Don’t you just love fall? From the cooler temperatures to the gorgeous colors, fall is definitely my favorite time of year. Now that it’s finally here, it’s time to think about decorating with all those beautiful fall colors, and I’ve found so many wonderful ways to bring the colors of fall into your home.
Whether you want to go outside and gather leaves and gourds or you prefer to purchase your fall decorating supplies from the Dollar Store, you’re going to find something in this collection that will add beauty and warmth to your home this autumn. I love fall colors because they make you feel so cozy. All of these projects incorporate those colors to give your home a welcoming feel that you and your guests are sure to love. Pair these with my creative pumpkin carving and decorating ideas to really bring in the autumn spirit.
From beautiful wreaths and candles to pillows and so much more, I’ve collected 60 great fall DIY decorating ideas that are sure to help you welcome the new season into your home.
The best part? All of these projects are really easy and really inexpensive to make. You can add some fall warmth and charm to your home for much less than you would think and definitely much less than you would spend if you went out and bought all your fall décor. Whether you’re getting ready to decorate for Thanksgiving, or you just want to start enjoying those cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall colors, we’re going to have a blast with this collection. Let’s get started creating some colorful DIY fall decorating!
1. Sunflower Wreath
Source and Tutorial: grillo-designs
2. Rustic Mason Jars
Some white spray paint with black lettering is all you need to create these gorgeous fall themed mason jars. Just fill them with sunflowers or any other kind of autumn flower and you’re all set with beautiful vase like jars that are perfect for fall. The rustic look really sets them apart.
Source and Tutorial: sincerelyjean
3. Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders
Have I mentioned how much I love mod podge? You can use it to create these amazing mason jars turned autumn leaf candle holders. Just affix the leaves to the jars with mod podge, add your candles, and you’re all set. They’re easy and really gorgeous.
Source and Tutorial: hellonewlywed
4. Falling Leaf Block
If you love sewing, you’ll really love creating this falling leaf block that’s going to really decorate your dining room table. You’ll need some quilting squares and maybe a couple of hours of time. Make several of them in smaller sizes for decorating your coffee tables, too.
Source and Tutorial: goodgollyginger
5. Fall Apple Candle Holders
These little tea light holders are made from actual apples, so they’re gorgeous and they smell wonderful. Use green and red candles for a really diverse look. You literally just cut a hole in the apple and insert your tea light candle. Please be careful to not leave the candles burning unattended.
Source and Tutorial: onelittleproject
6. Paper Flowers Blossom Branches
Paper flowers are great. Not only are they easy and really inexpensive to make, they can be so versatile for decorating. These are especially easy to make and when you attach them to a branch, you have your own little fall blossom that you can use to decorate any room.
Source and Tutorial: titicrafty
7. Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins
Gather up those old mason jar lids – or just go buy a few at the Dollar Store. These mason jar lid pumpkins are so easy to make and they really are a unique way to decorate. You just tie them all together and they form the shape of a pumpkin. How easy is that? Some twine and a cinnamon stick will finish them off. Plus, the cinnamon smells really good.
Source and Tutorial: sevenclowncircus
8. Glitter Acorns
Use these glitter acorns anywhere in the house to add a bit of fall. You can spray paint them and then add glitter to the tops. Or for a more rustic look, just glitter the tops and leave the bottoms natural. However you want to do them, they’re going to add the perfect autumn charm to your home décor.
Source and Tutorial: somewhatsimple
9. Cinnamon Pinecones
Pinecones are the epitome of fall. These cinnamon pinecones look and smell great and they’re really easy to make. With a touch of essential oil to give them a fairly strong smell, these are going to be the perfect way to bring the look and scent of fall into your home. Use them to decorate a centerpiece or just put them in a bowl and display them.
Source and Tutorial: treasureinanearthenvessel
10. Glitter Glam Pumpkins
These little pumpkins are so gorgeous all decked out for fall. You can buy small pumpkins at your local farmer’s market. Then just paint and glitter them and display them however you like. Use your imagination when decorating and give them all their own unique look. They’re great for decorating centerpieces or just sitting out on the coffee table.
Source and Tutorial: thinkingcloset
11. Potato Stamped Wreath
Remember potato stamps when you were a kid? You can use this same technique to create a great fall wreath. Cut your potato and then dip into paint and stamp away. Once your wreath picture is finished, frame it for an extra-special touch.
Source and Tutorial: look-what-i-made
12. Painted Pinecone Garland
What a simple concept. Just paint pinecones, string them up, and use them to decorate the mantel. You can do your pinecones in different colors or choose one uniform color. String them up with fishing line, or for a more rustic look, try some thin twine. This is a great mantel decoration or you could be creative and make a wreath from them.
Source and Tutorial: mylifeatplaytime
13. Orange Vases
For a really simple, not to mention beautiful, fall decorating idea, just hollow out some Valencia oranges and fill them with fall flowers. Mums make an excellent choice and come in so many wonderful hues that you can match them to your orange vase or create a stark contrast of colors. You can also use the insides of those oranges to create a yummy fall snack.
Source and Tutorial: dailysqueeze
14. Chevron Pumpkins
I love DIY pumpkin decorating of any kind, but I particularly adore the look of these chevron pumpkins. Just a few small pumpkins and some paint, and you can have the classiest porch in the neighborhood. Use these inside or out. Painting them beats the cleanup of carving and the chevron look is so unique and elegant, you just have to love it.
