25+ Easy Fall Crafts to Make
You’ll love this list of over 25 easy fall crafts to make! Get creative ideas for fall crafts including DIYs for your home like how to dry hydrangeas, make sock pumpkins, craft mason jar floral arrangements and so much more!
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Bellewood Cottage is all about relaxing crafts and easy desserts. This fall, I wanted to create a post completely dedicated to some of my favorite easy fall crafts–and I know you will love them too!
There’s something for everyone here, whether you need to decorate your home for Thanksgiving, are looking for a fun project to do with friends (or kids!), or just need a relaxing craft for an afternoon off during this busy season.
With the return of school, social events, and upcoming holidays it’s no surprise that fall can feel crazy-busy. These tutorials have you covered though. Each project is easy-peasy and most take just an afternoon or less.
What’s On the List?
There’s a huge variety with everything from sock pumpkins to yarn pumpkins, dried hydrangeas to a DIY cornhusk wreath, even washi tape pumpkins and Cricut tea towels.
Don’t miss my roundup of DIY Pumpkin Crafts and DIY Fall Wreaths for even more fun crafting!
My favorite fall crafting supplies
Just getting started with fall crafting? Here’s a few of my fav crafting supplies I use again and again:
Paint them, fill them with florals, use them for displaying flatware at parties, or even use mini jars for desserts. The possibilities are endless, so if you have a stash of jars, now is the time to bring them out!
A Cricut Cutting Machine
Last year I snagged a Cricut Maker on deep sale over black Friday and it’s been fun learning how to use it. It’s an investment of course, but a lot of fun for crafting throughout the year. Use tutorials like the Cricut tea towels and vinyl maple leaf candles to get started with some fall projects. You can easily make garlands, placecards, decorative signs and lots more.
Faux florals and wreath frames are great fall crafting staples. Watch for the big sales at your local craft store and stock up for easy holiday decorating.
Hot glue and craft paints
Have some hot glue and craft paints handy too. Lots of the projects on this list use these simple crafting tools. I usually opt to restock when my craft store has a good sale.
Keep things budget friendly by strolling through your yard and picking up dried twigs, leaves, and even the last of the summer flowers to dry and display. I also like to have miscellaneous supplies like ribbons, twine, and washi tape on hand too.
Easy Fall Crafts to Make
You'll love this inspiring list of over 25 easy fall crafts to make! These are truly EASY crafts--projects that you can do in a free afternoon! Everything from how to dry hydrangeas, homemade pumpkin décor, painted mason jars, sock pumpkins, and much more. Lots of great projects that would be kid-friendly too, so you can get the whole family involved in crafting fall memories together.
How to Make DIY Sock Pumpkins + Video Tutorial!
Create your own handcrafted pumpkins for fall with this easy Sock Pumpkin Tutorial. The tutorial includes a step by step video and printable instructions. The pumpkins can be made with recycled or new socks. These are quick, fun, and totally customizable. If you love pumpkins don't miss my roundup of over 15 DIY Pumpkin Crafts to try!
Fall Painted Mason Jars
I love painting mason jars and these beautiful fall jars from KA Styles are just perfect for autumn decorating! Craft a set with your favorite fall colors and then use them in your home for festive fall décor.
Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough is an easy variation on original salt dough--just add a little pumpkin spice! Kids love crafting with salt dough and decorating their crafts too. You can make ornaments, gift tags, garlands, or just about anything! A great fall craft with kids.
DIY Dollar Tree Rope Pumpkins
Looking for a fresh way to feature pumpkins in your fall décor? Try these sweet crafted rope pumpkins from It's Always Autumn. Plus, grab the supplies at your local Dollar Tree!
How to Dry Hydrangeas for Fall Decor
Drying hydrangeas to use in your autumn decorating is super easy to do and Lauren at Bless'er House has all the details and tips for us!
Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins
Here's a cute project to do with the kids! Grab craft paint in your favorite fall colors and paint these wood slice pumpkins from A Night Owl Blog for a cozy afternoon craft. Don't forget to heat a mug of your preferred pumpkin spice beverage for even more fall fun.
Washi Tape Pumpkins for DIY Fall Décor
Glam up faux pumpkins with some sparkly washi tape! Here I used extra-thin washi tape and decorated a set of white faux pumpkins. This one is a lot of fun to do with kids and you can always change up the pumpkins for next year since washi tape removes cleanly without residue.
Easy Fall Mason Jar Craft
If you have some spare mason jars on hand, use them for fall vases. Just wrap each jar with a pretty autumn-themed paper and length of twine or ribbon and you are set to go. Find the complete tutorial on Mason Jar Crafts Love.
