45 Fall Decorating Ideas for The Home

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Love decorating for fall? So do we, but we don’t always find the time to make all those intricate, time-consuming little crafts we love. Why not add some easy fall crafts to the mix, so you can have your DIY fall decor done in time to enjoy for the season? From pretty little tabletop items to wall art to wreaths, and of course pumpkin crafts, we found 45 of the best DIY ideas for fall. Decorate your home in style, even if you are in a hurry. Check out the step by step tutorials to learn how to make these awesome DIY projects. Some of these projects can be used from September through Christmas, too. Pretty ideas for your table that are perfect for family gatherings and even Thanksgiving dinner, cute things to put on your porch while you sit outside enjoying the cool weather, and some quick and easy decorating ideas that will net you some DIY fall crafts in a hurry. I found the cutest DIY farmhouse style decor, but there are also projects that would look great with modern decor, industrial and of course classic looks. From fall mason jar crafts to easy rustic decor to everything you can think of with pumpkins, these projects let you bring the best of fall to your home.

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DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

1. Fall Succulent Planters

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I fell in love with this DIY fall decor idea the minute I saw it, and just now found the time to make it. Wow. These succulent pumpkins turned out even cuter than the ones in the picture. I was planning to give this as a gift to my neighbor who just moved in, but I decided I had to keep it for myself. To make your own crafty pumpkin, all you need is a faux pumpkin from Michaels or your local craft store, a saw, some potting soil and your favorite succulents. If you need some quick and easy decor ideas for autumn, this craft should be at the top of your list. Of all the fall decorating ideas I’ve tried lately, this is my top pick, super pretty but simple.

2. Flannel And Denim Fall Wreath

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Rustic decor, anyone? If you love country crafts and farmhouse style DIYs, this wreath belongs on your front door this fall. Upcycle an old pair of blue jeans and a worn flannel shirt into this fabulous door decor. If your husband does not have these leftover, you can pick them up cheap at the craft store. All you probably need to buy is a styrofoam wreath and a small bunch of silk flowers. Super easy to make, you will be surprised how little time this creative project takes to make. From start to finish, I had mine hanging on my front door in less than an hour. I love country crafts and rustic decor ideas so much, and having this wreath on my door just makes me smile whenever I see it.

3. Pumpkin Yarn Tassels

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I saw this tutorial for cute DIY tassels and knew right away they were the icing on the cake for my beautiful fall decor ensemble I created on my front porch. Just using some leftover yarn from a sweater I made for my daughter and some wooden beads I got from Michaels, I turned my ordinary pumpkins into a regal gift perfect for the spirit of Thanksgiving! In less than one hour my front porch was transformed. If you are looking for cheap and easy fall crafts for kids to help with or just some simple projects you can make without fail but look fantastic, these cute DIY pumpkin tassels should be at the top of your list.

Fall Table Decor Ideas

4. DIY Fall Acorns

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Need some cheap, quick and easy ideas for fall decorating? How about ones that look super expensive and time-consuming but actually only take minutes? If this sounds too good to be true, you need to check out this DIY twine wrapped “acorns.” I already wanted to make this project, but when I found out I could upcycle the leftover Easter eggs I’ve been tripping over, I ran to get out the supplies to make this. Paint yours gold and add some glittery sparkles or go for a more natural rustic look. Either way, your fall decor will get an instant upgrade when you add these pinecones and yarn wrapped acorns to the mix.

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5. DIY Falling Leaves Garland

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The kids and I had this amazing idea as we were browsing the Fall decor at Michael’s.  We purchased some artificial leaves, glitter in beautiful Autumn Tones and earth-toned ribbon. We had a blast covering our leaves in Elmers Glue and rubbing the sparkling Fall colors over each stunning masterpiece. We attached all the loveliness and hung it right over the entrance to the porch. My husband was so thrilled to see his busy little elves of autumn cheer had brightened our beloved holiday season. At night you can see the sparkling from yards away. Little things make our kids love this Autumn seasonal decor as much as their Mom.

6. DIY Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

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If you are like me, your kids can’t get enough candy corn during the Fall season. From the beginning of the first chilly breeze to fun-filled Halloween costumes, candy corn is king at our house. So recently when my eldest had their October birthday, we wanted our party goers to have as much candy corn as they could carry. We bought some terracotta pots from Michael’s and some simple drawer pulls and made gigantic acorn containers. I tell you this made the children so happy. The Mom’s were smiling too because they knew they could use these crafts as part of their fall decor once the candy was gone. A win, win for autumn, my favorite season for crafting!

