Festive DIY Fall Decor Ideas for Your Home

Sweater weather is here and it usually comes with some updated home decor. Of course, there is spooky season, which has decorations of their own, but there is also Thanksgiving. However, it can be a lot to switch out decor month after month, especially with Hanukkah and Christmas right around the corner. So we wanted to put together a list of festive DIY fall decor ideas that can carry you through.

No matter what you love, it’s always fun to dive into a fall decorating project. When you do it yourself, the result is even more special. You don’t have to be an experienced crafter to make unique items that give your home a great look this autumn. Here are some fall decor ideas for experts and beginners. You can even let the kids lend a hand.

If you don’t want to paint a sign, you don’t have to! Grab pre-made letters and some festive fabric to create this look.

Handmade Autumn Themed Sign

Making an autumn-themed sign can last you for years. You can buy lumber, or even better, use scrap wood from a previous home project. No matter what you use, make sure to sand and clean it up first before painting. Consider using stencils if you aren’t comfortable doing it free-hand. You can also consider a wood-burning tool. For a final touch, you can paint the background a fall-themed color, attach autumn leaf cutouts, or keep the sign simple. Display it on your front porch surrounded by pumpkins and other seasonal items. Here are some great Pinterest ideas to get some inspiration for your design.

Spray Painted Baby’s Breath

It might seem like Baby’s Breath is too delicate but you’d be surprised how this works so well. It actually is a very cool way to use a traditional spring look throughout the year. The soft texture of these flowers makes a beautiful contrast when you paint them red or black for a spooky Halloween look. Do you prefer something that is more harvest than horror? Replace the red and black with orange or metallic gold. You can make these into centerpieces or wreaths.

A Simple Glass & Fall Items

Don’t have a vase? Use a jar. Great for candy decor to keep them preserved and away from bugs/kids/animals.

  • Wooden beads in autumn colors
  • Acorns
  • Candy corn
  • Buckeyes or walnuts
  • Harvest corn

Tie some burlap or fall ribbon around to finish the centerpiece, or add some dried foliage. Boom! Fall decor for any room, the table, or sitting on the coffee table. Don’t have a vase? Find some old glass bottles. These are also a great way to decorate a mantel (maybe just without the candy if the fireplace is on).

Beautiful Fall Stained Glass Art

This project has a bit of a learning curve, but you’ll end up with a beautiful piece to display every fall. Stained-glass art is created by combining panes of colored glass that you’ve cut to shape to create a final showpiece. This may be a glass tabletop, suncatcher, translucent candle holder, or anything else that catches your imagination. You can purchase a stained-glass kit or create something that is entirely your own design. This is by no means a simple DIY but could become a fun hobby or side hustle. It makes for great gifts.

Feeling Inspired by these Fall Decor Ideas?

There’s nothing like a few craft projects to make your home look festive. You may even find yourself wanting to tackle a bigger project. When you do, we have everything you need at our lumber yard and hardware store. We can help you get all the materials you need to create the fall decor projects you desire. Also, make sure to check out our blog for more tips and tricks.


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