Six Best Unique DIY Fall Decorations

Six Best Unique DIY Fall Decorations

Ahh, autumn! It’s the season of changing leaves, apple cider, school days, and at least one extra hour of sleep, thanks to Daylight Savings. 

Or maybe you’d rather use that extra hour to put together some of these simple, easy, gorgeous, and unique DIY fall home decorations!

Almost more than any other season, fall seems to lend itself to DIY. For one thing, all you have to do is go pick a bouquet of those pretty red and yellow leaves, and boom! Fall decor!

If you’re into the super simple type of DIY, then go for it. If you’re up for something with more than one step, however, read on for some of our favorite DIY fall decorations — for parties, get-togethers, family occasions, or just for the sheer joy of DIY decor.

These six DIY decorations provide an excellent opportunity to involve your kids, especially if they’re distance learning or homeschooled. And if you’re able to do so, you might make these tutorials the basis for a crafting party — whether in person or virtual.

Burlap Sunflower Wreath

Starting things off with one of our favorites, this easy sunflower wreath is made of three different colors of burlap, though you could also make a more subtle design all in the same shade.

Wreaths are a classic sign of autumn, and this one is more unusual and striking than most we’ve seen. Follow the simple tutorial here. 


burlap sunflower wreath tutorial

Paper Flower Blossom Branches

We’re big fans of anything you can do with recycled materials, and these paper flowers definitely qualify! On top of that, they’re simply adorable.

These particular flowers follow a downloadable pattern, but you can also try variants that you create yourself, of course. And since this DIY craft involves small tree branches, it’s a great excuse to go for a nice walk on a gorgeous fall day.

Find the free pattern for the paper flowers here and the free tutorial here.


paper flower branch tutorial

Fall Balloon Wreath

Whether you’re actually throwing a small autumn-themed party or you just want to celebrate being with your family, balloon wreaths and arches are always a great idea! This particular combination has the rich colors that suit a fall party to a tee — and if you can manage a great outdoor fireplace, well, that’s just icing on the cake.

fall time balloon wreath outdoors

Find balloon arch tutorials here. Or click on the pic below to see how to make the easiest balloon garland and arch.

how to make a balloon garland video tutorial junibel diy

autumn fall balloon garland purple lavender dreams arch tutorial video

Painted Pinecone Garland

For every season, there is a garland — and there’s nothing more autumn-y than a pinecone garland!

(Well, you could put some burlap ribbons on there, too. That might be just a tad more autumn-y…)

This garland is super simple to make, and looks cute and homey. You can go out and find pinecones in nature, if there are any in your vicinity, or you can get some from craft stores or the dollar store. As a bonus, you may find some that are cinnamon-scented, to give your craft that extra fall-y touch. (I guess that makes it the most autumn-y of all!)

Here’s a tutorial for painted pinecone garlands.

painted pinecomb tutorial

 DIY Painted Wine Bottle Vases

Time to start saving those wine bottles! Of course, if you’re able to have a few friends over for a socially distanced outdoor gathering, they’ll probably be happy to help you get the needed supplies for this DIY/BYOB craft.

The ones in the tutorial are done with black chalkboard paint, but chalk paint in any color will give you that cozy, rustic fall vibe.

wine bottles painted fall time tutorial

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

This is a great craft to get the kids involved in. Why? Because it’s potentially very messy, and kids love to get messy!

It’s also super simple, which makes it ideal for crafting along with your little ones.

Follow the tutorial here, or take the general idea (Mod-Podge leaves to mason jars) and run with it!

autumn leaf mason jar tutorial

All About The DIY

We hope, like us, you’ve fallen for these awesome DIY autumn decorations (we also hope you’ll forgive the terrible pun). Remember, DIY projects are perfect for exercising your own creativity, getting your family involved, and giving your house/gathering/party/what-have-you a personal touch. 

Did any of these DIY projects spark your creativity? Do you plan to make them yourself? Tell us about it in the comments!




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