Temperatures are finally starting to cool off and it’s almost time to bust out our flannel throws and snuggly scarves. Turn up that warm and cozy vibe even more with these 6 super simple fall DIY decor ideas. Made with natural elements and supplies you likely have on hand already, these quick projects will transform your home in a flash, giving you extra time to curl up with a cup of tea and indulge in all that is … autumn.
Modern Glam Hand-Lettered Pumpkins
Pumpkin carving not your thing? We’ve got you covered with these adorable, hand-lettered pumpkins that will make any space feel sleek and cozy. All you need for this mess-free DIY is a pumpkin and a paint pen. Choose a pumpkin with a smooth, clean surface. You can select and print a font for guidance, or take a more freehand approach. Try a small grouping of pumpkins on a coffee or dining table, or go bigger with some on the front porch. Either way, people will definitely be impressed!
Painted Acorn Vase Filler
Bring the outdoors in with this simple project. Take a nature walk and round up some acorns – don’t forget to bake them to dry them out and get rid of any unwanted house guests. Once they’ve cooled, add a few coats of acrylic paint or nail polish. Try a single color for a classic, monochrome look, or a glossy metallic shade for a modern twist. Then, proudly display your handiwork in a clear vase or bowl for all to admire.
Adorable Beeswax Pumpkin Candles
It doesn’t get any cuter than this. Pick up a few mini pumpkins next time you’re at the grocery store and make these sweet little candles in under an hour. First, prep them like you would for carving – remove the tops and scoop the insides clean. While you’re doing this, melt down some beeswax in a double boiler (or you can use some old candles if you have them on hand). Once the wax is melted, hold the wick in place and slowly pour the wax up to the top. Allow 8-12 hours to cool completely. Then, light and enjoy the warm orange glow!
The Perfect Fall Potpourri
Not feeling crafty? The rich aromas of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and apple will have your home feeling like fall all day long. Simmer the blend on the stove top, checking periodically and adding water as it boils off. The best part? At the end of the day, let it cool, then place the whole pot in the fridge overnight and reuse tomorrow! Sounds (and smells) like a pretty good day.
Rustic Fall Leaf Banner
This simple banner will adorn your mantle with all that is autumn in no time. Round up some leaves – fake or real will do. Just be sure to press the real ones under a few heavy books for a day or two to prevent curling. Find an old or damaged book you don’t mind parting with and cut out some basic leaf shapes for layering. Clip the leaves to some twine with clothespins and you’re done!
Simple Painted Pinecone Door Hanging
Make a great first impression with this gorgeous DIY. Find some pinecones at a craft store or a nearby park – if you find them outside, bake them for a bit to dry them out and get rid of pests. Once cooled, paint the tips with acrylic paint or nail polish in the color of your choice. Hang them on the front door with twine or ribbon for the perfect way to welcome guests this fall.