Decorating your home for the fall season can be a really fun project. Plus, it makes your house come to life during the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. Many homeowners like to use pumpkins, wreaths, and other fall-themed items so that their home matches the vibes of the season.
But when decorating for fall, you might find yourself at a loss for some good fall decorating ideas. Luckily, you have a few options you can rely on. For the most part, when trying to decorate for fall, you should look for decorating ideas that use specific objects or colors related to fall.
Then, it is just a matter of using your crafting skills to pull together your fall decor projects. Whether you are decorating at the start of the fall season or after it has already started, these fall decorating ideas can help give your home the exhilarating feeling of fall.
1) Mini-Pumpkin Wreath
A wreath of mini-pumpkins makes a great decoration that fits in with a fall theme and can also work as a part of your Halloween decorations. When decorating, you can place the wreath in a variety of locations, including the front door or as a table centerpiece in your dining room.
2) Fall Ribbon Wreath
Here is another great wreath idea for your door or table. Take a wire wreath form and add some ribbon, forming the ribbon through the wire until it is the thickness that you desire. If you’re using it to make a centerpiece for your table, place some pumpkin scented candles in the center.
3) Cinnamon Candles
Create these DIY cinnamon candles using cinnamon sticks, a votive cup, and a large, thick candle. Tie the cinnamon sticks together using ribbon or twin, and then insert the cup into the bottom of the sticks. Finally, place a candle in the cup.
4) Book Page Pumpkins
One way to really spice up your fall decorations for cheap is to make some book page pumpkins. All you need for this fun fall project is some old book, wire, a pair of scissors, and a glue gun. Check out Sagebrush Ridge for more on this crafty project.
5) Pegboard Display
Make this beautiful fall display using a wreath, some dried leaves, and some other rustic-looking items against a pegboard backdrop. You can either hang the display on your wall or place it on your mantle to add a fall theme to your home decorations.
6) Acorn Frames
This DIY acorn photo frame requires nothing more than a frame, a bunch of acorns, and a hot glue gun. You can even skip the hot glue altogether and simply slit the acorns apart way down the middle and place them around the sides of the frame.
7) Autumn Rake Decor
If you have an old metal-tined rake lying around, then you can make this rustic decoration. Just add some burlap, a few leaves, and some twine to create a fall-themed decoration for your front door or somewhere else on your front porch.
8) Wooden Ladder Decor
An old ladder is another great item for use when making fall decorations around your home. The best part, you can use them as-is or stain or paint them to the color of your choice. Add some decorations, such as grape vines, twigs, or leaves, and then hang the ladder decoration in a prominent area.
9) Fall Leaf Wall Decoration
For this decorating idea, gather some fall leaves from your yard. Next, create a garland using the leaves and a piece of string. Finally, hang the garland up on your mantle or anywhere else that needs a little more fall color.
10) Fall Leaf Table Runner
Table runners can add some color to an otherwise drab table. To make this colorful fall leaf table runner, you need some felt leaves and a hot glue gun. Glue the leaves together using the glue, and allow them to dry completely before placing it on your table.
11) Acorn Candles
If you have some empty mason jars laying around, you can make some acorn candles. All you need other than some mason jars are a couple of handfuls of acorns and a small candle. For added affect, hang the candles using some twine.
12) Burlap Candle Covers
If you like the look and feel of burlap, then this decoration is for you. Cut the burlap into strips and cover your candle holders. If you want, add some ribbon or dried flowers to give the burlap some extra color.
13) White Pumpkin Centerpiece
For this fall decor idea, all you need is a glass dish or flute, some fall decorations, such as pinecones and acorns, and a few small, white pumpkins. Fill the glass dish with your items, and place the dish in the middle of your dining room table.
14) Decorated Toilet Paper Rolls
This great bathroom decorating idea can add some fall colors to your bathroom. Buy some fabric in a variety of autumn colors, and then cover your extra toilet paper rolls with the fabric. Stick a rolled-up brown paper lunch bag in the center hole to act as a stem, and add a leaf cut out from some green fabric.
15) Harvest Candlesticks
To create these festive fall candlesticks, fill a large candle holder with alternating layers of unpopped popcorn kernels and other dried foodstuffs around your candle. For added affect, tie a piece of twine around the top of the candle holder.
16) Fall-Colored Wine Bottles
Candy corn-painted wine bottles can add a splash of fall colors to your home’s decor. To make these beautifully designed bottles, first clean your wine bottles before painting them to resemble a piece of candy corn. Then display them around your home or place fall flowers in them.
17) Harvest Candles
You can make these harvest candles by using nothing more than some dried ears of corn, ribbon, and some candle. Surround the candle with the dried corn, and tie it all in place using a ribbon in a fall color. Use as a centerpiece or anywhere else in your home that needs some fall color.
18) Wooden Box Centerpiece
Fill a rectangular wooden box with some candles, some dried flowers, and some twigs, and you have a rustic, fall centerpiece for your home. Other items you can add include dried cranberries, pinecones, and whatever else you can find to give it a fall feel.
19) Twig Table Runner
You can craft this fall table runner using some twigs and a hot glue gun. Glue the twigs together using the glue gun. Make sure the twigs are all the same length before gluing them together to make the project easier.
