Fall Crafting Ideas for a Ladies Birthday Party

Planning an autumn birthday gathering for a family member or dear friend? Keep it cozy and intimate, just like the season calls for. Serve up a menu that celebrates fall flavors—whether you go light with appetizers and cocktails or hearty with a do-it-yourself soup bar!

Then, in place of party games, make the most of the small group size and have guests mingle (and munch) over autumn-inspired crafts! It’s sure to be fun, and you’ll each end up with a special, handmade memento of the occasion. So to help get those creative ideas going, have a look at these crafty projects we found. They range from decorative to edible to practical to fragrant—and are all about fall!

7 Crafty Projects to Make with Your Guests

To help you decide what’s doable for your party activities, we made our selection varied enough to suit different budgets, interests, available materials, even the space you may have in your home or party venue. Happy crafting!

Autumn crafting party ideas from painting pumpkins to maple leaf coasters.

1 – DIY Fall Berry Wreaths – The Happy Housie, Krista, says this takes just 5 minutes to make, using dollar store supplies. Such a lovely door accent for your guests to take home!

What you will need: grapevine wreaths, berry sprigs, mini pumpkins, pinecones

2 – Pumpkin Pie Spice in Jars – Another 5-minute project, this time from Mommypotamus. Just combine the 5 ingredients and see the 10 ways you can use this spice mix!

What you will need: ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, ground allspice (optional); plus mini jam jars to take the mix home in

Bonus! More pumpkin spice recipe ideas in one of our own posts here.

3 – Painted Mini Pumpkins – These may take more crafting time and skill, but aren’t they adorable? Thanks to this tutorial from Handmade Charlotte, you’ll each have one or more mini painted pumpkins by the end of the party!

What you will need: mini pumpkins, chalk paint, pre-made stencils for patterns and shapes, paint daubers, sponge brushes, painter’s tape

4 – Fall Leaf Candle Mason Jars – Pass on that golden autumn glow to your guests’ homes with these DIY candle jars, courtesy of Natural Beach Living.

What you will need: artificial autumn leaves in varied colors, mini mason jars, hot glue gun, jute twine, small votive candles or tea lights

5 – DIY Fall Garlands – For this versatile DIY project from Making Home Pretty, you can change up the fall materials to use, or even gather some on the spot if your party is outdoors!

What you will need: jute twine; craft store packs of mini pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns; hot glue gun

6 – DIY Potpourri Sachets – Who doesn’t love the scents of the autumn season? Package up your choice of ingredients in pretty sachets like these from Think Make Share. (Note: There is an oven-drying step you can do ahead of the party to shorten the process.)

What you will need: fresh flower buds, blood oranges, tangerines, eucalyptus sprigs, essential oils, sheet pan, small muslin drawstring bags

7 – DIY Leaf Coasters – These would make unique paper weights, too, if you prefer. But either way, this project from Confessions of a Homeschooler is a great fall party craft. (Note: The leaves will need to be pressed flat inside a book for 7-10 days before using.)

What you will need: gathered leaves, white bathroom tiles, sponge brushes, Mod Podge, felt and craft glue for the tile bottoms (optional)

Would you like even more ideas? These posts of ours on homemade fall party favors and gift ideas have some that would be perfect party crafting activities, too!

Fall Potpourri Hostess Gift Ideas to Buy or Make

DIY Fall Party Favors: Homemade Ideas from Fillings to Packaging

25 Handcrafted Gifts to Make for the Home This Autumn