Published on October 11, 2017 | Last Updated on January 18, 2022
Ahhh sweaters, scarves and booties – we’re finally getting cooler weather in Texas and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to start decorating my house with fall home decor to be used throughout the entire season so I hopped onto Pinterest to find a little inspiration. I’ve gathered a few simple and easy DIY fall decor ideas that you can easily make and use throughout the season. These DIY projects will be a perfect way to add a little flair to your home.
Let’s face it, Jack O’ Lanterns aren’t always the cutest decor pieces to have sitting inside your home or on your front porch. Besides being really messy to make, the pumpkin goes bad after several days! What you want is a simple yet chic decor piece to have in your home that will be presentable from Halloween until Thanksgiving. There are tons of easy DIY pumpkin tutorials that don’t require carving a pumpkin. You can be creative when choosing the different materials to decorate your pumpkins with – sequins, glitter, paint, or even a fun printed fabric. Seriously, there are so many options! I really like the idea of adding color by simply adding cute words and quotes onto a simple pumpkin. Can’t wait to make these!
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A Girl and a Glue Gun
Holiday wreaths are not only becoming more popular but also more modern. You can let your imagination run wild when creating these. You can keep the holiday wreaths traditional with grapevine, but my new personal favorite are wreaths with tons and tons of color. I can see these two wreaths hanging in classrooms! The kids would love them!
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Dream Green DIY
Banners and garlands are one of the easiest things to make and only require a minimum amount of materials. You can create them out of fabric, cardstock paper, burlap, or even newspapers – extremely affordable! These handmade home projects are the perfect festive pieces to hang on your mantel this fall. Affordable, easy and quick to create, you must add one to your DIY list!
Fresh cut flower arrangements are beautiful, fragrant additions to any home. Rather than spending money on store-bought arrangements, try making your own using flowers from your garden or flowers you find while out for a walk. Choose a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes to create an arrangement that is truly unique. Add some leaves, berries, or other natural elements to complete the look. Place your fresh flower arrangement in a vase on your dining table, coffee table, or anywhere else in your home to enjoy the beauty of fall.
One of the best things about fall is the leaves changing color. Why not use them to decorate your home? Collect fallen leaves from around your neighborhood and pile them into a basket. Take them inside and spread them out on your floor or furniture. You can even use them to make a leaf garland! If you live in a colder climate, you can also hang leaves from the ceiling to create a festive fall atmosphere.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, why not add a personal touch to your table with a handmade table runner? All you need is some fabric, scissors, and pins. Cut the fabric to the desired length and width, then fold it in half so the wrong sides are facing each other. Sew along the two long edges, leaving a small opening at one end. Turn the table runner right-side out and fill with stuffing. Sew up the final edge to complete your table runner.
Start the fall season off right with a dinner party! One way to get into the spirit is by decorating your napkins for dinner. You can do this by making simple napkin rings out of twine and acorns, pinecones, or leaves. Simply wrap the twine around the napkin and tie a knot. If you’re using an acorn, pinecone, or leaf, glue it to the top of the twine.
Candles are a beautiful way to add ambiance to any room in your home, and they’re especially perfect for fall. Place candles in various places around your home – on your mantel, dining table, coffee table, etc. Choose different colors and sizes to create a cohesive look. Be sure to keep burning candles in mind when decorating with other items like flowers or leaves – you don’t want any fire hazards!
Rae Ann Kelly
What all do you do to help your home feel more cozy?