Fall is my favorite season, probably because of my unabashed love for all things pumpkin.  (Seriously, I may have a problem.)  But all of those pumpkin spice lattes wouldn’t be the same without those crisp autumn breezes, colorful leaves, and cosy scarves.  As we get ready to welcome the new season, I’ve put together a list of the top DIY projects to help you welcome autumn in style - and I promise, they’re not all pumpkin related!

 

Acorn Coasters

Adding a few well-placed accessories to your home is an easy way to transition your decor for the new season.  Since the cooler fall weather pretty much guarantees we’ll be curling up with hot apple cider (and of course, pumpkin spice lattes), we instantly fell in love with these acorn coasters!  Yes, a little sewing is required, but it’s definitely worth the extra effort.  Seasoned Homemaker has the pattern for these adorable coasters, and walks you through the steps to make your own.

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Bark Candle Project

This bark candle totally embraces the rustic look that’s typically associated with autumn.  To make this fall DIY project work, you’ll need access to wood that’s at least three inches in diameter.  If, like me, you’re worried about the wood-open flame combination in doors, we’d suggest using a battery operated tea light as the candle.  Read more on HomeTalk.

Bark Candle

 

Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Cinnamon is one of the most popular fall scents - and when paired with pine cones, we’re pretty sure we’ve found the quintessential autumn craft.  This simple DIY project doesn’t cost much, but it does require a little planning.  According to eHow, it takes about 4-6 weeks for the pine cones to properly infuse the cinnamon scent.

scented Pines

 

Fall Leaf Print

This fall craft is one that you can do with the kids - and hang up in your home for years to come.  With some adhesive letters, a few fall paint colors, and leaves, you’ll have fun creating this autumn DIY print with your little ones.  Once the paint has dried completely, peel of those adhesive letters to see your special seasonal message. [Tried and True Blog]

fall leaf print

 

Outdoor Fire Pit

While this is certainly the most ambitious DIY project on our list, it’s also one of our favorites.  A fire pit is a wonderful addition to any backyard, and certainly helps to get some more use out of your patio as the cooler weather arrives.  The DIY Village walks you through the steps - with plenty of pictures! - so you can make your own outdoor fire pit.  All you need now is some s'mores!

Outdoor fire pit

 

Fall Wreath

This rustic wreath uses traditional fall shades - like brown, orange, and red - and incorporates it into a beautiful decor piece that can be used indoors, or out.  Easy to make by adding some red and orange berries to a plain grapevine wreath, this autumn DIY project can be easily completed in an afternoon.  Get the tutorial from New House New Home New Life

fall wreath

 

Painted Gold Leaves

Fall DIY projects don’t get much easier than these painted gold leaves - no artistic ability required!  In less than an hour, you can put together these beautiful framed leaves.  Simply grab some gold paint, a paint brush, some frames from your local dollar store, and a few leaves from outside.  [DIO Home Improvements]

painted gold leaves

 

Pumpkin Spice Soap

I don’t know what I like best about this homemade pumpkin spice soap recipe: how easy it is, or how it takes the best thing about fall (pumpkin spice) and turns it into something you’ll use everyday.  The ingredients are easy to find too.  Pick up some shea butter soap base, red and yellow soap colorant, soap mold, pumpkin pie spice, and a microwave safe measuring cup and you’re all set.  [Happiness is Homemade]

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