My latest 2023 Fall DIY’s and decorating ideas are very budget-friendly. The majority of the projects are made from recycled, upcycled, or junk items. For those of you who aren’t junkers or don’t have a good source for junk supplies, no worries. A few of the projects are made with new stuff you can buy in any discount store.
Fall DIY Home Decorating Ideas
Take a look at the decor projects and let me know which ones you like the best. I would also love to hear about your Fall decorating style or maybe share a few project ideas with me.
1. Spider Web Door Wreath
The first project is super easy. I found the grill grate at the junk shop and decided it looked just like a spider web. I added clip on spiders from Wal-Mart and that was about it. (Just click any orange text link to see the full project)
I decorated the small white pumpkins in no time at all and that included spray painting the adhesive wall protectors. Yep, that’s what I said, wall protectors made of felt like stuff. I used things found hanging on the pegboard in the workshop to decorate these beauties.
Small white pumpkins are some of my favorite decorating items for Fall. Let’s face it…..white works with any décor. But……all of the new pumpkin colors and hybrids they are coming out with are pretty cool too.
The chandelier was so cool and I didn’t know what to do with it. I ended up decorating it with some faux Fall greenery and then added LED lights. I sold it at my booth but wish I still had it. I have to get rid of stuff or my house would for sure be overrun with junk.
4. Pumpkin Box and Tic Tac Toe Table
The wood tool box full of pumpkins looks cool with the garden tool sticking up and looking like a hand! It’s easy to throw together too. So is the Tic-Tac-Toe table included in this post. You need to click to see the neat table display and all of my Fall Home Tour from 2014.
I put the grapevine wreath and purple flowers together but it looked so small hanging on the front door. What to do about that?? Hang it on antique shutters then hang it all on the front door. Perfect.
I guess you can tell this project was pretty easy. I painted a mini wood crate white and used googly eyes and electrical tape to decorate it for Fall. The cool thing about projects like this is that they can be de-constructed. I can use the white wood crate in another project. Maybe for Christmas decorating.
This project is a fan favorite. Everyone loves the tiered tray filled with pumpkins. When I bought the tiered wood centerpiece at the junk shop it was in pieces. It took me a while to figure out how to get it together. Metallic spray paint is responsible for this pretty look.
8. Fall Mantel Wreath
This grapevine wreath is really large and I only added a few flowers and a bit of greenery to it.. Asymmetrical all the way.
Do you know how to decorate your fireplace mantel? Over the years I’ve learned a few tips and tricks and I share them in this Fall mantel decorating post. I’ll give you one of the tips right here. Take photos of the mantel when you think you have it all together. Looking at the photos you can see if things look perfect, or maybe overdone, or maybe underdone. Then you can tweak where needed. The photo trick is awesome.
I have to say this project is one of my all time favorites. The wood corbels were a yard sale find and they sure make cute pumpkins. I made pumpkins with them a few years ago and they were all orange. Last year I went all out painting the blocks in various colors and adding cute trim.
I saw a rake wreath on Pinterest a number of years ago and always loved it. I found the perfect rake and the perfect wreath……just put them together. ta-da!
The kids loved the decorated glass jars. Googly eyes get me every time too. I can’t help but smile. And black electrical tape is a staple of my craft supplies.
The champagne color spray paint is a soft gold. I painted a pumpkin after taping off an area with painter’s tape.
These are so darn cute but may be a bit far-out for some. All of 2017 was about the total eclipse and we were in the zone of…..I forgot what they called it now! Anyway, as a tribute I painted the pumpkins with little eclipse designs.
15. Favorite Halloween Treat
This is not a project….it’s food…sweet food. Just mix salted peanuts and candy corn together. Taste just like a Payday candy bar.
Fall DIY Home Decorating Ideas
That’s it for the Fall décor ideas. I hope you found some inspiration.
Watch how I turn old movie reels into fun wall displays below…..
As always thanks for being here. I love you guys and you make this job/blog/hobby worth doing. Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com