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9 Amazing Fall DIY Projects You Will Want to Make this Year

Do you want to get your fall crafting on? Today we’re sharing 9 amazing fall DIY projects that you’re going to want to make this year!

What is it about the end of summer and back to school that makes me want to start crafting?

Maybe it’s because the long lazy days of summer are coming to an end.

Or maybe it’s because the kids are back to school.

Or just maybe it’s because I’m starting to see so many fun autumn crafts pop up on Pinterest and our other social media accounts.

No matter what the reason…I’m here for it!

What about you?

Do you want to start crafting for fall?


Oh good, then you’re going to love this post!

Our friend Rachel, from The Ponds Farmhouse, is hosting this fall DIY project round-up with some of our favorite bloggers.

Just wait until you see the 9 amazing ideas we’re sharing today!

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We’re AnnMarie (wearing white ) and Anne (wearing black ), the two moms behind this blog.

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

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But that’s enough about us…let’s get crafty!

How to Transform a Dollar Store Pumpkin in 5 Simple Steps

AnnMarie & Anne from Simply2Moms

burlap pumpkin transformation from dollar store foam pumpkin

Can you believe this cute rustic pumpkin started out as an ugly bright orange foam pumpkin from the dollar store?

Yup, it’s true!

Using a few simple craft supplies I already had on hand I was able to give a cheap pumpkin a pretty makeover for just $1!

DIY Hand-painted Drop Cloth Table Runner

Rachel from The Pond’s Farmhouse

blogger painting flowers on drop cloth

Table runners for longer tables can be hard to find in stores or even online.

Rachel shows you how to easily make a gorgeous handpainted table runner on a budget.

Wait until you see just how beautiful it is!

How To Quickly Get The Look Of Aged Copper

Kelly from The Tattered Pew

aged copper candle lantern beside flower pot

Have you always dreamed of beautifully aged copper lanterns?

Or maybe a flower pot, mailbox or light fixture?

But the cost!?


Kelly details just how to get the look of aged copper without the high price tag.

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for FREE

Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms

supplies on wood table to make hydrangea grape vine wreath

Do you have hydrangea bushes in your yard?

Or maybe your neighbor does?

Before the blooms die this year cut them to create a stunning wreath for free!

I can’t wait to use Stacy’s tutorial this year to make my own hydrangea wreath…so stay tuned!

How to Make a Dried Wheat Centerpiece

Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill

dried wheat wrapped with striped ribbon beside candle and pinecones

Does anything say fall more than dried wheat?

Check out how Jennifer made this dried wheat centerpiece in just a few minutes.

I just bought similar ribbon so I’m halfway there for this fun fall DIY!

Pumpkin DIY Placemats

Wendy from WM Designhouse

tablescape set in pinks and golds with pumpkin placemats

These pretty neutral pink pumpkin placemats are made out of affordable burlap so they’re budget-friendly!

And there’s no sewing needed for this DIY project so that’s right up my alley!

Get all the directions to make Wendy’s pumpkin placemats this fall here.

How to Easily Fix an Old Patchwork Quilt

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

patchwork quilt on Adirondack chair with pumpkin and gourds

Isn’t this old patchwork quilt gorgeous?

You won’t believe how much Lora snagged it for!

She shares how to easily repair old quilts with basic sewing skills nothing fancy is required.

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

Regina at Saved from Salvage

diy fabric pumpkins on table beside vase of fresh flowers

I just love these fabric pumpkins Regina made!

Anne & I have made sweater pumpkins in the past but I think this year we need to make some with different fabrics.

Get all the details of how Regina created her pumpkins here…she did them differently than we did our DIY sweater pumpkins and I’m going to try her method this year.

How to Make Easy Fall Sweater Pumpkins Out of Sweater Sleeves

Jen from Tatertots and Jello

diy sweater pumpkins displayed in front of wood cutting boards

I just love the beautiful texture of Jen’s sweater pumpkins, don’t you?!

And the addition of the greenery on top is so pretty.

She used a different method than Regina’s fabric pumpkins above and it’s the perfect way to reuse something you already have.

Wait until you see how she made her sweater pumpkins!

I hope my friends and I have inspired you to get your craft on and make some of these fun fall DIY projects!

Drop a comment below and share one of your favorite craft ideas!

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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Wendy McMonigle

Thursday 11th of August 2022

I am so ready to do some fall crafting, thank you for sharing all these fun ideas. Your sweet pumpkin is right up my alley.


Monday 15th of August 2022

Me too! Now to decide which ideas to get done this year!

Lora Bloomquist

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Great list of Fall DIY & craft ideas to get us started on a new season!


Monday 15th of August 2022

Thank you Lora! It's been fun sharing together.


Thursday 11th of August 2022

Such a great round up of Fall ideas! Thanks for sharing my copper lantern too!


Monday 15th of August 2022

Your lantern is amazing...think of all the things you could get the look of aged copper at a fraction of the cost!


Thursday 11th of August 2022

Reading from Ohio. Love the fall crafts.


Monday 15th of August 2022

Hello Susan! How's the weather in Ohio? It's still warm here in NC but less humid the past few days...thank goodness. Thanks so much for reading our blog and taking the time to comment. We LOVE to hear from our subscribers and learn more about them. Which is your favorite fall craft?

Leslie Watkin

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Love all of these! I think I need to make all of them…thanks for sharing!


Monday 15th of August 2022

Awww thanks, Leslie! You'll be a busy lady if you make all of these crafts. Thanks so much for reading the blog post! :)