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If you’re looking for ways to decorate your home for fall, there are plenty of different ways to do it besides just putting pumpkins everywhere. Fall is one of the cozier seasons, so why not make your home feel the same way? You’ll love some of these creative fall decorating ideas that will make you enjoy being in your house throughout the season. Many of them are not only affordable but easy, which means you can do them even if you’re not a crafty person.

Rustic Mantel

A simple yet beautiful decoration to create for your home to get into the autumn season is a rustic mantel. Almost everyone has a mantel in his or her house already, so you’ll just need a few items to make it complete. If you already have votive holders, wrap twine around them a few times and put some fall leaves in them; then tie it all together.

You can choose to display them with candles in them (making sure the leaves don’t overlap the open part, so there’s no chance of a fire) or by putting small white pumpkins on top of them. The height of these can be varied by getting different size votives or pumpkins, so the look will be different throughout the mantel.

Most, if not all these materials, can be found at your local arts and craft store. You can also buy a variety of fall leaves in different colors, fasten them to a rope with a wire, and hang them from the mantle. This will give your mantel the look that you’re outside, even though you’re warm and cozy inside. Family and friends will love gathering around the mantel for fall parties, football games, or for a casual weekend get-together.

Table Centerpiece

There are many different fall centerpieces you can buy at the store, but why not make your own to save money? It’s a fun afternoon project, and you’ll be proud of your work when you’re done. The best part is it will take you less than 30 minutes. In addition, you can use this centerpiece year after year during the fall season. To create your own cornucopia, think of using colors such as different tones of white, green, and other fall colors to make it stand out.

To start, buy an oval or round container and fill it with potting soil. Use a mix of succulents, such as echeverias, in the middle of the container, making sure to leave enough room around the edges. Next, put miniature white and orange pumpkins in the soil. You can then place seasonal vegetables, such as radishes, kale, and eggplant, in the container. If you have any gaps left, use herbs such as sage and rosemary to fill them in. You can also add more pumpkins to take up space.

Fall Wreath

One of the most common decorations you see during the fall are wreaths, but there are many different ways to create unique ones. You can buy a grapevine wreath and decorate the bottom of it with either freshly picked fruit or fake fruit (which is recommended so it’ll last longer). Keep them in place with hot glue, and then use a burlap ribbon to hang the wreath up.

Another creative wreath idea is to take an embroidery hoop and add dried wheat sheaves and fake berries to it. This thin wreath will have an elegant look to it and will last all season. For an idea different than the typical wreath full of leaves, buy a foam wreath and fake berries. You can then glue the berries on to fill up the wreath and give it a colorful look.

Another unique idea is to take a flat-wire frame that’s 18-inches and hot glue nine corncobs and 18 corn husks in a pattern that alternates. To give the wreath more dimension, fray the ends of the husks.

Pumpkin Flower Vase

Vases are a great way to display flowers, but there are other ways. You can use a pumpkin instead to hold your flowers and give the display a festive look. Buy a fake pumpkin that’s either white or orange and use a knife to take off the stem on the top of the pumpkin. You’ll need to make a hole that’s big enough to fit a polystyrene (commonly referred to as Styrofoam) block in, although you may need to adjust the block as well. Take a hot glue gun to secure the polystyrene to the bottom of the pumpkin.

You’ll then start filling the pumpkin with a variety of fall stems you purchased. Give the arrangement some variety by using a mix of short and tall stems of varying colors. After this, use fall foliage, such as pine cones, cotton branches, and orange flowers, to fill the rest of the space in. To top it off, you can wrap burlap around it or just leave it as is to enjoy.

Leaf Candles

A popular item for home crafts are mason jars, and they’re great for fall decor. You can use them in a variety of ways to decorate and it won’t cost you much at all. Making leaf candles out of these is a beautiful way to decorate your home. Purchase several clear mason jars and fake leaves at your local arts and craft store. It’s possible to use fake leaves as well, but they tend to be thinner and stiffer, which makes it hard to mold them around your jar.

Make sure any grime or grease is off the jar so the leaves will have an easier time sticking. If the leaves are stiff, bend them a bit so they’ll be more malleable. Use a brush to dip in Mod Podge, and put a thin layer of it on part of the jar. When that gets sticky, put a leaf on the jar. You can do this in layers by adding more Mod Podge and adding more leaves in layers that are thin, taking time to smooth out the edges each time. Begin in the center of the jar and work your way out until everything is covered.

You’ll love these creative ways to decorate your home for the autumn season. These projects won’t cost you much, and you’ll be proud of the work you did.

Resources used:

https://www.builddirect.com/blog/fall-home-decor-outside-and-inside/

https://www.builddirect.com/blog/home-decor-fall-mood-board/

https://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/fall-decorating-ideas#simple-10-minute-rustic-pumpkin-mantel

https://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/fall-decorating-ideas#25-minute-fall-pumpkin-centerpiece

https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g1988/fall-craft-projects/

https://apumpkinandaprincess.com/diy-pumpkin-vase/

http://sparkandchemistry.com/blog/leaf-mason-jar-candle-holder/

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Brooke Cumming

Hi I'm Brooke! A business management graduate with a passion for marketing, content and home design. Happiest while reading on a beach, practicing yoga, dancing, traveling, or drinking wine.