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Creative Ideas for Fall Decorations – Easy Decor Projects for Autumn

These creative ideas for fall decorations make use of the natural colors and textures that we find outside in nature. Most can be put together for very little cost and expense.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the change from summer to autumn.  I love all of the seasons but there is something so definite about autumn to me. 

Everything changes and here in the south, the cool temps are such a welcome relief from the hot days of summer.

See more great Fall decoration ideas to DIY and decorate.

Sometimes, one only has to look to nature when searching for plants that set a spooky mood for fall. Halloween is one of the highlights of autumn to many. ]

Be sure to check out my list of 21 Halloween plants to see some examples.

Welcome in The Cool Weather with these Fall Decorative Ideas.

Wandering around the yard in the fall gives us lots of colors and natural elements that are the perfect choice for supplies to use for autumn decorating.

Now is the beginning of the decorating season for most of us.  All those pumpkins are just waiting for decorating.  The leaves are changing color and the temps are getting cooler. And all the holidays to come.   It is by far my favorite time of the year.

I love to welcome in fall with my garden too.  Most things are getting ready to be “put to bed” for the winter, but there are many ways you can extend the feel of the growing season.

Who doesn’t love to see mums, asters and pumpkins decorating yards?

Here are some of my favorite fall garden and decorating ideas.    You might find one to give you inspiration for your fall decorations.

scarecrow door decorationThis adorable scarecrow wreath door decoration is made from an old straw hat and some decorative fall craft supplies.

It will welcome in the young and young at heart to your home.  See the tutorial on Always The Holidays.

Scarecrow Fall arrangement.A loyal page fan of  The Gardening Cook on Facebook, Becky Reedy McClellan from shared her Fall arrangement.

I love the use of the straw and all the color. Thanks for sharing Becky!

easy fall table decorationPopcorn is not just for eating.  Look how effective this fall table decoration is.  It can be used on a mantle, an occasional table or a dining table.

Super easy to make too.  See the directions for the project on Always the Holidays.

Super Easy Watering Can Fall planter with dollar store materials.This super easy watering can scarecrow fall planter is simple to do and can be changed out as the seasons progress. See my tutorial.

Scarecrow, pumpkins, Indian corn and basket.

This whimsical table decoration is super easy to put together and the kids will love it. Just place colorful ears of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and Dollar Store scarecrows in a rustic wooden box. 

The only problem will be convincing that kiddos that this is a decoration, not dolls to play with. But this time of the year, who cares?Cute use of an old chair, a sign and some plants and you have a great decoration for fall.My friend Carlene From Organized clutter is the queen of using handy items on hand to make great decorations.

This old chair and small sign makes a great outdoor planter with the colorful mums and trailing ivy.    See more fall decoration ideas on her site.

These adorable scrap wood ghosts add great curb appeal to a front entry.These adorable scrap wood ghosts are easy to make and add a great seasonal curb appeal to any front step.

I made mine by using the wood from an old mail box post!  See the tutorial here.

Pumpkin in a chair. Fabulous fall decor!One of the fans of the Gardening Cook On Facebook, Diamond Victoria,  shared this fabulous fall decoration. That scarecrow looks right at home in the chair.

Thanks for sharing this Diamond!

Old rake head and decorations = a fall door decoration.Got an old rake head?  Transform it into a door decoration with a few berries and other garden bits and pieces. This design uses strands of bittersweet, juniper berries and Eastern Red Cedar but so many other natural elements would work.  Source:  BHG.

Jack-O-Plantern planted with succulents.How cute is the name of this decoration?  A Jack-O-Plantern!  The name is almost as creative as the project itself.  In this decoration, the traditional Halloween pumpkin has been planted with succulents for a unique front door decoration. 

Find out how to make one at my friend Stephanie’s site – Garden Therapy.

Scare crow and bales of hayScarecrows are not just for garden. This one has been positioned on a lamppost with bales of hay, raffia and all sorts of decorative fall items.

I love the addition of the flags for patriotic appeal too. Use it as inspiration for your own Mr. Scarecrow.

Cute Candy Corn DIY Tree decorationIt seems like candy corn is all over the place this time of the year.  This is such a cute way to use it in a decoration.

Grab a few clean branches from your yard and hot glue candy corn in clusters and then insert the branch in a vase full of the candy corn.  Idea shared from Women’s Day.

Folded paper DIY Fall pumpkin Decor project from scrapbookexpo.comThis cute and easy fall DIY pumpkin project is made from heavy folded card stock, felt, a twig some jute, wire and a fall tag.

Get the directions for the project at Scrapbook Expo. Round up of Fall Decorating Ideas.


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Jill Groezinger

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Love the rake idea.


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Me too..that was one of my favorites


Sunday 13th of October 2013

Me too!

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