray is a great size for decor projects and can be purchased HERE.

Fill an album with Halloween memories.

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Remember the costumes your kids wore each year with a scrapbook! Pick your album size and then each year, make a page featuring that year’s costume. Write down a few details (like the year and other memories you want to remember) and slide into the album. When your kids are grown, they’ll love flipping through the album and reminiscing! Click HERE to shop our fall and Halloween paper-crafting products like papers and embellishments.

What projects are you going to tackle this fall? Tell us in the comments below!

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