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20 DIY Fall Decor Ideas – Easy and Inexpensive Autumn Projects

Let’s welcome Autumn with these delightful DIY fall decor ideas. When the cool weather hits, it is time to bring the warm colors of autumn indoors with beautiful and inexpensive fall decorating ideas that use pumpkins, leaves, gourds, and so much more.

I love this time of the year. Everything changes in such a dramatic way. All those autumn colors lend themselves to creative ideas for fall home decor.

Whether your tastes lean towards a simple mantle decoration for the season, a front door wreath that welcomes autumn with warm colors or a reminder of the thankfulness of Thanksgiving, look to nature for some inspiration for your decor.

creative DIY fall decor ideas

Natural fall greenery is the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside with items found in our own gardens and a little bit of creative thought.

I have already put together a list of over 30 DIY Halloween decorations. Now it is time to look for some home decor ideas for Thanksgiving and fall.

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Welcome Autumn with these DIY fall decor ideas

Wandering around the yard in the fall shows us lots of colors and natural elements that are the perfect choice for supplies to use for autumn decorating.

Our gardens are full of dried flowers, pine cones, miniature gourds, berries and acorns – all waiting for use in a fall decoration project.girl throwing fall leaves

All of these items can be brought in and repurposed in DIY fall home decor ideas. Why not try one of these easy projects this year?

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Fall mantle with gourds and raffia

Mantles and shelves are the perfect spots to add a bit of seasonal color and texture. The look can be put together in just a few minutes and you can add and subtract other seasonal items used as accompanying decorations as fall progresses.

In this easy project, a rustic shelf peeks out from the edge of some natural raffia that is topped with miniature pumpkins and gourds.

The look brings the warmth of fall colors indoors and will transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

DIY fall decor ideas - Autumn shelf decorations

Thanksgiving table in minutes

It’s Thanksgiving day and the guests are arriving soon, but you don’t have any decorations for your Thanksgiving table. Don’t panic! This easy table decoration can be put together in just minutes.

Rustic butcher paper rolled out along the table center makes a great back drop for fall leaves and berries. A small candle in a glass jar and the words “give thanks” written with a sharpie reminds us of the reason for the celebration.

Fall table with the words Give Thanks

Pumpkin table decoration

This simple table decoration would last from early Fall through Thanksgiving.

The rustic finish of this old table is the perfect backdrop for a long twisted autumn-toned scarf, some mini pumpkins of various sizes and a few sprigs of wheat. The look is simple and so farmhouse inspired.

pumpkin and wheat table decoration

Go for texture in fall home decor

Pumpkins are everywhere in the fall, and for good reason – they’re one of the six main symbols of Thanksgiving

Even though pumpkins are everywhere, that does not mean we need to have an orange Jack O Lantern in every window and on every table.

Go for some texture by grouping different types, sizes and colors of pumpkins together. The brightly polished wooden table under this grouping of pumpkins reflects many colors and textures. 

Even the warts on one pumpkin and the length of the stems adds to the look of the finished grouping.

DIY fall decor idea - Pumpkins on a table

Fall pumpkin leaf lantern

Recycle an old black lantern for fall by filling it with mini pumpkins and gourds, layered with faux fall leaves. The look is stunning and it can be done in just minutes. 

I incorporated this idea as just one part of my fall porch decorations last year and it was a big hit with my guests. See the rest of the front porch decor tutorial here.DIY fall decor ideas - Lantern filled with pumpkins and leaves

Simple Thanksgiving table decorations

I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving is a very busy time in my house. The last thing I need is to try and follow instructions for an intricate table centerpiece decoration.

Instead of something complicated, why not try this fall home decor idea? Just scatter some small miniature pumpkins, arrange wooden spoons with seeds on them, and add pine cones and some nuts around your table.

It’s easy peasy, but still filled with a holiday mood.Easy thanksgiving table decorations

Thanksgiving table centerpiece

Are you looking for a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table this year? This white colander is the perfect container for an arrangement of autumn inspired items.

Ears of Indian corn and natural chestnuts add both color and texture to the stark white container. Your Thanksgiving guests will love this look. Be sure to check out this post for more ideas about decorating with Indian corn.indian corn-colander

Another fun way to decorate with Indian corn is to make it edible. These Indian corn cakes are a fun table centerpiece that the kids will love.

Rustic Fall place setting

Bring in the outdoors to your Thanksgiving table with natural fall touches in this rustic table setting. A simple linen napkin gets the fall treatment by adding a long branch of nuts and acorns and a sign that simply says “Thankful.”Napkin with Thankful card and branch of nuts and acorns

More fall decor ideas 

Do you need some more inspiration for DIY fall decor? Try one of these creative ideas to add a fall look to your front door, mantle or any table indoors.

Fall Home decor ideas using warm colors and textures

Make use of rustic elements and warm autumn colors to decorate your home for fall in a way that brings the outdoors to your front porch and inside.

Pin these fall decor ideas for later

Would you like a reminder of these DIY autumn decor projects? Just pin this image to one of your decorating boards on Pinterest, so that you can easily find it later.DIY Fall decor ideas using color and textures

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