When making DIY fall decor there are two important factors to consider. The first is that you’re saving money. While fall decor, such as fake pumpkins, dried ornamental grass, or faux plants may not be that expensive, when you buy them in batches for both interior and exterior use, they can get pricey. So, making the decorations yourself is a fantastic way to save money that you can spend on more pumpkin spice food.
The second great advantage of creating your own fall decor is that you create something more personal than those tacky plastic and rubber toys you’d purchase at a dollar store. They are unique, reflecting the personalities of you and your household who had a hand in their creation. The human eye is quite good at differentiating between something that was manufactured to appeal to the most basic “cuteness receptors” in our brain versus something that has a lot of heart and soul in it.
With all that in mind, let’s consider all the unique DIY fall decor ideas you and your family could try out when colder weather, school, and seasonal holidays are right around the corner. So get your glue gun ready, as well as some string, a few old books, and a lot of pumpkins.
Decorating with Corn
When it comes to fall shapes and forms that we are all too familiar with, corn is really indicative of the season and pretty much all the seasonal holidays. We recognize the cob with the tiny kernels on it, the yellow hue contrasting the green husk. But what about using entire corn stalk decorations? It’s a very simple decor idea, but one that adds a lot of charm to your home’s exterior.
All you need is to purchase a corn stalk, which you can usually get in a bundle of 10 to 15, and set up the stalks all around the house, preferably in places where its height is accentuated by nearby design elements. For example, place it next to the front door with other classic fall decor and watch as your entrance turns into a gateway to an autumn paradise. Just make sure to not move them around too much as they are somewhat flimsy and can flake all over the place. It’s better to find a spot for them where the wind won’t blow them away, since, despite their height, cornstalks are quite light.