Fall has officially arrived, but you don’t have to break the bank to decorate your home for the season. Creating a cozy home atmosphere is easy and affordable, thanks to the abundance of beautiful autumn leaves outside.
If you’re feeling crafty this weekend, simply rake up some leaves from your yard or local park, collect a few supplies from the dollar store and enjoy making these inexpensive but elegant DIY home decor projects.
Fall Leaf Mason Jars
The soft glow of candles illuminating an entryway or a cozy corner of the room sets the mood for the season like nothing else can. All you need for a set of beautiful autumn lanterns is a handful of dried leaves, a few mason jars, some natural twine and a glue and sealer such as Mod Podge. Follow this tutorial and get your kids involved in making this surprisingly easy project that produces beautiful results.
Tip: Use flameless LED candles in your mason jars for a safe alternative to burning candles, especially if you have young children or pets in the house.
Dried Leaf Art
Make a bold autumn statement in your home with a work of art that only requires three items: dried leaves, a weathered board and a container of Mod Podge. Flattening the leaves between wax paper for a few days while they’re still flexible helps to create this stunning piece of wall art in as little as an hour.
Fall Leaf Garland
Enjoy a crisp autumn walk with your children to collect leaves that you’ll make into this rustic fall garland. To complete this charming fall tutorial, you’ll need just a few autumn leaves in a variety of shapes and colors along with some string, glue, and a book you don’t mind taking the pages out of.
What stylish fall entryway would be complete without a beautiful wreath of fall leaves? You can use artificial craft store leaves for this project, but for the most stunning display, we recommend using natural leaves, which you can preserve using one of the methods outlined here. No matter what kind of leaves you use, you’ll love seeing this beautiful celebration of fall colors on your front door.