21+ DIY Fall Craft Ideas

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Tired of the same ol’ same ol’? These 21+ clever DIY fall craft ideas are made to inspire you not depress you! There’s something for everyone!

Ideas for fall projects with a table setting, wooden pumpkin and rooms decorated for fall

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say I love fall! It’s my favorite season of the year. Not only is the weather amazing but my creative juices are usually flowing!

Since I’ve been blogging for 14+ years I’ve got a lot of fall content you might have missed! From my previous ranch home to my lovely new cottage, there are inexpensive crafts and projects that are doable for all of us!

Don’t feel pressured to decorate like a designer. Use what you have, get creative and enjoy the beauty of the season!

(If you want to see my entire fall collection checkout my fall archives!)

Fall Home Tours

I want to teach you how to create a cozy fall aesthetic even when you’re short on money, time and experience! I’m definitely no expert but my home is an expression of all the things I’ve collected, created and pulled together!

Cozy Fall Aesthetic for your Home
If you’d like some help with your fall home decor try these cozy fall aesthetic ideas. They’ll give you a big bang for your money and time!
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In July 2021 my husband and I separated and I purchased a little cottage I’m turning into home sweet home step by step, day by day. Moving into my own home, stretching as I’ve learned to do things I’ve never done before and coming into my own as a woman of God have been quite the ride!

Through it all I’m learning to make mistakes, trust my instincts and pray without ceasing. All of the fall cottage decor you see in these pictures was in my old home and now I’m using the pretties in a fresh new way.

Fall Cottage Decor + My New Home!
With this simple guide to fall cottage decor your home will feel instantly cozy, with just enough rustic charm to bring the outside in.
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Here you’ll find inexpensive projects from the front porch to a wreath and easy fall crafts to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas and Home Tour
Want to decorate for fall, but don’t have a lot of time or money? Get crafty with some easy fall decorating ideas for your home.
Check out this project!
Food on a table, with Day and Summer

DIY Projects and Crafts

This garland is a fun way to add a little color and save money! I’m sharing how I used it in both my previous home and my new cottage home. Change up the colors and use it for Halloween or Thanksgiving or any time of the year! Plus there’s no sewing or hot glue required!

DIY Fall Banner from Scrap Fabric
Want to update your fall decor without spending a lot of money? This DIY fall banner made from scrap fabric and twine is perfect for any season and is so easy it’s the perfect fall craft!
Check out this project!

I’ve learned more recently I don’t have to spend a ton of time or money to be creative. Sometimes a paper plate and paint is all I need! These step by step instructions are perfect craft for kids of all ages.

Easy Candy Corn Banner Tutorial
Want an easy Halloween or fall craft? This Candy Corn Banner is so easy and it’s made from a paper plate! Perfect for kids!
Check out this project!
Table and Plate

This special little fall mason jar sits on our kitchen table year round, reminding us to take time to appreciate God’s blessings, both small and large. One of the most impactful gifts you can pass onto your children is gratitude.

Family Blessing Jar
The family blessing jar tradition is a precious way to instill gratitude in your children with the simple act of recording blessings throughout the year.
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One of my favorite places to greet friends and family with good ol’ southern fall decor is the front porch. With the addition of pine cones, stems and a hay bale, a fall pumpkin made from wood sets the mood for enjoyment before you even open the front door.

Wooden Pumpkins from Fence Boards
Want a cute rustic pumpkin that’s easy to make and very affordable? Try these fun and easy wooden pumpkins made from leftover fence boards.
Check out this project!
Fence Board Pumpkins #fall

Set your creativity free with this little project using your favorite ribbon or any kind of burlap ribbon. So simple even preschoolers can help collect the pinecones!

Pinecone Door Arrangement
Here’s a clever use for everyday items from nature with this pinecone door arrangement. Easy and unique way to decorate your door!
Check out this project!
Pinecone Door Arrangement

This painted pumpkin craft can be done in just a few minutes, with either real pumpkins or fake ones. You can even hit up your local dollar store and really keep it on the thrifty side.

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DIY Painted Pumpkin Craft
This painted pumpkin craft is perfect for anyone who wants to impress friends and family! All you need is pumpkins and a few decorative accents.
Check out this project!
Money and Shopping

Don’t overthink your home decor! Use things you already have like fall wreaths or a fall leaf or two. Pretty doesn’t have to be complicated!

Easy Fall Vignette
The vignette is a simple grouping with fall wooden letters I made last year for my front door wreath, some old books, a jar full of yarn balls, pine cones and acorns.
Check out this project!
Table and Door

Fall Table Ideas

Since I’m an avid no sew gal, these two projects are perfect for those who don’t sew! That’s right. Two projects, DIY buffalo check and burlap chargers plus a no sew table runner!

