Bring the outdoors into your home this fall with simple and easy do-it-yourself projects that are sure to add a festive touch. The best part — these DIYs make great decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving (and some even transition into winter)! Trust us, with a few fall crafts, you’ll be looking forward to nights spent with friends and family around the dinner table and in front of the fireplace — all season long!
1. Sponge-stamped table runner
|by Sarah of Sarah Hearts
Fall is all about getting festive. Spruce up your table with a gorgeous DIY runner. All you need is a simple centerpiece and friends and family to join you around the table. And the best part about this craft is that it can easily transition from fall to winter (especially if you choose neutral paints) by switching up the centerpiece! Get step-by-step instructions from DIY-er Sarah here.
2. Hand-painted pumpkin crate
|by Jamie of Anderson and Grant
A beautiful, rustic doorstep decoration and a fun way to spend a fall weekend — sounds like a win-win to us! Head on over to Jamie’s blog to get all of the details on how she created this distressed look. Plus, you can print Jamie’s pattern — or freehand the design on your own and see what you come up with!
3. Fireplace banner
|by Courtney of A Thoughtful Place
DIY banners are super simple and add a heartwarming touch to your home! In-between Halloween and decking the halls, add some Thanksgiving decor to your fireplace this year. Not only does it cozy up the family room, but it’ll serve as a reminder of why you’re thankful this season. Get the scoop on how Courtney made her banner here.
4. Festive candle-corn centerpiece
|by Amanda of AmandaJaneBrown.com
Amanda’s candle-corn centerpiece is the perfect way to add rich fall colors to your home. It’s quick and easy if you’re anxious to make your home autumn-approved! Place one in a corner of your kitchen or make a few in different sizes for the center of your table or fireplace mantel. Visit Amanda’s blog to find out the materials you’ll need.
5. Rustic pumpkin wreath
|by Laura of Top This Top That
Who said wreaths were only for the winter holidays? We sure didn’t! You’ll be surprised how much this pumpkin wreath will brighten up your porch. Plus, it adds a rustic feel that’s perfect for fall and the changing weather. Get Laura’s DIY instructions here.
6. Fall outdoor pillows
|by Margaret of Moving Forward Redesign
We love how Margaret took something she already had and added small touches of the harvest season. She proves that there’s beauty in simplicity! Pumpkins, candles, and chalkboards — you’ll want to check out her blog to see the other details she added to her porch to complete the look.
7. Tree of thanks
|by Emily of Simply Vintage Girl
This tree of thanks by Simply Vintage Girl is the perfect way to remind yourself of your favorite things and, of course, what you’re thankful for this year. You can even ask your kids or grandkids to lend a hand with this craft. They’ll love creating their own chalkboard tags, and you’ll be able to enjoy their contributions throughout the season!
8. Autumn centerpiece
|by Jenna of SAS Interiors
This is the quintessential fall centerpiece — rustic, colorful, and full of foliage. And better yet, we found it just in time for fall’s changing colors! Click here to follow Jenna’s step-by-step tutorial for this stunning tablescape. Trust us, your guests won’t be able to stop talking about your beautiful display!
Do you have any traditions when it comes to fall decorating? Share with us on Facebook! And if you’re still looking for inspiration, check out this previous post of ours for more of our favorite DIYs of the season.