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As I’ve been contemplating fresh new Fall DIY decorating ideas this week I had an epiphany how to create some free fall decor!

I had to share, because we’re friends after all, right?

And friends don’t let friends spend money when they don’t need to.

So today I’d like to share some tips how you can use these Fall DIY decorating ideas that are free (some that are cheap) and easy to duplicate! 


Decorating Porch For Fall with DIY ideas

Fall DIY decorating ideas on the front porch. Modern bead and sunflower wreath on a navy blue door. Hello door mat is layers with a denim rug. White wood bench is topped with a yellow plaid throw blanket with a natural colored pillow and 2 denim pumpkins. A Rustick blue lantern is placed near the front door.

The theme for my fall decor this year was inspired by natural fall foliage and beautiful colors outside my window.

Which is really just a nice way of saying the bright sunflower weeds out in my neighbors yard.

So with scissors in hand I did what any respectable neighbor would do and trimmed their weeds down.

They can thank me later.

I immediately placed them in a pitcher and displayed them on the mantle. 

Fall DIY Sunflower Wreath

FallDIY decorating idea with modern sunflower wreath with beads

However, these will only stay looking fresh for a couple days once cut.

Since they’re so bright and cheery I decided to head to Michaels for some faux sunflowers to put in their place once wilted.

And that my friends, is where I was inspired to make this modern sunflower wreath.

Not only is it bright and cheery, but I love how the vibrant yellow pops off our navy blue door.

Fall DIY Denim Pumpkin Decor Idea

FallDIY Decorating Ideas with denim pumpkins placed on wooden bench with a mustard yellow plaid throw blanket decorate the front porch.

These denim pumpkins were so popular last year I knew they had to be displayed again!

Styling them with a bright yellow scarf ties the look of the whole porch together. 

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Fall DIY Decorating Ideas For Living Room

Fresh Foliage

Rustic pitchers filled with fall foliage, fresh sunflowers and pampas grass for easy fall DIY decorating ideas.

And here are the flowers that started it all.

We’ve paired them with some pampas grass clipped from the side of the road.

Yes, more weeds in our decorating, and best of all it’s FREE.

PRO TIP: Spray the pampas grass with hairspray before cutting. This will keep the seeds from falling and making a huge mess.

Vintage Finds

Large old wooden spools are placed on the mantle with navy blue candles. A pumpkin is placed in front of them and yellow maple leaves are sprinkles around the mantle.

To balance the fresh foliage on the other side of the mantle we used vintage wooden spools as candlesticks. 

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Fall DIY Decorating Idea - FREE Fall Printable

Free fall digital download for easy fall DIY decorating

Not only is the fresh foliage FREE, but how about another FREE fall decor idea?

As requested by some of our readers, we’ve created more free printables for this Dollar Tree inspired bunting.

Free downloads are also available for Easter and the 4th of July.

Tap the button below to get your fall printable.

Sunflower centerpiece decoration with sunflowers and acorns placed on the coffee table. A open book and glasses are also on the coffee table. Beautiful fall DIY decorating ideas.

Often times we’ll tweak a vignette or centerpiece from one holiday to the next.

Starting with the patriotic inspired centerpiece, we swapped out the daisies for sunflowers and seashells for acorns.

Head over to Instagram to see how quickly this came together. 

fall DIY decorations for living room. Sunflowers in a blue vase in a wooden dough bowl filled with acorns and decorative balls. Mantle decoratied with fall bunding, 2 rustic pitchers filled with grasses and sunflowers and 2 spool candles, and a pumpkins. Fall leaves are sprinkled throughout the space. A cozy navy throw blanket is on the sofa along with decorative yellow and navy pillows.

Styling Above the Piano

cheap fall DIY decorating ideas on top of the piano. Center is an old pane window on which a drift wood wreath is hanging. On the left there are 2 rustick candlesticks, a navy blue pumpkin, family photos and yellow maple leaves. On the right is a sunflower floral arrangement with pampas grass and mini pumpkins places in a vintage suitcase. Mini pumpkins and leaves anchor this arrangements.

Lastly, the yellow is also carried over to the top of the piano in this DIY fall floral arrangement.

Fall DIY decrating Ideas with a floral arrangement with sunflowers, pampas grass and pumpkins

See how inexpensive and easily this floral arrangement is to make.


We hope you’ve been inspired with these free and cheap Fall DIY decorating ideas.

For more Fall decor ideas check out 5 Simple Pumpkin DIY Ideas That Look High End.

You’ll find even more ideas with 65 Simple DIY Fall Decor Ideas You Can Make Today!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Kim

    Did I miss some where how to make the blue pumpkin on the mantle?

  2. Donna Marie

    This all looks wonderful!!!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you so much Donna Marie. Fall is Steph’s favorite time of year. She loves to bring that fall vibe into her home.

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