Autumn beckons you indoors where it’s cosy and dry, smells gorgeous (hello autumnal home spray!) and the house is full of fabulous autumn flowers. With all this seasonal warmth, it's the perfect time of year to be stuck inside. Whether you're catching up with some quality me-time or hanging out with your family, we’ve selected 6 fabulous DIY craft projects to while away grey weekends and rainy afternoons.
1. Frozen flowers
To make flowers last forever, you can preserve them in resin at full bloom, filling your home with beautiful colours. Flowers in epoxy resin also make fun and original gifts for friends and family. Stick on some mellow autumn music, put the kettle on, cut a slice of cake and get crafting.
2. Hanging garden
Having a party, time to brighten up your space or simply fancy some crafting? This floral curtain made from the Vanda and Euphorbia orchid species gives full rein to your inner creative — but first you'll need to pop outside to find a sturdy branch. We're sure the autumn gales will provide a good one.
3. BED OF ROSES
There's nothing more delightful than drifting off to sleep to the sound of rain pattering on the windowpane — and it's even more pleasant if your sheets smell of roses. Make this alternative to a lavender bag and bring this sweet floral smell to your linen cupboard and clothes drawers as well as your bedding. This year, autumn smells truly divine.
4. Floral centrepiece
Guests for dinner and in need of a showstopping feature for the dining table? We suggest creating a beautiful chandelier with real cut flowers. And because, in your own home, you can be as out there as you like, we have not one but two (!) chandelier craft projects for you to try your hand at.
5. Flower dyed fabrics
We’re increasingly aware of the potentially harmful nature of the chemical products that we use, consume, and bring into our homes. That’s why we came up with the idea of natural-dyeing the wool used for your knitting projects. It's actually extremely easy to do with the chrysanthemums that you brought home last weekend. We can't believe we've never thought of this before!
6. YOUR CUP OF TEA
Once you've made these beautiful floral coasters you won't want to hide your works of art under a cup of tea or mug of coffee. Indulge your inner designer and play endlessly with colour, composition and shape to create the perfect seasonal arrangement.
If you have another DIY craft project for us to try this autumn, share it on Instagram with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.