20) Candy Corn Centerpiece
If candy corn is one of your fall favorites, then this decorating idea is for you. Take a long glass or ceramic dish, and fill the bottom of it with candy corn. Next, place some tea in some glass candle holders and position them atop the candy corn in the dish.
21) Burlap Table Runner
This festive fall table runner is easy to make. Simply take some patterned burlap with a pattern that reminds you of fall, such as gold polka dots. Then create the edges using a clothing iron and some fusible webbing. Find out more about this project at Inspired by Charm.
22) Roped Vase
This fall decoration idea is easy to make, requiring only a cylinder container and some twine or small rope. Glue the rope or twine in place using a hot glue gun. Once dry, insert the fall flowers of your choosing.
23) Lighted Twigs
This decor idea uses lighted twigs in a galvanized pail to create a wonderful fall display. For an even more authentic look, mix real branches in with the fake lighted ones. You can find lighted branches on Amazon or at local retail stores.
24) Autumn Leaf Art
To make beautiful fall leaf art, glue a real or fake fall leaf to a piece of white paper and frame it. For an even more profound effect, write a fall poem on the paper before gluing the leaf in place using Mod Podge glue.
25) Illuminated Tree
To make this great-looking project, place some branches in a glass vase, fixing them in place using sand and rocks. Then, hang votive candle holders from the branches using burlap ribbon. Place some battery-operated tea-light candles in the holders, and then display them.
26) Chevron Pumpkins
To make these chevron pumpkins, all you need is a few pumpkins and some spray paint, preferably in colors reminiscent of fall. Start by painting the pumpkin in one color. Then, place some painter’s tape in the chevron pattern and spray the pumpkin in an opposing color. Allow it to dry, and then remove the tape prior to displaying the pumpkins.
27) Pumpkin Planters
Transform your pumpkins with this great fall decorating idea. Glue some fall-themed fabric or paper to the outside of your jack-o-lanterns. Then, add some fresh fall flowers and place the pumpkin as a centerpiece or other area in your home.
28) Orange Vases
To create this beautiful fall decoration, you need some large oranges and a few flowers in a nice fall color. Hollow out the oranges, and insert the flowers. Display the orange vases throughout your home.
29) Potato Stamp Wreath
For this project, you need a potato, a piece of white paper, some fall-colored watercolors, and a picture frame. Cut the potato in half, and carve the shape of a fall leaf into its exposed surface. Apply your favorite fall watercolor, and then stamp the piece of paper. Make your way around the paper, making the shape of a wreath. Add a fall saying, and frame the paper before displaying it.
30) Painted Pinecone Garland
For this project, all you need is some twine, some paint, and a few pinecones. Paint the pinecones, and then attach them to the twine. Display this colorful garland across your mantle or in other areas around your home.
31) Glitter Glam Pumpkins
For a great fall decorating idea, make some glitter glam pumpkins to display around your home. To start, buy some small pumpkins from your local farmer’s market. Then, paint them and apply glitter in the pattern you want. Once dry, display them around your home.
32) Glitter Acorns
You can use these glitter acorns to add a splash of fall to any area in your home. Simply gather a large amount of acorns, cover them in glue, and then apply the glitter color of your choice. Once dry, place the acorns in a glass jar for displaying around your home.
33) Cinnamon Pinecones
To make your own cinnamon pinecones, place some cinnamon sticks and some real pinecones into a glass bowl or dish. You can also add some cinnamon essential oil for an even stronger fragrance. Reapply the essential oil when you notice the cinnamon smell starting to fade.
34) Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins
To make this delightful pumpkin decoration, all you need are some mason jar lids, a few cinnamon sticks, some orange yarn, and some orange paint. Paint the lids orange, allow them to dry, and tie them together so that they form a circle. Insert the cinnamon sticks, and display the decoration in your home.
35) Fall Apple Candle Holders
Fall apple candle holders can give just the fall feel you seek around your home. To make these fall-themed candles, cut a hole in the apple and insert a tea candle. You can use both red and green apples according to the look you want.
36) Paper Flower Blossom Branches
For an easy fall decoration, add some paper flowers to a few bare branches. Once in place, bunch branches together and display them throughout your home, placing them in a vase, mason jar, or other small container.
37) Falling Leaf Block
If you like to sew, then this fall craft idea is just for you. To complete this project, you need some quilting squares and the ability to sew. You can even make smaller sizes for decorating around your house. Check out Good Golly Ginger for more on this project.
38) Rustic Mason Jars
To make this project, you need four mason jars and some white and black paint. Paint the jars white, and then spell out the word Fall on the jars. To add even more fall flavor, add some fall flowers or stalks of grain.
39) Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
To make this fall-themed candle holder all you need is a mason jar, some fake fall leaves, a little Mod Podge glue, and some twine. Glue the leaves to the inside of the jar using the Mod Podge, tie a piece of twine beneath the rim, and insert a candle.
40) Sunflower Wreath
To make this fall sunflower wreath, you’ll need some colored burlap, wire mesh, a piece of stiff canvas, a couple of zip ties, and some beige chenille stems. You can find out more about how to make this project at Grillo Designs.
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Trying to decorate for the holidays can put unwanted stress on you and your family. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry any more about scrambling for fall decorating ideas for around your home. These fall decor projects can easily make your home feeling like fall in no time.