Are you itching to dive into some DIY Fall Decor?
There’s something about Fall. Something very Pinterest-worthy. Something very Instagrammable. From about mid-Summer, we’re all a bit tired of sweating and eating cold salads. Our thoughts begin to creep toward pumpkins and burlap. Halloween and Thanksgiving. Boots and scarves.
And of course, the seasonal decor that we’re dying to fill our home with. There is no season more fun to decorate for than Fall, am I right? We hit up Pinterest, we pin about 10,000 different DIY Fall decor projects in our “Falling For Fall” Pinterest board, and we high-tail it to the craft store to make all our Fall decor dreams come true. It’s a thing of beauty.
If the phrase “DIY Fall decor” has you weak at the knees right about now, you are so ready, my friend. I have rounded up some absolutely glorious DIY projects for you to sink your orange-manicured hands into as you sip on your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. They’re budget-friendly, they’re totally manageable for the craft-savvy and non-craft-savvy alike, and they’re absolutely gorgeous.
The only question is – how many of these wonderful DIY decor projects can you squeeze into your home this Fall!?
DIY Fall Decor and Crafts
Mama Cheaps has created this sweet printable and is offering it to you for FREE! All you need for this lovely Fall decor is a printer and a dollar-store frame. And a nice little spot to hang it or stand it up. Perfection.
This very non-traditional use for those mini pumpkins you have lying around is simple but so pretty! Fill them with flowers from your garden, or grab a bunch from the grocery store and spread them across a few of these little lovelies.
This is a similar concept to the vases, except this time you put ACTUAL LIVING PLANT BABIES INSIDE A PUMPKIN. Oh my word. Speaking as someone who is addicted to adopting new baby succs from Facebook Marketplace at the moment (I mean literally yesterday I picked up my first teeny tiny string of pearls and I am showing everyone photos of her) and never has enough pots… this solves some problems. And looks adorable. So.
Okay. I’m just going to say this once: there are a lot of people in this world who are a lot more clever than I will ever be. I mean. I would never look at a mason jar lid and think “This would make an awesome pumpkin.” But someone did, and now we have this terrific creation. I can almost guarantee this DIY Fall decor piece will be a talking point that will genuinely delight and impress people with its simplicity. Because it delights and impresses me, and I am people.
This is a clever, affordable way to dress up any tin bucket you’ve got lying around. And it looks so farmhouse, so I know that 90% of people reading this just started drooling a little. Ah, farmhouse decor. May you always grace our non-farm inner-city homes as boldly as you do today.
Stahp. These cuties are knocking my socks off. I’m always a sucker for a painted mason jar (is that oddly specific? I feel like that’s oddly specific). So when you paint them AND dress them up as everyone’s favourite Fall icon, the sturdy pumpkin, I’m going to have some feelings.
If you’re still on the free Fall printable train, here’s another station for you to stop at. (Side note: sometimes I write sentences like that which make me hate myself a little but I don’t delete them and I don’t know why so send help, okay?) This is a beautiful printable of a quote that I LOVE. And I also love the idea of turning it into a banner, instead of sticking it in a frame. Such a simple but pretty idea!
So this one time, I had this ornate little white birdcage and I got the brilliant idea to fill it with baby pine cones. In my head, I was creating the cutest decor piece alive. In reality, the baby pine cones just slowly broke down and dropped their dry little bits all over my buffet and every time the birdcage was bumped, I had to scrape all the bits of pine cone off. THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER. The pine cones are contained. Some of them are painted gold. And there are fairy lights, which I low-key wish I had in every room of my home. So I am here for this.
So rustic. So pretty. So easy to pull together. The link above will actually take you to a whole article on affordable ways to decorate for Fall. I just thought this one was particularly beautiful. It’s the DIY Fall decor of my dreams because it’s quick and easy to pull together. No craft skills required!
This delightful DIY can be achieved with actual real-life Autumn leaves or cheap and cheerful dollar-store leaves. Either way, filled with a bunch of candy corn or used to enhance a plain glass candle holder, this Fall craft is bound to make a statement.
Some basic handywoman skills are required for this awesome use of pallet wood, but luckily, the instructions take you through it all. I love this DIY project a) because PUMPKINS and b) because women should absolutely feel empowered to use power tools. They’re basically craft tools, they’re just bigger and chunkier.
This sweet little wreath makes me so happy. From the burlap ribbon to the baby pine cone to the pumpkin berries to the elegant buffalo check, this baby ticks a lot of very adorable boxes. She would look absolutely perfect hung in any room of your home. Or on your face.
If you’re less of a DIY-decor-diva, and more of an “I must have flowers, always and always” Monet, this is exactly what you need in your life. These gorgeous seasonal colours will bring instant freshness to your space, and will boost your mood every time they pop up in your peripheral.
So apparently in the US, you guys can get yogurt in pretty little glass jars? Uh. What? That is the coolest. Make this. And if for some reason you don’t have empty yogurt jars sitting around, any sweet little jars will do, of course. But yogurt jars are something I’m not going to get out of my head for a while.
I seriously love this totally beautiful, totally lux DIY Fall craft project! These soft, bulgey, colourful thangs will look so perfect piled into a corner or spread across a side table. And they use real dried pumpkin stems! Awesome!
Question: is there anything more quintessentially Fall than burlap? (I mean aside from pumpkins, obviously). Answer: Nah. So embrace that Autumn stereotype and stock up on burlap. Then print one of these off. Lovely.
Step one: find a set of insanely adorable vintage tart tins.
Step two: String them into an adorable little garland.
Step three: Make sure EVERYBODY sees them and admires them and falls in love with them and wishes they had thought of it first.
This classic centrepiece can be achieved easily with a few affordable items you can pick up at the Dollar Store. Brilliant. Beautiful. And so Autumnal.
Say hello to the cosiest little guys in your home. If you’re looking for a way to add a little Hygge to your DIY Fall decor, this will do it. I love the glow of the flickering little candles coming through the stretched-out wool. And this beautiful craft would easily carry through to Winter, too!
This quirky, pretty wreath adds some seasonal cheer to your home without being inherently “Fall”. The colours are perfect for Fall, but the lack of pumpkins and burlap means that this sweet piece can easily integrate into your decor at any time of year.
I just had to include this super pretty tutorial from my current favourite YouTube channel, Garden Answer. This Bohemian pumpkin makes me ridiculously happy. What can I say – I’m a sucker for white pumpkins and a bunch of flowers. It’s my cross to bear.
Are you giddily excited to start sprucing up your home for Fall?
I don’t think I’m the only one chomping at the bit for a chance to sit and craft all afternoon now. I mean sure, my husband has to leave for work shortly. But a 9-month-old and a 4-year-old can totally take care of themselves while mum snips through buffalo check and mod-podges faux Fall leaves, right?
Maybe not. But nothing can stop me scrolling through Facebook Marketplace to hunt down some baby succulents to pop in that pumpkin planter.