Recreate these free fall decorating ideas using items found in your own backyard. Simple, budget friendly DIYs you are going to love.
Embracing Nature’s Bounty
Fall has arrived and with it comes a wonderful opportunity to redecorate your home with warm colours and inviting textures suited for the season. And it doesn’t have to cost you a penny. Luckily, there are plenty of easy and creative ways you can spruce up your interior without breaking the bank. Starting with taking advantage of nature’s bounty.
Let me show you how to use natural materials you can find in the forest, local park, or even your own backyard to create beautiful, free fall home decor that will give your home that much need cozy autumn feel.
Spend the day with the kids wandering the great outdoors in search of natural materials that you can then easily use to create beautiful DIY home decor pieces. Learn how to make free fall home decor pieces with simple items such as fall leaves, pine cones, and flowers.
Each of these five simple projects will take you very little time to complete and they are sure to liven up any space and bring you the natural beauty of the season. So, get your hands dirty and let’s get our DIY on!
How Can I Decorate For Fall For Less?
It’s fall, and that means it’s time to bring a little warmth and coziness into your home. But if you’re short on time and money, it can be hard to create the unique autumn atmosphere you’re looking for. The free DIY decor ideas shared here are a great start but there are other ways you can save money decorating for fall.
Use natural elements
One thrifty option is to take a nature walk and collect leaves, pine cones, and acorns to use as decorations.
Use fall colours to decorate
Think orange, red, brown, sage green, and Kraft brown. Add these to everyday decor with fabrics or with candles.
Fall center piece ideas
Use what you have in your cupboard and closets. A few strategically placed pumpkins or gourds coupled with a few tea lights can go a long way.
Get creative with fabric
Fabric is another great way to add some fall flair to your home. You can use it to make window treatments, throw pillows, or even table runners. Go for plan, wool, cotton, or leather.
Bring the outdoors in
Fall is the perfect time to take advantage of all the beautiful foliage. Bring in some branches, leaves, and berries to add a touch of nature to your home. The colour and natural texture they provide is awesome.
Want even more budget friendly decor ideas for fall?! Then these 49 Fall Thrifting Decor Ideas may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Free Fall Decorating Ideas Using Nature’s Bounty
DIY home decor projects are a fun, creative way to liven up any home. By using natural materials found in your own backyard, you can craft decor pieces that will be a beautiful addition to your home, all while saving time and money.
Check out these DIYs on YouTube to see exactly how each of these fall thrift store decor ideas were created. Plus! 2 bonus DIYs. Make sure to Like and Subscribe
Perfect Basket Of Dried Hydrangeas
How to Recreate
When the blooms on your hydrangea bushes are starting to slightly dry out on the stem it’s the perfect time to cut them. Give yourself plenty of stem to work with. These can always be trimmed down later.
Next, bunch the bloom stems together and tie together with an elastic band. Then fill a glass vase with about a 1/4″ of cold water and pop those stems inside. Leave this to sit until the water has completely evaporated and the blooms are all crispy and dried up.
Now, you are free to decorate these in anyway you wish. Use them to create a beautiful front door wreath, pop them in a decorative vase, or do like I do and display them in a beautiful basket.
Super Simple Pinecone Wreath
How to Recreate
Head to Dollar Tree and grab yourself one of those green, foam wreath forms. This is going to be the base of your wreath.
Then head outside and collect as many long, pinecones that you can. To prepare these, place them on an old cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 250F for a minimum of 45 minutes. Pinecones burn so keep a close eye. At the 30 minute mark start checking them. Then keep checking every 15 minutes. You want the pinecones to bloom (open up) but not too much. You also want them to be completely dried out.
When cooled, chop off one long side of each of the pinecones. You want these to be able to lay flat. Using hot glue, attach each of the pinecones to the wreath form, flat side down. But these up next to each other to cover up as much as the green form as possible. Layer by layer attach the pinecones. Use smaller cones to fill up any dead space.
Tie a ribbon to the wreath and Presto! You have yourself a beautiful wreath to hang on your front door or window.
PRO TIP: Save those little bits of pinecones that come off when you’re cutting the bottoms off. Use these and a bit of hot glue to cover any dried blobs of hot glue that come from glueing them to the wreath form.
Dried Prairie Grass Wall Art
How to Recreate
Head on over to Dollar Tree and pick yourself up a packet of stove top covers. Spray paint one of them black. When dry, apply a couple coats of white chalk paint. Let this dry and then go in with a wet cloth and wet distress.
Then head outside and and collect yourself some decorative grasses. Using a fine tipped hot glue gun, hot glue the stems to the front of the cover. Add two strips of burlap ribbon and lace ribbon with a bit of hot glue. Lastly, add a wall hanger and Voila! You have yourself another one of these beautiful free fall decorating ideas.
Free Fall Vase Filler
How to Recreate
Did you read my pro tip about keeping the pinecone bits from Free Fall Decorating Ideas #1? I sure hope so. Pinecone bits make the perfect free fall vase filler. Simply pour these into a glass vase, top it with a battery operated candle and you have yourself beautiful table top decor.
Oak Leaf Picture
How to Recreate
Start by painting a cheap dollar store frame with black spray paint. Once dry, add a couple coats of white chalk paint. Allow this to dry and then go in with a damp cloth to wet distress.
Using a hot glue gun, attach a strip of wide, burlap ribbon to the backing of the picture frame. Hot glue the oak leaf to the centre of the burlap. For a subtle pop of colour, add a bit of seasonal ribbon to the paper mount with a bit of glue. Hot glue this to the backing, place it back in the frame, and flip down the tongs.
And there you have it! The last of my free decorating ideas. All gorgeous and all as cheap as borscht.
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On Free Fall Decorating Ideas
As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, our thoughts turn to the changing of the seasons. These free fall home decor DIYs gives us a chance to use natural materials to bring the beauty of the outdoors indoors. With just a touch of creativity we can easily enjoy the changing of the seasons in our home decor.
Whether you create a fall wreath from pine cones or hydrangeas, preserve some stunning leaves or creating a simple centerpiece, each of these DIYS all offer something truly special. And the memories that can be made creating them are truly priceless.
If you could pick only one natural material to DIY with what would it be? Leave it in the comments below.
These DIYs are only the beginning of what you can do to create a cozy home for fall. For more ideas make sure you check out the ideas linked below.
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