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Fall DIY Home Decorating Ideas 2023

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.

Spider Web made from a recycled grill grate Fall Decorating Ideas
Spider Web Upcycled Junk DIY Fall Home Decorating Idea

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) 

Fall Decorating Ideas with small white pumpkins and junk decor

2. Tacky Pumpkins

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.

Fall Decorating Ideas. Recycle a vintage art deco chandelier

3. Art Deco Chandelier Repurpose

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.

Pumpkin tic tac toe
Pumpkin tic tac toe

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.

15 Far-Out Fall DIY Home Decorating Ideas

5. Vintage Shutter Wreath

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.

Far-Out Fall Decorating Ideas Using Googly Eyes

6. Mummy And Jack-O-Lantern Mini Treat Crates

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.

Far-Out Fall Decorating Ideas Featuring a Pumpkin Carousel Centerpiece

7. Metallic Pumpkin Carousel Centerpiece

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

Fall DIY 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.

9. How To Decorate The Mantel For Fall

Fall mantel decorating ideas

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.

10. Wood Block Pumpkins

wood block pumpkins
Wood Block Pumpkins

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.

11. Fall Wreath Rake And Birdhouse Planter

Birdhouse Flower Container

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!

12. Fun Candy Containers

Googly eye and black electrical tape decorated Halloween candy jars.
Googly eye and black electrical tape decorated Halloween candy jars.

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.

13. Spray Painted champagne Pumpkin

spray painted pumpkins

The champagne color spray paint is a soft gold. I painted a pumpkin after taping off an area with painter’s tape.

14. Eclipse Pumpkins Tribute

how to decorate pumpkins, eclipse pumpkin

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

favorite Halloween treat salted peanuts and candy corn

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
Fall Decorating Ideas

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

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  1. Where was the annual garage sale in Arkansas? My daughter and I enjoy all your posts and tutorials! Many thanks.

  2. Hey Kathy,

    I really love all your projects and i am definitely decorating my home with Spider Web Door Wreath. It looks so cool and unique. I hope you will keep posting more unique ideas like this one.

  3. hahaha, semi-nakedness…..as long as no one can see me. I don’t like cold weather either but I love the cool weather of Fall.

  4. Thanks, Kathy, for all the ideas! I am sick of this hot weather, too!. But I don’t like cold weather either. Can’t we just have pleasantly warm weather for Fall? Geez! Global warming. Never know what to expect. Not like it used to be thirty or even twenty years ago, it seems to me.

    Stay cool any way you can: iced tea, fans, AC on high, semi-nakedness–whatever works for ya! Til next time…