DIY Decor To Make Your Home Feel Like Fall


Outdoors, it only feels like fall when the leaves start turning colors. At home, it’s up to you to add fall touches to create a festive and welcoming environment for the season. Here are some of our favorite DIY decor pieces to make your home feel like fall. 

Pumpkin Basket

Pumpkin baskets are an easy yet crafty way to add fall charm to your home. They’re also super versatile. You can display them indoors or outdoors, and use them to display a variety of different fall decor items. Your creativity is the limit!

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  1. Cut the top of the pumpkin off (about a quarter of the way down). 
  2. Scoop out the pulp and seeds. Clean the inside as needed depending on what you’ll be storing in the basket.
  3. Decorate the outer rim of the pumpkin just under the opening with grapevine and attach it with t-pins.
  4. Craft a handle for the basket with grapevine. Attach it on the inside of the pumpkin with t-pins.
  5. Fill your basket with fall goodies as you please! Suggestions: pine cones, potpourri, harvest corn, apples, or mini pumpkins.

Fall Felt Wreath

This fabulous DIY wreath gives off such a warm feel. You’ll be able to display this piece season after season with pride.

What you’ll need:

How to make it:

  1. Print this leaf shape template and cut out the leaves (use mostly the bigger sizes). 
  2. Cut leaf shapes from the felt using the template.
  3. Cut your copper craft wire into 5-inch segments (you’ll need around 70 of them, depending on how many leaves you have). 
  4. Glue two leaves of the same color to each end of the 5-inch wires. To do so, squeeze a dot of glue from the glue gun on the bottom of the felt leaf, place the end of the wire onto it and pinch the felt around the wire.
  5. Wrap each piece of wire (with the felt leaves already attached and dry) twice around the metal wreath. It is recommended to do one color at a time, so you can space them out accordingly.
  6. Adjust and shape the leaves as needed once they’re all on the hoop.
  7. Add your ribbon to the top of the wreath.
  8. Hang proudly on your front door for an inviting fall look!

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Mini Pumpkin Vases

Some fall DIY crafts can feel like they belong in a back-to-school display in the classroom. These mini pumpkin vases are decidedly classy, though. They highlight the beauty of fall florals without overwhelming your home.

What you'll need:

  • Mini pumpkins
  • Empty water bottles (16.9 fluid ounce; the same number of bottles as the number of pumpkins you have)
  • Fresh cut flowers of choice (recommended: mums and dahlias)
  • Spray paint (white, gold, bronze, silver, or any other fall colors you want! Optional)

How to make it:

  1. Cut off the top of your mini pumpkins. Make sure the opening is at least the circumference of the bottom of the water bottle.
  2. Carve out the inside of the pumpkins.
  3. Spray paint the exterior of the pumpkins with desired colors (optional).
  4. Cut off the bottom of the water bottles. Make sure the height is shorter than that of the pumpkins.
  5. Place the water bottle bottoms into the pumpkins.
  6. Fill with water and add the flowers.

Cinnamon Apple Potpourri

Fall is just as much about the smell as it is color. With this wonderful cinnamon apple potpourri, you’re not only adding great fall decor to your home, you’re also adding some of the season’s best aromas.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of dried apple slices
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of whole allspice berries
  • 10 two-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup of canella or nandina berries
  • 10 small pinecones
  • 7 drops cinnamon oil
  • Container with lid (jar, tin, or Tupperware)
  • Decorative bowl (or hollowed-out pumpkin)

How to make it:

  1. Combine the potpourri ingredients into a large enough jar, tin, or Tupperware.
  2. Close the lid.
  3. Shake the ingredients together gently but thoroughly.
  4. Display the potpourri in a decorative bowl or hollowed-out pumpkin for wonderful fall smells and a fabulous fall look. 
  5. Store any extra in the container, making sure to shake every few days. Add more cinnamon oil as needed.

Mason Jar Fall Flower Bouquets

Fall bouquets are wildly underrated. The best fall bouquets pop with color, texture, and variety. Now you can give them a proper showcase with these easy to make mason jar vases.

What you'll need:

  • Mason jars
  • Spray paint (fall colors of your choice)
  • Fall flowers (sunflowers, daisies, mums, dahlias, and dried bouquets are all great options)
  • Twine (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Spray paint the exterior of your empty mason jars.
  2. Tie a bow around the rim of the jar with twine once the paint is dry.
  3. Add water to the jars.
  4. Place your beautiful bouquets and display them around your home!

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