As seasons change, we feel like we need to change our home decor with them to update and match the moods outside. Fall is gloomy with darker tones, a lot of rustic accents, and of course, tons of orange color. So we welcome all of it to our home and begin settling in for long chilly evenings.

Short of overloading your home with pumpkins and leafy wreaths (although there’s nothing wrong with that – we all like the seasonal fun), we’d like to invite you to think differently this time and give your fall decor makeover some more thought. Here are 15 DIY fall home decor ideas that are different and definitely not cliche. (Also check out our updated list of 20+ Best DIY Fall Decor Ideas to Decorate Your Home in Style.)

Burlap Wreath

Burlap has that warm rustic quality as a material and it fits perfectly the fall theme. Luckily it’s not overused in decor so it’s your chance to make your fall wreath a little different this time around.

Terracotta Scarecrow

Terracotta Scarecrow


This cute little terracotta scarecrow is not only unique, it’s very “autumny” in its color and materials used. So feel free to make one or two of these little fellas and you can use them instead of traditional pumpkins to create your seasonal vignettes.

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Flannel Coasters

Switching up materials for little details and accents, as simple as coasters for your late night cup of tea can make all the difference in creating the perfect seasonal vibe at home.

Fall Acorns

Do you have any plastic eggs left over from your Easter decor? Here’s how you can repurpose them into the perfect fall decor with an addition of some twine and pine cones.

Leaf Bowl

Fall leaves are there with pumpkins on the top of the list of seasonal decor but let’s be creative and make something more than a wreath, a bouquet or a garland – make a whimsical leaf bowl for your vignettes.

Burlap Pumpkins

Yes, pumpkins are cliche but it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative in their use. Burlap comes to the rescue again to create wonderful rustic decor detail.

Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

We love functional home decor accents and this tic tac toe game that serves as a coffee table vignette is seasonally brilliant.

Cinnamon Stick Candles

Simple ideas are often the most charming, so is this cinnamon stick candle contraption. Provide your decor with seasonal detail as well as scent.

Melted Crayon Pumpkins

If you’re going to use pumpkins in your decor (and you probably will) you might experiment with something unique and original, such as this melted crayon drip idea.

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Tree Stump Candle Holders

Creating the right mood on those long and chilly autumn evenings is really what it’s all about. And that’s exactly what you get when you combine rustic tree stump accents and mood lights of candles.

Owl Tree

A decorated tree branch is a fun way to create a seasonal vignette and more so if you can involve your kids in making these cute wooden owls to hang on it.

Ombre Wine Bottles

Make easy DIY Ombre Wine Bottles for fall home decor


The orange explosion of spray painted ombre wine bottles makes the perfect vases for your autumn vignettes. It’s the right idea to add more orange accents to your decor.

Burlap Napkin Rings

Simple projects from simple materials aren’t only non-committing and easy fun, they bring seasonal decor to your home in a subtle but meaningful way.

Twine Lanterns

Make use of some twine and fairy lights to create these wonderful lanterns for a unique way to bring fall decor home.

Pumpkin Tree

This has got to be the Christmas tree equivalent of the fall season. And why not, these little paper pumpkins make great decorations on a little tree for the best seasonal vignette.