Autumn Treasures

I love Autumn, and this years has been glorious so far, the perfect combination of colourful leaves to crunch through and summery weather to enjoy it in. We have taken strolls through the park and down by the river, hunting out berries of different colours and blowing dandelion clocks.

autumn

 

It is still warm enough for hill rolling and football and playing in the park. Jumpers are quickly shed, and ice creams are still being enjoyed.

in the park

And of course the colours of Autumn are simply spectacular.

autumn colours

Syd loves to collect treasures while we are out and about, and my pockets are crammed with conkers, pine cones and special leaves.

autumn treasure

 

I am hopeless at coming up with ideas as to how we could incorporate some of his treasures into craft activities at home, but thankfully I know some bloggers who are far better at that stuff than me, and here are some of their brilliant suggestions for activities using autumnal bits and bobs to create brilliant things with your kids. Better than leaving them rotting in your pockets like I usually do – mulch anyone?!

 

autumn craft ideas

 

Missie Lizzie from Me and My Shadow shared these adorable Beech Nut Hedgehogs and  Kids Chaos also shows us how to make a hedgehog, this time from pine cones. The Fairy and the Frog used pine cones to gorgeous effect for an imaginative Fairy Forest, and Romanian Mum continued on a similar vein with her painted pine cones.

 

Me and My Shadows Beech Nut Hedgehog

Me and My Shadows Beech Nut Hedgehog

 

Here Come The Girls shared a simple but effective leaf threading craft, and I love the easy pine cone bird feeder from Baby Budgeting – lovely way to attract wild life into your back garden. Red Ted Art is a brilliant website for craft ideas for kids, and there are loads of suggestions for things to do with conkers, leaves and pine cones. I am totally in love with these conker animals :-

 

Photo courtesy of Red Ted Art

Photo courtesy of Red Ted Art

 

If you are looking for something a little more grown up, Domestic Goddesque shares a gorgeous pine cone door hanging which would add a lovely seasonal touch to any home and shows us how to make a beautiful Autumn nature wreath. Staying with wreaths, Penny from A Residence Blog made a fabulous conker wreath which has the added bonus of keeping away spiders and moths – perfect for this arachnaphobic! Another idea for the home comes from Me and My Shadow, who made stylish natural photo holders from pine cones. And definitely one for the grown ups, Aly from Bug, Bird and Bee has a delicious sounding bramble brandy recipe for those of you who have been foraging the delicious fruits that can be found everywhere at the moment.

 

A Residences Gorgeous Wardrobe Conker Wreath To Repel Moths

A Residence’s Gorgeous Wardrobe Conker Wreath To Repel Moths

 

Am so inspired by all the amazing things these awesome bloggers have created from the simple things nature supplies in abundance this season, am totally going to do some of them, right after this cup of coffee…..

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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11 Comments

  1. October 1, 2014 / 10:37 am

    What an inspiring read, I love that dandelion clock snap- gorgeous πŸ™‚ We have a huge haul of conkers so this is brilliant! I will link back to it from mine.
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  2. October 1, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely day. Beautiful photos too. Some great ideas x
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  3. October 2, 2014 / 12:30 am

    Wonderful autumn pictures and crafts. I really miss this time of the year, with the berries, leaves and everything autumn related.
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  4. October 2, 2014 / 8:53 am

    The autumn so far really has been fabulous – and long may it continue! I’m still hanging on in there wearing my flip flops and have no plans to shed them soon. Those craft ideas look amazing, but I won’t pretend for one second that I’m going to attempt to make them!
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  5. October 2, 2014 / 9:55 am

    The weather so far has been great for autumn, so much so, we have been out and about on our bikes quite a lot in September. I have a bag full of conkers collected by my two and other than shoving them in a bowl to repel the spiders (does that really work?! So far, so good!), I have no idea what to do with them, so I am loving your ideas. That’s this weekend’s craft activity sorted πŸ™‚
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  6. October 7, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    I love your pictures, they sum up the amazing September we’ve had so well. I love the conker animals too, so cute πŸ™‚
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