Fall Corn Husk Wreath - Sincerely, Marie Designs
This corn husk wreath from Sincerely, Marie Designs looks like such a fun project to make! It could be a great choice for a fall party craft too.
Cozy Fall Favorite Free Printable
If you want to decorate your home but are short on time (and really, who isn't during this busy season!?), try adding some simple printables to your space. This fall favorites design from The Turquoise Home will suit a variety of home décor styles.
DIY Yarn Pumpkins (NO Styrofoam!)
Yarn pumpkins are a popular fall craft, but after trying the usual method (using Styrofoam balls or pumpkins) I wanted to find a way to avoid the Styrofoam completely. These yarn pumpkins require just a bit of sewing, but they are easy to make and totally Styrofoam free!
Dough Bowl Centerpiece for Fall
Isn't this pumpkin dough bowl centerpiece just great? I love this one! You'll want to check out this easy tutorial from The Turquoise Home especially if you are hosting any fall parties (or perhaps Thanksgiving dinner?) and are looking for some do-able decorating ideas.
Metallic Fall Pillows
Forget buying all new fall pillows, try creating your own! The best part about this great tutorial from Cami at Tidbits is that you can make it without a cutting machine (like Cricut, etc.). The Harvest Market print is provided along with tips for recreating the pumpkin design.
Chalk Painted Pumpkins Tutorial
Spruce up faux pumpkins with this chalk painted pumpkins tutorial! I'll share tips for working with the pumpkins and paint, plus how to achieve a shimmery finish if desired. Fill your fall home décor with these festive DIY pumpkins!
DIY Sweater Pumpkins
Repurpose old sweaters into festive pumpkins! Save money and have fun with this easy project (minimal sewing required!).
Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow
This Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow from Tidbits looks ultra-cozy and the back is quilted which looks so pretty too. A great intro to some basic quilting techniques if you have been wanting to give it a try.
Fall Book Covers
These cute fall book covers from The Honeycomb Home will look amazing on any open shelving or empty coffee tables you might have in your home. Add your favorite ribbons in fall colors!
DIY Fall Tea Towels with Iron On Vinyl
Use your Cricut Cutting Machine and the Cricut Easy Press to craft these cute tea towels from Sustain My Craft Habit. The towels feature a sweet list of hand-lettered fall favorites. They would make an excellent gift idea too!
Simple Fall Swag Wreath
Here's a quick idea from Hello Central Avenue that will dress your home up for fall in no time. Add a swag wreath of eucalyptus to a mirror in your home for a touch of fall charm whether you are decorating for Thanksgiving or the entire fall season.
Mason Jar With Fall Flowers Dollar Tree Centerpiece
Fill a simple mason jar with a host of florals for a centerpiece that will last all season (with faux blooms!). Check out the tutorial from Hunny I'm Home DIY.
Fall Decor Idea: A DIY Mini Pumpkin Floral Vase
Looking for another way to display faux pumpkins? Try this idea from Sustain My Craft Habit where you fill a faux pumpkins with pretty (faux) blooms. So cute!
DIY Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins (with faux pumpkins!)
These easy yarn-wrapped pumpkins start with a faux pumpkin (check out my Styrofoam-free tutorial if you prefer to avoid the faux pumpkins) and use a chunky yarn to give the pumpkins a whole new look.
Easy DIY Painted Mason Jar Pumpkin Craft
Paint mason jars to look like pumpkins like this cute jar from Hunny I'm Home DIY!
How To Make a DIY Fall Doormat for $15 with Stencils
Craft your own holiday welcome mat (perfect for welcoming those Thanksgiving Day guests!) with this easy stencil tutorial from Feeling Nifty.
An Easy Fall Wreath To Make For Autumn
Use a grapevine wreath form and chain garland (fall-themed of course!) to craft your own seasonal wreath the easy way with this tutorial from The Lived In Look.
Easy Fall Craft: Vinyl Cutouts With Free Maple Leaf Clipart
For all you Cricut fans, this little fall project from Heart Filled Spaces is a fun way to practice cutting vinyl. Add these little maple leaf cutouts to candles or other surfaces (like a mason jar or vase) for a touch of festivity around your home.
Simple Rusty Pumpkin Craft
These rusty pumpkins from Table and Hearth use a kit to create the cool rusty look. They are a bit more involved, but starting with the kit keeps things straightforward!
Fabric Washi Tape Pumpkins
Pretty fabric washi tape covered these faux pumpkins for a fresh look with lovely florals. Tutorial from Making Joy and Pretty Things.
DIY Drop Cloth Pumpkins
Use drop cloth fabric to craft these farmhouse style pumpkins. You'll need some drop cloth scraps (or similar looking fabric), polyfill stuffing, dry twigs for stems, and some basic sewing supplies.