Fall Craft Ideas

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Mini Fall-Themed Scrapbook Album

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Mini Fall-Themed Scrapbook Album

Happy fall, y’all!

It’s officially fall…You know what that means. Sweater weather is here! That’s fantastic news for those of us who enjoy crocheting and knitting. It’s also a wonderful time of year for scrapbookers to get out our cameras and take some pics of the family at the pumpkin patch or in the forest as the autumn leaves transition from green to golden, orange, red and brown. Cardmakers enjoy making fall-themed DIY greeting cards to send to friends and family.

Pictured above is a fall scrapbook mini album I made using photos from last autumn.

The thing I love most about this project is how affordable it is. I have been spending a small fortune buying Simple Stories Sn@p! binders and 6″x”8″ page protectors to fill them with. Honestly, I love the look of the scrapbooking albums I make using those binders much more than I love the little hand-bound mini albums I’ve been making. What I don’t love is the total cost for the binders, the pages, and all the supplies to fill them with. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are totally worth the money for what you get (and I’ve bought bunches of them!) But binding your own albums is an easy way to save money, so if you’re a crafter with other financial priorities besides just making the prettiest possible craft projects, I think this is an idea you’re likely to love.

Once you’ve made a small upfront investment in buying the craft supplies needed for binding your own mini albums, then it’s just the cost of photos, cardstock, paper, and whatever embellishments you choose to use for your projects. This will allow you more cash left over for things like retirement savings and buying school supplies for your kiddos — which is totally win-win! This affordability is the reason I’ve been making so many hand-bound mini albums lately. I’ll be sharing more of them soon…

If you’d be interested in learning more about how to bind your own mini scrapbook albums similar to this one, you can find a step-by-step tutorial and a supply list HERE. I hope you’ll give it a try! It’s really easy to do, and once you know how to do it, you can use these ideas to make super affordable but truly amazing gifts for all your friends and family members. Not to mention, you can make bunches of these for yourself to use as junk journals, bullet journals, scrapbooks, notebooks, or whatever.

If that’s not the type of craft project you’re interested in working on right now, maybe you’d rather take a look at some other fall craft ideas. I posted a page at my craft website dedicated to fall crafts; the page features a roundup of many fall-themed projects in a variety of craft techniques including crochet, paper crafts and other crafts. If you like to make lovely craft projects, and you aren’t sure what you want to start working on next, that page is a fantastic spot to find ideas. I hope you’ll find it useful.

Happy crafting!



My Blog Vanished!

This blog has been online since 2005. It used to have hundreds of posts, but now it doesn’t.

The short version of the story: We had to migrate this site from a different web host because the site was hosted on an ancient server from circa 2005 that didn’t have c-panel, and it was using an outdated version of PHP. The migration went smoothly…or so I thought…

…until I actually tried to update the back end, and everything broke. Oops!

I could put everything back exactly the way it was. I have backups of everything.

But I thought it over and realized I don’t want to put everything back. My writing, photography, and skill set have all dramatically improved since I started this blog in 2005. Anyone who found those old posts wasn’t finding the best work I’m currently capable of. So I have been meaning to completely overhaul this entire site anyway, because I really want to give my readers the best I have to offer.

So here we are. The overhaul is now in progress. Please forgive my broken links, missing photos, and missing pages, and thank you so much for your interest in my writing / travels / crochet patterns / textile designs / artwork, as the case may be.

I will put the most interesting and useful content back up ASAP. In the meanwhile, if you’re looking for any of my art or craft tutorials, please check out KnittingCrochetCrafts.com, where most of that stuff is currently available already (and the best of the rest will be moved there soon.)

Please drop me a comment and let me know if there are any pages or posts from my old site that you were using; I’ll expedite their return if I’m aware that somebody out there is missing them.