Fall is my favorite time of year for decorating! There are so many options and no two fall decor ideas ever look the same.
I found some of my favorite DIY fall decorating inspiration ideas for you guys to get those wheels spinning in your heads when you start to figure out how you want to decorate the house this fall. Remember no need to go out and spend a ton of money!
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Remember, no need to go out and spend a ton of money!
If you’ve been looking for ways to spruce up your living area with inexpensive crafts and fall decorations made from things you already have around the house, you’re going to love these DIY projects we’ve compiled! Or if not, you can also find some of the supplies that you will need at a Dollar Store or a Walmart without a problem. And with help from the amazing Pinterest, you can make anything from the Dollar Store look like a Pottery Barn knock-off.
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65 DIY Fall Decorating Inspiration
Without further ado, here are the 65 DIY fall decor ideas you must try at least once to truly channel the false season in your space.
Welcoming Front Door
This porch and front door looks so cozy and welcoming, and is totally perfect for fall! If your preferred aesthetic is a country harvest theme, then this would be a perfect fall decorating inspiration.
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin
These glitter monogrammed pumpkins would look best at any corner or space of the house, especially the porch. What I love most about this fall decorating inspiration aside from that it is elegant-looking? It will only take under 30 minutes of your time! That leaves you with ample time to create a Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin for every name initial of everyone in the family.
Happy Fall Y’all Pumpkin Topiary
Here’s a great-looking pumpkin topiary made of $1 pumpkins and some copper spray paint. Love this idea!
Fall Mason Jars
These mason jars with fresh floral harvest would look great whether on the porch or as a centerpiece!
Flower Pomanders made with Wiffle Balls
Fall isn’t about pumpkins, gourds, maple leaves, and the color orange alone. This flower pomander would also be a great accent to your overall home decor theme, especially if it has bits and hues of yellow.
Distressed Dollar Store Pumpkins with a Crackle Finish
What a clever way to make pumpkins look more pleasing to the eyes! This one is a must-try if you’re all sick and tired of orange-hued pumpkins this fall! I totally love that new look of those pumpkins!
Wood Burning Stove Pumpkin
When in doubt, Country Living always has great ideas for the porch! This fall decorating inspiration is a clever way to recreate the classic fall scene – a roaring, woodburning stove right at your front porch.
15-Minute Holiday Centerpiece
Fall doesn’t always have to be about pumpkins, so any novel and refreshing centerpiece idea like this holiday centerpiece will certainly be the eye candy of your fall dinners. If you have 15 minutes and the fresh produce (like persimmons, pomegranates, and fresh cranberries) to spare, then this one’s definitely worth the try!
Fall Country Harvest Tablescape
Believe it or not, you can spruce up your dining space for fall without spending overboard on exorbitant silverware and centerpieces. In her blog post, Liz generously shared how she styled their dining table a la country harvest, with the big wheatgrass-filled vases as the main attraction. Who would have thought you can also channel fall vibes into the comforts of your home with elegant neutral tones?
Small Garland of Leaves with a Beautiful Red Frame
Have a frame/frames around the house you’ve long been wanting to upcycle or reuse? Now’s the perfect time to put that to use! All you need to do to create this perfect framed fall garland is string together a couple of foliage leaves, then tie both ends of the ribbon on the respective ends of a frame! This one’s perfect for display over the mantel or any space in your home that welcomes family and friends in.
Seasonal Shelf Display
Jars lying around the house are the perfect storage and containers for fun fall decors! Like this one, simply fill old jars with twigs of fall berries, either artificial or real. In no time, you’ll be recreating the warmth of the season and bringing it into your own home.
Leaf Print Wall Art
Here’s one that’s more for the creative ones! While pressed fall flowers look good on your wall, painted fall leaves in board papers taped to the wall like this one also holds a certain charm. Plus, you get to decide the varied colors and shapes you’d want to be displayed on your wall!
Leaf and Book Paper Leaf Wreath
If you’re looking to try the less-traveled road in terms of front door wreath designs, this Leaf and Book Paper Leaf Wreath would be a great place to start. This one’s very unique, not to mention sustainable and eco-friendly.
Easy Thanksgiving DIY Placemat
There’s no better way to bring festive fall into your dining area than having foliage-resembling placemats. In this blog post, Stefanie gave a detailed step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to create these fall placemats. Before doing the idea of this easy craft, it’s also best to do a quick run to the crafts store for some artificial leaves and mod podge.
