Like everyone else, I love fall. The leaves changing, fall flavors and colors, and the promise of cooler temps and the holidays right around the corner. Unfortunately, in South Florida, we don’t have fall at all. We’re happy when the temperatures drop to 80, and we wear scarves when it’s 70. So that’s when we add some easy fall decorations to our home using things we already own. Everyone loves easy DIY projects don’t they?!
In order to bring that nostalgic feeling of autumn to your home, here are some easy fall decorations that won’t break the bank or take up too much time. With work and kids, creating DIY fall projects is at the bottom of my to-do list. So here’s my easy (aka lazy mom’s guide), and no
Who doesn’t love mason jars? You can fill them with anything fall-related and place around your home. I filled mine with some cheap fall gourds from Michael’s and put them on the bakers rack in the kitchen, the guest bathroom, and shelves in our family room. It gives the house a warm cozy feel don’t you think?!
I had extra twine from a DIY baby food jar project, so I finished mine off with little bows.
You can also fill them with candy corns or pumpkin candies, or fall colored candles. Cheap too! And when December rolls around you can use ornaments instead of fall items.
I used to just put up Halloween specific decorations, but who has time to change them every month? So instead I bought this wreath last year and added faux fall leaves and a pumpkin bow.
You can buy these cheaper after the holidays of course, or here are a few great tutorials for other great wreaths if you have time for a little DIY!
Making it in the Mountains has 20 Wreaths Perfect for Fall
Or try this easy peasy DIY Candy Corn Wreath from Carrie Elle!
KIDS PUMPKIN PAINTING
I love carving pumpkins, but because of the heat they usually don’t last too long. And the foam ones from Michael’s melt apart at the seams literally in the hot sun. So we paint pumpkins!
Acrylic paint will stay on better in the elements, but I like to use the Crayola washable paint. When the rain washes it away, they can re-paint them over, and over, and over again. (genius huh?!)
Here’s the little pumpkin patch our girls created on our front stoop.
I also love to decorate with pumpkins around our house.
We buy fall gourds and put them in our bathrooms and in the kitchen.
It’s a simple yet classic way to spruce up the house for autumn! (By the way, if you like that sign, you can get the free printable here!)
If you really want to make it feel like fall in your home, you can start making delicious fall food. Pumpkin bread, butternut squash soup, fall leaf whole wheat pancakes, or even some fall m&m cookies! We love to fill extra mason jars with candy and leave them in the kitchen. It looks cute and adds a little treat!
The holidays are coming fast, are you ready?! I hope you get some easy fall decoration ideas, and if not, no worries…you can buy those Christmas trees already. (can you see me shaking my head?)
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I REALLY want a jar of fall M&Ms in my house, by the way,
I love all your ideas! Mason jars. Can they do no wrong? Wreaths too! And who doesn’t like painting pumpkins??
We love pumpkin painting! I too am making my kids do it even if it is 90 degrees outside right now and we sweated our way through the pumpkin patch last weekend! It’s fall dang it and I will not let the heat be a buzz kill!
These are such cute and simple ideas! Maybe I should fill a couple jars with M&M’s and candy corns to get in the festive spirit! You have inspired me!
I love those mason jars. AND I love the fact that you can just swap out decorations in them from season to season. Also, I want some M&Ms. Thanks a lot 😉
Tricia the Good Mama says
I am really behind on my Fall decorations! My excuse in that we just recently moved, so I don’t even have our regular decorations up yet. I love your ideas and pictures. I’ll be pinning for sure!
I love those mason jars! Great fall round up.. I will pin this bad boy for later! 🙂
Aubrey @ 53weeks says
Great post!! Lots of fun stuff and yes, I got that warm and fuzzy fall feeling from just reading it!! Oh how I’m (already) missing fall in Miami… 🙂
oh good! But you at least get to feel fall now…lucky you!
cool looking jars with the lots of the same, common stuff in them can never be a bad thing. always looks good.
I’m nuts, I mean completely ga-ga, for mason jars. I horde them like a creepy old lady with too many cats. I think your jars are ADORABLE! Love your sense of humor about your 90-degree temps. I live in northern Illinois and we get all four seasons – including brutal, brutal winters. I have some friends who want to move away to avoid the winter…but I can’t imagine not having my fall leaves and snow-covered streets! It’s so awesome you were able to bring that into your home. Love it!
We do the best we can! And I hoard mason jars too…LOVE em!
Jules Ruud says
I forget that decorating can be as simple as painting pumpkins. What a great list. I’m so behind on my fall decor, but this is motivating. Thanks for sharing!
Love the mason jars! Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!
Thanks for having me!
Quinn Caudill says
Want some fall M&M;s right now. Great looking crafts for fall. Thanks for joining us #Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.
hahaha when I lived in Hawaii I would decorate for fall and Christmas even if it was hot and humid as heck outside. you’re right, it’s Fall Damnit!
Bri Adams says
I love lazy, I mean easy holiday decor! I go ALL out for Halloween so Fall and Thanksgiving sort of get skipped over. These would help me to still be festive without too much trouble!