Simple and Affordable Fall DIY Projects for a Cozy Home


Welcome the season of autumn with a roundup of simple and budget friendly fall DIY ideas. Transform your home into a cozy fall retreat with easy crafts that include pumpkins, fall flowers, and more.

DIY decoupage pumpkin in a block print pattern for fall.

One of my favorite parts of my job as a content creator is planning. I love the process of looking ahead to the next season and imagining the projects I want to do and the things I want to create whether that’s recipes or DIY’s. Fall is no exception. In fact, it’s the season I love planning for the most!

The autumn season offers a plethora of creative opportunities for crafting DIY’s that include natural elements like pumpkins & gourds, apples, spices, dried flowers, and more. It’s the perfect way to create a cozy atmosphere for family & friends to welcome them home when the weather turns cooler.

If you love to plan and prepare for the fall season as much as I do, this blog post is for you! By planning ahead you’ll be able to stay organized and focused, which means a smoother crafting experience.

Here are 10 fall DIY ideas that you’ll want to make that are not only simple and budget friendly, but filled with the spirit of the season too.

Fall DIY Tips

Before we dive into a roundup of autumn DIY projects, here are a few fall DIY tips to make your crafting even more enjoyable and successful.

Remember, DIY projects should be a source of joy and relaxation. Enjoy the process and allow your creativity to flow freely!


  • Take advantage of the beauty of nature during the fall season. Incorporate elements like colorful leaves, pinecones, acorns, and dried flowers into your projects. These natural elements add an authentic touch to your DIY creations.
  • Visit thrift stores or secondhand shops to find affordable materials for your DIY projects. Look for glass jars, baskets, and other items that can be upcycled or transformed into charming fall decor.
  • Embrace warm and cozy colors like burnt orange, deep reds, mustard yellows, and rich browns. These colors evoke the spirit of fall and create a welcoming ambiance in your home.
  • Utilize scents to enhance the fall atmosphere. Use cinnamon sticks, dried orange peels, and essential oils to infuse your projects with delightful autumn fragrances.
  • Get creative with repurposing existing decor items.
  • Get your family involved in the DIY process. Crafting together can be a fun and meaningful activity that promotes creativity and togetherness.
  • Browse websites, blogs, and social media platforms for endless fall DIY inspiration.
  • Add a personal touch to your fall DIY projects by incorporating your favorite fall quotes or family names into the design.

10 Simple & Affordable Fall DIY Projects for a Cozy Home

No matter your crafting abilities, these creative ideas will help you transform your living space into a cozy fall wonderland.

Let’s dive into this roundup of the best fall DIY ideas that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to get crafty!

Fall DIY Projects With Pumpkins

These pumpkin inspired projects will not only infuse your home with warmth but also add a touch of seasonal charm to your autumnal decor.

1. Decoupage Pumpkin

If you’re looking for fall decor that is simple to put together, budget friendly, and completely customizable, this decoupage pumpkin craft is for you.

Fall decoupage pumpkin in a farmhouse kitchen with a pitcher of flowers.

Decoupage pumpkins using paper napkins is the perfect way to add personalized, cozy fall decor to your home in no time at all with only a few supplies.

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cut outs onto it. It’s a fun craft with limitless options on what you can create. 

With a little imagination, you can create something that is completely unique & special just for your home.

I love that I created a classic, elegant, and unique piece of fall decor for our home with a foam pumpkin, decorative napkin, and glue! You can find all the supplies you’ll need along with a step by step tutorial on how to make this fall craft, here.

2. No Sew Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Pillow

Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse

No sew scrap fabric pillow cover with assorted colored pumpkins.

If you like unique one of a kind home decor, you will love this cute pumpkin pillow made from scrap fabrics. This no sew project is so easy anyone can do it…including me!

3. Pottery Barn Terra Cotta Pumpkin Dupe

Jennifer | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Terracotta pumpkins made to look like the Pottery Barn ones.

Create your own version of the viral Pottery Barn terra cotta pumpkins for a fraction of the price! Follow this step-by-step tutorial to make this popular fall decoration for your home.

Note: Look for items that are on sale when purchasing craft supplies. Take advantage of discounts & coupons to stock up on essentials for future projects.

4. Mum Pumpkin Planter

Kim | Cottage in the Mitten

Mum pumpkin planter made with an orange pumpkin and filled with yellow mums.

Looking for a new way to display your fall mums? Planting a mum in a real pumpkin is a fun and easy way to add a touch of fall to your home. With proper care, your mum plant will thrive in its new pumpkin home for weeks to come!

5. Faux Pumpkin With Floating Candles

Kelly | The Tattered Pew

Floating votives in a faux pumpkin with water and leaves.

This DIY faux pumpkin with floating votives is an easy & inexpensive way to spice up your indoor our outdoor spaces this fall.

6. Stacked Pumpkin Topiary

Jen | Midwest Life & Style

Autumn pumpkin topiary for the front porch with just a few supplies.

Update your front porch this fall season with these DIY pumpkin topiaries that are easy to make and a fall craft that will last for years to come.

Note: Look around your home for items that can be repurposed or upcycled for your fall DIY’s. Old glass bottles, wooden crates, and old wreaths can be transformed into new, beautiful fall decor pieces.

7. Pumpkin Tiered Tray

Amy | Amy Sadler Designs

Tiered pumpkin try for fall home decor made with faux pumpkins & plates.

Put a new spin on an old favorite, using pumpkins to make a beautiful tiered tray.

8. Fall Centerpiece With a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath

Wendy | WM Design House

Autumn centerpiece made with a Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath.

Create a beautiful fall centerpiece using a Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath, cinnamon, floral foam, moss, faux magnolias and fresh leaves. It’s a great way to add autumnal charm to your home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought decorations.

Note: When creating fall vignettes or tablescapes, layering different elements like fabrics, foliage, and decorative items can create a visually appealing and cohesive look.

Fall DIY With Dried Flowers

Fall decor with dried flowers adds a charming and rustic touch to your home. The earthy tones and delicate textures of dried flowers perfectly complement the autumnal aesthetic.

The longevity of dried flowers allows you to enjoy the beauty of fall throughout the season.

9. How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

Stacy | Bricks ‘n Blooms

Fall DIY hydrangea wreath made with hydrangeas and a grapevine wreath.

Here’s a fall DIY idea that won’t cost you a dime. Check out how easy it is to make simple hydrangea wreath for free made with only a few supplies.

Fall Front Door Decor

Your front door can set the stage for a warm & inviting entrance into your home. Fall front door decor creates a delightful first impression for guests and celebrates the spirit of the season for all who pass by.

10. Hanging Door Basket for Fall

Ann & AnnMarie | Simply 2 Moms

A fall door basket on a front door filled with faux fall flowers.

Follow these simple steps to assemble a beautiful autumn inspired door basket.

Final Thoughts on Fall DIY Decor for a Cozy Home

Embrace the season of fall by trying out these simple and budget friendly DIY ideas.

  1. Decoupage Pumpkin
  2. No Sew Pumpkin Pillow
  3. Pottery Barn Dupe Pumpkins
  4. Mum Pumpkin Planter
  5. Faux Pumpkin With Floating Votives
  6. Stacked Pumpkin Topiary
  7. Pumpkin Tiered Tray
  8. Fall Centerpiece With a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath
  9. Hydrangea Wreath
  10. Fall Hanging Door Basket
Decorative pumpkin on kitchen counter with pitcher of fresh flowers.

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