Hello, it’s Jessica, your friendly neighborhood mom from Phoenix. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The crisp air, the changing leaves, and the pumpkin spice everything — it’s just magical! Every year, I love to get into the spirit by decking out my home with some DIY fall decor. A lot of these ideas are inspired by my grandmother, who was the queen of DIY. Let’s get started, shall we?
1. Herringbone Mini Pumpkins
One of my favorite non-carve pumpkin ideas is to decorate them with a classic herringbone pattern. It’s a fun and chic way to dress up your pumpkins, whether real or faux. All you need is some paint pens to draw the pattern on your pumpkins. The best part about this idea is that it’s super low-mess and easy to do.
2. Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow
If you love sewing, then you’ll love this patchwork pumpkin pillow idea. These pillows have a charming vintage feel and can double as both indoor and outdoor decor. You can place them on your porch chairs, inside on the sofa, or on a mudroom bench. They’re the perfect way to coordinate your space for the season.
3. Scarecrow Mason Jar
This scarecrow mason jar is a little bit scary and a whole lot of cute. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your falloween parties. Just paint a mason jar to look like a scarecrow, complete with a straw hat and a painted face. You can even use it as a vase for some fall flowers.
4. Acorn Squash Acorns
Who said acorn squash is only for tasty fall recipes? If you want to give your acorn squash a decorative spin, you can transform them into hanging acorns. All you need for this simple craft is rope and hot glue. Hang them around your home for a fun and unique fall decoration.
5. Fall Tea Towel
Sometimes, it’s the little things that really bring a fall tablescape together. These fall tea towels are one such example. You can embroider or paint on them with gold glitter letters to match a neutral fall palette of tan, orange, and green.
6. Paper Pumpkins
We all love the shades of fall, but your autumnal decorations don’t have to be all red, orange, and brown. You can make adorable paper pumpkins in some of your favorite colors. These can be used as garland or grouped together on a coffee table. You really can’t go wrong!
7. Drilled Pumpkin Light
Nothing gets cozier than warm, twinkling lights illuminating your space — especially when that glow is coming from a pumpkin! A drilled pumpkin light is perfect for your space as the fall nights turn dark and chilly.
8. Pumpkin Flower Arrangement
If you’re into faux florals, you can create a festive pumpkin flower arrangement. Just carve out a pumpkin and arrange your faux flowers inside. It’s gourd-geous and your dining room table will thank you.
9. Pumpkin Wall Art
Adding some wall art is possibly the simplest way to spruce up your space. You can paint your very own pumpkin canvas. It’s surprisingly easy to do and looks super cute.
10. Stenciled Fall Wreath
Add a pop of color with this unique piece that puts a bit of a twist on a traditional fall wreath. You can easily make it using a stenciled planter and florals of your choice.
11. Hanging Pumpkin Planter
For all you plant lovers out there — this hanging pumpkin planter is for you! It’s a great way to festively enhance your greenery while looking right at home in your space.
12. Decoupage Pumpkins
Decoupage is a fun activity, and it’s even more fun when you’re prettying up some pumpkins for your fall decor. You can decoupage anything from autumn leaves to vintage book pages onto your pumpkins for a unique look.
And there you have it — my 12 favorite DIY fall decor ideas. I hope these inspire you to get crafty and create your own unique fall decorations. Happy crafting!