Source and Tutorial: mysweetsavannah
15. Pumpkin Planters
Dress up your pumpkins and decorate your porch or yard with amazingly unique planters. Just a bit of paint will give those pumpkins a really original look. Then just add your mums or other fall plants. You can also use decorative paper or even Washi tape to decorate the pumpkins if you prefer not to paint them.
Source and Tutorial: remodelandolacasa
16. Illuminated Tree
Make your own illuminated tree with a few branches or twigs, some ribbon, and a few battery operated tealights. You can use sand and rocks to hold the twigs or branches in place in a vase, which also lends to the overall look. This DIY illuminated tree may be one of the easiest things in the collection and it’s definitely one of the most gorgeous.
Source and Tutorial: thefancifulmiser
17. Lighted Twigs
Here’s another great take on the lit up branches look. Gather your twigs or branches and incorporate Christmas lights into them. Display them in a bucket and you’ve got a great fall look for indoors or out. I would also add pinecones to the bucket and maybe some small gourds or pumpkins for added fall colors.
Source and Tutorial: sugarpiefarmhouse
18. Autumn Leaf Art
Turn an autumn leaf into a beautiful work of art. Just frame it! This poem with a leaf in the center is so fall-like and gorgeous. You could also display a leaf on a picture canvas and use wording or other decorations behind it. Use your imagination and turn those fall leaves into art that you can hang all over the house.
Source and Tutorial: tattooedmartha
19. Burlap Table Runner
You know how much I love decorating with burlap, and it really is the perfect fabric for fall décor. Create this lovely table runner in just a couple of hours, and decorate your dining room table in autumn glamour. You just paint white dots (or whatever you want) on the burlap and tie some tassels on each end. It’s an easy DIY table runner that you’re sure to be proud to display.
Source and Tutorial: inspiredbycharm
20. Roped Vase
Use those old coffee cans or empty oatmeal boxes to create beautiful vases. Or, you can use whatever cans or containers you have on hand. The idea is to wrap the containers with twine or rope to give them a really great rustic look. Fill them with mums or other fall flowers and you’ve got the perfect autumn décor for your indoor or outdoor decorating.
Source and Tutorial: sparkandchemistry
21. Doily Pumpkins
Doilies are so elegant and make the best DIY decorating supplies. Honestly, you can get doilies at the Dollar Store for about a dollar for 10, so creating these little doily pumpkins will be really inexpensive. You literally just glue the doilies to the pumpkins in whatever pattern you want. The result is an elegantly decorated pumpkin that you can display anywhere.
Source and Tutorial: ilovetocreate
22. Autumn Chalkboard
Chalkboards definitely make you think autumn. Maybe it’s the back to school vibe. You can bring a bit of that vibe into your home décor by using an inexpensive chalkboard and creating your own fall message. Frame the chalkboard in a wooden frame to give it a really decorative look.
Source and Tutorial: threepixielane
23. Chalkboard Pumpkins
I absolutely adore these chalkboard pumpkins. There are so many ways that you could dress up a pumpkin, and this one may just be my favorite. Just paint your pumpkins with chalkboard paint and then create your fall messages. These are great for indoor or outdoor decorating.
Source and Tutorial: betterrecipes
24. “Hay” Fall
Hay or straw bales, corn stalks, and a few pumpkins are the perfect things to decorate your porch for autumn. You can do so many creative things with these basic supplies. You may even want to move them out into the yard and add a scarecrow or two. Whatever you do, you are sure to give your home an autumn appeal when you start with these things that are synonymous with fall.
Source and Tutorial: ourvintagehomelove
25. Gourd Candles
Gourds are great for fall decorating and these little gourd candles are so easy. You just cut a spot into your gourd to fit a tealight candle, and that’s it. Gather or buy gourds in all different sizes and you can sit these all around the house. They also make great centerpieces for Thanksgiving and other special dinners.
Source and Tutorial: revelblog
26. Mason Jar Vases
Here’s another great take on fall themed mason jars. Just paint the jars a nice warm fall color and then use them as vases. A little sandpaper will remove just enough paint to give them a nice weathered look, so if you’re in to the rustic scene, that’s a good way to finish them off. Add fall flowers and you’re all set. These would be great for fall themed weddings, too.
Source and Tutorial: thehappyhousie
27. Wood Slice Napkin Rings
These wood slice napkin rings are so easy to DIY. You’ll need a few power tools of course, but they really don’t take much time, and they will dress up your table in beautiful fall colors and textures. Just cut them all the same size, drill the holes, and then add your cloth napkins.
Source and Tutorial: dukesandduchesses
28. DIY Sweater Pillows
What could possibly be more fall-like than a cozy sweater? With that in mind, these adorable sweater pillows are sure to become your favorite fall décor. And, they’re really easy to make. I especially love the thought of cozying up with a pillow that looks just like my favorite fall sweater.
Source and Tutorial: stonegableblog
29. Yarn Pumpkins
Yarn is so inexpensive as far as craft supplies go, especially if you find a good sale or a closeout. You can turn some of that yarn into these adorable little pumpkins, complete with a tiny pinecone at the top for the stem. These are so easy and if you don’t want to use them again, just reuse the yarn in another project.
Source and Tutorial: diyshowoff
30. DIY Fabric Deco Balls
Fill a bowl or large vase with these easy to make origami style fabric balls. This is a great way to use up those old fabric scraps, and you get a really cool decoration that’s really versatile. You can use any fabric that you want, but if you want fall colors, try browns and oranges, or use some Halloween fabric to get ready for the holiday.
Source and Tutorial: kollabora