By ALLIE MYSZKA
When the weather cools off, there’s no better way to usher in fall than with some orange, red, and yellow-hued decorations, right?
Sure, you could head to your nearest Hobby Lobby and find anything your autumn-loving heart could desire. But what if you made something yourself?
You’ll get a totally unique decoration item for your home, and you’ll have the opportunity to slow down and enjoy some time spent crafting.
Check out some of our favorite fall craft projects for inspiration. Happy crafting!
Just want a few small touches of fall here and there?
These twine pumpkins are both subtle and adorable. Plus, they’re cheap and take just a few minutes to make, so you can make several for
your home or office in one sitting. Click here for the instructions.
10-Minute Fall Lanterns
Lanterns are timeless in home décor, and it’s no secret as to why. They have a clean look that can easily be dressed up or down, and they add visual warmth, interest, and an optional touch of light wherever you place them.
To make fall lanterns, simply fill large lanterns with small pumpkins, pine cones, and leaves, then add battery powered lights if you’d like your lantern to glow. Place these on your mantle, front porch, or even in the center of your dining room table.
The best part? After Thanksgiving, you can swap out the inside filling of your lanterns to transition them into the winter holiday season. Click here for full instructions.
Fall Hydrangea Wreath
Few things are as festive and inviting as a wreath hanging on a front door.
Sure, you could use fake fall leaves to make a wreath, but why not change it up?
Silk hydrangeas make for a wonderfully full wreath with very little time and hassle, and you still get the striking effect of vibrant fall colors. Click here for instructions.
Looking for something a little more subdued?
White pumpkins inside neutral-colored containers give you a classic look that still has plenty of fall flair.
All you need for these simple pumpkin topiaries is a container, some faux greenery and pumpkins, and a small twig wreath.
You’ll have a simple and beautiful decoration for your front porch or back patio in no time. Click here to read the full instructions.
The feeling of fall isn’t just about visual décor!
Don’t forget about adding a seasonal scent to your home for even more cozy autumn vibes.
Although there are hundreds of combinations you can use for stovetop potpourri, using a recipe of oranges, apples, cinnamon, and a few spices will fill your home with an undeniably autumn-inspired fragrance. Click here to get the full instructions for classic fall stovetop potpourri.
When you’re cozying up your home for fall, there’s no need to go out and spend tons of money. Use what you have at home and a few simple supply items to add your own homemade fall feels to your home!
Allie Myszka was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Nashville after graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a freelance writer, Pilates instructor, old soul, and chronic DIY-er. Connect with Allie at alliemyszka.com.