Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

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The autumn (or the Fall) is a particularly special time of year. It’s a time of harvest and a moment to reflect upon the generous bounties of our precious earth. Our thriving, verdant landscapes explode into vermillion sprays of ready-to-fall leaves. It’s Halloween and Thanksgiving; bonfires and fireworks; and cosy evenings by the fire.

There’s a welcoming bite to the air as the evenings draw darker more quickly; when sofa throws become blankets for warmth and security, and the whisper of Christmas lingers on the tongue.

Outside cats who have spent the majority of the summer lounging under bushes return to the roost to savour the warmth of the home and the grateful welcome from their neglected owners.

But more than anything, autumnal walks in forests brings the true eternity of existence to the fore; witnessing the retreat of the darling buds of May, tucked up in the potential and rejuvenation of next year’s springtime.

We’ve gathered together a collection of autumnal-inspired arts and crafts ideas that encapsulate this most snug and reassuring period of the yearly calendar. For dedicated artists and families alike.

Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This spray of autumnal leaves combine with the wintery aromas of cinnamon and burnt orange, creating a celebratory decorative piece that you can sniff as much as admire.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This superb Kandinsky-inspired woodland scene encapsulates the unique tonal hues of the Fall. Great for mixed media projects for young and old.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

For the skilled artist, the array of autumnal colours provides an excellent tonal palette. This rainy study captures the surprising beauty that turning trees bring to urban spaces.

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Mosiac is a technique that’s accessible for young and old, making use of a variety of materials – from broken tiles to torn tissue paper. This fabulous frieze of autumnal leaves brings texture and depth with a striking array of rusty colours. Wonderful.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This super-cute hedgehog is an excellent project for both children and adults; pooling carpentry and creativity together for a memorable mural to the Fall.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

These beautiful leaf negatives are a creative way to immortalise the fading of life brought on by the changing season.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

Collect autumnal treasures and arrange them within a laminating sheet. Preserve the maroons, clarets, and scarlets of Fall forever with this beautiful still-life.

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Mason jars make beautifully, atmospheric lanterns; with battery-powered string LEDs and a hue of amber in foraged, fallen leaves.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

Finding faces in inanimate objects is a skill – and these super-cute leaf characters are a great way to keep occupied during those rainy autumnal days.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

Monoprinting is a satisfying way of immortalising foraged cuttings while creating several unique versions of the same image. Beautiful.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This fabulous still-life uses standard aluminium foil from the kitchen drawer, a selection of leaves, and a little spray paint. Get creative this Fall and create incredible bespoke artwork.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This marvellous mobile makes a fantastic, contemporary artwork from found items that encapsulate Fall’s true beauty. Rustic, simple, and memorable. A project for everyone.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

Leaf printing is an ancient art that never grows old. Recreate this panelled frieze with rustic string or blades of long grass and an attractive branch.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This piece encapsulates the Pagan obsession of nature-worship with bunched sprigs of grasses, herbs, and dried flowers. Introducing a beautiful aesthetic for your autumnal kitchen.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This beautiful watercolour effect is achieved with plastic wrap and a selection of fallen leaves, creating a wonderfully psychedelic still life to adorn creative spaces.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

Celebrate the blooms of summer throughout the darker months. This fabulous weaving is simple yet thoroughly beautiful. A great project for nimble fingers.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

These lovely, transparent line art designs are fantastic ways of creating decorative stills from real, fallen leaves. Simple enough for the whole family.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This stunning mural is so simple to create, yet strikingly beautiful; celebrating the harvest festival with a spray of wheat that will last for years to come.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

These glorious suncatchers make an excellent project for small hands on rainy, autumnal afternoons; spreading the colourful joy of Fall for the rest of the season.

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Fantastic Art, Craft, and Design Ideas that Encapsulate the Beauty of Autumnal Walks

This fantastic leaf-art idea couldn’t be simpler to recreate. Just gather craft paints in various colours and get creative with this new take on leaf pressing.

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