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7. Yarn Pumpkins Using Balloons

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I was noticing all the beautiful apple orchards on our recent Autumn vacation in England. The apples looked like fall ornaments hanging in the trees, I had to replicate this somehow. So I found some old yarn leftover from a sweater I made for our puppy and got some balloons and good old Elmers glue and the kids and I made about 30 ornaments and hung them in the tree at the end of the driveway. Every time we arrive home we see our own little slice of the apple orchards of England, an Autumn dream.

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8. DIY Pine Cone Garland

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My friend has a pine tree and was overrun with cones this year. She showed up at my door with two baskets full of these beauties. My daughter ran for the glitter and Elmers glue. We glued and dipped to our heart’s content, then fastened them all with string. Our result was so amazing we strung them in the tree with our apple project and the kids are exclaiming, “Is it Christmas Yet Mommy?” I can’t wait for Grandma and Grandpa to drive up for our Thanksgiving feast.

9. Rustic Twig Table Runner

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If you are looking for the perfect rustic table runner to grace your Thanksgiving dinner table, look no farther. This Thanksgiving runner is hands down the cheapest yet most gorgeous runner I’ve seen this Autumn holiday season. Just gather your twigs, real or faux and use your glue gun to set the ribbon holding frame. This is really going to wow your guests and keep those kids busy having fun for hours. Rustic Autumn Thanksgiving never looked so impressive. Check out the easy to follow step by step tutorials with instructions to learn how to make this table runner for your fall dining table.

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10. Burlap Pillows

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Give you Autumn decor the royal touch. Nothing is classier than a personal monogram, I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw these burlap DIY pillowcases. What a gorgeous way to say I love you to all the members of your family. When we have our hot cider apple juice on a brisk Autumn evening, everyone gets their own personal pillow. Make this Thanksgiving special in the most personal way for your loved ones. We love burlap crafts and decor, so these pillows were the perfect addition for our fall decorating needs.

 

11. DIY Fabric Pumpkins

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These pumpkin pillows are a real charmer and if you love to sew, here is your perfect Autumn gift idea. I love giving pillows to my loved ones because they are cuddly and provide comfort when you can’t be there. I made these with leftover fabric scraps in beautiful Fall tones. I gave them to my nieces and nephews but managed to keep a couple for my Thanksgiving holiday display. You will find yourself always wanting to make more of these because everyone goes straight for them when you settle with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.

 

12. Fall Owl Mason Jar

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I made this Autumn owl jar for my daughter’s teacher. It was the most simple impressive gift I’ve ever made, hands down. Glitter spray and a hot glue gun are your best friends in the world of DIY arts and crafts. For this fall mason jar craft idea, I used a pair of old earrings for his eyes with leaves for Autumn drama. I put a Fall arrangement of artificial leaves that I got from Hobby Lobby, but our sweet teacher need a place for pencils, so we stapled the leaves to the Fall bulletin board. My daughter did very well in that class, I’m sure that lovely owl brought us luck.

13. Acorn Embellished Picture Frame

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A picture is worth a thousand words and a picture frame pronounces every one of them so loudly and clearly. When I saw this idea I knew my entire family room was coming together.  I never could find the perfect frame to commemorate our Autumn trip to Yosemite last year. My children were delirious, spellbound in a state of wonder and amazement. Each one of my babies found an acorn and we glued them on together. It is now the centerpiece to the family room and is an example of the truest words ever spoken, “The family that plays together, stays together”.

14. Fall Fairy Garden

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The Fall fairy garden is a favorite for young and old. Our Thanksgiving stage was almost set, grandparents on the way to our cabin in the Autumn woods, turkey in the oven. Then youngest found her old doll furniture in the attic. She wanted to show her Grandma that we had kept all these lovely things and incorporate them into our Thanksgiving holiday. We found an old bucket and I cut the top of a decorative pumpkin from Michaels and presto, we were in business. We added plants and a little stick fence for rustic Fall appeal. Just as I expected Grandma wanted to take it home, the kids were thrilled.

15. DIY Fall Tag Banners

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It couldn’t be easier to say it with style. I needed a banner in a pinch and it is not always easy to find one pre-made to say what you want it to. I found my answer to this dilemma at Michael’s craft store. String, tags, stencils, and clothespins make a lovely Autumn holiday banner customized for your Thanksgiving festivities. You can use glitter, gold paint or even just a marker to say I love Autumn with a unique flair that will undoubtedly impress everyone. This is a fun craft for families with kids, even toddlers love to sprinkle glitter, perhaps a little too much at times 😉

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