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9 DIY Projects to Take on This Fall

Fall is a great time to take on a DIY project! Add some fall cheer to your home, get ready for the winter cold, or make a gift to spoil someone you love.

9 DIY Projects to Take on This Fall

Fall is here and that means winter is just around the corner. Taking on a DIY project is a great way to save money and make something that adds a bit of loveliness to your life. Whether you're looking for gift ideas, practical budget-savers, or DIY projects for home decor this fall, we've got you covered!

Fall-scented pinecones

Fall-scented pinecones make a great decoration and are excellent fire starters. Perfect for a gift or to up the cozy levels in your home this fall. They'll last all the way into winter and keep your home smelling lovely. All you need is wax, a fragrance, and of course pinecones! Make the most of the fall weather and organize a nature walk with the kids to collect pinecones. This DIY project is easy on the budget and quick and simple to make - once you have pinecones of course! Find the full instructions here.

Gold-leaf pinecone garland

Use your prettiest pinecones to make a gold-leaf pinecone garland. It's a beautiful, festive fall decoration! Gold leaf sounds like it should be expensive, but it's actually surprisingly affordable. You can get 100 sheets for around $8 - and that's way more than you'll need. Simply apply gold leaf to the edges of your pinecones, string them together, and you're done! Find the full instructions here.

Book pages pumpkin

Fall is all about pumpkins! Try something different with an enchanted book pages pumpkin DIY project. Essentially you're cutting a book into the shape of a pumpkin and fanning out the pages! It's beautiful, simple, and costs almost nothing. All you need is a book (choose one you don't mind destroying), a craft knife, a glue gun, some rope, and paint. Find detailed instructions (and some beautiful pictures) here.

Leaf clay dish

A leaf clay dish is quick and easy to whip up. This is a great DIY project to take on with the kids! All you need is airdrying clay, leaves, and some paint. It really couldn't be simpler and the results are so impressive. Press the leaves into the clay like a stamp, then cut around your outline and carefully roll up the edges. Once your dish is dry you can paint it. Metallic paints give them a lovely grown-up look, but you could do whatever suits your decor. Or let your kids go wild and create something they love! Find the full instructions here.

Flannel coasters

Fall and flannel are a match made in heaven! Add some fall flare to your home by sewing your own flannel coasters. If you have some old flannel shirts lying around, then this is a great way to repurpose them. If you're new to sewing, you'll find this project manageable and rewarding. A sewing machine will make the job easier, but you can totally do it by hand if you need to! Remember to pack them away once you're done, so that you can pull them out next fall for a fun, family tradition. Find the full instructions here.

Sew a warm bean bag

Sew your own hot pack to keep you warm through the cold fall and winter months. It's always a great idea to get a head start on winter! You don't want to be frantically trying to whip this up when the freezing weather hits. Perfect for warming your bed or cold hands on the way to school! 

You can choose pretty fabric or use scraps that you already have. Find all the details here - including which fillings work best and which ones you should avoid!

Mason jar leaf lanterns

Add a sparkle to the cool fall evenings with mason jar leaf lanterns. They're such a pretty project for fall, make great gifts, and will last for many years to come. All you need is a jar, some fall leaves (preferably fabric), and glue. This super budget-friendly DIY project is so quick and easy! Find the full instructions here.

Pallet raised garden beds

If you're looking for DIY projects with wood, then this might be just the thing! Get a head start on your spring garden with these DIY pallet raised garden beds! Pallets are cheap and widely available. In fact, if you ask around, there's a good chance you'll get them for free! Be warned though, they will decompose quite quickly, so if you're looking for something that will last longer, then you'll want to use a harder wood.

This project requires a bit more skill (and a few more tools!) than most of the other DIY projects on this list. It's still completely manageable and these step-by-step instructions will take you through the whole process. It's definitely more effort, but in the end, you'll really have accomplished something that you can be proud of -  and of course, you'll have made a significant saving!

Pretty canned produce

Make the most of the fall produce by canning it in pretty jars. Remember to finish your jars off with a pretty fabric topper to give them some old-fashioned charm! Make them really special by embroidering the fabric or simply choose a print you love! It's a great way to use up scraps of fabric and it turns a simple jar into a lovely gift. Learn the basics of canning here or try making your own pickled Jalapeños!

Get the best deals on all your supplies!

It doesn't matter if you're new to the world of DIY or have years of experience! Jump right in and enjoy doing something new and beautiful this fall! Of course, you'll want to make sure you're getting the best deals on all your supplies for your DIY project. And Save has got you covered!

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