25+ CHEAP AND EASY TO MAKE DIY FALL DECOR
Fall is almost here! It is such an exciting time of year when you can enjoy pumpkin patches, Halloween, hayrides, and more. My daughters love this time of year. Our favorite fall activities are apple picking and crafts with fallen leaves.
It has become a family tradition for us to travel to Vermont in the fall to enjoy the beautiful scenery and seasonal events.
One of the greatest things about fall is all the decorations! Knowing me, I am a fan of all the DIY fall decor 😉
All the pumpkins and scary Halloween decorations are fun DIY projects for the family to enjoy – and I am about to share with you over 25 cheap and easy-to-make DIY fall decor for autumn fun!
#1 Cheap and Easy Dollar Store Fall Wreath
Cindy, from DIY Beautify, teaches you how to make a super easy and very cheap fall wreath with some Dollar Store finds! You can learn to make this simple wreath in 5 easy steps, and start bringing a touch of autumn to your doorstep.
#2 Fall Porch Decor Pallet Pumpkins
While you’re already decorating your front door, how about adding adorable pumpkins that are easy to make. Leanna, at Pretty DIY Home, teaches you exactly how to use old wood pallets to make adorable fall-themed porch decor.
#3 Scrap Wood Pumpkins
Another thrifty project to make with unwanted wood are these adorable scrap wood pumpkins. If you don’t have pallets for pumpkins, you can still make adorable wood pumpkin decor with scrap pieces of wood!
Your trash can become your new autumn treasure! Anika, from Anika’s DIY Life, teaches you how to make this fall-themed project – which can be different sizes depending on the size of your scrap wood pieces. It’s so great to be able to make this beautiful fall decor that barely costs a dime.
#4 Fall DIY Scarecrow
This next one can work as fall or Halloween decor, because (let’s face it) some people find scarecrows scary! But Emily, from Burlap Kitchen, shows you how to make a scarecrow to make your yard look ready for the fall and trick or treaters!
#5 Fall Wind Chimes
Now, we can’t leave the little ones behind this fall! Here is an adorable and easy DIY project that your kids will love to do!
Emily, from The Benson Street, will show them just how to make this adorable wind chime. They can make a fall wind chime with leaves and sticks from the back yard. It will keep them busy and get your porch fall-ready.
#6 Thrifty Terracotta Pumpkin Fall Decor
Terracotta is in this fall! And Kimberly, at Real House Moms, knows just how to make the most festive terracotta pots for indoor or outdoor fall decor! This is just the start of how you can use terracotta decor to create the perfect autumn look!
#7 Terracotta Fall Mantel Decor
Like I mentioned before, those terracotta pumpkins are just the start. You can turn trash to terracotta, and decorate your fireplace in a bohemian fall style! I made these terracotta vases from some Dollar Store finds – plus I also made bohemian moon phase wall decor!
Learn to create some thrift store flips to decorate your mantel and get it ready for autumn. Watch me make these vases and wall decor here.
#8 Fall Mantel Book Display
Nothing screams fall more than sitting by a fireplace, drinking warm apple cider, and reading a book – which is why this fall mantel book display is perfect for the season!
I grabbed some old books from Goodwill (you can use cheap books from yard sales or eBay), and I created this display with a wooden plank! And it will make your mantel look much better than having a tv over your fireplace!
#9 Cute DIY Burlap Leaf Garland
Another cute mantel addition is Meredith’s easy DIY burlap leaf garland. She shares this at Unoriginal Mom – where you learn how to create this adorable fall decor.
This will go great with your book wall display!
#10 Easy DIY Fall Candle Holder
Your fall-themed mantle will look even more adorable with these easy to make fall candle holders! Let your candles shine through the beautiful leaves when you learn to make Alicia’s autumn leaf mason jar candle holders.
She shows you how to make this at Spark and Chemistry with Dollar Store finds, such as mason jars and faux leaves – or you can use real leaves! This super cheap project adds the perfect festive look for your home.
#11 Cinnamon Stick Candle Holders
Another easy-to-make fall candle project are these cute cinnamon stick candle holders that Beth, from Home Stories A to Z, teaches you how to make.
You simply grab some cinnamon sticks, Dollar Store glass candle holders, and some twine!
#12 DIY Painted Fresh Pumpkins
Painting fresh pumpkins is easy to do and a fun activity for kids (as long as you’re brave enough to let your kiddos play with paint) – I teach you how to prep the pumpkins to create awesome fall mantel decor!
Real pumpkins are beautiful as they are, but it is so much fun to add different colors to them to create a beautiful look. I had a few learning curves along the way, but learned to paint pumpkins to perfection!
