Our Top 5 DIY Fall Decor Ideas

by Tara Woodbury on September 09, 2016


It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to pumpkins and apples and adding some color to our homes as the days get shorter and the summer tapestry starts to fade. If you’re on a budget and short on time, we’ve rounded up our five favorite do-it-yourself fall décor ideas! Check them out below:

Pumpkin DIY Decor

Wine Cork Pumpkin  

If you’re a wine drinker, you can keep those corks and create something easy and cute to place on a table, mantle or shelve. Erika at My Gourmet Connection shows you how to make a wine cork pumpkin with just a few supplies you probably have at your house!

Fall Leaf Banner With Book Pages

Fall Banner with Book Pages 

Have you seen all of the wonderful things you can make using pages of a favorite book? I absolutely love those kinds of crafts. This one from Sondra at Sondra Lyn at Home, combines rustic fall leaves and cream colored pages of a book cut into leaf shapes then hung on a piece of twine to make a banner across the mantle. You could use real leaves too but I think the store bought ones might last longer.

Indian Corn Wreath Tutorial

Indian Corn Wreath 

This Indian Corn Wreath only requires 3 items to make; the corn, a straw wreath and some hot glue. You’ll have the best looking door in your neighborhood in no time when you follow these instructions from Yvonne at StoneGable.

Cinnamon Stick Candle DIY

Cinnamon Stick Candles 

The smell of cinnamon says “Fall” and makes your home instantly more welcoming (unless of course you hate cinnamon). This easy candle idea comes courtesy of Beth at Home Stories A to Z. You can make this one with just 4 items and about 20 minutes!

Autumn Leaf Bowl DIY

Autumn Leaf Bowl 

A bowl made out of leaves? You betcha! This easy DIY bowl would be great to place on an entry table for keys, etc. or on a coffee table or mantle. Hello Lucky has all the instructions you need to make this simple, colorful leaf bowl. 


Here’s a bonus idea for all you mason jar craft lovers:

Mason Jar Luminary

Mason Jar Fall Luminary 

Jill from Create Craft Love shows us how to create a colorful leaf decorated luminary with just a few easy steps. You could do so much with this including changing the shape to a pumpkin or an apple or using different colored paint and ribbon. 

So even if it’s not quite cooling off where you live, you can start to take advantage of the inspiration of fall colors, smells and tastes to decorate your home. Enjoy these DIY ideas and let us know in the comments below what you’ll be trying or what your favorite fall craft/DIY is!