7 DIY Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Posted by Laine Smith on 9/26/15 11:20 AM

Fall is officially here! Capture the essence of autumn with these simple DIY home decor projects.

DIY Ways to Decorate for Fall

Chalk Paint Pumpkins

Chalk Paint Pumpkins

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It's official: you can use chalk paint for practically anything! This DIY-er used chalk paint and a hot glue gun to create fall-inspired word pumpkins. 

Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Candles

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Bypass fancy jack-o-lantern carvings by cutting a small hole in the top of a small pumpkin or gourd and place a candle inside the cavity for warm fall lighting. This project makes a great centerpiece for a fall party or even Thanksgiving. Use different sizes of pumpkins, surrounding them with other unlit pumpkins and gourds for a fast and easy arrangement. 

Harvest-Inspired Hurricanes

Fall Hurricane Candle Holders

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Hurricane candle holders are a big 2015 trend. An inexpensive, yet chic way to transform your home for fall is to fill a hurricane candle holder with harvest materials like dried corn, beans, pumpkin seeds, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, acorns, etc. Place them on your fireplace mantle or use them as a centerpiece with candles in place. 

Add a "Mumkin" to Your Entryway

Mums and Pumpkins

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Pumpkins and mums are autumn staples, so double them up and increase your curb appeal with this Southern Living pumpkin mum planter

Metallic Harvest

Gold Acorns

 

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Metallics are everywhere this year, even in seasonal home decor. Pick up a can of this metallic gold spray paint and use it on everything from decorative leaves and branches to candles, wreathes and garland. 

Leaf Bouquet

Leaf Bouquet

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Replace any of your floral-filled vases with small branches of autumn leaves. For a longer-lasting look, use faux leaves.

Frame It

Framed Gold Leaf

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This extremely cheap DIY project simply involves leaves, a few picture frames and some gold leaf paint. Simply gather, paint and frame! Or do without the gold paint and frame vibrantly colored leaves. 

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