Fall Decor Craft Ideas
Fall is right around the corner and here at Gateway we’re excited for the return of pumpkins, falling leaves, and warm apple cider. To get in the spirit, we’ve rounded up some of the best crafts for adding an autumnal twist to your apartment’s decor. Whether you’re looking to go full spooky Halloween vibes or searching for a more subtle hint of fall, read ahead for our favorite DIY decorations for the season!
Hanging an autumn-inspired wreath from your door is a great way to welcome the shift to cooler days. Country Living offers this list of seasonal options, which range from an olive branch wreath adorned with foliage to an easy to make pine cone wreath brushed with festive fall colors. Hang these from your front door or from a window for an instant decorative statement.
Wheat Bundle Centerpiece
Good Housekeeping shares this idea for a wheat bundle centerpiece sure to set the right tone for fall. Tie a ribbon or colored string around a grouping of dried wheat, then display the bundle in a decorative glass cloche. Find cloche domes for showing off your masterpiece here.
Decorating with Halloween in mind? Try making this skeleton garland from Women’s Day. All you’ll need is a few simple supplies like a skeleton pattern, paper, and some glitter to create this charming holiday trimming. If you’re looking for a bit more of a crafting challenge, try this leaf garland from Good Housekeeping.
Firefly Mason Jar Lights
Blogger Lil Blue Boo suggests this great fall decor idea using mason jars to create a “firefly lantern.” Simply arrange a set of LED string lights within an empty mason jar. She also recommends filling the jar with dried moss and weaving the lights throughout for a particularly magical look.
Save an extra mason jar for this fun Halloween hand soap dispenser. Oprah Magazine says the project is simple: purchase these spooky eyeball ping-pong balls and fill your jar with hand soap--finish by attaching a mason jar soap pump insert, and you’re done! You can find the full tutorial here.
Apple Candle Holders
Fall is apple season and maybe you’ve been able to head out to one of these top apple picking orchards within 2.5 hours of the city. Whether or not you’ve picked your own, turning apples into a seasonal candle holder is a simple way to make decorative use of the fall fruit. Good Housekeeping instructs to core an apple and find a candle to place inside to give any room an instant autumn glow.