Summer is finally coming to an end and you know what that means: cooler weather, colorful leaves falling from trees, and the second half of the year coming to its close end. What better way to bring in the new season: some festive DIY projects of course! It’s time to decorate your home with leaves, pumpkins, acorns, and other seasonal materials. And if you’re a chef in the kitchen, we’ve got a few creative recipes for you as well! Add a little seasonal flair to your household this fall. It’s finally time to add some warmth back into your home.Create your very own caramel apple bar filled with a selection of various toppings for your guests to create yummy treats.
What says autumn more than flannels? If you’ve got some flannels hanging in your closet that you no longer wear, try cutting them up and transforming them into little adorable coasters!
Collect fall leaves from outside and use them to create a festive garland. You can leave them the autumn colors they are or spray paint them a unison color like this beautiful metallic copper.
A fall project that’s fun for the whole family! All you need is a big empty tic tac toe board and 9 mini pumpkins. Be sure to paint them two different colors of your choosing.
To recreate these rustic coasters, slice a tree limb (that’s about three inches in diameter) into 3/4-inch thick pieces (have a hardwood store do it for you). Create the leaf motifs by pressing an inked stamp onto each coaster.
Who doesn’t love apple pie? But we do admit, the tasty desert can be pretty overwhelming. Make it less intimidating by creating these apple pie bites, great for party guests!
Decorate and illuminate mason jars by decorating them with fall leaves and filling the insides with candles.
Transform a faux pumpkin into a beautiful pumpkin vase! All you have to do is cut off the top and voila! The inside should already be hollow.
Take small fallen branches from your front or back yard and use them as home decor by attaching blossoms made out of paper to them.
Turn big red artificial apples into seasonal candle holders by cutting the center with an x-acto knife and placing a tea candle in it.
Turn rice krispies into a seasonal treat by cooking them in the shape of triangles so they look like candy corn! Use white chocolate on the small bottom part and milk chocolate on the top long part.
Make autumn infused water by combining water with 1 apple sliced thin, 1 plum sliced thin, 1 pear sliced thin, and 2-3 cinnamon sticks.
If you’ve used up all your mason jars for DIY projects and have nothing to do with the leftover lids, put them together on a piece of twine to create mini pumpkins! You can use spray paint to turn them orange afterwards.
You can drape this garland either inside or out! String corn cobs with twine by twisting eye hooks into the tops of them.
If you want to go for a more minimalistic Fall look, paint miniature pumpkins white or black and then splatter them with the other color.
Create a flameless fire pit by placing string lights into a pit of broken up branches. Wrap the branches in white lace to make them look more decorative.
Here’s a fun project for your kids! Provide them with wood slice ornaments, wood-look buttons, yellow felt, brow pipe cleaners, hot glue, and googly eyes so they can create their own owls.
If you’re a disney fan, decorate your door with a combination of Mickey and fall. Create a wreath in the shape of Mickey’s head!
Make a leaf bowl out of artificial leaves! All you need to do is attach the leaves to a plastic bowl using mod podge, spray on Krylon Triple Thick Glaze when the podge is dry, and then remove the whole thing from the bowl.
Make a chalkboard sign out of a wood round and chalkboard paint. Use a foam paint brush to apply the chalkboard paint and voila you’re good to go!
Make a delicious apple cider float out of apple cider, ice cream, caramel ice cream topping, and cinnamon!
If you don’t want to fill your home decor branches with paper flowers, you can also try hanging lights from them!
Get creative and take advantage of little twigs you see laying around. Collect them and use them to decorate clear candle holders or clear vases.