Some of these DIY Fall decor projects and ideas can blend seamlessly from late summer into early fall, through Halloween, and then into early Winter.
This is great for those people who like to keep their decorations up for as long as possible without having to change out the displays as each season changes. But those same people are likely the ones who keep their Christmas Lights up well past Valentine’s Day, so we really don’t want to think about them. 😉
Pumpkins, scarecrows, and candles are a much-loved theme when it comes to DIY Fall decor. And there is nothing wrong with sticking with traditions, as long as you put your own personal spin on it.
DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin
Combine your love of wine with your love of fall with this cute little pumpkin crafted using old wine corks.
Edible DIY Apple Display
Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that can create the loveliest of displays. A few ripe apples and some nuts are scattered with some mums and other fall flowers. Throw a personal element in there, like this vintage sheet music, and you have an edible fall display that tastes as good as it looks.
Ladle DIY Tea Light Candle Holder
I love this project because it takes a thrift shop find, such as an antique ladle, and turns it into a wonderfully rustic and unique tea light candle holder.
This scarecrow is anything but frightening, and so easy to make. All you need is an old burlap bag, some black buttons and thread, and a little bit of fabric paint (although sharpie markers will do in a pinch). Top it off with some straw hair and an old straw hat and you’ve got a delightfully welcoming scarecrow.
Small Terracotta Pot Scarecrow
A few small terracotta pots, some twine & burlap, and some craft straw – all of which can be picked up at the dollar store – can be quickly transformed into this adorable little scarecrow.
Milk Crate Pumpkins Outdoor DIY Fall Decor
This rustic outdoor display uses a mix of real and artificial pumpkins in a variety of colors, some rustic wood crates, an old barrel, and a bale of hay. The end result is wonderfully rustic!
Fall Luminary Tree
Hang some battery-operated votive candles (do not use real candles for this DIY Fall decor project, as it would be a fire hazard) from tree branches with some wide ribbon for a dramatic display. Perfect for the hall table!
Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin
You can create a wonderfully welcoming fall display using some old clothes, a couple of salvaged rocking chairs and some quaintly carved pumpkins.
DIY Fall Wreath
Create your own wonderful fall wreath using fresh or artificial flowers and grasses in warm earth tone colors.
White Pumpkin with Paper Flowers
You can use a craft pumpkin or a real pumpkin for this project because the real hero is the paper flowers.
DIY Fall decor doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes the simplest of presentations have the biggest impact.
Fall Harvest Bowl
Fill a decorative bowl with some pickings from the crop, including an ear of corn, some fall apples, chestnuts, and more. Use some of the silk from the partially husked corn for an additional filler!
DIY Scrapbook Pumpkin
These beautiful DIY paper pumpkins are crated using heavy-duty two-sided scrapbook paper in a lovely fall theme.
Mum’s the Word
It’s amazing how quickly you can create an outdoor fall display using some colorful mums, pumpkins, and a variety of rustic items to display them in.
DIY Scarecrow Wreath
Such a cute idea, using some burlap and small pieces of Indian corn in the wreath, then accented with some baby clothes (patched-up jeans and a cute straw hat) to complete the look.
DIY Distressed Wood Heart Ornaments
Pencil out and then cut some elongated wooden hearts. Router the edges to create a contour. Paint and then distress the finish. Burn the edges and the corners to create a warm look, and then tie some twine around a simple eye hook so that you can hang them wherever you want.
DIY Harvest Barnwood Sign
Some salvaged barn wood is transformed using a custom-made stencil and some paint into a wonderful fall-inspired Harvest sign.
DIY Pine Cone Wreath
Grab some pine cones and other decorative dried plants from the dollar store and let your imagination go wild!
Farmhouse Fall Centerpiece
A galvanized metal tray is filled with fall colors and loads of texture to create this rustic farmhouse fall centerpiece.
Painted Gourds & Pumpkins
You can use real gourds and pumpkins or pick up some artificial ones at the dollar store. Then paint on some cute faces. It’s as easy as that!
DIY Fall Indian Corn Wreath
Some shucked Indian corn creates an impressive display when arranged as a wreath.
Fall Garden Jars
Pick up some glass jars from the dollar store, stencil paint them with an autumn theme of your choice, and then fill them with some natural fall botanical… aromatic ones would be best!
Or, you can fill them with some loose-leaf tea in browns and greens, making it a useful gift!
DIY Fallen Leaf Roses
Turn fallen leaves into beautiful roses! A fun and beautiful DIY craft you can do with the whole family.
We continue our collection of awesome DIY fall decor projects and ideas with some fun concepts that help bring the spirit of the season into your home and garden.
It’s really about the colors, the textures, and the sentiments of the decor you create and less about the intricacy of the designs. Leave that for Spring!
DIY Wood Slice Kitchen Owl
Perfect for adding some DIY Fall decor to your kitchen, this cute kitchen owl is comprised of a slice of rustic wood, a fallen tree branch, some old cutlery (easily found at a local thrift show), and a variety of bottle lids and caps.
Indian Corn Fan
I love this rustic wall hanging made from dark and wonderful Indian Corn!
White Pumpkin Coffee Table Centerpiece
A rustic tray, some white dollar store pumpkins, a few galvanized pails, and some faux greenery combine to create this impressive display.
DIY Fall Burlap Wreath
This simple but high-impact DIY fall wreath uses a 14″ straw form wreath, some burlap, and silk fall leaves to create a lovely accent to your front door.
Candy Corn Buttons DIY Fall Wall Art
A handful of different-sized buttons in white, yellow, and orange (either purchased that way or spray-painted those colors), a piece of burlap, and an 8×10 frame from the dollar store are all you need to create this wonderfully rustic DIY Fall wall art piece.
