Are you ready for orange leaves and fall breeze? Then it’s time to get cozy with stunning DIY Fall decor ideas that are creative, yet budget-friendly! To achieve warm autumn vibes in and around your home, all you’ll need are some basic items and a little craftiness. To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up our best DIY fall craft ideas that will surely beautify your home this season!
DIY Neutral Fall Acorn
As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, we look forward to the many welcoming sights of Aumutn, the falling leaves, crisp breeze, pumpkins, and of course, scattered acorns.
Recreating the look of fall acorns in your home with inexpensive items is incredibly easy to do. You’ll need leftover plastic Easter eggs, spray paint, twine, twigs or sticks, and a hot glue gun to achieve this effortless, farmhouse fall decor look! Learn more about how to make fall acorns for your home here.
Mason Jar Lid Lighted Pumpkins
Purchasing ready-made pumpkin lanterns are a convenient way to quickly boost your fall decor collection. Yet, creating a DIY mason jar lid lighted pumpkin is a fun and affordable way to cozy up your humble abode for the season without breaking the bank.
All you’ll need to create this charming mason jar lid pumpkin, are, of course, mason jar lids, spray paint, burlap, ribbon, cinnamon sticks, and battery-operated lights. Learn more about DIY mason jar lid lighted pumpkins here.
DIY Braided Dollar Tree Pumpkins
You can never have too many pumpkins during the fall season, as they add simple autumn charm to every room. However, pumpkin decor, no matter how small, can get pricey. DIY braided dollar tree pumpkins take cheap styrofoam pumpkins, and offer them a deserving glow-up with braided yarn, and spray paint, and an adorable cork stem. Dress up your home with your gorgeous braided pumpkins by placing them in the entryway, centerpieces, or include them in your tiered tray decor on your coffee bar.
Toilet Paper Pumpkins
With the toilet paper hiatus of 2020 safety behind us, we have an idea of how to use your overabundance of toilet paper for quick and easy fall decor! Toilet paper pumpkins are DIY crafts anyone can make, as they require no sewing and little to no crafting skill. All you need is a roll of toilet paper, a piece of fabric with your favorite pattern (we recommend trendy buffalo check), a green ribbon, and sticks for the stem. To learn more about how to create this simple DIY pumpkin craft for your fall home decor, check out the directions here.
DIY Front Porch Sign
If you’ve been drooling over front door porch signs but can’t fathom spending upwards of $60 or more, you have the option to easily make one yourself without the use of a Cricut maker or scrollwork saw skills. This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to utilize pre-cut wooden letters found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Target.
Paint the wooden letters in a color of your choice, and then glue them on a board that you’ve either painted or stained. The “O” in “HOME” can be a decorative loop or wreath that can be changed out with the seasons. To learn more about how to make a stunning DIY front porch sign for your outdoor fall decor, check out the tutorial.
Faux Pumpkin Vase
Fall florals are in bloom, and they’re helping us transition to the warm sweater calling vibes of autumn! Choose your favorite fall stems and house them in a faux pumpkin for an extraordinary vase that can elevate any autumn display while adding a touch of elegance.
Faux pumpkins can easily be found in every shape, size, and color in nearly every craft store this time of year. In stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or Christmas Tree Shops, you may come across traditional orange colored pumpkins, but you may also discover cream, grey, purple, or buffalo check pumpkins.
To transform everyday styrofoam pumpkins into an elegant pumpkin vase, cut the stem off the pumpkin and place a styrofoam block into the hollow pumpkin’s bottom. Stick faux fall stems into the styrofoam block. To learn more about style, and to create this elegant look for your fall decor, check out the directions here.
DIY Custom Outdoor Fall Doormat
In love with the stylish and upscale natural coir doormats seen on Etsy but not loving the price tag? Here at Oola, we got you covered! Recreate this trendy look with a DIY custom outdoor fall doormat for around $15! And the best part, you’ll never need a Cricut!
All you need to make an adorable DIY fall outdoor doormat is an IKEA mat (Trampa) or a natural coir doormat, black acrylic paint, reuseable stencils, a dabber sponge brush, and a small paintbrush. This easy DIY fall decor project takes about 10 minutes to complete! This trendy fall doormat for your front porch is the perfect way to greet your friends and family during the autumn season. Learn more about this simple DIY project by visiting here.
Pumpkin Wreath Dollar Tree DIY
You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and your front door is never fully dressed without a wreath. Your front porch can be decorated with welcoming fall colors and accented with simple touches, such as fall doormats and various pumpkins and gourds. Most importantly, you can usher in the new season with a wreath that showcases your unique style and charm.
But, as you may know, wreaths, whether they are purchased in-store, custom, or handmade, can be quite expensive. However, there are ways to bypass the expensive of a front door wreath by creating your own with inexpensive, trendy materials found at Dollar Tree.
To make a stylish wire pumpkin wreath, take two wire pumpkins, drape them in affordable burlap fabric, and then secure with hot glue. You can find an assortment of fall florals and autumn-themed ribbon at Dollar Tree, as well as faux greenery. Arrange the ribbon and fall stems on the front of your pumpkin wreath as desired.
Easy DIY Fall Leaf Garland
Take your fireplace autumn decor to another level with an affordable DIY fall leaf garland! Purchase faux maple leaves at your local dollar store or on Amazon, along with needle and thread. Hand sew the leaves together until you have a festive and colorful garland to display on your mantel, hutch, or doorway.
If you prefer a color other then the traditional vibrant reds and oranges of fallen leaves, you have the option to spraypaint your faux leaves for a unique and trendy farmhouse-inspired look. If you’re going for more seasonal farmhouse charm, we suggest spray painting your faux leaves with a mixture of white and golden tones.
Easy No Sew Knit Sweater Pumpkins
These adorable sweater pumpkins are the perfect DIY fall decor project for those that don’t want to mess around with braiding or sewing. This no-fuss easy fall craft is incredibly simple to create and awesome for those looking to repurpose old sweaters that would otherwise sit in overflowing bags or containers of never worn clothes under the bed or our closets.
All you need to recreate this charming cozy pumpkin are old cable knit sweaters, polyester fill, jute twine, cork, fabric stiffener, and a handy glue gun!