No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers
Need a quick and easy way to change up your decor? Try this no sew table runner and buffalo plaid chargers without any sewing!
Check out this project!
A table topped with plates of food on a plate, with Table Runner and Tablecloth

Decorating my table, whether it was in my previous home or my little cottage, is one of my favorite things about fall! I just love a beautiful table that invites all that visit to come share a meal and time together.

Table Decor + No Sew Runner
Autumn is the perfect time of the year to get crafty and create some simple fall table decor ideas, including a no sew table runner!
Check out this project!

A couple of years ago I created this Spooky Spoons Halloween Centerpiece for Farmhouse Style Magazine and I just can’t resist sharing it with you! There’s a little bit of work involved but the result is adorable and unique!

Spooky Spoons Halloween Centerpiece
Whether your family is hosting a party this Halloween or bringing a dish to a potluck, you’ll have a blast creating this Spooky Spoons Halloween centerpiece for your table.
Check out this project!

Made from a small branch as a candle holder, this DIY fall decor can really be used any season of the year by changing out the accents around the centerpiece.

Branch Candle Centerpiece
Use a DIY small branch for tea light candles and accessories like homemade yarn dolls, acorns and pumpkins to create a fun autumn centerpiece.
Check out this project!
Branch Candle Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

Red and teal were my kitchen accent colors and coral and aqua were in my living room. Since these two rooms became one open space (since we took down a wall and remodeled our kitchen) I used a combination of colors to create a beautiful but simple fall table.

Orange and Blue Fall Table Decorations
Take your fall decorating up a notch with these easy orange and blue fall table decorations. Includes a simple spray painting craft anyone can do!
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A kitchen with a table in a room

You can’t go wrong at the dollar store! I still love the challenge of shopping for home decor and creating something out of inexpensive items such as artificial leaves, mason jars and a ribbon or two.

Easy Dollar Store Fall Table Decorations
Want a beautiful table without all the expense and extra time? These easy Dollar Store fall table decorations are perfect for the busy woman!
Check out this project!
A vase of flowers on a table

Money Saving Ideas for Fall

It’s perfectly okay to take time for yourself to create a little beauty, something that will make YOU happy in the midst of the busy and crazy. No guilt decorating, that’s my motto!

Cheap and Easy Fall Decorations
You CAN have a beautiful home without spending a lot of money OR time. Celebrate fall with these cheap and easy fall decorations for your home!
Check out this project!
A bunch of food on a table, with Home and Money

Instead of some perfectly staged new photos I want to share the most inexpensive fall home decor ideas for both of us to use this year. Here are my best tips to save money on fall decorating which don’t require you to totally throw out what you have and redecorate your home from scratch!

How to Save Money on Fall Decorating
Great ideas for ways to save money on fall decorating, including tips on buying from thrift stores, using natural elements and shopping your own home!
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Give yourself a break today and let’s just do this together, with a few easy fall decorating ideas for under $10. 

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas on a Budget
With just a few practical tips you’ll be on your way to a beautiful fall home. These easy fall decorating ideas are both inexpensive and simple to do!
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A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

Shop thrift stores, yard sales and end of season sales to keep fall decorating to a minimum expense. It can be done!

Easy Fall Decorating Tips and Tricks
Easy fall decorating tips and tricks with yard sale treasures, natural elements and repurposed accessories for the no stress seasonal home!
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Ideas for fall projects with a table setting, wooden pumpkin and rooms decorated for fall

Decorating Tips and Hacks
Get my FREE guide: How to decorate your home for practically nothing!
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  1. Beautiful! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. I love all your DIY projects, especially the fence board pumpkin! Might be a fun little Saturday project for me and my hubby. I signed up for email updates so I’m looking forward to getting more posts and tips in the future. Blessings!

    1. Hi, Angel. Thank you so much for signing up for Marty’s Musings, and I hope you enjoy my future projects and stories. The fence board pumpkin is one of my favorites!

  6. This is such a great roundup of easy projects, Marty. You are so imaginative and are a master at inspiring all of us. I missed your painted pumpkin post and need to go check it out. That pumpkin is one of the cutest that I’ve seen around!

  7. Gosh I love that branch candle centerpiece! But I don’t think I have the skills to make one. I’m definitely gonna dive ind and make the candles and the table scape! Such stunning colors!
    All of these are great so easy to make , thanks Marty 🙂