DIY Fall Home Decor We're Dreaming About
There are so many reasons to love fall in the South; vibrant foliage, crisp afternoon air, and pumpkin pie are just a few of them. Festive autumn decorations bring the best of the season to both the inside and outside of your home. Turn your outdoor rooms into cozy retreats for lounging or entertaining, and see just how many ways you can decorate with pumpkins. Looking for more inspiration? Check out 15 easy DIY projects we can’t wait to tackle this season.
Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath
No need to look farther than your own yard for this project’s main material; collect a few branches filled with vibrant autumn leaves to create this festive wreath. Follow this helpful how-to for instructions.
Dried Flower and Herb Wreath
Add a rainbow of colors to your seasonal display with a wreath of dried flowers and wonderfully scented herbs; with the help of a glue gun, it comes together in a few simple steps.
Broom Door Badge
Your fall decor is incomplete until you've hung something colorful on the door! Make this seasonal broom badge by grouping millet, dried hydrangeas, salvia, rose hips, and sorghum.
How To Make It: Broom Door Badge
Pumpkin and Succulent Centerpiece
Try this fresh, modern take on a Thanksgiving centerpiece. The variety of colors from succulents, pumpkins, and seasonal vegetables makes it all the more interesting. Even better, it comes together in just 25 minutes.
FGet creative with seasonal displays by using pumpkins as vases. This no-carve idea features a gray-green pumpkin filled with succulents, which provides a natural look.
Pumpkin Flower Centerpiece
This festive centerpiece filled with a seasonal bouquet comes together in three easy steps.
Fall Harvest Centerpiece
Don’t overlook the produce section when searching for materials to incorporate into an eye-catching centerpiece. Radishes, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, and purple cabbage combine with blooming fall flowers to create a vibrant violet-and-green arrangement.
Two fall favorites come together to create your next outdoor container: mums and pumpkins. Carve a pumpkin with an opening large enough to comfortably fit a potted mum. After removing the pumpkin guts (don’t forget to save the seeds), place the mum inside for a colorful fall container.
Design a glowing display fit for fall entertaining by using pumpkin votives. Using mini orange pumpkins, carve a hole large enough to comfortably fit a candle. Place a tea light inside. Float the votives in water, or arrange them on the dining table.
White pumpkins add to the elegance of this three-tier topiary. Artichokes, succulents, and pepper plants add pops of bright color.
Fall Pumpkin Tableau
Welcome the arrival of fall in your foyer with a sprawling seasonal tableau. Begin with a striking focal point (we filled a glass vase with branches of fall leaves), and build out the display from there. Use gourds of varying color, size, and texture. Fill glass cloches with bleached pinecones or a stack of smaller gourds. A potted plant adds another element of intrigue; place smaller gourds and fall leaves around the larger pieces.
Bright green apples are the backbone of this easy 10-minute centerpiece. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.
Adorn pumpkins with fall blooms for a simple yet striking seasonal display. Choose carving or soft-skinned pumpkin, and poke holes in the pumpkin using an awl (a small pointed tool). Place a cut mum or other stemmed flower of your choice in a hole. Repeat until the pumpkin is covered.
Corn Husk and Ribbon Wreath
Tamale wrappers are used to create the natural, ruffled look of this wreath. Bold chartreuse ribbon adds a fun pop of color.