Give your home a cozy makeover for autmn on a budget with these cheap and easy DIY fall decor ideas. There are both indoor and outdoor fall decorations to make.
From DIY fall centerpieces for the table to DIY fall wreaths for the front door, there are plenty of simple fall decorating ideas for the entire home including mantel, porch, and more! These DIY fall decorations make great fall crafts for adults and will give your home a natural, autumn touch with pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves.
The following articles will show you how to preserve pumpkins, leaves, acorns, etc for decorating:
- 7 Ways to Prevent Your Carved & Un-carved Pumpkins from Rotting
- Decorating and Preserving Acorns for Fall Decor
- How to Preserve Leaves – 3 Methods
- How to Preserve Decorative Gourds
Candle DIY Fall Decor Ideas
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar from Spark and Chemistry
Cinnamon Stick Candle from Home Stories A to Z
Rustic Stick Candle (source unknown)
Apple Tea Light Candles from Juniper Home
Fall Candle Wreath (source unknown)
Mason Jar Fall Luminary from Create Craft Love
Cranberry Filler Candleholder (source unknown)
Gourd Candles (source unknown)
Log Candles (source unknown)
Acorn Mason Jar Candleholder (source unknown)
Pinecone Candle Centerpiece from Rita May Days
Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Candle from Live Laugh Rowe
Popcorn Kernel Filled Candleholder from Passionate Penny Pincher
Fall Wreath Candleholder (source unknown)
Candy Corn Candle Tray (source unknown)
Candy Corn Spray Painted Jar Candle from Wine & Glue
Burlap Maple Leaf Candleholder from Prudent Penny Pincher
Fall Wine Glass Centerpiece (source unknown)
Maple Leaf Twine Wrapped Candle (source unknown)
Rustic Sweater Candle from Family Chic
Pumpkin DIY Fall Decor Ideas
DIY Mercury Pumpkin from The Frugal Homemaker
Dry Brushed Chalk Painted Pumpkins from Anderson and Grant
Thrift Store Pumpkin Makeover from Healthy Wealthy DIYs
Pumpkin Fall Tiered Tray (source unknown)
Easy No Sew Burlap Pumpkins from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin from Country Cook
Dryer Vent Pumpkin from A Diamond in the Stuff
Confetti Pumpkin from Made in a Day
Paper Roll Pumpkins from Domestically Blissful
Doily Pumpkin from I Love to Create
Book Page Pumpkin from Creations by Kara
Other DIY Fall Decor Ideas
Twine Tied Burlap Table Cloth (source unknown)
DIY Leaf Stamped Napkins from All Things G&D
Fall Leaves Garland (source unknown)
It goes great down stair cases, across fireplace mantels or around the frame of your door. You can add orange lights in it for a more festive look. $1 for 20 orange lights at Dollar Tree.
DIY Gold Leaf Pinecone Garland from The Sweetest Occasion
Fall Leaf Art from Just A Girl
Burlap Fall Banner (source unknown)
Fall Leaves Banner from Sondra Lyn at Home
DIY Fall Leaf Tree from Made in a Day
Fall Lantern from Jenna Burger Designs
Twigs & Fall Leaves Bucket (source unknown)
Autumn In A Jar from Styleburb
Lit Up Pinecone Willow Basket (source unknown)
Leaf Bowl DIY Craft from Crafts Unleashed
Metallic Leaves (source unknown)
Gold Acorns (source unknown)
Great for vase fillers, in a bowl or as a table decoration
Glittery Fall Leaves Garland from House of Jade Interiors
Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones from HGTV
DIY Candy Corn Pine Cones from Who Needs A Cape
Hanging Leaves Garland (source unknown)
Fabric Leaf Garland from Good Housekeeping
Candy Corn Button Art from Repeat Crafter Me
Fall Leaves Wreath (source unknown)
Grapevine Wreath ($2 – Walmart or Craft Store) + Maple Leaf Garlands (Dollar Tree)
DIY Burlap Fall Wreath from Today’s Creative Life
Easy DIY Fall Berry Wreath from To Simply Inspire
Cheap & Easy DIY Fall Wreath from Brendid
Fall Hydrangea Wreath from It All Started with Paint
