7 Easy Upcycle Projects for Fall


Do you love decorating for Fall as much as I do?

Of all the seasons, this one is my favorite and I love that you don’t have to spend a lot to make a beautiful impact on your home during this season.

Nature brings so many free and fun elements to your home decorating.

Pairing these with a few simple upcycle DIY’s, you don’t have to spend a lot to make your space cozy and beautiful.

Today I want to share with you seven easy upcycle projects you can try to make yourself and your home cozy for Fall.

These projects were selected because they are easy to execute with some commonly found items!



Transform Book Pages Into a Wreath

Book page projects are always my favorite and I just love this easy DIY Paper Leaf Wreath created by Nalle’s House as a whimsical element of decor to a door or window in your home.
I particularly love that she uses a fallen leaf as a template to create a rustic feel to the wreath and the addition of fallen acorns really embrace the natural elements of autumn.

Add a Little Pottery Barn Style

Wouldn’t we all just love to fill our homes with everything from Pottery Barn?
I know I would, but just can’t justify the expense especially when it comes to simple seasonal decor.
Glass jars are always something I can snag at my favorite thrift store and filler for these can be purchased at your local craft store (with a great coupon, of course!)

Turn Sweaters Into Cozy Legwarmers

Living in Indiana, a girl can never have too many layers in the colder months. I love a good leg warmer or boot cuff to add a touch of color and warmth to my wardrobe.
Lucky for you, sweaters are available in every color of the rainbow.
As explained in the easy tutorial, this is a simple no-sew project since no one will ever see what’s lurking underneath your boots if you don’t feel like making a finished edge.
So cute AND easy!

Create a Book Page Pumpkin

I am always looking for thrifty seasonal touches to add to my bookcases and shelves.
Consider making a simple book page pumpkin out of a book from Goodwill and finish it with a little twine and twig to complete the rustic look.
If you select books in different sizes, you could create a beautiful coffee table display for your home!
Check out this easy step-by-step tutorial from Red Ember to create one of these (or ten!) for your own home!

Add a Fall Touch to a Mug

It is rare that I stop in the thrift store and can’t find a few white mugs for my DIY projects.
I have transformed many a mug into a beautiful gift and I love the idea of adding a fall touch to these treasures with a simple stencil.
Since these are a rub-on transfer (versus a permanent paint transfer) consider using these as a place to tuck your toothbrushes, to fill with a treat for a teacher, or plant a little succulent to place next to a kitchen window!
You can get the scoop on this easy stenciled mug over on Callaloo Soup.

Add Simple Details to a Faux Pumpkin

Although I love a glitzy pumpkin, my eye is drawn to these simple Baker’s Twine pumpkins because they create such a beautiful detail with such pretty lines.
If you aren’t crafty, this is the perfect DIY project for you and just requires a little wrapping of twine to complete.
This project is so easy, you can enlist your kids to help you!
Check out Design Improvised to see how to create these for your own home.

Add a Tassel Detail to a Cozy Throw

I am absolutely nuts about tassels and how they can transform anything from clutches to necklaces to pretty trims.
A basic vintage throw from Goodwill can be taken up so many notches with a beautiful tassel detail.
Design Sponge shows you how beautiful this detail can be in cozy neutrals for the fall season.
I’m dying to replicate this project for our home, aren’t you?
Get the easy tutorial over here today!

What is your favorite upcycle project that you have done for Fall? Feel free to leave your ideas in our comments below!

Check out these other Fall ideas from MomAdvice.com:


Apple Wreath Tutorial


DIY Bar Cart Tutorial with Game Day Tips



Autumn Burlap Wreath Tutorial



Painting Pumpkins with Acrylic Paints


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Published August 27, 2015 by:

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of MomAdvice.com. You can read all about her here.

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