64 Easy Fall Craft Ideas for Adults

Mike Garten

Your calendar may already be filling up with fun fall activities, but you should still make time to spend some weekends inside to put your DIY skills to work (especially when the inevitable fall chill hits). These creative fall craft ideas are a great place to start, whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity to keep your kids busy or a simple, affordable way to add seasonal cheer to your home. Best of all: Each and every one of these DIY projects, which range in number of supplies needed and crafting ability, double as fall decorations that you can leave on display from Labor Day through Thanksgiving. Give your home a warm and cozy (and orange!) vibe with these ideas, complete with pumpkins, foliage, acorns, candy corn, and other autumnal favorites.

You know what to do: Grab a mug of apple cider, round up a few of your family members (kids and adults alike), and enjoy a fall crafternoon. And while you’re at it, start brainstorming craft ideas for Halloween and Thanksgiving because those holidays will be here before you know it.

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Pumpkin Pots

Dress up your mantel, front

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All the Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Kid-Friendly

Ask any parent what room in their house gets the most action, and they’ll probably say the kitchen. While it’s where families often congregate, the kitchen also contains a lot of not-so-kid-friendly features—hot stovetops, sharp knives, breakable glassware—so designing mindfully is crucial.

Thankfully, IKEA has always designed with the whole family in mind, and kitchen solutions are no exception. You want a space that encourages little ones to learn how to cook, is reliable, and easy to maintain. Here’s how to get all of that and more.

stainless steel kitchen

Ikea

When laying out the kitchen, make sure parents can cook while keeping an eye on their little ones, whether they’re in an adjacent play room or doing homework in the breakfast nook.

If you have a one-wall kitchen that’s adjacent to the living space, add an island to create an area to work where you don’t have to turn your back to the kids. Consider placing the sink under a window to provide a clear view of the backyard while washing dishes.

sharp objects out of reach

This is a no-brainer, but sharp kitchen tools should be as far from little hands as possible. Instead of an easily accessible knife block, install a magnetic wall rack

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