Apple Wreath from The Wood Grain Cottage
Deco Mesh Pumpkin Wreath from Miss Kopy Kat
Monogramed Fall Letter Door Hanger from The Thrifty Abode
Twig Letter from The Happy Housie
Acorn Wreath from Tried and True
Pine Cone Hanger (source unknown)
Rustic DIY Fall Wreath from Crafts Unleashed
Burlap Wreath from Just Call Me HomeGirl
Corn-Husk Wreath from Martha Stewart
DIY $5 Fall Wheat Wreath from Youtube
Neutral Fall Wreath from Live Laugh Rowe
Candy Corn Wreath (source unknown)
Autumn Fabric Wreath from A Beautiful Mess
Centerpiece DIY Fall Decor Ideas
Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece (source unknown)
Rustic Fall Mason Jars Centerpiece from Sincerely Jean
Rustic Fall Centerpiece from Love of Family and Home
Candy Corn Bottle Centerpiece from Brit + Co
Pumpkin and Fall Berry Tray Centerpiece (source unknown)
Fall Harvest Centerpiece from Opulent Cottage
Mini Pumpkins Vase from Ten June
Copper Pumpkins Fall Centerpiece from Up to Date Interiors
Candy Corn Mason Jars (source unknown)
Rustic Fall Centerpiece (source unknown)
Fall Leaf Branches Vase (source unknown)
Fall Candle Centerpiece from A Pumpkin and A Princess
Pumpkin Flower Arrangement from Garden Therapy
50 Cheap & Easy DIY Fall Wreaths
50 Cheap & Easy Outdoor Fall Decorations
60 Dollar Store Fall Decor DIY Ideas
These are some great ideas. I can hardly wait to get started!
Thank you! Glad you like them 🙂 Have fun decorating!
Absolutely love these simple ideas for fall decorating. Any reason why you shouldn’t substitute the real thing if you have it (e.g. pine cones and leaves from the backyard or real gourds from the farmers market, etc.)? A few of the descriptions mentioned using real, but I was just wondering if certain items might not hold up as well in genuine form. Thanks for this terrific post!
Great question! You should absolutely use the real thing if you can! 🙂
In most cases, it’s free/cheaper and it will look much better. I just offered alternatives for people who don’t have access to the real thing (like me, I live in Florida so no Fall leaves, no acorns, very few pine trees or real gourds at a decent price anywhere).
I think the only downside of using real pumpkins or gourds is that it will only last the season (if you preserve them) whereas the fake ones you can use every year so in the long run, it would be more affordable to get the fake pumpkins/gourds, but it’s entirely a personal preference.
Anyway, I’m glad you liked the post 🙂
i did a bad thing coming here. probably the best post i’ve ever seen for Halloween decor….
Glad you liked the post 🙂 At least all these ideas are affordable and easy so you can make a lot of them without going too broke!
I am definetly frugal and these ideas are great for decorating on a budget. Great finds at the thrift store, items were in excellent condition. Thanks for the sharing…
Sarah Esposito says
SoO cute and helpful! Thanks soO much for this!:)
Where did you get the leaf garland?
Hi Eleni, I couldn’t find the original source for that exact image, but here is a similar pre-lit fall leaf garland on Amazon.
I love these fall ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! Great ideas on a budget! I came across your website when I did a Google search looking for affordable fall decor to make and use at a party at work.
I’m pleased and will bookmark. Ok if I share on Facebook?
Sure, go ahead 🙂 Glad to hear you like the ideas!
Alyssa Winters says
Hi Stephy, you have given amazing decorating ideas. Especially, that apple tea light candle it looks so pretty. And also enhance charm of your home.
Amy Lord says
Thank you so much I got a lot of ideas. I have 3 boys under age 10 so these will be fun!!
You are very welcome! Have fun crafting 🙂
Thank you so much I got a lot of ideas. I have