Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get out and about, enjoying nature and all the treasures the season brings. During the month of September, we are forever scavenging for conkers and acorns, finding colourful leaves and spotting squirrels, with our pockets fit to bursting with the fruits of our labour.
When we were recently sent some crafting materials as part of the Bostik Bloggers' Challenge, we decided the most appropriate thing for us would be to make an Autumn Treasure Bag in order to make collecting conkers etc. easier.
The haberdashery craft items that we were sent provided a good starting point, and we combined these with a few other bits and bobs we already had.
- a cotton bag
- felt leaves (we had these leftover from an old Baker Ross craft set)
- fabric glue
- foam letters
- Pick out the different coloured and sized leaves that are wanted, and lay these out in a design of your choosing.
- Follow the instructions to fix the spreader onto the fabric glue (a bit tricky) and spread glue onto the back of the leaves. Start layering from the bottom layer, normally the largest leaf. Carefully place in the correct position, making sure not to spread glue onto your own clothing!
- Peel the paper from the back of the adhesive foam letters and fix them onto the bag to spell out the word 'Autumn'.
- Leave to dry for at least an hour.
- Go and collect conkers!
And of course after making our bag, then we had to go and test it out to make sure it was perfect for the job! Just the job for blowing the cobwebs away after a hard day in school.