Thanksgiving - make a sugar cookie recipe, divide dough and add food coloring, roll together and cut out with leaf cutters. CLEVER!

18 Awesome Autumn Projects, Recipes & Printables

Thanksgiving - make a sugar cookie recipe, divide dough and add food coloring, roll together and cut out with leaf cutters. CLEVER!

Spray canning lids orange, tie together, insert some cinnamon sticks and instant pumpkin decoration that smells good, too!

Canning Lid Pumpkin

Spray canning lids orange, tie together, insert some cinnamon sticks and instant pumpkin decoration that smells good, too!

waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil).  When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.

waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil). When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.

Halloween:  Glue on wax paper + glitter. Once dried, peel off for nifty spiderwebs!

DIY Halloween Decorations That Will Make Your House the Most Boo-tiful On the Block

Trick or Treating came out of a custom called “souling.” Poor beggars would go around asking for “soul cakes,” bread squares with currants. The more a family gave, the more prayers the beggar would say for their dead. Some believed the only way for a soul to get into heaven was to be prayed in by someone else. Others believed it was a way to appease the wandering dead. Villagers would also leave treats out for spirits so they wouldn't "trick" them by doing evil to their households.

Trick or Treating came out of a custom called “souling.” Poor beggars would go around asking for “soul cakes,” bread squares with currants. The more a family gave, the more prayers the beggar would say for their dead. Some believed the only way for a soul to get into heaven was to be prayed in by someone else. Others believed it was a way to appease the wandering dead. Villagers would also leave treats out for spirits so they wouldn't "trick" them by doing evil to their households.

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