Autumn is a great time of year to settle in on the couch and get started on a satisfying DIY project. Whether you’re knitting a scarf or creating your own seasonal candle, these fun projects will elevate your space and get you in the mood for the season.
Knit Something Fun
If you’re new to knitting, you’ll be happy to know that there are many beginner-friendly projects that you can start off with. This guide from Nimble Needles lays out several simple beginner projects where you can learn the craft and end up with a stylish home or fashion accessory. Whether you’re looking to make a potholder, scarf, or a beanie, this site breaks down the different stitches you should know in order to make cozy items. Plus, you can get a head start on making DIY presents for the holidays.
Make Your Own Candle
Nothing soothes a chilly night quite like lighting a candle. However, it can get pretty expensive when you’re constantly having to stock up. To make your cozy nights more affordable, become accustomed to making your own candles. All you will need is jars, wax, candle wicks, essential oils, and wax dye if desired. Prepare your jars by inserting wicks into them. Typically, wicks come with a form of adhesive that makes sticking them in simple. Then, melt wax down over low heat on the stove. After fully melted, add in any essential oils, scents, or dyes that you would like to use. Then, pour the into the jars and make sure the wick stays upright. After they dry, you’ll have a batch of fun and festive candles.
The leaves may be falling but that doesn’t mean the ones in your apartment have to. In fact, this DIY hanging pumpkin planter from Club Crafted celebrates fall while also providing a home for the greenery in your space. All you will need is a fake pumpkin, a marker, a craft knife, a power drill, and a macrame cord or rope. After cutting the pumpkin in half, mark four evenly spaced holes around the circumference and then use the drill to make them. For the final step, thread the rope through the holes and enjoy your new planter!
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