Well, maybe a glue gun & some mod podge as well. 🙂
Cut Fabric Leaves on a String
Some rustic fabric in traditional fall colors are cut out and then hung on a string to create a lovely fall display. Perfect for decorating your windows for the fall!
DIY White Birch Coasters
These rustic coasters get an elegant upgrade by adding some gold spray paint around the rims. A fun, easy, and functional piece of DIY Fall decor.
Grateful Thankful Blessed DIY Wood Sign
Take a sheet of vinyl and carefully cut out the words and stick it to the sheet of stained wood. Tape off the exterior edges to create a frame. Paint the entire board. Once dry, carefully peel off the vinyl to reveal the letters.
This one is a bit trickier from a DIY standpoint, but the results are lovely!
Pumpkins and Sunflowers Tabletop Display
Combine some small pumpkins and gourds, a few sunflowers (silk will do), some leaves, and some dollar store pumpkin decorations into a lovely display.
DIY Stamped Burlap Placemats
Such a fun and easy project. All you need is some burlap, a set of foam alphabet stamps, and some paint to create these personalized and rustic fall placemats. This technique could also be used to create your own napkins, tablecloth, and more.
Fall Bicycle Flower Basket
When the time comes to retire your bicycle for the season, throw a wicker basket on the front with some fall flowers for an attractive display.
DIY Fall Letters Door Hangers
If you use pre-cut MDF letters, this DIY Fall decor project is so fast and easy. The rest of the project is the fun part of decorating the letters with colored and patterned tissue paper and then hanging them with the wide ribbon of your choice.
Water Pitcher Fall Flower Arrangement
A vintage water pitcher makes a lovely base for this beautiful fall floral arrangement. Accent with some foliage and a few decorative gourds to complete the look.
DIY White Pumpkin Vase
Transform a dollar store plastic pumpkin into a wonderful floral centerpiece for your table.
A mix of colorful gourds, some candles, and a cornucopia-shaped basket accented by some fallen leaves and flowers help create this lovely fall display.
DIY Pumpkin Tower Planter
Turn inexpensive pumpkin trick-or-treat buckets into a delightful DIY fall planter.
Decorative Wood Pile House
Storing all your chopped wood for the winter? Take your wood storage to the next level with something like this decorative woodpile. All you need is a few wood frames for the “windows” and the “door” and some fabric to make little curtains. Accent the windows with these rustic DIY window boxes, and add some flowers and pumpkins to make your woodpile house look like a home.
DIY Terra Cotta Mosaic Pumpkin
A great way to use some broken clay or terra cotta pots. Simply glue the pieces to a dollar store foam pumpkin to create a wonderful fall display piece.
Paperclip Leaves DIY Fall Decor
So quick and easy, all you need is a few fallen leaves, some paperclips, and something to clip them onto (a branch will do quite nicely) and you can create your own lovely and natural DIY fall decor.
DIY Sunflower Pomanders
The secret to this fun and easy DIY Fall decor project is Wiffle balls. Yup, you read that right… Wiffle balls.
DIY LED Fall Garden Light
All you need are some clear class locking canisters from the dollar set and a string of copper wire LED string lights to create your very own personalized fall garden light.
DIY Mason Jar Owl
These glittery owls are as much fun to make as they are to display! You’ll need some mason jars, glitter spray of your choice, metal leaves, and other decorative buttons or embellishments, and some marbles and copper wire for the eyes.
Easy Punched Tin Can Candle Holders
A fun and easy Fall DIY craft project that turns old tin cans into a lovely and meaningful set of votive candle holders.
Rustic Stitched Hearts
Show your love of fall with these quaint and delightfully rustic stitched hearts. You’ll need some fabric, twine, brown wool, and some heart buttons from the dollar store.
DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Door Hangers
Pain and decorate some dollar store foam pumpkins that have been cut in half to create these fun and easy DIY Fall door hangers.
Wrapped Cinnamon Sticks and Cranberries on a Rustic Plate
This super-simple DIY fall decor project takes a bunch of cinnamon sticks, a few twigs of fall berries and displays them on a rust wicker plate. The best part is that this can be updated to be more Christmas-focused by simply changing out the ribbons and/or the plate.
Book Page Pumpkin
You can often purchase damaged books from the library for next-to-nothing, which lets you create these delightful DIY fall decor projects AND save books from ending up in the local landfill. It’s a win-win!
DIY Leaf Stamped Dinner Napkins
Use a leaf stamping technique to create a set of one-of-a-kind napkins (or dinner cloth) that you can use to serve your guests all season long!
Show Off Your Preserves as Decor
People often underestimate the decorative value of preserves. The colors are always so rich and delicious. And all you need is some rustic paper and twine or sisal rope to cover the lids.
The best part is that these wonderful decorations become fantastic edibles once the season is over!
Rustic Wood Pumpkins & DIY Barn Wood Shutters
This fall fireplace mantel is so inviting. The wreath. The reclaimed window. The DIY barn doors. The DIY wood pumpkin planters. It’s all so cozy and wonderful!
White Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table Setting
Some dollar store pumpkins are painted with white chalk paint to elevate and add a fall theme to this Thanksgiving table setting. So simple yet so elegant!
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There is something lovely about celebrating the change of seasons as Summer fades away into Autumn. These DIY Fall decor projects and ideas help bring the warm colors and textures of autumn into your home and garden displays.
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to take a drive through the fall colors. There’s something beautiful about cresting a hill and seeing the fall colors for miles and miles and miles.
This season always reminds me of the quote by Stanley Horowitz.
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”– Stanley Horowitz