Harvest Crafts

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By Amanda Causey Baity


The fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love when the weather starts to change; it reminds me of Friday night football and hot cocoa. I also love getting out the crafting supplies and making something beautiful for the fall season. Enjoy these harvest decor crafts and be sure to share them with us on social media if you make some of your own. I love seeing everyone’s own spin on things! #pwliving

Twine Pumpkin
Cinnamon stick
White glue
Green spray paint (optional)
Plastic wrap
Large glass and pencil/pen

Pour white glue into a bowl. You will need about 5-6 tablespoons.

Measure about three feet of twine and cut. Measure about 14 inches of twine and cut. Place pieces into
the glue and coat well. They do not have to be heavily saturated, just sticky/tacky. Measure a six-inch piece of twine and set aside for later.

Wrap the middle piece of twine around the pencil in a spiral. This will be the “leaf.” Wrap the longer piece of twine around the glass covered in plastic wrap. Do not overlap but keep the spiral tight.


Allow the twine to dry overnight. Slowly unwrap the twine. It should stay formed into a spiral shape. Take the smaller piece of twine you set aside earlier and loop it through the center of the spirals and tie. Spray paint the small spiral green.

Once tied and secure, spread out the stiff twine loops evenly around the center to form a complete pumpkin.

Add the cinnamon stick to the center. You can use hot glue if you’d like to secure it better. Then tuck in the green twine spiral. Again, you can hot glue this piece too.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin
20-25 jar lids
Small piece of twine
Cinnamon stick
Small piece of burlap
Orange & green spray paint

Spray your jar lids with orange spray paint. You can leave them natural colored if that will fit with your
decorating scheme or use a different color altogether. Allow them to dry.

Spray your piece of burlap. You could buy green burlap, but I used what I had on hand. Allow that to dry.
Once lids are dry, loop twine through the center and secure tightly with a knot. Spread them out evenly. Add cinnamon stick to the center and tuck in your burlap leaf, which can be hot glued if necessary.

The pumpkin wreath is self-explanatory. I purchased orange burlap on sale at my favorite craft store for
$3.99. I used a small green wreath base that was purchased at a dollar store.

Weave the burlap through the base. I used industrial strength adhesive for the cinnamon stick stem (adds a little hint of fall scents to the project) and a piece of greenery from the yard for the leaf.

Amanda Causey Baity (abaity@princewilliamliving.com), Prince William Living’s director of operations and photo editor, also blogs about thrifty family activities on her blog GreenOwlCrafts.com.


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