We know a lot of people who have parties in the fall around the end of October in order to celebrate Halloween, but for some reason we’ve always loved throwing a mid-season party too, before things get very spooky and start feeling a little more like winter. There’s just something about welcoming harvest time and getting social once again after the end of summer and the start of the school year that makes us feel good about the season change! Being the DIY enthusiasts we are, we’ve always got our eyes peeled for awesome DIY suggestions that will help us making our own seasonal party decor in order to spruce our place up a bit before our autumn guests arrive.
If you’re feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of learning how to make some fun DIY fall party decor, check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in this years search for inspiration!
1. Autumn leaf mason jar candle holder
Besides the fact that we’ve always had a fondness for how simple mason jar crafts are, this particular idea from Spark and Chemistry also appeals to use because we love a unique twist on any classic crafting technique, and their tutorial shows you how to do decoupage with fabric leaves instead of just with paper! Take a better look at their site to see the full details of how these autumn leaf mason jar candle holders were made.
2. DIY cinnamon stick candle
If you ask us, any DIY project hat also makes the room smell great on top of improving how it looks is a total plus! That’s precisely the kind of thing Home Stories A to Z created when they made these adorable cinnamon stick candles in just a few surprisingly simple steps. Because the cinnamon sticks they used are real, the piece makes its immediate area smell a little more seasonal before you’ve even got the candle lit!
3. Rustic sweater candle
Have we really caught your attention with this whole idea of making a lovely fall candle to light while your guests are over but you’re just not sure the cinnamon idea or the decoupaged leaves quite appeal to you? In that case, so long as you have an old sweater you night be willing to upcycle, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Family Chic made this adorable rustic looking fall sweater candle and stuck an actual dried fall leaf inside the band.
4. DIY mercury pumpkin
Like us, have you always been a fan of those kitschy, classic glass pumpkin dishes that some people put out in the fall filled with candy corn but you’re just not sure that clear glass is quite as glam as what you have in mind for your fall party’s scheme? In that case, if you’re open to the idea of adding a little bit of shine, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Frugal Homemaker gave their pumpkin dish a silver mercury glass finish!
5. DIY dry brushed chalk painted pumpkins
As a party decorator and a home decor enthusiast, do you find that you tend to prefer decorating your home in lighter fall tones and colour schemes rather than the classics browns and oranges because it’s already a slightly darker space in the main social room? Then we’d suggest taking a look at how Anderson and Grant gave their pumpkins a pleasant, much lighter wash by giving them a coat of brushed chalk paint!
6. Easy no-sew burlap pumpkins
Perhaps your most confident DIY skills lie in the realm of fabric crafting? Maybe you’ve always been intrigued by working with material but you don’t actually know how to sew. Either way, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Confessions of a Plate Addict made these lovely no-sew burlap pumpkins that look absolutely perfect sitting on a mantel or side table!
7. Duct hose pumpkins
Are you the kind of curious crafter who is always looking for new ways to get creative with unconventional materials or upcycle old things in order to save them from being thrown out? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get a real kick out of the way A Diamond in The Stuff made this funny 3D pumpkin from the kind of duct host you might find in your dryer! We love that they made the pumpkin’s little stem from a cinnamon stick for a bit of subtle fall scent.
8. Shining confetti pumpkins
Are you actually feeling quite intrigued by this idea of decorating some pumpkins in order to make your home feel fall party ready but in your mind, any party of any kind, no matter the time of year, needs at least a little bit of sparkle? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give these adorable shining confetti pumpkins a try! Made in a Day has all the details you’ll need for making them happen yourself.
9. Paper pumpkin lanterns
Are you actually throwing a fall party that’s entirely family friend, so you’re also hoping to get your kids in on the decor making process, just to keep them feeling engaged and involved in the prep process? Well, if they enjoy paper based crafts even half as much as ours do then we have a feeling you’ll find success with this simple, very cute paper pumpkin lantern idea outlined step by step on Momtastic.
10. DIY leaf stamped fabric napkins
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something from scratch that’s suitable for a fall party, would you rather it be something you can use to spruce up your dinner table a little? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like these DIY lead stamped napkins outlined step by surprisingly simple step on All Things G&D.
11. DIY gold leaf pine cone garland
Of course, not every single party decor piece you make for the fall has to centre around pumpkins and leaves! Just in case you’d rather craft with something else natural that you can easily find in your backyard, here’s a super fun tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion that shows you how to make a gold leaf pine cone garland that really adds some seasonal scent and atmosphere.
12. DIY falling leaves glittered garland
Have we really got your attention now with this whole concept of making a garland that’s suitable for a fall party, especially if you get to include some kind of golden element, but you’re just not sure you’re over the idea of crafting with leaves either? Well, who ever said you have to choose between the two? Instead, take a look at how House of Jade Interiors made this adorably and very glitter falling leaves garland that has not just gold, but other sparkling fall shades too.
13. DIY fabric leaf garland
Just in case you’re feeling totally enamoured by the whole concept of making a leaf party garland but you’re also still kind of thinking about the fabric crafting idea we showed you earlier, here’s another blended project that will help you combine the two in one place! Find out how shockingly simple this leaf garland really is to make on Good Housekeeping.
14. DIY burlap and leaf fall door wreath
If you’re the kind of avid home crafter we’ve always been, then we’re sure you already know the warm, welcoming feeling of hanging a nice wreath on your door to set the tone of the space for guests before they’ve been knocked. We love to make and swap out our wreaths seasonally, which is how we came across, tried out, and really enjoyed this great burlap and leaf DIY fall door wreath featured in good detail on Today’s Creative Life.
15. Easy DIY fall berry wreath
Have we actually caught your attention quite well with our talk about making welcoming fall door wreaths but you can’t help feeling like you might prefer to make one that’s a little more nature themed, since the changes in nature that occur in fall are actually your favourite thing about the season? In that case, we’re not sure we could possibly recommend this lovely fall berry wreath made by To Simply Inspire enough!
Have you made other kinds of awesome DIY fall party decor before that were a huge hit the night of but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!