DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

by Tara Woodbury on October 01, 2013

Apples and Pumpkins

When the temperature starts dropping and thoughts turn towards leaf peeping, apple picking and pumpkins you know it is Autumn. For many of us this is a great reason to add some seasonal décor to our homes and front porches. You can choose to keep it traditional and use fall colors like orange, reds, yellows and browns. Or you can add pops of color with blues, greens and golds when creating your autumn décor. Whether you like the more natural look or something funky and unique, you can create your own fall decorations and get the whole family involved.

Fall means apples to many people and while the apple pies and cider might be your focus, you can also use apples in your decorating.  How about a Dried Apple Wreath for your door like Lauren Michelle at L. Michelle created? Or use the chartreuse color of Granny Smith apples to surround a large pillar candle and place in a glass bowl or vase for an easy centerpiece or mantelpiece. Read how to on the Better Homes and Gardens site.


Dried Apple Wreath

Image by L. Michelle

Green Apple Centerpiece

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If you like to decorate with the yellows and oranges of squash and pumpkins, you can find so many DIY Fall Decor Ideas for using pumpkins in the home.  Try a monogrammed pumpkin with colorful thumbtacks to personalize your display like Amy at All in a Day created. 

Monogrammed Pumpkin

Image by All in a Day

How about a glittered pumpkin as shown on This is something the kids could even help with (I’d spread a lot of newspaper out). The blue with the orange makes a nice contrast but you could do any colors you like.

Glittered Pumpkin

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Here’s a totally fun project we spotted on Pinterest that someone created for a Martha Steward Radio Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin Caterpillar

Image by Paula Kodila


Looks like a lot of fun but a lot of work! The kids would love this in their backyard I bet. What’s the most creative thing you’ve ever done with fall decorating?


For more fall decorating ideas on the blog, check out Fancy Up Fall With a Fantastic Seasonal Centerpiece



Blog post written by Tara