Watercolor Paper Leaf & Branch Mobile
This paper leaf & branch mobile would be a great fall decoration in your entryway. Such a nice way to welcome family and loved ones into your cozy abode this fall season.
Autumn Leaf Bouquet
This autumn leaf bouquet in a vase would look great either as the centerpiece o mantelpiece. What I love even more about this fall decorating inspiration is that there’s no need to shell out a large amount for the materials you’ll need. All you need to do is pick out the most decent-looking fallen maple leaves from your yard and roll them into lovely rosebuds.
DIY Fall Leaf Bowl
As a fan of arts and crafts that both my children and I can enjoy together, this one’s highly approved. With simple materials like craft store fall leaves and Mod Podge, you can create a fall decor piece that will add a welcome pop of color to your home.
Fall Mason Jars
This fall decor idea is perfect as the centerpiece for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Fall Leaf Streamers
Enrich the fall vibes during mealtimes and dinner with these fall leaf streamers. How cute that you can create these with either real or fake fall leaves!
DIY Drilled Pumpkin Light
Now, this is a pumpkin I wish I have on my front porch. It brings warmth and light to make fall cozier.
DIY Pumpkin Jars
These DIY pumpkin jars are adora-BALL! It’s the perfect fall decorating inspiration to try if you have a good number of empty jars in storage at home. I adore that you can customize how you’d like your pumpkin jars to look.
Fall Chalkboard Art DIY
Got a blank wall that would look best with some fall-inspired embellishments? Then consider replicating this fantastic Fall Chalkboard Art in your own homes. Wherever you plan to do this, whether it’s in the kitchen or the family area, this would serve as the perfect place to leave your Thanksgiving messages for the members of the family.
Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece Dollar Tree DIY
What a unique pumpkin centerpiece! I highly appreciate how Melanie went in-depth with the tutorial on how to DIY this piece. That these are made from items you can easily acquire from the Dollar Store is also a huge plus!
Fall Decorated Shelves
Fall is the best time to switch up how your shelves are organized and displayed. Getting into the season of fall truly deserves decking out your shelves with pumpkins and other fall-related decor pieces.
Upcycled Fall Flannel Decor
I am a great fan of upcycling and recycling, so this fall flannel decor is surely up my alley! Tartan and flannel go well with fall-inspired decor too, so I totally see no problem with doing this at my own home.
Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial
Now, this one right here is a smart way to reuse already tattered books, ones you’re supposed to discard already, but not ready to part with just yet. Make good use of your beloved books and turn them into something you will adorn your fall mantel display with!
Fall Banner with Book Page Leaves
Drape these fall banner with book page leaves around your mantel to feel the season of fall. It would even be better if you pair this with the book page pumpkin you’ll display on your mantel.
DIY Dry Brushed Chalk Painted Pumpkins
Even though these pumpkins are not the classic orange ones, I love how they still give off fall vibes. Their green hues speak of nature and its beauty! This is surely a great fall decor idea where you can express not only your creativity with how you’ll paint these pumpkins but also the essence of fall as you perceive it.
Easy No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins
Want to change things up and do away with the faux pumpkins and plastic materials to assemble DIY pumpkins decor? Then this DIY fall decor idea is your next safe bet! Even better? There’s no need to be a skilled seamstress to create these adorable, highly sustainable burlap pumpkins.
Pressed Fall Leaves: Windows Art
Fall foliage is such a sight to behold outdoors, so coming across this fall decor idea that will bring fall right into my home was serendipitous. Pressing and keeping these autumn leaves against double glass frames of your preferred size will also let you see fall all year round. If you ask me, it’s a lovely way to preserve fall’s colors right inside your homes.
Fall Candle Centerpiece
Here’s a lovely ensemble of candles in clear glass holders that’s perfect as a centerpiece! If you have a wood tray lying around the house, looking for a chance to be used, this is the perfect fall decor idea to utilize! Add in some fall-colored objects to the ensemble, like these berry picks and garlands, and you can create the centerpiece that will be the center of attention in every fall dinner!
Fall Decorating – DIY Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins
Fall decorating is really one of the best times to upcycle and re-use items at home which we think were otherwise useless already. These rustic wood pumpkins are proof of that. Surely, there’s no need to rush to the dollar store or craft store to acquire faux pumpkins and materials to assemble a porch fall display, if you have scraps of wood only rotting away in storage.
