Beautiful fall DIY decorating ideas

Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

August is probably too early to bust out the fall touches around the house, but it’s never too early to plan! This fall, I’m relying heavily on rust, blush, and beige colors. Fall colors are my favorite, and it’s difficult to not use all of them, but when it comes to my home – I tend to enjoy a focused approach and this way feels more cozy at the end of the day for me. You already know that using throw blankets, pillows, candles, and decor can add fall vibes to your home, but I want to share some fun DIY ideas to add a personal fall touch to the walls in at least one space in your home. These beautiful DIY fall decorating ideas are affordable, doable, and stunning!


Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas – For the walls

Let’s talk about garland! Garland is an awesome accessory to dress up your mantel, console, banister, or even your walls. My favorite thing about this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea is that it costs about $3 to make and it’s so pretty you guys! I stumbled upon this DIY by Lauren Conrad and I’m so glad I did. You can recycle your brown paper grocery bags or you can buy a roll of kraft paper from the Dollar Store like I did. Can’t beat free or $1~ And then I picked up beige pipe cleaners from Hobby Lobby. Just grab a pair of scissors and a glue gun and you’re ready to create. I’m not going to replay Lauren’s steps, you can visit her site to see the instructions, but I will say that it helps to keep your glue gun on low heat and to not over-think the process, just go for it. Younger kids can help too, they can crumple up the leaves (which gives them texture and shape) and wrap the pipe cleaners around a pen to create the coils. I created this six foot fall garland in under an hour. My garland has 13 leaves varying in size and seven coils. You will love how natural the garland shapes up and hangs on your wall, over your mantel, or down your table to create a unique tablescape!


The two pillows on the right are new from Target. The hydrangeas in the wall tins are from my yard and dried in place.

This vintage gold frame will be getting a vintage fall print – love Sam’s Club for affordable prints!

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Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas – For the walls

Do you love seasonal wall art? I love some of it, and I enjoy just a few pieces sprinkled around, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on them either. The thing I love about this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea is that you can upcycle an old canvas or picture, and you can enjoy some of your blooms inside the house. Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage created the most simple and lovely fall wall art I’ve seen. She uses fall leaves and wheat stems to create a symmetrical beauty to adorn her wall. I love how it’s simple, but adds just the perfect fall touch. You can find the full tutorial here. And here’s a photo of her masterpiece to entice you over to her site to see just how easy it is to make yourself!



This one is so easy for the Cricut folks out there! I think I need a Cricut… Anyway, this wall hanging could also be a no-sew project if you don’t have a sewing machine – just use a glue gun! I found this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea on Better Homes and Gardens! I’m not sure who to credit the idea to, but it’s so fun and can be totally customized! The instructions say to use iron-on letters, but I’m sure a Cricut could do an awesome job with custom fonts and size. I’m going to make one for my office so be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what fabric and saying I come up with. I’m going to sew a top and bottom casing to put dowels in, but I think you could just as easily glue the fabric around the dowels too.



And finally, perhaps the easiest and most whimsical DIY fall idea for your walls is attaching faux fall leaves in a breezy pattern across the wall. Sarah of Grace in My Space uses faux leaves to add fall vibes to her beautiful entryway. I love the way they flow in from the door, through the mirror and up. It’s such a fun touch and I love that you can install this design anywhere you want a touch of fall and whimsy. I have already found my bunch of blush and beige fall leaves from WalMart – just waiting until September to put them up. I like to slowly transition into fall, little touches here and there, just a room at a time. You can find my version of a fall wall leaf display on Instagram next month! For inspo now, check out Sarah’s beautiful entryway and how she used different colors and shapes of faux leaves!



Well, that’s my little round-up of easy and festive fall decorating ideas for your walls. I have also ordered some free prints of fall vintage landscapes to place in a few frames around the house. You can see those on Instagram next month too! If you’re curious now, you can see them below, from Allison of Designed Simple. I hope you enjoyed these beautiful DIY fall decorating ideas for the walls – they definitely inspired me! Thank you for checking out this post and don’t forget to pin any of the pictures for future inspiration~



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After finishing my Z Gallerie inspired DIY canvas painting, I thought it would be cool to use the dry brush painting method onto a faux fiddle leaf garland. It wasn’t cool, it was a big fail – it looked so bad and was not what I wanted at all. So, after a quick brainstorm, I went back to a simple, tried and true technique to save my Pottery Barn inspired DIY fall garland, and now I LOVE it! You can do this technique to any faux plant, and in whatever colors you need!

Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Fall Garland

This “simple” project was supposed to be fun, easy, and beautiful… and it is all those things, but it didn’t start out that way. I decided to add a little fall décor to our bedroom and wanted a large-leaf garland to add some fall colors and the element of nature. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for garland in all the right colors with the right vibe, I decided to makeover a bright green garland I found online. Seems easy enough, right? But if you’ve ever tried even one DIY project then you know that it usually doesn’t all go according to plan. And that’s OK because then we learn, grow, blah blah blah. But no, seriously, it isn’t fun when a DIY bombs, but in this case, I was able to revive my idea, and in the end, create something beautiful.

I searched high and low for a large fiddle leaf garland, and I was elated when I found this one on Etsy. The seller ships fast and it came in a box where it wasn’t squished – I highly recommend this Etsy shop. You may even have an old garland on-hand that needs new life, you can use any faux garland that you want. Before I started, I gave each leaf a light dusting using my blush chalk spray paint. I wanted to mute the bright green and create a rougher texture for the rest of the paint to stick to. You could you’re your garland with any color, but hold the can further away than normal and keep it even.

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The first technique I tried came from the dry brushing technique that worked well on my Z Gallerie inspired canvas wall art project. Watered down acrylic paint does not work and dry brushed acrylic paint also doesn’t work on garland. However, the cream acrylic paint did fade out the bright green leaves OK, but I didn’t want all the leaves the same color so I had to figure something out.

I considered adding more acrylic paint to the leaves, but when I remembered my left-over spray paint, I went that route. I ended up using a blush chalk spray paint, gold, and rose gold. If my light green leaves wouldn’t have looked good after my failed painting attempts, I would have picked up some mint chalk spray paint to add a soft green. I’m sure I couldn’t replicate this garland even if I tried, but I’m happy with my mistake. And in the future, I will just start with spray painting and save myself the mess and trouble of trying techniques that don’t work on faux plants.

I left my spray-painted garland outside for about 3 hours and that was long enough to air it out. I knew that this garland would be near our heads while we sleep so I wanted to make sure there wasn’t any leftover smell on it. I’m thinking this six-foot beauty will decorate our mantel next year, the front porch, or maybe the entryway… so many possibilities. I hope you enjoyed this post on my diy fail to something fabulous. If you’ve had a fail to fab project, please share in the comments below. Thank you!

Coming soon: Amazing Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover

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Fall tablescape and dining décor

I’m totally ready for fall time, but not fall weather. Fall sweaters and cute boots, yes! Fall rain, wind, and dark skies, nope. And while I love and admire fall décor, I rarely get into myself. However, at a recent visit to my favorite local farm, Bauman’s Farm and Garden, I was inspired when I saw their mini pumpkins and gords. I decided to challenge myself to do some fall decorating using décor I already have – and only the allowance to buy pumpkins (oh, and some candy corn). I’m very happy with the results – the girls love it – and I hope you’re inspired to get creative in decorating with what you have on hand.

I removed some decor, especially pieces with a summery-vibe, but I left most. Then I started searching around the house for things that could hold pumpkins or that looked fall-ish.

I actually had a lot of fun making pom poms for the seat cushions and bookcase garland.
Even though they take forever, they’re so easy to do while watching TV.
When I created the bohemian pallet headboard, I had extra wood leftover.
I decided to make a long wood crate for the tabletop arrangement.

I used a plaid blanket scarf for a tablecloth which is perfect because it’s not scarf weather yet, and it looks great on the table. And it’s so easy to push out of the way when we eat dinner.

I moved my thankful laser-cut sign and it cracked when I was moving stuff around.
Such a bummer, but it was cute here while it lasted.

I gathered some greenery and arranged it in my galvanized bucket – I could have also stacked and balanced a few pumpkins on it.

After I decorated my mantel, I moved the galvanized cubbies
over here and changed up the look.
I’m really enjoying having this area decorated – especially since the kitchen has no fall vibes, and the mantel is still coming together.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot or even anything if you get creative and use nature as an inspiration. Large dried leaves and branches can create beautiful fall décor – you can also use your hydrangeas since they’re changing color!

I may try growing our own pumpkins next year! I think it would be fun for the girls to pick out their own pumpkin from our very own patch.

If you haven’t started your fall time decorating yet – I hope these ideas give you some inspiration when you’re ready (you can also Pin my pics for future inspiration). Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll subscribe and stay connected!

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