Easy DIY decorations for Fall
It’s that time of year again when the weather starts to cool down and the holidays are just around the corner. If you’re looking to spruce up your home for less this season, we’ve got some easy DIY decorations that will do the trick.
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From festive wreaths to string lights and garlands, these simple projects can be done in an afternoon and will add a touch of holiday cheer to any room. So get creative and have fun!
Get Creative with Wall Art
You don’t have to spend a fortune on art to make a big impact.
If you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your home without spending a fortune, wall art is a great option. And you don’t have to be an artist to create something beautiful – there are plenty of easy DIY projects that anyone can do.
If you’re not sure where to start, Etsy is a great resource for finding affordable artwork. There are thousands of talented artists selling their work online, so you’re sure to find something that fits your style. And if you’re feeling really creative, you can even create your own wall art on canvas or canvas boards, paint and brushes. Of course, I’d add glitter, but I love some sparkle!
I love these simple Wall Signs
So don’t be afraid to get creative – with a little effort, you can transform your home into a stylish and unique space that reflects your personality perfectly.
Make Your Own Pillows and Throws
Add some cozy warmth to your home with homemade pillows and throws.
Go ahead and add some cozy warmth to your home this winter with some unique, handmade items. Why not make your own pillows and throws?
Homemade pillow covers are easy to sew, and you can customize them to match your décor. Make or purchase pre-made pillow covers and the pillow form for fast and easy pillows.
You can also make pillow covers for different holidays and then trade them out (or make the double sided, so just turn it over!). Think about a fun skeleton pillow for Halloween that could convert (by flipping it over) to a fall pillow to carry you through until you start to decorate for Christmas. And if you use red for Christmas consider a generic winter decoration on the pillow (like a snowflake or heart) so that it can carry you through to Valentine’s Day.
PIck up a pillow cover and some ink along with your favorite holiday transfer and make your own throw pillows.
And what could be cozier than a homemade throw blanket? You don’t need to know how to crochet or knit. There are several videos on making a blanket with big chunky yarn and your hands. This tutorial was very helpful.
If you have a sewing machine, making a simple quilt is also fun. Simply sew strips of fabric together for the top. You can then add batting and a back and tie it randomly for the quilted part.
Get creative with colors and textures to create a one-of-a-kind piece that will keep you warm all season long. Who knows – it just may become your favorite blanket!
Repurpose Old Furniture
Give old furniture a new lease on life with a little creativity by repurposing old furniture.
If you’re bored with the furniture in your home, but don’t want to spend the money on new pieces, repurposing old furniture is a great solution. With a little creativity, you can give old furniture a new lease on life.
One way to repurpose old furniture is to give it a makeover. Start by sanding down the piece of furniture to remove any existing paint or finish. Then, apply a coat of chalk paint in the color of your choice. Once the paint is dry, distress the edges with sandpaper for a shabby chic look.
You can also choose to paint it a bold color. Think navy, red, or aqua blue – even purple! You can create a statement piece of furniture that will spark conversations.
One word of caution here though. If you have an antique piece made from mahogany or other wood that is in great shape, painting it may devalue it. Be sure to check with an expert before painting antiques, especially in trendy colors. We have an old steamer trunk painted olive green and it’s a huge chore to strip it to it’s original beauty.
Another way to repurpose old furniture is to use it in unexpected ways. For example, an old dresser can be used as a TV stand or sideboard in a dining room. Old nightstands can be turned into small end tables. There are lots of videos that show how to repurpose old furniture.
Add some greenery to your home with plants and flowers.
If your home is in dire need of a pick-me-up, adding some plants and flowers is a great way to go. Faux plants are a low-maintenance option that can add some green to your space, and garlands or silk flowers can brighten up any room. Here are a few tips on how to bring the outside in without spending a fortune.
Check the dollar store or the $5 and less stores for greenery, garlands, and faux plants. Many come in different sizes and can be used on tables, window sills, and countertops.
Be sure to check thrift stores as well. Greenery is something that is donated and can often be rejuvenated with a damp cloth or a new pot, vase, or basket (which can also be found at the same thrift store).
Watch for sales. I tend to look for end-of-season sales on greenery that can be used or styled for one or more seasons. If that’s not possible, then pick up those end-of-season sales to use the next year.
With a little effort, you can easily spruce up your home for less this season. By following the tips in this article for easy DIY decorations for fall, you can save money and still have a beautiful home. So get out there and start decorating!
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