88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home & Garden

88+ Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home and Garden

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

DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

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Combine your love of wine with your love of fall with this cute little pumpkin crafted using old wine corks.

Edible DIY Apple Display

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

Ladle DIY Tea Light Candle Holder

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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.

DIY Scarecrow

DIY Scarecrow

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.


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Small Terracotta Pot Scarecrow

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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

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

Fall Luminary Tree

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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

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin DIY Outdoor Fall Display

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

DIY Fall Wreath

Create your own wonderful fall wreath using fresh or artificial flowers and grasses in warm earth tone colors. 


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White Pumpkin with Paper Flowers

White Pumpkin with Paper Flowers

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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

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

DIY Scrapbook Pumpkin

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These beautiful DIY paper pumpkins are crated using heavy-duty two-sided scrapbook paper in a lovely fall theme.

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DIY Fall Mum Display

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

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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.


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DIY Distressed Wood Heart Ornaments

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

DIY Harvest Barnwood Sign

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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

DIY Pine Cone Wreath

Grab some pine cones and other decorative dried plants from the dollar store and let your imagination go wild!  


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Farmhouse Fall Centerpiece

Farmhouse Fall Centerpiece

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A galvanized metal tray is filled with fall colors and loads of texture to create this rustic farmhouse fall centerpiece.

Painted Gourds & Pumpkins

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

DIY Fall Indian Corn Wreath

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Some shucked Indian corn creates an impressive display when arranged as a wreath.

Fall Garden Jars

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

How to Make DIY Fallen Leaf Roses

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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

DIY Wood Slice Kitchen Owl

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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.


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Indian Corn Fan

Indian Corn Fan

I love this rustic wall hanging made from dark and wonderful Indian Corn! 

White Pumpkin Coffee Table Centerpiece

White Pumpkin Coffee Table Centerpiece

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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

DIY Fall Burlap Wreath

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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.


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Candy Corn Buttons DIY Fall Wall Art

Candy Corn Buttons DIY Fall Wall Art

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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

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

DIY White Birch Coasters

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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

Grateful Thankful Blessed DIY Wood Sign

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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

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

DIY Stamped Burlap Placemats

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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

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

DIY Fall Letters Door Hangers

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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

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

DIY White Pumpkin Vase

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Transform a dollar store plastic pumpkin into a wonderful floral centerpiece for your table.

Gourd Cornucopia

Gourd Cornucopia

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

DIY Pumpkin Tower Planter

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Turn inexpensive pumpkin trick-or-treat buckets into a delightful DIY fall planter.

Decorative Wood Pile House

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.


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DIY Terra Cotta Mosaic Pumpkin

DIY Terra Cotta Mosaic Pumpkin

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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

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

DIY Sunflower Pomanders

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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

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

DIY Mason Jar Owl

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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.


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Easy Punched Tin Can Candle Holders

Easy Punched Tin Can Candle Holders

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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

Rustic Stitched Hearts
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

DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Door Hangers

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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

Wrapped Cinnamon Sticks and Berries 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

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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!


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DIY Leaf Stamped Dinner Napkins

DIY Leaf Stamped Dinner Napkins

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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

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

Rustic Wood Pumpkins & DIY Barn Wood Shutters

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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

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
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14 thoughts on “88+ Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home and Garden”

  1. All of these ideas are so cute and I cant wait to decorate my entire house! It’s my favorite time of year and it’s time to take down my Halloween decorations, so I’ll be coming back to this blog when I’m replacing the decor in my house, by my front door and on my patio! Thanks for these great ideas!

  2. It’s a wonderful and gorgeous DIY home decorating ideas. It is very fun to make these decorating items and make our home more beautiful. I love all over the DIY items and in real life, I tried all, but making Cut Bark Owl is very enjoyable for me. Thank you for giving us this awesome idea.

  3. Such simple ideas, but perfect for the upcoming season. My wife loves her candles, and will definitely be giving some of these a try 🙂

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  4. WOW, what an amazing collection of fall decor ideas! I know a few of them wouldn’t look quite right in my house but some of the others would be super adorable! Thank you!

  5. Jeannette (Jay Joy)

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

  6. 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!

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