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5 Fun Crafts for Your Fall Retreat

By Alexis

I don’t know about you, but fall is my FAVORITE season. I love the crisp air, apple picking, hayrides, bonfires and watching the trees turn from green to brilliant colors of red, yellow and orange. With the cooler weather and off-season pricing, it is also a great time of year to host a retreat. If you are planning a fall retreat, add some fun crafting workshops to your schedule. Crafts are a great way to allow guests to bond, make memories and create a memento to take home. Here are five crafts that are ideal for those crafty and non-crafty guests:

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Whether it is plastic, styrofoam, cloth or the real thing, a typical fall decoration is some form of a pumpkin. These cute fabric pumpkins are super easy to make and require NO sewing! Provide different styles of fall themed fabric and accessories for guests to choose from. I would recommend three pumpkins per guest. Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

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Garland is a great way to add some extra color to any room or festivity. This craft is a fun mix and match project that allows guests to create a cute and unique product. Plus, did I mention that it is cheap to make and it requires NO sewing? Depending on how long you precut the twine, I would recommend two to three strands of garland per guest. Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

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This is a simple craft that can easily be created any time of the year. Provide different colored and patterned paper, ink stamps, stencils and paint for your guests to choose from. I would recommend four coasters per guest. Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

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These pocket prayer boxes are the cutest little things. I received one as a Christmas present and I absolutely love it! If you do not want to spend the money on Altoids mints, you could order a bulk pack of plain tin boxes on Amazon. Or ask guests to bring a tin of Altoids mints with them by including it on their packing list. If you are looking for a time filler craft, this is the one for you! Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

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Say goodbye to saving your place with last Sunday’s bulletin or a scrap piece of paper. This is a great craft for guests of all ages. These can be made with buttons, ribbon or embroidery floss string (to create tassels). Guests can mix and match between the different styles. I would recommend 5 to 6 bookmarks per guest. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

These budget friendly crafts are sure to be a big hit at your fall event!

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