20 DIY Fall Decor Ideas

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20 DIY Fall Decor Ideas You Can Make Yourself!

Whether you want to dress up your mantle, dining room table or front porch, this collection of DIY fall decor ideas will give you just what you need to create a warm and cozy look for autumn. From pumpkins to wreaths, from garlands to mason jars, and from glitzy to white-washed, you’ll find creative decor ideas to take you through the fall months and beyond. Apples, cinnamon, acorns and pinecones help you celebrate the season by offering natural and affordable options to dress up your home. Get ready to be inspired by these crafty and festive ideas to help transition your home from summer to fall.

20 Fall Decor Ideas You Can Make For Your Home


This apple wreath will last forever thanks to the colorful faux apples made out of a surprise material. This fun craft will give you a brilliant display wreath for your front door or to hang above your fireplace.

How To Make A Fall Apple Wreath by Design Improvised

Uplevel your basic plastic pumpkin with the texture of chalk paint. This tutorial pulls from a green-toned palette to create a lovely patina look. Use the pumpkins indoors or outside. The looks are endless by choosing various sizes and colors using this technique.

Dry Brush Chalk Painted Pumpkins by Anderson And Grant

Use colorful crepe paper to fashion this gorgeous garland of leaves. The leaf template is provided. There are so many uses for this garland: use down the center of a dining room table, woven through other fall items on your mantel or table, draped on the mantle or staircase, or anywhere you need a splash of fall color.

DIY Paper Leaf Garland by The House The Lars Built

Learn how to create faux magnolia pumpkins that make gorgeous centerpieces or mantel displays. If you can use a glue gun, you can make these!

DIY Magnolia Pumpkin by Lolly Jane

Make these gorgeous metallic leaves with just a foil baking sheet and spray paint! This tutorial shows you just how simple this is. You can use the leaves as table decor to help line a table runner, or just scatter them around the table, or use them at each place setting.

Metallic Leaves Table Decor by Oh Happy Day

These Halloween bandana pumpkins are an adorable way to decorate your home for the fall season. Choose bandanas in the color and designs of your choice to match your decor. This is a super easy sewing project that anyone can tackle.

Halloween Bandana Pumpkins by Sadie Seasongoods

Quickly create this beautiful fall centerpiece with a ceramic open-top pumpkin. With a styrofoam disc, some faux succulent stems and little moss, you’ll have this centerpiece ready in minutes. You could even purchase smaller ceramic pumpkins and make miniature versions for a little fall vignette.

Succulent Tablescape Centerpiece by A Night Owl Blogs

This is a darling project! Using a process called chalk couture, you can easily make beautiful chalkboard art using transfer stencils. This project will show you how to create a personalized fall-inspired chalkboard wreath framed by an embroidery hoop. Fall Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Wreath by Our Crafty Mom

Using spray paint and a gold color deco pen, you can transform faux pumpkins into these gorgeous color pieces of fall art. Use these inside or out to liven up your fall decor. This is a fun project that the kids can help with, too.

DIY Gold Splatter Painted Pumpkins by A Kailo Chic Life

You can create this craft-felt wreath quickly and choose the color that works for you and your decor. A gorgeous display perfect for your front door. Once your neighbors see it, they’ll want you to make one for them, too!

Leave And Lace Felt Wreath by Burlap and Blue

Save those empty soup and veggie cans so you can make these awesome punched tin candle holders! Choose your words or phrase and personalize it for the season. These would look beautiful on a mantle. Tins are safe for real candles or LED votives or tea lights.

Tin Punched Votive Candles by A Beautiful Mess

If you love a farmhouse and vintage look, you’ll want to take the time to make this unique pumpkin! It’s made from mason jar lid bands that you spray paint in the color of your choice. Attach decorative paper strips to each band with a glue gun, add a stem, and you have a one-of-a-kind pumpkin just ready to grace your table or mantel.

Vintage Farmhouse Pumpkin by PNP Flowers Inc

Transform plain candles into this rustic autumn look in just minutes. Grab some cinnamon sticks, candles, rubber bands, and some twine or ribbons. The rubber band holds the cinnamon sticks in place and the twine goes around to hide the rubber band. Easy and a great way to elevate a candle.

Cinnamon Stick Candle Holders from Home Stories A to Z…

Give some bling to your fall acorns this season with a little glitter. You can use faux or real acorns to make these little gems of sparkle in autumn colors. You can display them in a frame or put them in an apothecary jar for a bold look.

Glittered Acorns Art by Happiness Is Homemade

This festive wreath is made from muslin and canvas in the colors of candy corn: orange, yellow and white. You could easily alter the color palette and use gold, greens, and deep orange or red. The technique to create it is easy and the end result is beautiful.

Candy Corn Wreath by The House Of Smiths

Here’s a fun DIY project that’s easily personalized for you and your family. Using a stencil, create your own subway art table runner in the color and phrases of your choice. Perfect for the holidays – create a unique one for each holiday!

Subway Art Burlap Table Runner by The Country Chic Cottage

Farmhouse chic at its best! Using white chalk paint, you can create your own personalized mason jars with fall and autumn words or phrases. The simple technique includes stencils and contact paper and a sponge brush to paint the jar. The colors and varieties are endless!

Give Thanks Fall Mason Jar by Creative Ramblings

You can make this seasonal wreath in about an hour. Assuming you have collected or purchased your pinecones ahead of time, you can get to work with your wire wreath form and a hot glue gun. Follow the simple directions on how to attach the pine cones and then finish with faux or real greenery and lights, if you desire. Beautiful!

Easy DIY Pinecone Wreath by Remodelaholic

These may be the easiest no-sew fabric pumpkins that you’ll ever make! Upcycle old shirts or sweaters or purchase inexpensive fabric to create these adorable pumpkins. With just some twine and fiber fill you have all you need to create these decorative pieces for your fall decor.

Fabric Pumpkins by Pink Fortitude

And here’s a bonus project! This wreath is made for just a few dollars and will decorate your door or wall with ease and grace. It’s put together in minutes and if packed properly, will last for years to come.

Fall Hoop Wreath by Tiffany McCauley

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  1. Hi Tiffany – What a fun roundup of fall decor. PINNED! Thank you for including my fabric pumpkins. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly