5 EASY – DIY Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Fall is officially here! Capture the essence of autumn with these simple and inexpensive DIY home decor projects.


1. Chalk Paint Pumpkins

It’s official: you can use chalk paint for practically anything! Be a “DIY-er” and use chalk paint and a hot glue gun to create fall-inspired pumpkins.  The possibilities are endless…so feel free to get creative and have fun!


2. Pumpkin Lights

Bypass fancy jack-o-lantern carvings by cutting a small hole in the top of a small pumpkin or gourd and place a candle inside the cavity for warm fall lighting. This project makes a great centerpiece for a fall party or even Thanksgiving. Use different sizes of pumpkins, surrounding them with other unlit pumpkins and gourds for a fast and easy arrangement.


3. Harvest-Inspired Hurricanes

Hurricane candle holders are a big 2015 trend. An inexpensive, yet chic way to transform your home for fall is to fill a hurricane candle holder with harvest materials like dried corn, beans, pumpkin seeds, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, acorns, etc. Place them on your fireplace mantle or use them as a centerpiece with candles in place.


4. Add a “Mumkin” to Your Entryway

Pumpkins and mums are autumn staples, so double them up and increase your curb appeal with a pumpkin mum planter. Simply carve out your pumpkin and place a potted mum plant inside.  Instant fall appeal!


5. Leaf Bouquet

Replace any of your floral-filled vases with small branches of autumn leaves. Think fall colors for inspiration – oranges, yellows, and browns are a good place to start! For a longer-lasting look, use faux leaves.