Give Thanks Mantel Decor
This Thanksgiving-perfect mantel display looks gorgeous! I love how it’s very easy and simple yet still outstanding by itself.
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
Here’s another iteration of the lovely candle centerpiece. Being a bit shorter in width than the candle tray one earlier, this one is best for smaller tables. Add in some orange craft/faux pumpkins, and you’re good to go!
DIY Pumpkin Vase
I seriously can’t get over the rustic charm this DIY Pumpkin Vase holds. This decorating inspiration is perfect for any part or corner of the house — as a centerpiece, mantelpiece… you name it. If you’re a flower arrangement enthusiast, assembling this would serve as a great creative outlet!
Fall Rustic Mason Jars
Mason jars are really some of the most versatile decor pieces there are! I love these rustic vibes these neutral-toned jars give off. Whether you fill them with stalks of wheat or barley or a bunch of florals is up to you; either way, they’d still look great as fall decor!
DIY Rustic Wood Pumpkin Sign
Such a great welcome sign to deck out the mantel with everything fall! Just secure stencils, or a Cricut machine if you have one. What I love the most about this is you can play around and create this board with a Fall/Thanksgiving message that resonates with your family members
Circle Pumpkin Wreath
Nothing says fall as clearly as this Circle of Pumpkins wreath design. I especially love how very detailed Sutton was in explaining how she came up with this fantastic wreath design! She even generously shared a tip on how to make pumpkins and gourds last longer!
Basket o’ Pumpkins Centerpiece
Fully embracing the white interior aesthetic? Then this centerpiece idea is one of the easiest and the best I’ve seen! Liz made such great use of a ring basket they already had, and just tossed in these white pumpkins.
Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
White is never a bad idea! Especially if you’ll do such a makeover on craft pumpkins from the Dollar Store. These easy-to-follow instructions from Angela are heaven-sent!
Re-Purposed Sweater Pillows
Does nothing say cozy and homey more than the marshmallow-soft and snuggle-ready pillows? Factor in repurposed sweaters as throw cases into the equation, and your satisfaction will certainly be through the roof! I loved how Cami detailed thoroughly the 20 ways to repurposed well-loved sweaters into pillowcases here.
Let your guest feel the warm welcome of fall as they are ushered through your fall entryway. Whatever fall aesthetic you prefer, it’s best to keep this part of your house decked out with cohesive fall decor to welcome family and friends into your abode.
Welcoming Pumpkin Craft Fall Decorating Inspiration
This welcoming pumpkin would be a great accent to any welcoming porch. All you need to create this are pumpkins with your preferred shape (as many as you prefer), and a marker to transfer the print (Good news: templates are available online!).
Pumpkin Fall Wreath DIY
As a lover of anything pastel-colored even during the fall season, this wreath design really spoke to me! Those hues of lavender and blue are so relaxing to look at. A great plus is that a quick run to the craft store will give you everything you need to create this beautiful fall wreath to adorn your front door.
Pillar Candles Wrapped in Cinnamon Sticks
A picture you can smell? Most certainly this one! These pillar candles wrapped in cinnamon sticks make for great centerpieces, not only for their aroma but also for the aesthetic!
DIY Leather Acorn Garland
Fall Decor Cabinet Door Re-Purpose
This is such an amazing way to re-purpose the old decor cabinet! It looks elegant, festive, and very rustic! If you have the materials it would take to get this, then it’s definitely one you shouldn’t miss creating this fall!
Festive Baskets with Pinecones and Pine
What a festive and eye-catching centerpiece!
Fall Mantel Decor
This set-up is so dreamy and magical. It’s the classic fall mantel display but of course, I couldn’t resist including this one in this list!
Fall Tree “Snow Globes” Craft for Kids
Here’s one for the moms who’d love to engage their children in craft making for fall decors. This one’s very easy to assemble and has step-by-step instructions appropriate for young children. You certainly don’t have to keep your children waiting for Christmas to put their snow globes on display. For fall, you can even let them make one of their own by themselves.
Outdoor Fall Decorating with Lanterns
Fall Lanterns on front porches are classic fall decor ideas. Here’s a foolproof way to splash your front porch with colors and warm lights.
