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5 Fall DIYs for the Home

5 Fall DIYs for the Home

Autumn is the perfect time to bring out your sweaters and spend time cuddled up at home to escape the chilly weather. Whether you have a large home or a bedroom in an apartment, check out the following 5 DIY tips for decorating a fall-friendly space.

Image from Unsplash | Edited on Canva

Image from Unsplash | Edited on Canva

1. Spice up your pumpkins

I'm not talking about pumpkin spice lattes, although now would be the time to treat yourself to one at Starbucks. I am however, talking about adding glamour to your typical orange pumpkins.

Whether you paint your pumpkins, cover them in glitter or wrap them in lace, your apartment is sure to stand out with these festive additions. If you only have a small space to work with, you can set a couple of pumpkins on your window ledge or on a coffee table. 

If you love the idea of a personalized pumpkin, check out this tutorial for making a monogrammed pumpkin. 

Image from http://www.unoriginalmom.com/

Image from http://www.unoriginalmom.com/

Don't want to cover your house in glitter? Try painting your pumpkin white and covering it in lace like Lauren Conrad shows in her pretty pumpkin list

Image from https://laurenconrad.com/

Image from https://laurenconrad.com/

2. Light your candles, sit back and relax

If you're interested in adding candles to infuse your home with seasonal scents, these cinnamon stick wrapped candles are the perfect craft for you.

Image from http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/

Image from http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/

Go ahead and light those candles while sipping on some warm apple cider for a cozy fall experience.

3. Make use of those fallen autumn leaves

This DIY sparkly leaf garland is sure to attract attention to your walls. If you're using artificial leaves, simply follow this tutorial here. Real leaves will take a bit more attention, as you'll need to coat them so they remain preserved, but it can be a fun way to recycle the leaves from your lawn.

Image from http://www.houseofjadeinteriorsblog.com/

Image from http://www.houseofjadeinteriorsblog.com/

4. Spruce up your table

An easy way to add some seasonal colours to your home is to create fall centrepieces for your tables. I love the look of these faux ceramic pumpkins that are set out on a simple wooden tray. 

Image from http://www.thedesertblossom.com/

Image from http://www.thedesertblossom.com/

If you have a smaller home or an apartment, this is an easy way to incorporate pumpkins without taking up too much space. Also, since these pumpkins aren't real, you don't have to worry about replacing them anytime soon. 

5. Incorporate fall flannels

This list wouldn't be very Canadian if I left flannel off of it. Since it's the perfect season to bring out those flannel blanket scarves and button-ups, why not add flannel coasters to your space as well.

Image from http://jugglingactmama.com/ and http://viewfromthefridge.com/

Image from http://jugglingactmama.com/ and http://viewfromthefridge.com/

I always have a stash of coasters on hand, so I can avoid staining any surfaces in my room or apartment. Not only do these coasters look super cozy, but you can also toss them in the wash if you spill on them - bonus! 


Which DIY craft would you love to try this fall? What are your other favourite fall DIY ideas? Share in the comments below! 

Until next time, 

Kaitlyn xo

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