58 Creative (and Easy!) Fall Craft Ideas You Need to Make

Celebrate everything autumn with these adorable DIY decorations.

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A Pumpkin and A Princess/One Little Project/The 36th Avenue

Whether you're looking for DIY fall decorations or just a fun activity for the weekend, these creative and easy fall crafts are the perfect way to go. Grab a mug of apple cider, a few of your friends, and enjoy a fall crafternoon.

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fall crafts pumpkin mason jars
The 36th Avenue
Pumpkin Mason Jars

They're cute AND practical. It's a win-win situation.

What you'll need: set of mason jars ($16 and up, ), acrylic paint set ($7, ), brown spray paint ($4, )

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fall crafts candy jar
A Pumpkin and a Princess
Candy Jar

Grab your favorite candy from this adorable DIY jar whenever you need a pick-me-up.

What you'll need: 6-inch clay pot ($2, ), clay saucer ($2, ), wooden knob ($5, ), black gloss spray paint ($4, )

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fall crafts scarecrow pot
Hobby Lobby
Scaredy Pot

How cute is this little guy?! Plus, he's so easy to make.

What you'll need: assorted clay pots ($16 for 12, ), burlap ($4, ), acrylic paint set ($7, ), twine ($6, ), raffia ($5, )

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fall crafts acorn art
Happiness is Homemade
Acorn Art

Make this craft even more unique by choosing acorns from your own neighborhood.


What you'll need: glitter glue ($3, ), picture frame ($14, )

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apple mason jar
Tilly's Nest
Apple Pencil Cup

Paint has the power to turn something ordinary into something unique — like this apple pencil holder your kids will love.

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fall crafts pom pom wreath
The Magic Onions
Pom-Pom Wreath

A bunch of felted balls or pom-poms makes for a wreath that's a little bit crafty, a little bit twee.

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leaf garland
Andrew McCaul
Leaf Garland

Hang fabric scraps in harvest hues, cleverly cut in the shape of leaves.

Get the tutorial here »

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ombre pinecone
Whimzeecal
Ombre Pinecones

Grab some acrylic paint in three or four shades of similar colors, and carefully paint the tips of each pinecone from light to dark.

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pumpkin crochet garland
Mama In A Stitch
Crochet Pumpkin Garland

Teeny pumpkin patterns might just be the cutest crochet idea yet.

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marbled leaves
Teaching with TLC
Marbled Leaves

Print out leaf templates onto cardstock and dip them into a marblized shaving cream concoction to make this inventive craft.

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painted acorns
Home Stories A to Z
Colorful Acorns

Paint stray acorns fun colors (add even add glitter!). Display in a clear bowl.

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diy pumpkins
Finding Home
Patterned Pumpkins

Give the rustic look a contemporary twist by making pumpkins in a bevy of patterns.

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wine bottle with notepad attached
Andrew McCaul
Thoughtful Bottle

In honor of the return of book clubs in front of the fire, give a vino-loving hostess a gift she can hold on to — a wine journal to note her favorites.

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Average But Inspired
Clever Pumpkins

Typically found around doorways, these wood trim corner blocks get cute second job as rustic pumpkins.

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leaf it there wreath
Michael Partenio
Leafy Wreath

Snipped from patterned plaids and fuzzy felt, this wreath's faux foliage will look fresh forever.

Get the tutorial here »

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wind fall
Michael Partenio
Foliage Mobile

This mobile mimics fluttering foliage — minus the raking.

Get the tutorial here »

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napkins with buckles
Andrew McCaul
Buckled Napkin Rings

Offer a nod to Pilgrims this Thanksgiving with napkin rings crafted from inexpensive buckles, ribbon and fabric glue.

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homemade leaf bookmark
Andrew McCaul
Leaf Bookmark

Make this fun, easy parent-and-kid project: a seasonal bookmark.

Get the tutorial here »

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A Night Owl
Wooden Pumpkins

Wooden plaques from a craft store (cut to look like they came from a tree trunk) turn into plump pumpkins when you paint them orange.

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Finding Home
Striped and Spotted Pumpkins

Simple painted patterns give these angular pumpkins a bit of modern flair.

Get the tutorial at and

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Aunt Peaches
Bedazzled Gourds

When we look at a blank gourd, we see star potential. Jazz yours up with rhinestones for a sparkly take on fall.

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Courtesy of Home Is Where the Boat Is
Welcoming Sign

Sure, a paper banner won't last in the rain, but it's an easy way to make your outdoor space party-ready when you entertain guests. And a metallic monogram will inject some family pride into your yard.

Get the tutorial at and

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use your gourds
Michael Partenio
Gourd Display

To establish the palette for a fireplace display that can stay up until turkey time, drape a trio of pinked printed-fabric squares atop the mantel, and keep them in position with an assortment of colorful gourds and leaves.

Get the tutorial here »

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cheese graters with candles in them
Andrew McCaul
Salvaged Centerpiece

Say cheese — graters, that is. Salvaged shredders make a lovely table display with the illumination of votive candles twinkling through.

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Create Craft Love
Leaf Luminary

Recreate the season's glow with a mason jar-turned-luminary (starring a maple leaf cutout, of course).

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fall crafts leaf wreath
C'mon Get Crafty
Faux Foliage Wreath

You don't have to petrify fallen leaves to preserve the best autumn colors; this wreath is actually made out of pliable aluminum cans.

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Domestically Blissful
Sparkling Pumpkin

Proving that a mason jar lid can be just as crafty, these glittery pumpkins are elegant when showcased on a chic, white plate.

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Burlap + Blue
Felted Wreath

Choose yellow-orange felt for a monochrome wreath that still has some lovely seasonal texture.

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My Poppet Makes
Seasonal Origami

Mini pumpkins in pretty fall hues just might be the cutest form of origami we've ever seen.

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A Piece of Rainbow
Patterned Fabric Pumpkins

The secret ingredient to these fun, patterned pumpkins? Toilet paper (yes, really).

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