Fall Flower Vase
Here’s a lovely centerpiece that I wish I was able to track down the owner of. But from the way it looks, it seems that all you need to create this stunning vase of fall potpourri would be a glass vase, small pumpkins (I bet even the craft ones will do), and of course florals that are of hues of fall — all the oranges, yellows and reds. It looks so good you’d want to display this beauty in every nook and cranny of your house.
What an aesthetically pleasing setup Janelle has for a centerpiece. These stalks of wheat in amber jars of varying sizes couldn’t channel any more the rustic farmhouse fall vibes.
Tipsy Pumpkin Planter
Decorating for fall shouldn’t really be limited only to the interiors and front porch of our homes. Take a look at this quirky set of pumpkin planters made from the cheapest fake pumpkins you can find from the craft store. These pumpkin planters can house your charming mums or other ornamental plants perfect as fall decor. Planting in these planters is sure going to be a lot of fun!
Nothing can get more clever and awesome than this pumpkin-turned barrel of some sort! This might look bulky and distracting as a centerpiece, so the front porch is the best place for this fall decor.
Ombré Fall Wreath
It’s hard for this Ombre Fall Wreath to not catch anyone’s eye. It’s as radiant as the sun and as stunning as the colors of fall. From this angle, this may look like a simple craft made of paper, but you’ll be surprised to know that these are in fact dried corn husks dipped in the dye of various hues. If you’re keen to hang something like this on your front door, check out the DIY instructions here.
All these florals in bright and festive colors just make me so happy! This corn vase is such a fantastic fall decor idea especially if you have an abundance of Indian corn in your locale.
Now this one’s a porch I would love coming home to! What’s not to love about this fall decorating inspiration for your front porch? Mums in fall colors, pumpkins, and candles in glass jars are the staple of any fall display. Bring them together and voila! — the perfect fall porch display, if you ask me.
For more fall porch ideas, check out these over 30 Dollar Store Fall Porch Decor Ideas we’ve compiled especially for you.
Easy DIY Fall Centerpiece Décor and Candle
If you’re after a simple yet eye-catching centerpiece idea, then this one’s definitely worth trying! I adore how Rita has set up this DIY fall centerpiece by filling to the brim a large antique wooden bowl with pinecones, and a candle inside a glass container. Who knew stylish can also be synonymous to easily assembled, right?
Craft: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
How I wish that real flowers sprouted from pumpkins because this just looks super charming! This floral pumpkin is not only easy to create but also eye-catching! Whether you create this centerpiece with faux or real pumpkin and flowers doesn’t matter, as long as you choose flowers that resemble the gorgeous hues of foliage in fall.
Living Room Lantern Centerpiece
I love how The Frugal Homemaker decked out her living space with fall, but this fall lantern with fall leaves was what caught my eye the most! It gives off the warm and cozy vibes of fall, and that’s what any fall decor should be. The best thing about this? It can be a centerpiece for any table, whether it’s the dining areas or the living spaces.
DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland
Anything gilded is not for the Christmas season alone. If anything, golden decors like these gold leaf pinecones strung into a garland all-around your mantel would be such a delight to your guests’ eyes!
Gratitude Tree with Acorn Favors
This is such a cute fall decorating inspiration that also makes for a great Thanksgiving activity. Very easy to DIY, this Gratitude Tree requires materials you can copy from the nearest craft store. This tutorial also went in-depth on how to create those very cute acorn favors. This certainly takes time and effort to make, but just imagine how charmed your Thanksgiving guests will be to be welcomed by this Gratitude Tree.
Etched Vine Topiary Pumpkin
Fall is certainly a great time to unleash all creativity within you! Create this sophisticated pumpkin topiary with only three pumpkins of different sizes, a pencil, and a carving tool to etch out your desired pattern. Using hot glue, attach the beads or berries on the surface to zhuzh up these pumpkins.
DIY Modern Farmhouse Fall Wreath
This neutral tone wreath is most absolutely the perfect one to hang on your front door for Thanksgiving. Check out Leah’s step-by-step instructions for crafting this charming Two-Ways Fall Wreath
How do you decorate for fall at your house?
I hope you found a fall decorating inspiration for your humble abode this season. Whether it’s adding some pumpkin spice to your space, or making use of the changing leaves outside, there are so many DIY fall decor ideas that will work in any home and budget. Which fall decorating inspiration/s is your favorite? We’d love to know!
Happy Fall decorating y’all! ?