Autumn is right around the corner welcoming beautiful colors, crisp air, and tasty treats. Fall decorating is so much fun, and it’s even better when you can make your home decor yourself! Check out some of these unique DIY fall home decor projects we’ve gathered for you to try out this season:
1. A BRIGHT WELCOME
One of the best places for warm and welcoming fall decorations is your entryway. What better spot for bright, inviting autumn colors than your front door or porch? Here are few great DIY projects to make your home the most delightful on the block:
Pumpkin Address Marker. A large DIY topiary is a creative way to display your address for the fall. A stack of large plastic pumpkins feature your house number and a few leafy fall garlands wrapped around the pumpkins add tons of color. Then you can stack pumpkins using a large dowel rod or sticky wax, attach numbers with hot glue, and attach garlands with T-pins.
Repurposed Welcome Sign. If you love to upcycle, this is the project for you. This welcome sign uses an old cabinet door, a chalk board, and understated fall garland with berries. Have fun changing your welcome message whenever you like!
Fallscape. This project doesn’t have specific instructions, so get creative! The idea is to make a fall landscape near your entryway or on your porch. Use hay bales, corn stalks, scarecrows, mums, pumpkins, apples–whatever makes you think of a cool, crisp autumn day.
2. BRING FALL INSIDE
Why stop at your awesome entryway? You should be able to enjoy the fall season inside your home so here are some ideas that will bring the beauty of autumn inside:
Pumpkin Table Runner. Get your dinner table ready for guests with an adorable pumpkin table runner. Customize this DIY project to suit your own tastes–use traditional mini orange pumpkins or shake things up with white or glittery versions. Simply place your pumpkins in a line along the centre of your table and weave a decorative ribbon around them.
Decorative Leaf Bowl. This leaf bowl will look beautiful adorning a coffee or end table in your home. This creative project is easy to make and only requires a few materials. It’s perfect for holding potpourri or scented pine cones.
Fall Lanterns. Decorative lanterns make a wonderful addition to cozy autumn decor. Creating your own swag to adorn the lantern allows you the freedom to incorporate any fall flowers or decorations you choose.
3. MAKE IT SMELL LIKE FALL
OK, so these next few ideas aren’t exactly decorations. However, they are just as important in creating a warm, cozy, and enjoyable fall atmosphere! Check out the following tips for making your home smell as good as a warm apple pie on a crisp fall afternoon:
Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones. This project needs to be started ASAP, as they recommend keeping your pinecones sealed in a plastic bag for 4-6 weeks to properly infuse them with the scent.
Autumn Simmer Pot. This is perhaps the simplest DIY project ever! Fill a pot with water and throw in whatever scents you’d like to fill up your house, then set it to simmer! Oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks, ginger, anise, and cloves combine to make a beautiful fragrance.
Coffee Bean Candles. Here’s a twist on the cinnamon stick candles: place pumpkin-scented votives in a glass holder and add coffee beans. When the candles burn you’ll have a great coffee scent in the air.
Autumn is such a wonderful time of year, and these DIY fall home decor projects will help you turn your home into a fall wonderland! Use your imagination to put a creative spin on any of these ideas to make them your own!