Bringing the outdoors in takes on a special appeal come autumn. All those glorious colors, rich textures, fascinating leaves, fruits, nuts, twigs, and vines—all ready for gathering right from your garden! And with a little creative crafting, all these can adorn your fall table settings with that distinct seasonal charm. See these 7 DIY table decor projects we have here!
Make Miniature Wreaths from Vines
You can form miniature wreaths from vines to be used as unique place card holders tucked beside each plate or hung on the back of each chair with raffia fiber. The wreaths can be left bare like these, or trimmed with ribbon, leaves or berries.
Create Vintage-style Centerpieces from Gourds
You can buy small gourds from a farmers’ market or faux ones from a craft store. Then simply dress them up with finds from your garden, like autumn leaves, twigs, tiny flowers, sprigs of wheat—and use them as part of a vignette-style fall centerpiece.
Another way to embellish mini gourds in country-chic style would be to use wire, twine, or straw to tie on bunches of berries and leaves, or glue on nuts and even wooden beads or buttons hand-painted with cute faces or fall designs!
Create Autumn Table Signs with Twigs
Check out this neat (and easy) idea for an autumn-inspired table number! It’s simply made from twigs and vines formed into a frame. This would work as well for displaying your menu, a food buffet sign, or even a special quotation about fall.
Craft Table Napkin Rings from Fallen Leaves
To add a modern touch to your place settings, here is a DIY napkin ring idea that couldn’t be easier. Take copper wire and twist it into rings with free-hand loops and swirls. Slip them over rolled-up table napkins, then pair them with fallen leaves plus an acorn or mini pinecone on each plate.
Use Fall Foliage to Make Effortless Autumn Table Centerpieces
Thanks to nature’s gifts during fall, you can scour your surroundings for unique foliage or unusual flowers. These will make a statement even simply placed in a glass vase or pitcher. Talk about a no-fuss autumn centerpiece idea!
Create a Rustic Wreath with Fall Harvest Elements
Finally, nothing says fall quite like a rustic wreath. Take a ready-made grapevine wreath and make it special with items you’ve found, like loose leaves, seed pods, twigs, and dried orange slices. Just one of our lovely decor ideas for a fall harvest party!
Now, how can you not love fall decorating? Especially when it comes free, courtesy of your garden!
Don’t miss our recent post on unique handcrafted gifts you can make for fall!