Decorating your home is the perfect way to get more in touch with the current seasons. Fall is a beautiful time of year, that provides many natural accessories that are perfect for DIY fall decor! Leave the fake leaves at the craft store and instead, bring autumn inside your home with these natural and beautiful DIY fall decor ideas that are guaranteed to make your home seem like an autumn wonderland (even if the temperatures outside say it’s still summer).
Why use the plastic fake ones, when the real thing is literally just lying around outside? Fall leaves come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Be on the lookout for particularly beautiful specimens whenever you are outside. You can decorate your home with them, from simply adding them to seasonal fall flowers, creating a garland, or laminating or waxing them. I personally love being on the lookout for bright red maple leaves, they bring the perfect pop of color to any fall decor. The added benefit of using fall leaves is that once the season has passed you can add them to your compost pile or garden to fertilize it for next year. They are the perfect no waste, no cost decoration!
Did you know that acorns are said to attract abundance? Collect fallen acorns and place them in a decorative glass jar or vase for a quick and easy fall centerpiece or decoration. For an added boost, take your newly created acorn decoration and imagine it drawing in money.
Apples are abundant right now, and come in all sorts of varieties and colors. A simple wooden bowl filled with apples on your table top is the perfect, easy centerpiece. Plus easy access for a healthy snack or pie making right at hand! Add in some crab apples or other seasonal fruits like pears for more visual interest (and more snacks).
Nothing says fall like hanging multicolored corn stalks on the door! They are beautiful, rustic, and plus the birds and squirrels love to eat them! You can also create beautiful centerpieces by adding simple un-popped pop corn to a glass vessel or vase if corn stalks aren’t your style. Add a candle for added interest and use. Or if you have a sweet tooth, do the same with candy corn! I mean…it’s better than actually eating it, right? Unless you actually like it…
Grains drying in the late fall sun, what a beautiful scene. Grain sheathes make for beautiful and simple, rustic decor. Add some to seasonal flower arrangements, or even a simple bundle in a vase alone. Or try wrapping a bundle with string and hanging it from your door for a different look. Of course, what says fall better than freshly baked rustic loaf of bread? Flex your baking skills with a rustic loaf of bread, and enjoy it until you devour it with dinner. Plus, it makes your house smell AMAZING. There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread!
Autumn brings many natural elements to aid in your DIY fall decor. By selecting natural elements instead of plastic replicas you can enjoy the feel of the real thing and reduce your use of plastic by choosing a more natural and sustainable alternative.