You're Going To Fall For These 6+ Autumn DIYs

Diply 6 Sep 2018

Look, summer is fun and all, but after another weekend of record high temperatures, I'm ready for fall to arrive. Bring on the hoodies and scarves, the leggings and boots, the seasonal spice blends — I want it all!

Fall to me isn't just colorful leaves and PSLs (though I do drink a lot of those), but rather earth tones and tons of texture.

1. DIY Fall Spice Scented Candles

Little House Living | Little House Living

Yeah, yeah, I said fall wasn't just about a certain latte flavor, but that doesn't mean I can't include at least one DIY inspired by it.

It's my list and I'll pumpkin spice if I want to. I'm not over the hype yet.

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Of course, if you make these candles from Little House Living, you can use any of your favorite fall spices. 

Little House Living | Little House Living

If you want the classic, mix cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, but feel free to experiment with spicy mixes.

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2. Fall Flannel Coasters

Juggling Act Mama | Juggling Act Mama

This may be my '90s adolescence talking, but flannel just feels like fall to me. If you're not quite comfortable with full flannel shirts and heavy matching blankets, why not try these coasters from Juggling Act Mama?

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The amount of sewing skill needed for these is super beginner level. 

Juggling Act Mama | Juggling Act Mama

You don't even really need a sewing machine. Just call any wobbly stitches "rustic" and it'll totally match the vibe. Whether you admit that the effect is on purpose or not is entirely up to you.

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3. Leaf Wire Napkin Rings

Home Made by Carmona | Home Made by Carmona

If you like your fall decor minimalist and classy, why not try these simple napkin rings from Home Made by Carmona?

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They couldn't be simpler, and all you need is some jewelry wire and pliers. 

Home Made by Carmona | Home Made by Carmona

How beautiful would these look on your table for family meals or even Thanksgiving? Plus, you could try other shapes, too!

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4. Ombré Paper Pumpkin Wall Art

Damask Love | Damask Love

We usually associate pumpkins with Halloween, but unless you're carving them, they can be an autumn classic. Avoiding orange and black can help prevent the Halloween feel and make them really chic.

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This project from Damask Love turns paper pumpkins into cute ombré wall art.

Damask Love | Damask Love

I love how they add a pop of color along with a fall feeling, without screaming "Halloween is coming!"

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5. Fall Leaves Ice Bucket

A Bubbly Life | A Bubbly Life

Fall is a big party season. Besides Halloween and Thanksgiving, there are often pre-Christmas gatherings creeping earlier into the season. A decorative ice "bucket" is a fun way to keep beverages cold.

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A Bubbly Life used a pair of buckets and some autumn leaves to create this pretty bottle chiller.

A Bubbly Life | A Bubbly Life

Large blocks of ice like this one melt far slower than a pile of ice cubes, so you can enjoy the effect for hours.

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6. Raffia Embroidered Straw Bag

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

I love straw tote bags because they can shift so effortlessly between summer and fall. The straw evokes big summer sun hats, but the texture and color is pure autumn.

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This project from Enthralling Gumption takes that fall feel a step further with some raffia embroidery. 

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

This would just look so cute alongside a oversized chunky sweater. Perfect for carrying a book or notes to the coffee shop on a chill day.

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7. Arm Knitted Fall Wreath

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Wreaths are a great way to add a seasonal touch to your front door, and I adore this autumn option from A Kailo Chic Life.

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A classic fall wreath involves leaves, but this one is a chunky knit that requires no special knitting skills.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Just arm-knit a big tube of thick wool and attach to a wreath form. When you swap it out for a Christmas wreath, you could even wash the wool and use the tube as a big scarf.

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8. DIY Leaf Printed Linens

Funtober | Funtober

If you're looking for a nice way to bring autumn into your table, you can use leaves to stamp a pattern onto plain linens for an inexpensive, unique effect.

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Check out the full tutorial over at Funtober!

Funtober | Funtober

I love the muted colors in their example, but this could also be a lot of fun with brighter fall colors like oranges and yellows.

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