Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Elegant Easy Eco Green DIY Decorations & Crafts for Kids to Make for Festive Fall Holidays

Fall Celebrations & Crafts

I just love this time of year as well as kids Fall crafts that are environment friendly. The Jewish High Holidays are wrought with meaning and inspiration, especially now that we are moving into a new year with a wonderful festive observance called Sukkot. Here are my favorite ideas this year for making something new and creative for your sukkah this fall. For those of you who celebrate Halloween, you might also appreciate the good to the earth craft DIY creative ideas in this post. Most of these children, parents, and adults who like to make things will enjoy. 

Image from Two Girls Being Crafty
Paper Trees
I just love this eco friendly idea from the blog Two Girls Being Crafty. Though this was originally intended by the designers as a spring project to use up scraps of scrapbook paper that were too small for memory keeping books, this craft is easily applicable to Fall holidays, too. Even if you've never been into scrapbooking, there's always left over children's arts and craft papers or all that colorful junk mail that is sometimes hard to throw out because it's so pretty that you can use the make this.  Directions
Image from The Thrifty Abode

Oversize Initial Letter of Leaves
Here's another green craft, this one from the blog The Thrifty Abode. This would be really pretty for decorating for any Fall holiday, but I think the first letter of your last name made from colorful natural Fall leaves you gather in your neighborhood could be a real statement if you hang this at the entrance to your Sukkah or on the front door of your house.  Directions

Image from Kaboose

Corn on the Stalk Table Place Cards
Though these aren't 100% recycled, this cute craft from Kaboose is made from green construction paper with popped corn glued on -- so it qualifies! These would be great, as the instructions suggest stuck into styrofoam as a center piece. I also think they'd make rather unique name cards for your fall holiday table. Directions

Apple Honey Dish 
If you think this looks like a real apple filled with honey, you are totally right! My 14 year-old daughter made the craft you see pictured, which our family later ate. The project idea from Martha Stewart is really easy to make and will make a beautiful addition to your fall dinner table or party. Both kids and parents are likely to be enchanted by this. Directions

Image from The Bride's Cafe

Apple Chair Swag
Speaking of using real fruit to decorate. Isn't this chair decoration from The Bride's Cafe simple yet elegant? You and your child can make this easily together for any special fall occasion with some apples and a just a few other items you likely can find around your house. Directions

Which of these fall crafts is your favorite? Do you have other ideas to share on this theme? Please leave a comment.

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