Feels Like Fall...
wooden fence post
orange latex paint
black and white acrylic craft paint
silk leaves, straw, pipe cleaners, or raffia
sawtooth hangers for back if you want to hang them
Saw fence post into pieces ranging from 6 to 12 inches. You can make a bunch of these with one fence post. If you aren't going to hang them, try to get at least one end pretty flat. Sand edges to get rid of spintery pieces, then paint with two coats of latex paint (paint bottoms too if hanging.) After paint dries, have kids paint faces with craft paints and then hot-glue leaves, straw, etc. on top.
We saw these several years ago in Gatlinburg, decorating our cabin entryway. I couldn't wait to try them myself, and they were super-easy to make.