Eight DIY Decor Ideas for Fall

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Decorating for Fall adds an element of warmth and fun to your home. The best thing is that you don't have to go overboard, or put a lot of time and effort into decorating in order to make your house or apartment look festive. There are many inexpensive & fun ideas the whole family can create together.


1. Outdoor Display 

Decorate the front yard with a homemade wooden scarecrow, turkey, or Happy Thanksgiving sign. For the scarecrow, grab some old clothes and some straw. Use a burlap bag for the head and top it all off with a hat. You can create the sign out of wood or create a flag out of felt. For a little color, plant a few mums, either in the ground or in pots and planters around the outside of the house, or along the pathway or drive leading up to it. You can get a lot of decorating ideas at your local nursery.


2. Door Wreath 

Nothing says the fall holidays quite like a door wreath. Harvest pine cones, chestnuts, acorns and more, and glue or wire them to a foam wreath form or a wooden one. Silk leaves and flowers mean you can use the wreath year after year.


3. In the Home 

Add some autumn-colored throw pillows or blankets to your couch. These will last for years to come. Light a pumpkin-scented candle or plug in a spicy, scented air freshener, and your whole house will have that special fall feel to it.


4. Mantelpiece Display 

The mantel over your fireplace is the perfect place to decorate for Fall. For a simple display, arrange some pumpkins or decorative gourds and/or Indian corn on the mantelpiece, along with a few candles. A fall garland or wreath is a nice touch above the mantelpiece, as well as on your front door. Create a Centerpiece, An attractive centerpiece can set the tone of any holiday table or buffet table. Here are some suggestions:


5. Fall Flower Arrangement 

Stop by your local florist for some flowers in yellow, orange or brown, like mums. Arrange them in a vase along with some greenery. If you want to be practical and budget conscious, silk flowers will last for many years. Put them in a nice basket or cornucopia. Add ribbon, and you have a lavish display for a fraction of the cost of buying flowers and plants every year.


6. Pumpkins, Gourds, and Indian Corn 

You can make a beautiful fall arrangement by setting out some miniature pumpkins and ears of Indian corn on your table or sideboard. Look for yellow, red, multicolored and purple varieties of corn for an authentic fall feel. Scatter them across your dining table, or arrange them in a bowl for a nice centerpiece. And of course, there is nothing more gorgeous than a range of gourds. Keep them in a cool place and they can last for ages.


7. Candles and Festive Items 

Candles always add a warm feel to a room. Pair them with displays of acorns, chestnuts and mini pumpkins. Grab a log, drill some holes into the log, add some taper candles or tea lights ,hot glue pine cones and greenery to finish the look. Who doesn’t love cinnamon during the fall. Hot glue cinnamon sticks to a pillar candle, tie on some twine to add a rustic touch. Gourds can also be used as a candle holder by inserting candles to the inside.


8. Decorate or Paint a Pumpkin 

Use some construction paper to dress it up. The children can paint some geometrical designs, like a tulip or scallop pattern at the top, or some flowers, leaf shapes, and so on. Use a pumpkin as a centerpiece vase, just make sure you get all the seeds out. Create a pumpkin lined trail, a walkway filled with an eclectic assortment of pumpkins sets the tone for fall decor.


Use these ideas as is, or let them inspire you to create your own Fall decor. Thank you for stopping by!