#13 DIY Fresh Apple Tealight Candles
Now, these fall-themed candles are literally good enough to eat! You can use fresh apples to make candle holders for tea light candles! Learn how to make these at For Your Party and have yummy little candles as fall decor.
#14 Spooky Halloween Mantel Decor
One of the best parts about fall is Halloween! We can’t forget that you can decorate your mantel with spooky Halloween mantel decor!
I teach you over 10 DIY Halloween projects to decorate your home (inside and out) with spooky yet adorable Halloween decorations – plus some of these are fun projects for kids!
#15 Easy DIY Pumpkin Checker Board Game
Speaking of Halloween, this time of year is loaded with fun for kids! And kids will love to play pumpkin checkers this fall!
Debbie, at Party Patisserie, shows you how to make a pumpkin checkerboard so you can play checkers with your little ones using real pumpkins! This means you can use some of your painted fresh pumpkins and play checkers with them!
#16 Easy to Make Paper Pumpkins
This next project can literally be made with toilet paper rolls – you can use an empty paper towel roll or even an empty ribbon spool! You can make these festive little paper pumpkins with a little creativity – and Giusti, from Domestically Blissful, teaches you how to make these pumpkins.
#17 Adorable DIY Sweater Pumpkins
Another creative pumpkin project is making sweater pumpkins! Krista, at The Happy Housie, makes these adorable little pumpkins out of old sweaters and Dollar Store finds!
I love these pumpkins! They look so cute on any mantel or shelf – you can even use these as centerpieces too.
#18 Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece
If you’re wanting an awesome fall centerpiece to decorate your home with, this is a cheap and easy one to make! Susan, at Oh My Creative, makes these with mason jars and adds burlap roses to them!
#19 Dollar Store DIY Pumpkin Decor
Speaking of centerpieces, you can’t go wrong with this Dollar Store pumpkin centerpiece! You literally spend a few dollars making this and Lina, at Hip2Save, shows you exactly how to make these ridiculously cheap, but fall-tastic centerpieces!
#20 Dollar Store Fall Jars
You really can’t go wrong with Dollar Store Fall decor! This next project also uses mason jars! Because mason jars are great for projects – Stephani, at Crafting in the Rain, shows you exactly how to make these beautiful sunflower jars to use as home fall decor.
#20 DIY Leaf Bowl
Another super simple Dollar Store project is this adorable leaf bowl! This is a super easy and affordable project that Crafts Unleashed teaches you to make!
You would never guess this creative project is so easy!
#21 Fall Kid’s Craft Pinecone Turkey
Here is a fall kid’s craft that also works as fall home decor! Have your little ones enjoy making pinecone turkeys to decorate your home for the coming Thanksgiving holiday.
They will love making these – and they are adorable! Lia Griffith shows you how to make these with a little felt and pinecones! So go on a pinecone hunt this fall with your little ones – and enjoy this fun fall craft!
#22 DIY Fall Acorns - From Eggs to Acorns
You’re welcome for this next project – because it upcycles those extra Easter eggs you’re tired of seeing after Easter ends. Come fall, you can turn those used Easter eggs into adorable autumn decor for your home.
Giusti, from Domestically Blissful, teaches us how to make these acorns so you can add another touch of autumn to your home.
#23 DIY Framed Pumpkin Art
Well, we’ve learned some awesome DIY projects for our porch, mantel, and dining table – but what about decorating our walls? You can create this framed pumpkin wall art with more Dollar Store finds!
Don’t you just love cheap and cute home decor? Jamie shares how to make this at Splendry with Dollar Store pumpkins and frames.
#24 DIY Leaf Pillow Cover
You can add this next project to your sofa or accent chair for the perfect fall look! Another easy and cheap project. Christie, from Sparkles of Sunshine, shows you how to make any pillow fall decor with this easy trick.
#26 Salt Dough Leaf Print
This last cheap and easy-to-make DIY fall decor I am sharing with you is another fun project for kids! Gail, from That Artist Woman, shows you the steps you and your kiddos can take to create these fun fall decorations.
Kids love playing with playdough! And they will love creating this fall decor with you and imprinting leaves into salt dough. Nothing is better than creating autumn decorations with the kids!
Fall Fun Creations Forever
Many of these cheap and easy-to-make DIY fall decor projects are great activities for you and your family to enjoy creating together for the rest of your lives!
Start new family traditions creating the fall wind chimes, apple tea light candles, or salt dough leaf prints – or enjoy painting pumpkins each year and decorating for Halloween.
No matter what project or projects you decide to tackle this autumn, your home will have the most beautiful and creative fall decor you could ask for.
Which one of these are you going to make? Comment below and let me know which fall decor DIY project is your favorite or which one your kids loved the most!
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