Fall is here, and with it come seasonal activities like pumpkin carving, apple picking, hayrides, and crafting. This is the perfect time to add some cozy autumn vibes to your home, and the best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot on store-bought decorations. You can get creative with DIY projects using supplies from Clarks Ace Hardware. Whether you prefer a simple or extravagant style, here are some fun and festive DIY decoration ideas to help inspire you.
DIY Pumpkin Decor
No fall decor is complete without a few pumpkins. You can find various colors and sizes of pumpkins at Clarks Ace Hardware’s garden centers. Use them on your front porch for outdoor decoration, or bring them inside for centerpieces and mantle decor. Stack them on a table, shelf, or chair to create a warm fall atmosphere. And for a creative twist, consider decorating with white pumpkins to add a unique touch!
Create a charming fall porch decoration with pumpkins. Secure two pumpkin baskets with craft wire, attach a stick or driftwood for a stem, and add a felt spooky face. Place your DIY pumpkin alongside mums and autumn leaves.
For long-lasting fall decor, try making fabric pumpkins. Black-and-white flannel pumpkins go well with traditional fall colors and can easily transition to winter decor. You can use an old flannel shirt for cozy plaid pumpkins or opt for a striped look with ticking fabric.
Create a vibrant mix of autumn colors by arranging various flowers. Chrysanthemums, better known as mums, are the perfect fall plant to add to your porch, and they come in different looks to make beautiful displays. Pair them with pom-poms, anemones, quills, spiders, brushes, thistles, or single and double mums. Place these flowers in tall, cylindrical vases grouped together for a stunning effect. Wrap them with a wide ribbon and secure them using adhesive squares.
While golds, reds, and oranges are classic fall colors, why not add a twist? Try placing purple and pink flowers alongside your pumpkins and gourds to liven up the traditional fall palette. Throw in a few persimmons and ornamental cabbage to keep it seasonally themed for that perfect autumn look.
Making a beautiful centerpiece for the fall season doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Collect fallen branches and place them in a container you already have at home. Or visit our Ellicott City and Columbia garden centers, where you can find artificial branches with fall-themed decorations. This arrangement will look just as impressive without worrying about bugs or dirt, and you can use the artificial branches for years.
Create a simple, cozy fall table arrangement with fallen leaves and green gourds. The irregular shapes and rustic surfaces of squash and leaves add a natural touch to your casual dining area. To give it a bit of dimension, place a tall vase with a single tree branch in the middle of your autumn display.
Hay Bale Holiday Decorations
Hay bales can spruce up your porch for a cozy fall feel! Mix in big and small hay bales if you’ve got a spacious porch. You can find them at Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City or local garden centers.
Fall is a great time to get creative with hay bales. They look great with pumpkins, squash, mums, corn stalks, and more. And here’s the fun part: you don’t have to put those straw bales away after Halloween and Thanksgiving. Add some red tulle, potted evergreens, and faux presents for a charming winter holiday decor.
Decorate Your Home This Fall with Clarks Hardware
Discover our unique pumpkin selection! Whether you’re carving, decorating, or cooking, we have the right pumpkin. Enjoy the great weather this fall and visit our garden centers to decorate your front porch with pumpkins and mums. For more information, visit one of our convenient locations in Ellicott City and Columbia today!