DIY Fall Decor to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Room

DIY Fall Decor to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Room

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and pumpkins are everywhere. To commemorate the start of a new season, it’s only right to start putting pumpkins out and lighting candles. But a painted pumpkin for $15? Candles for $20? A wreath for $30?

Absolutely not.

We know buying room decor can do some serious damage to your wallet. So would you beLEAF us if we told you that you can still decorate at a fraction of the price? Here are a couple of quick, affordable DIYs to spruce up your room for the fall season:

Candles wrapped with cinnamon and twine
Image via Home Stories A to Z

Bath & Body Works will be shaking as soon as they find out how much these candles cost. These rustic candles take less than 5 minutes and $5 to make! All you need are some cinnamon sticks, candles, rubber bands and twine. Once you’ve grabbed all the supplies, your home will be smelling like fall instantly.

Find out how to make these festive candles here.

Wreath made up of burlap and leaves
Image via HowToNestForLess

Why spend a large, unnecessary sum of money on a wreath you only hang for a quarter of the year? Let us help you make something just as cute (maybe even cuter!) at a quarter of the cost. Wreaths are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. What’s even better about this DIY is that it’s customizable for every season!

Follow these simple instructions to DIY this door decor.

Fall centerpiece
Image via TheCleverSide

At the center of every household is a beautiful centerpiece. They’re usually brought out to make the room more festive for parties and gatherings. Once you find out how inexpensive and easy it is to create one, you’ll probably start bringing it out for a lot more than just special events. Everything you need you can find at your local dollar store. All your friends will be wondering where you got such a unique piece.

Follow along with this video if you want to find out how to make beautiful centerpieces using only dollar store items.

Shadow Boxes
Shadowbox with flowers that say "love"
Photo via svgcuts

Although shadow boxes look intimidating to make, it’s actually really simple. The hardest part about this DIY is probably choosing what you want to put into it (leaves, acorns, flowers– the possibilities are endless). Have fun with it, and let your creativity flow. Who knows, you might end up with something that you use every year!

Watch this tutorial on how to make a fall inspired shadow box for under $10!

Collage of painted pumpkins
Image via Country Living

Obviously, we had to have an entire section dedicated to the beloved pumpkin! There are so many things that you can do with a pumpkin and little inspiration. You can make the pumpkin match your aesthetic with paint, fabric, glitter or really anything you can get your hands on. From fabric pumpkins to glitzy pumpkins to character pumpkins, who knows what you’ll come up with.

Check out this page to see which pumpkin you’re inspired to make.

With (almost) everything you can find at the dollar store to make these DIYs, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try them!  Dollar store decor sounds pretty GOURD if you ask me.

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