88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home & Garden

88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home & Garden

Looking for ideas, inspiration, tips, and tricks for your DIY Fall Decor Projects?  This brilliant collection features 88 of the best DIY Fall Decor ideas for the home and the garden.

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to turn our eyes & hearts to the colors of fall.  A rich bounty of natural beauty, fall is a celebration of earth-tone colors and rich textures.

The color palette of fall is also one of my favorites.  Warm, rich earth tones dominate the fall color schemed, and blend beautifully into the rich red and orange of Halloween as we transition to the red, white, green, and blues of Christmas.

The only thing I don’t love about the Fall is that it is the harbinger of Winter which is – I will admit – my least favorite season.  Well, except for Christmas.  I love Christmas! 

But let’s not let January and February… which are still MANY months away… spoil the beauty that is autumn!

88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Projects & Ideas

To celebrate the season in style, we have pulled together an absolutely massive collection of ideas, tips, tricks, and more to help inspire your next DIY Fall decor project!

This collection includes some of our own personal favorites as well as some of the best Fall decor projects from some of the best DIY minds on the Internet.

So grab a pumpkin spice latte, sit down, and enjoy!

DIY Cut Bark Owl

DIY Cut Bark Owl

All you need is a jigsaw, some wooden balls from the dollar store and a large piece of bark to create this wonderful DIY owl decoration.

DIY Mason Jar Fall Luminary

DIY Mason Jar Fall Luminary

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Simply cut out some adhesive vinyl in any fall-inspired shape you want and paint the entire jar with acrylic paint. When it’s dried, gently peel the way the vinyl decal, add some popcorn kernels and a votive candle, and trim with some sisal twine.

Orange and Cinnamon Candle Holder

Found on Pinterest

String together some cinnamon sticks and dried, sliced oranges to create this delightfully rustic fall candle holder.

Hanging Basket of Gourds

Hanging Basket of Gourds

A wire hanging basket with some straw or coconut coir fiber in the bottom, and then a variety of gourds are placed on top for a simple but delightfully rustic fall decoration.

Rustic Fall Sweater DIY Candle

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Fall is the time of sweaters, and this candle holder, which takes the cuff of an old sweater and sews it onto a glass candle holder, is the perfect way to celebrate that.


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Glammed Up Dollar Store Pumpkins

Glammed Up Dollar Store Pumpkins

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Completely transform ceramic, glass, or foam dollar store pumpkins into a glamorous decoration using some white acrylic paint and reflective mirror spray paint.

DIY White and Floral Painted Pumpkins

DIY White and Floral Painted Pumpkins

For late summer leading into early fall, this delightful DIY project takes the best of both seasons and combines them into one terrific DIY craft project. 

All you need are some dollar store pumpkins, some paint, a glue gun, and some artificial flowers.  You can change this project up with different colored paint and different flowers to suit your own decor or the time of the season.

No Sew Burlap Pumpkins

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A super easy and wonderful fall decor made from some burlap, jute twine, stuffing, and some rubber bands.



DIY Fallen Leaf Art Plaque

Found on Pinterest

Hot glue some fallen leaves to a darkly stained wood board to create this quick and easy piece of DIY Fall decor.

DIY Fall Potpourri Bowl

DIY Fall Potpourri Bowl

Collect some fall botanicals, including matured seed pods, pine cones, sticks, leaves, bark… whatever you desire.  Add a couple of cinnamon sticks and some dried apple slices for a lovely DIY Fall Potpourri Bowl.


Maple Leaf Wrapped Candle

Maple Leaf Wrapped Candle

Found on Pinterest

Give your candles and instant Fall makeover by wrapping a freshly fallen maple leaf around the candle with a jute twine bow.

DIY Fallen Leaf Tree

DIY Fallen Leaf Tree

See How It’s Made

Combine some rolled poster board with some freshly fallen leaves from your own garden to create this wonderful Fallen Leaf Tree.

Hemlock Cones DIY Candle Holder

Hemlock Cones DIY Candle Holder

A square glass jar and white pillar candle from the dollar store are combined with some hemlock cones (small pine cones will do nicely as well) to create a wonderfully rustic DIY candle holder.



DIY Fall Leaf Bowl

DIY Fall Leaf Bowl

See How It’s Made

Isn’t this DIY fallen leaf bowl lovely!?!? The end result of this Fall DIY decor project is beautiful, but it is also very lightweight and pliable, so you can’t fill it with anything heavy (such as apples) but it would look quite with some silk flowers or pine cones.

