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DIY Decoration Ideas to Welcome Fall into Your Home

One of the most fun fall activities is switching up your home's décor to match the changing seasons. You don't have to spend a fortune: Some of the most beautiful fall decoration ideas are the simplest and most natural — and they cost next to nothing. Here are a few to inspire you.

A woman holding up a fall reef on a door.

  • Create an autumn-friendly garden on your porch. Choose brilliantly colored flowering plants that thrive in cooler temperatures, such as chrysanthemum, helium, and celosia. Pot them with flowing ornamental grasses for the perfect balance of height and shape.
  • Plant a blooming pumpkin patch. Place potted mums inside cored pumpkins equipped with a drainage hole. Line your front walkway or porch steps with the whimsical display, and add a rocking chair for a rustic farmhouse accent.
  • Deck your door with an Autumn wreath. If you're short on inspiration, Country Living has 35 gorgeous fall wreath ideas complete with tutorials. Whether you favor a contemporary-looking copper and felt wreath or a more traditional version crafted from cornhusks or birch bark, a festive DIY fall wreath offers house guests a warm welcome.
  • Forage for your own centerpiece. Add fall flair and rustic appeal to your dining room table by hunting for brilliantly colored leaves and knotty branches and placing them in a simple clear vase.
  • Craft a fall woodland frame. While you're foraging for fall treasures for your dining table centerpiece, keep an eye out for acorns and pinecones. Grab a large picture frame, some peel-and-stick sheet moss, a glue gun and a pair of scissors — and you're ready to design a fall-themed frame befitting your favorite family photo. Follow this easy tutorial from On Sutton Place.
  • Delight the kids with ghost lollipop puppets. Help little ones get in the Halloween spirit with this fun and easy-to-make twist on the classic tissue ghost. Ideal for sharing with classmates, these adorable ghosts are a budget-friendly craft project requiring just coffee filters, lollipops, rubber bands, ribbon or twine and a black marker.
  • Another great fall craft project for kids, courtesy of Home Stories A to Z,are painted acorn . Send the kids out to scavenge acorns with caps intact, bake them on a foil-lined cookie sheet for about two hours at 170 F and let cool. A coat or two of acrylic craft paint transforms the acorns into festive fall decorations that look great in a kitchen jar, candy dish or fillable glass table lamp.

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