Celebrate Autumn with these nature inspired makes.

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  • These country craft ideas are so easy to do and all feature rustic touches from the garden or woodland.

    Get into the spirit of autumn with these easy to do makes inspired by nature, bonfire parties and country crafts and add the rustic touch for a natural home.

    Toast Marshmallows

    Collect twigs from outside, trim to the same length, cutting one end on a diagonal, then wash and leave to dry. Spear marshmallows with slanted ends, dip in edible glitter and toast on an open fire.

    Similar ceramic jug, Etsy. For similar tray and Linen napkins try Idyll Home.

    Serve Cosy Hot Chocolate

    Make a simple mug warmer to protect your hands from hot china and keep drinks piping. Cut a length of felt to fit around a mug, then tie it in place with twine. Put a cinnamon stick on the join, then secure with a double knot.

    wool felt sheets in Grey and Ivory (25cm sq), £3 each, Blooming Felt. For a similar tray and Hand thrown mugs try Not on the High Street.

    Make Sparklers an Event

    Instead of handling them out after the fireworks, label sparklers and put in a jar for guests to help themselves. Print and cut out the labels, punch a hole in facing corners, thread sparklers through and pop in a jar.

    For free printable labels, go to housetohome.co.uk/sparklerlabels – just remember to remove the labels before lighting sparklers! Kilner 1ltr preserving jars, £8.99 for three, Lakeland. Wooden alphabet serif stamp set, £10, Hobbycraft.

    Make the Fire Fragrant

    For a delicious-smelling fire starter, gather together your favourite autumnal scents- we used pine cones, acorns, herbs and dried citrus slices. Bundle up your ingredients in squares of newspaper, roll up and tie at both ends like a cracker.

    Nkuku Para Mango wood tray, £39.99, Wayfair.


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