I prefer handmade artwork on the walls in our house. There’s something special about hanging art that has been made with love. We have very few pieces of store bought art. This latest art collection I made with the twins and is proudly hanging in our dining room.
Craft fall trees to hang on your wall.
We began this project by heading to the park one afternoon after school and collected a few sticks. The canvasses were on sale at Aaron Brothers (buy 1, get 1 free).
Here’s how these fun fall crafts for kids are made.
Each tree design begins by gluing sticks to the canvas using hot glue.
Take your kids to the park or hiking to collect sticks for this project.
The Glitter Tree
- Sketch leaves onto the canvas around the branches.
- Have your child apply glue to each leaf using a paintbrush (one at a time)
- Sprinkle glitter over each leaf. Once dry, stand the canvas on its end and gently tap any excess glitter off.
Turn ordinary sticks into works of art.
The Button Tree
- Have your child place buttons around the branches of the tree.
- Once they have decided where all of the buttons will go, they can apply glue to the back of each and stick it back in place.
You can make a wide variety of tree art.
The Fabric Tree
- Cut leaf shapes out of scraps of fabric.
- Turn the leaves over and apply mod podge to the reverse side and set aside to dry.
- As the leaves dry they will naturally curl a little.
- Attach each leaf to the canvas using a small amount of hot glue.
The Seed Tree
- Turn the oven onto 300F degrees.
- Place assorted seeds (I used pumpkin and sunflower) in bowls.
- Add in enough water to cover the seeds
- Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each bowl.
- Mix in a couple of drops of food dye. Add more dye if you want a darker color. Mix and set aside for approximately 30 minutes.
- Spread seeds out onto a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until dry.
- Once cooled, combine the seeds in a bowl.
- Brush glue onto the canvas and sprinkle the seeds over the top. Once dry stand the canvas on its end and tap off any excess.
Dye seeds in as many beautiful colors as you like.
Set your canvasses aside to dry.
Tip: Don’t set them within reach of your dog or you could end up re-doing one like I did. Who knew my dog loved sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
You can make these with a variety of items – leaf stamps, pom poms, paper, yarn, sequins.
Fall art made with love for your walls.
Have you made any fun fall crafts with your kids? I’d love to hear about them. Let me know in the comments below.
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning and travel tips. She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.
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