As autumn sets in, it's time to prepare your home for the cozy season with these ten incredible DIY Bricolage projects. From easy fall crafts to more complex renovations, discover how to give your home a fresh, warm touch for a well-spent fall. Learn to repurpose everyday items and create a heartfelt ambiance in your living space.
Welcome Fall with DIY Entryway Decorations
Making small changes in your entryway can welcome the new season into your home. Try creating a fall wreath out of autumn leaves or craft a garland using varieties of gourds and pine-cones - an excellent project to involve kids. Use these decorations on your front door or hallway to bring a sense of warmth and coziness each time you step in.
DIY Pumpkin Decor for a Seasonal Touch
Pumpkins are a staple fall decor. For a simple project, hollow out a few pumpkins and use them as vases for autumn flowers. For a longer-lasting decoration, opt for faux pumpkins and decorate with velvet paint, glitter, or pins for a festive feel. Don't forget to place these decorations in noticeable places - on the dining table, fireplace mantel, or near the entrance.
Bricolage Table Runner to Beautify Your Dining Area
A table runner is not merely a protective cover for your table - it's the perfect canvas for a stylish fall statement. You can create a beautiful table runner using autumn leaves and twigs, sewn onto a linen runner. Add decorative elements like small faux pumpkins, acorns, and tea candles for an attractive fall dinner setting.
DIY Fall Pillow Covers for a Cozy Living Room
Bring the autumn vibe into your living room with DIY fall pillow covers. Try to mix and match fabrics in different autumnal shades, and add leaves or pumpkin prints for a themed approach. These subtle touches can instantly add a warm and inviting feel to your living space.
Bricolage Bookshelf Makeover
Transform a tired old bookshelf into an eye-catching piece with a little bricolage. First, remove any existing paint, then treat the bookshelf to a coat of pumpkin spice paint or any warm, dark shade for a fall feel. Add autumn-themed elements like maple leaf-patterned wallpaper to the back panel or replace old handles with rustic knobs.
Refurbishing an Old Fireplace
If you have an unused fireplace, fall is the perfect time to bring it back to life. Start by cleaning it thoroughly, then paint it in a bright color. Add logs (real or fake), fairy lights inside for a magical look. Don’t forget to decorate the mantel with seasonal decorations - garlands, artsy pumpkins, and scented candles.
Seasonal Candle Craft
Candles always bring a cozy aura to your home. Why not upscale usual candles into visually pleasing ones with DIY fall designs? Decorate the outer of the candles with dry autumn leaves, cinnamon sticks, or wrap them in twine for a more rustic look. Place them in groupings around the house to add a beautiful, fall-inspired glow.
Upcycle Wooden Crates
Wooden crates can be easily transformed and utilized in many ways in home decor. Give them a distressed look using various paint layers or decoupage autumn-themed paper onto them. Then, use these as bookshelves, side tables, or a display unit featuring autumn ornaments.
DIY Fall-Themed Wall Art
Create a masterpiece for your wall using autumn leaves, pine cones, twigs, and seeds. Arrange these items in an artistic setup on a canvas, add a light coat of gold spray, and you have a unique fall-themed wall art piece that brings an element of nature into your home.
Bricolage Mason Jar Crafts
Mason jars are versatile objects for DIY projects. Paint them in fall colors, fill with fairy lights, tie twine around the neck, and you have a beautiful fall-themed luminary. Alternatively, you can fill them with small fall findings like mini gourds, seeds, colorful leaves, or make a candle with layers of colored waxes to mimic fall foliage.