88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home & Garden

88 Awesome DIY Fall Decor Ideas for the Home & 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 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

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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. 



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 are 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 a 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.

Mum’s the Word

DIY Fall Mum Display

It’s amazing how quickly you can create a 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.




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 barnwood 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!  



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 as 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.

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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