20 Fall Crafts to Do This Weekend

Changing seasons not only calls for a change in decor and the temperature of our morning coffee. It also means a change in the kinds of crafts and DIYs we look for. It’s time to move from flamingoes and banana leaves and pineapples to pumpkins and acorns and feathers. And if you can squeeze in a leather DIY, bonus points for you! Scroll through these 20 fall crafts that you can do this weekend and have your house autumn ready by Monday.

wood bannerView in gallery

Banners are the easiest way to spruce up a bare wall space. This project uses a wooden banner that will be easy to store away come winter. You can paint it like the project dictates… or go your own way with felt, fabric or even chalkboard paint! (via The Crafted Sparrow)

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I know you’re wondering what to do with all your pineapple plant pots now that the leaves are turning gold and red. The simple answer: make these leather and fabric plant pots that you can slip on over your current pots to give your plants an instant fall makeover. (via Pretty Quirky Pants)

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Fall is definitely one of the best seasons for centerpiece decor. But you can go even further by making these trivet leaves so no matter where you put your soup filled pots and pans brimming with roasted veggies, there will be a touch of fall right behind.

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Before you scroll by thinking “I could never make that,” listen for half a second. I’m sure you’ve seen the little trinket dishes shaped like leaves and pumpkins and ghosts. The goal is to use one of those and paint it a shimmering gold that will bring class to your coffee table or dresser. (via The Casual Craftlete)

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Fall means cozy-wear and many of you are probably going to try crafting a scarf or hat this season. So while you’re yarn shopping, pick up a few shades to create this mini woven wall hanging. It will be like giving your gallery wall a sweater. (via Gathering Beauty)

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Acorns are such a fun decor piece for fall. These are giant ones made from… are you ready?… Easter eggs! That’s right! Spray paint for extra Easter eggs in fall colors and glue pine cone bits on the top. You will have the best centerpiece in town. (via Domestically Blissful)

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I don’t know about you, but a fall smelling candle just takes the cake for fall decorating. This simple craft will give you some pretty votives to hold your pumpkin scented lights. They will look smashing on your dining room table or even your coffee table.

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The best fall crafts are the ones you can do while watching the premiers of all your favorite shows, right? This orange garland is one of them. Once you have dried out your orange slices, you can sit on your couch and string away while zoning into your new episodes. (via Garden Matter)

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What is a fall craft ideas post without a pumpkin DIY? This one suggests painting corner trim pieces to make adorable and simple pumpkin decor. But I bet you can use whatever scrap wood you have in your garage! You can even let the kids help you paint. (via Average But Inspired)

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Wood burning enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Dust off your wood burning tools, collect some wooden spoons (and other wooden kitchen necessities if you want!) and go pattern crazy. You can keep them for yourself or save ’em up for Christmas. (via Threadbare Cloak)

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If you’re part of the trendy crowd, you probably have the colorful agate coasters on your coffee table right now. Pack those away with your summer decor and craft these lovely dark marbled coasters instead. They’ll certainly bring depth to your coffee table styling… and your Instagram. (via Homey Oh My)

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It is nice to start off fall with a clean and tidy space. This copper magazine rack will help you keep your piles of reading material organized. Plus it will add the necessary shine to your living room and the copper tones will match the rest of the your fall decor.

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Adding some natural tones to your table is definitely a good tip when you’re looking for fall decorating ideas. Make these gorgeous salt and pepper shakers from wood in your shed and you’ll have all your friends asking where you bought them. (via Pneumatic Addict)

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If you thought watercolors were just for summer, think again. Learn how to make some watercolor feathers and you can easily replace some of your summertime art on your gallery wall. Or if you go a little watercolor crazy, feel free to create a new gallery wall altogether. (via eHow)

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Fall is the season that includes cozy mornings in bed with your steaming coffee and fresh pumpkin bread. You’ll want to put together this breakfast tray to corral all the crumbs and drips and keep your bed clean. It’s so easy, you can use it for your lazy Sunday morning.

diy pumpkin spice candleView in gallery

Remember what I said about candles taking the cake? Well here’s your chance to make one yourself! This pumpkin spice candle will fill your home with the scent of fall. You can even make it in the votives above! (via Boxwood Avenue)

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If you’re the kind of person who uses yarn to make fall crafts and clothes and projects, put together this pegboard that will store your strings in the most artistic way possible. It’s like having a craft room in your living space. (via Dwell Beautiful)

wood ring holderView in gallery

Bringing fall to your vanity can be a difficult task when you try to think beyond candles. Thankfully wood slices are still in because this gorgeous ring holder is just perfect for bringing an autumn touch to your space. (via Dwell Beautiful)

fabric basketView in gallery

Isn’t it the best when you can craft seasonal storage on a budget? These fabric baskets are easy to make, simple to diversify and lovely to look at. Make some for your living room, bedroom, playroom and kid’s room.

pressed plantsView in gallery

Okay so maybe you need a little bit longer than a weekend for this project. But once you collect your plants and give them some time to dry, framing them is the easy part. The hard part is deciding where to put them. (via Matildigt)