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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.