Craft Roundup: Nature Inspiration for DIY Projects

When it comes to decorating for the final weeks of autumn and Thanksgiving this year, take a cue from your outdoor surroundings. From leaves and acorns to fallen feathers, what kind of nature-sourced items will inspire your family's crafting this season? All you need to do is look in your own backyard. This week's roundup features projects that harness nature's best – so that you can bring the great outdoors right into your own home.

Feather-Stamped Tee and Bag

Looking for some autumn-themed T-shirts or accessories – but not that interested in the same old turkey? Try this feather-stamping tutorial from the I Love to Create blog.

Gilded Leaf Place Cards

Melissa, of Lulu the Baker, created this guest post for Say Yes to Hoboken, and it's definitely a project the whole family can help with. Have your children go on leaf patrol to make these sophisticated-yet-simple autumn place cards.

Pompom Turkeys

If you've never tried making your own pompoms before, it's a lot of fun. Take a look at Reasons to Skip the Housework to see how Melanie did when challenged to recreate a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving project.

DIY Thanksgiving Printed Napkins Tutorial

A hint of autumn leaves is all that's needed to make these plain napkins stand out on the dinner table. Check out Gleeful Things to learn how to print these napkins using a special type of ink.

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