It’s that time of year again. The crisp fall air will tickle your nose and send you running for that seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can now pull out your cozy sweaters and infinity scarves.
The pumpkins are coming out and the candy corn is plentiful. You’re definitely going to want to get in the fall spirit and spice up your décor a bit. Check out these inexpensive ways to spruce up your seasonal décor.
• Leafy Fall Wreath– Create an inexpensive fall wreath with leafy swag, floral wire ribbon and a grapevine wreath. This wreath will cost you less than $15 to make and will add pizazz to any door.
• Wine Cork Fall Wreath– Save up your wine bottle corks to create a beautiful wreath. Pierce your corks with toothpicks and stick them into a Styrofoam wreath. A monogram cork wreath also looks lovely for the fall.
• Burlap Wreath– Create a unique wreath with a wreath form, burlap (plain and colored), buttons, and fabric scraps. You can cover the wreath with the plain burlap and make cute little flowers out of the colored burlap and buttons.
• Yarn Wreath– Yet another simple way to make your front entry look festive. Cover a wreath form with different colored yarn (yellow, orange, red) and decorate with fall leaves, pinecones, or acorns.
• Painted Pumpkins- Spray paint some mini pumpkins white or gold to add some class to your décor. Rustoleum is a great brand to try. The metallic colors look great.
• Holey Pumpkins– Use an electric drill to create patterns in your pumpkins instead of using the same old boring carving set.
• Glitter Pumpkin Candle Holders– You’ll need a Styrofoam pumpkin, a tea light candle, drill, hole saw attachment, craft glue and glitter. Drill a hole in the top of your pumpkin that is deep enough to drop the tea light in. Brush on some craft glue and toss on some glitter. It’s as simple as that.
• Thumbtack Pumpkins– Decorate your pumpkins with colorful thumbtack patterns instead of carving designs into them.
• Decoupaged Pumpkins- Mod Podge can help you transform any old pumpkin into something wonderful by pasting on the pages of an old book or decorative paper.
Centerpieces and Mantles
• Tall cylindrical vases look great filled with candles and candy corn, dry beans, popcorn kernels, pine cones, apples, or leafy swag.
• Glass cake plates can be used to create festive candle holders. Lay moss, leafy swag, or candy corn around some seasonal scented candles to create a warm fall look.
• Fall Garland– Create a festive fall garland with decorative dried corn and raffia. Just tie the corn together with the raffia and hang from your mantle.
• Burlap Banner- Use burlap triangles to make an easy and creative fall banner. You can spice it up by using stencils and spray paint to spell out words or phrases like “give thanks” or “fall.”
• Pinecone Garland- Hang pinecones from a length of ribbon to bring the outdoors to your mantle.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy and inexpensive some of these DIY fall projects are. Happy crafting, friends.
– By Ashley Pfeffer
Ashley is a Navy wife and a mom who enjoys crafting, blogging, taking pictures, and spending time with family and friends.