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

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Hollow out a pumpkin and use it as the vase to create one of these delightful fall flower arrangements.

DIY Delicious Apple Wreath

DIY Delicious Apple Wreath

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You can create this huge wreath full of delicious apples using a Styrofoam wreath, burlap strips, artificial apples in various sizes, moss, and some hot glue.


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Outdoor DIY Fall Decor Wagon & Scarecrow

Outdoor DIY Fall Decor Wagon & Scarecrow

A rustic wagon is filled with some fall pumpkins and gourds, plus a few colorful mums.  In the background, some old clothes are stuffed to create a DIY scarecrow that completes the look.

Birch Bark Hearts DIY Votive Candle Holders

Birch Bark Hearts DIY Votive Candle Holders

Found on Pinterest

Dollar store glasses are wrapped in some beautiful birch bark with heart cut outs. Easy to make and so lovely!

DIY Candy Corn Ombre Wine Bottles

DIY Candy Corn Ombre Wine Bottles

See How It’s Done

All you need is a little bit of orange, yellow, and white spray paint to upcycle some old wine bottles into these delightful fall (and Halloween) inspired vases.

Rustic DIY Fall Centerpiece

Rustic DIY Fall Centerpiece

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A dollar store vase, jelly jar, and a mason jar are turned into this delightful fall centerpiece using some white burlap, twine, stencil paint, and some old book pages.

Sliced Wood and Pine Cones

Sliced Wood and Pine Cones

This super-simple DIY fall decor project takes a few slices of wood (which is probably the most complicated piece of this project) and then hot glues on a few large found pumpkins.  You can use these to hold some tealight candles, or for whatever you would like.  So cute! 

Rustic Fall Mason Jar Vases

Rustic Fall Mason Jar Vases

See How It’s Made

Four mason jars get a rustic makeover using white and brown acrylic paint and then finished off with some twine and some wheat stalks. A super-simple DIY Fall decor project that has major impact.

DIY Corn Husk Wreath

DIY Corn Husk Wreath

From Martha Stewart Living

A nod to the harvest season, this rustic wreath is made using tamale wrappers from the local grocery store. So clever!

Twigs & Mushrooms DIY Fall Decor

Twigs & Mushrooms DIY Fall Decor

All you need for this cute little DIY Fall decor project are some twigs from the backyard, a bit of twine, and some little mushroom decorations that you can pick up from the dollar store! 



DIY Twig Letters

DIY Twig Letters

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Craft your own monogram out of twigs that you’ve collected from your own back yard. The epitome of personalized DIY Fall decor!

Super Simple Fall Leaf Wreath

Super Simple Fall Leaf Wreath

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Fall leaves are collected and then preserved using a simple microwave (for a few seconds per leaf, inside parchment paper) and then iron (to flatten and remove remaining moisture) technique.

Then all you need to do is glue the leaves over a cardboard circle to create this simple and nearly free DIY Fall wreath.

11 comments

  1. Elizabeth O says:

    These ideas are so cool. I love the candle decor. I will try them for sure.

  2. Jayashree Sengupta says:

    All ideas are great!!!! But my personal favorite is the candle. That looks awesome.

  3. tweenselmom says:

    So many people love Halloween, I’ve seen hundreds of ideas of Fall and Halloween themes, amazing.

  4. Rachel says:

    These are some really creative ideas! Can’t wait to try a few!

  5. Mira says:

    oh wow I love all of these simple ideas! I know a few of them wouldn’t look good at my house but a few others would be super adorable!

  6. Sushmita says:

    Wow! These are pretty cool! Even I can try some of them, they are so easy. I am otherwise very clumsy and messy 😀

  7. Jeannette (Jay Joy) says:

    The Rustic Fall Sweater DIY Candle is soo awesome! I love the way it looks as though it has a sweater on.

  8. Celebrate Woman Today says:

    So many colorful and imagination-full decor items! Every taste and style can choose theirs!

  9. Kuntala Bhattacharya says:

    Nice unique and homey ideas. I love potpourri bowls too. I liked your pumpkin ideas, very nice.

  10. Lyosha says:

    looks so very pretty and simple enough for me to make! I like it a lot! I am sure it will make my home more cozy for fall.
    P.S. I am so making this owl!

  11. Britt says:

    I love how simple these ideas are! It’s easy to bring some autumn vibes into your home with just a little creativity

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