Notice to DIY enthusiasts, this article is made for you! We have unearthed 6 decorating tips to do at home to spruce up your fall decor! Since this season is perfect for cocooning at home and indulging in a whole host of activities that rhyme with well-being and leisure, make way for home-made, unique, original and creative decor to easily decorate your home with autumnal notes. To stock up on ideas, it’s here!
There are many reasons to get into DIY! Whether it’s to save money, give your interior a unique and original decoration or simply express your creativity… handmade decorative accessories really have it all. Here are the 3 main reasons to fall for DIY decoration!
IMBUE YOUR INTERIOR WITH THE AUTUMN ATMOSPHERE
No need to redo all your decor to put your interior in autumn mode! Simple little handmade touches are enough to revamp your pieces for the new season. Pumpkins, oak leaves, chestnuts, hazelnuts and pine cones… elements that evoke autumn are easy to find and integrate into our living spaces.
CREATE A UNIQUE DECOR THAT SUITS YOU
The advantage with the handmade decoration is that it allows you to have a unique interior that will not look like any other. Indulging in DIY is a nice way to put a little of your personality into your decoration. Engaging in manual activities such as DIY is indeed a great way to keep busy and let your imagination run wild.
Creating your own decoration yourself is undoubtedly a way to save money. DIY allows you to make your own decorative accessories at a lower cost. You can also reuse them next fall, and so on! In addition, many fabrications can be done with elements drawn directly from nature!
6 ORIGINAL DIYS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME IN AUTUMN
Here are our 6 DIY ideas to create an interior in the colors of autumn. Ready? Let’s roll up our sleeves!
DIY N°1: THE PAINTED PUMPKIN!
Pumpkins are obviously a must in the fall. If they decorate our homes wonderfully when they are natural, we also like to pimp them to bring them a touch of originality and make them real decorative objects. As an alternative to the famous carved Halloween pumpkins, painted pumpkins are irresistible in fall decoration. The advantage is that they remain closed, and therefore do not rot. So you can keep them all season long!
For a stylish fall interior, the golden painted pumpkin is a must. You can also use your pumpkin to jot down cute messages. A “welcome” painted on your pumpkin will immediately make your interior ultra warm and welcoming, for example. In short, give free rein to your imagination and revamp your pumpkins as you see fit!
DIY N°2: AN AUTUMNAL WREATH AS A WALL DECORATION
As for Christmas, autumn is also entitled to its crown! To dress up your front door or simply as a wall decoration, the wreath is a pretty decorative accessory that instantly imbues any interior with an autumnal atmosphere. To compose it, let yourself go to your creativity and your desires. If many creative hobby stores offer ready-to-use items, you can also go for a walk in the forest to find something to compose your creation. Indeed, you will find almost everything you need in the woods: acorns, twigs, pine cones, leaves, branches and berries!
Once your harvest is done, all you have to do is assemble everything on a base. To do this, use a wire, wood or polystyrene circle or mold an old coat hanger into a circle. To add the elements to your base, you can choose to nest them inside each other, tie them, or fix them with a hot glue gun or wire to keep everything in place. Finally, you can decorate the whole thing with a pretty jute ribbon!
DIY N°3: THE FLOWERPOT WITH A PUMPKIN
We are completely in love with the pumpkin flowerpot this fall! Very original, and completely seasonal, the organic vase is absolutely to be adopted! So how to make this pretty flowerpot?
To start, you need to cut off the top of a pumpkin, then hollow out the inside. Depending on the choice of your plants, you have two options. If you plan to put flowers in a pot, add a small cup to the bottom of the pumpkin, to prevent water from stagnating at the bottom. If you have chosen cut flowers, all you need to do is place them in a low vase with a little water. Regarding the plants to choose, bouquets of chrysanthemums, peonies or gladioli are quite in season! Although this DIY is very simple to make and very decorative, you should know that this decoration remains ephemeral since once opened, the pumpkin will not last long. But that’s what makes it so charming, isn’t it?
DIY N°4: AUTUMN CANDLES AND LANTERNS
If there is one DIY that we love to do in the fall, it’s candles. Perfect for creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere in our interiors, they are also ideal for imbuing our rooms with the scents of autumn. On top of that, they are usually very easy to make yourself.
If many tutorials exist to help you make your own candles, here is a summary of the steps you need to follow. You will simply need three items: a container, a candle wick and vegetable wax, usually soy. Melt your wax in a bain-marie, then pour it into your container in which you placed your wick. Try to keep the wick straight until the wax cools. There you go, your pretty candle is ready to be used! For a scented candle, you can add essential oils or fragrance. And to top it off, vegetable decorations such as cinnamon sticks, spices or slices of dried oranges can enhance your creation.
If you want to decorate your candle container or simply create a pretty autumn candle holder, use dead leaves, string and glue and your pieces will be bathed in the warm orange-red tones of autumn!
DIY N° 5: A BEAUTIFUL AUTUMNAL TABLE DECORATION
Furniture at the center of our homes, the table likes to be decorated with seasonal touches! Browse models here. From October, we love to find all the elements reminiscent of autumn. In a wooden tray or box, all you have to do is gather the things that remind you of the season: pumpkins, flowers in yellow and orange tones, tree branches, crabapples, dead leaves, berries, chestnuts and pine cones… Good laid out, this arrangement of elements will be a real decorative object that exudes the autumnal atmosphere and will fill your home with the sweet atmosphere of the season!
DIY N° 6: FALL TREES DECORATION
According to a study, installing Christmas decorations early would make us happier! But from there to installing them at the end of September, you may not have to push the envelope… Precisely, here is a new decorative trend that should delight lovers of autumn and comfort those who can no longer wait for Christmas: fall trees!
Here is the good idea of the moment to keep you waiting until the end of the year celebrations! Yes, you who already dream of decorating your Christmas tree and hanging your socks on the fireplace, do you recognize yourself? Responding to the sweet name of “Fall-Mas Tree”, this autumnal tree will add a touch of warmth and comfort to your interior.
The idea? Adorn your tree with the colors of the fall season. Orange tones, pumpkins, dead leaves, pine cones or even Halloween decorations… anything goes! All you have to do is let your creativity run free and indulge in your favorite passion: decorating the tree! The autumn tree: the best decorative idea of the moment for Christmas tree addicts!