Fall is finally upon us, meaning it’s time to pull out all your chunky sweaters, grab a PSL and decorate with all things pumpkin and leaves.
If you have a bit of extra time on your hands or want to take up a new hobby this fall, consider making your decorations this year! Even if you don’t feel like you’re super crafty or artistic, there are tons of easy DIYs out there.
Here are a few simple craft ideas to help you spruce up your home for fall.
1. Knit Throw Pillow
If you’re an experienced knitter, you probably already know it’s time to buy Red Heart yarn and some new knitting needles as soon as the weather starts to drop. Knits and fall go hand-in-hand, so make something cozy that you can curl up by the fire with and that can also serve as décor.
If you don’t know how to knit or aren’t great at it, you can actually make pillows without any knitting needles. Either way, there are tons of free patterns to choose from online or video tutorials to watch that will get you on your way.
There are so many ways you can use pumpkins as décor that go beyond the classic carved Halloween jack-o’-lantern. Here are just some of the endless options:
For a more accessible alternative to carving pumpkins, try painting them instead
Make your own pumpkins out of paper, corn husks, felt or burlap
Cover a pumpkin with leaves from your yard or fall coloured flowers
Create a centrepiece for your table with mini pumpkins and acorns
Carve out a mini pumpkin and place a tea-light inside
3. Yarn Wall Hanging
Wall hangings are a great project for utilizing any leftover yarn you may have from other projects. Simply tie various pieces of yarn to a stick or branch.
For an easy design, use varying lengths of yarn to create a pointed shape. If you want to elevate your art, try braiding or weaving the yarn.
4. Fall Scented Candles
Candles are an easy craft to make and can be customized using your favorite scents. Soy candles are a great option because they burn longer and are much safer than paraffin candles.
If you’re pouring your candle into a mason jar or another clear container, play with different shades of orange, red and yellow to make your candles pop. Otherwise, pour the wax into a fall-themed jar or line your jar with leaves, yarn, or burlap.
Scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, and apple are perfect for fall and will have your whole house smelling like freshly baked pies.
5. Leaf Garland
Whether you use real leaves from outside, cut them out of fabric or felt, or buy fake leaves from the craft store, garlands are a cute way to make your home ready for fall.
Simply attach your leaves to a piece of string by gluing them, stapling them, or putting small holes in the leaves and weaving the string through.
Hang them on the wall, around your fireplace or down the banister of your staircase.
6. Pinecone Wreath
A wreath is a great décor piece to either hang on your front door or inside your home. Gather pinecones from your yard or while out on a nice fall walk. Then, glue them around a piece of wire bent into a circle, and you’re good to go.
You should have no problem finding pinecones outside during the fall, but they can usually be found at craft stores if needed.