DIY Outdoor Fall Decor on a Budget

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Looking for cheap DIY outdoor fall decor? Here are some of the best ideas the internet has to offer!


Cheap (but still cute) DIY Outdoor Fall Decor

With the turning of the leaves and the crisp air (in cities that aren’t mine lolz), now is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor space with some festive fall decor.

And there’s no need to break the bank. You know ya girl doesn’t like spending money. With a little creativity, you can easily create your own DIY fall decorations on a budget.

Here are a few of my favorites!


Fall is a great time to show your creative side and make your own decorations for outdoors.

One of the least expensive ways to do this is to create a fall wreath for your front door. And the best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it! Win win!

Here are some cheap DIY fall wreath ideas that will add a touch of seasonal flair to your home:

Wooden ball and floral wreath

woman holding fall wreath DIY with wooden beads and fall foliage
Fall wreath DIY via Lolly Jane Blog

You can always count on Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane Blog to have the cutest DIY ideas that are always loose on the purse strings.

This is such a cute and simple project and can last for years to come!

(They also have ones for each seasons within that post, so make sure to check those out too!)

Pinecone wreath

fall pinecone wreath DIY in front of white background
Fall pinecone wreath DIY via Sustain My Craft Habit

When I think about pinecone wreaths, for some reason my mind automatically goes the short and chubby pinecones that you put peanut butter on for a craft as a kid.

But I love this spin on a pinecone wreath with the longer and more slim pinecones.

Bonus is that this one is made without wire or glue! Which means no burnt off fingertips – yahoo!

Ribbon wreath

DIY fall ribbon wreath hanging on white wall
DIY fall ribbon wreath via Small Stuff Counts

I appreciate Emily’s take on this fall ribbon wreath because I’ve never been able to do the mesh ribbon wreath things that look all fluffy and whatnot.

But this feels more doable and I like the style of it a lot better.

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

DIY dried hydrangea wreath
DIY dried hydrangea wreath via Blue Ribbon Kitchen

I have a soft spot in my heart for hydrangeas because it’s the flowers we had in our wedding 10 years ago.

10 years. Holy crapola. That feels so wild to say. We have lived a LOT of life in 10 years.

But yeah, the DIY dried hydrangea wreath. Love it.

Knitting wool wreath

DIY wreath made from orange knitting wool
DIY fall wreath via The Navage Patch

I promise this post won’t be all wreaths, but if you’re looking for ideas for DIY fall decor that’s also cheap, the quickest way to accomplish that is a wreath!

I LOVE this one so much! It’s fluffy, fall colored, and really easy to make. All things for a great DIY recipe for me.

Outdoor Table Decor

outdoor DIY fall decor table centerpiece with purple flowers and pumpkins
DIY fall decor centerpiece via Southern Living

After redoing our kitchen and after Jordan fell through our back deck, I think it’s safe to say that she needs a makeover.

Which means I’m going to make it possible for us to have an outdoor table some day and I’m loving the idea for something like this for a very simple DIY centerpiece!

Screened In Porch Vibes

screened in porch with fall bouquet next to outdoor couch
DIY fall bouquet via BHG

Again, if you’re going for cheap fall decor, especially when it comes to outdoor decor, use the gorgeous fall foliage and the plants that are already outside as your decor!

Grab a bunch and stick them in a vase and have it right next to your cozy reading spot outside on your screened in back porch!

Front Porch Things

fall red mums and pumpkins on front porch steps
Fall front porch via Southern Living

To be fair to myself, I have a whole separate post about really cute small front porch decorating ideas for fall.

But I like this idea because if you pay attention, all this is is mums and pumpkins.

Mums and punkins, punkins and mums. I feel like that needs to be on a shirt somewhere.

But again, my point is it’s CHEAP! These are things you can pick up in a grocery store too so they’re readily available.

wood door in background and fall flowers and white pumpkins in foreground
Front porch decor via Southern Living
pink front door and pink and white neutral pumpkins on front porch for cheap outdoor fall decor
Pink and white pumpkins via Lolly Jane Blog

If you’re like me and don’t love the blacks and oranges and the bolder fall decor, you can take a page out of the Lolly Jane Blog book and get muted colors for pumpkins.

This would be a great option for some old ugly Dollar Tree pumpkins is to spray paint them in the colors of your choice to fit your aesthetic.

white farmhouse front porch with DIY outdoor fall decor
Fall front porch via @southernsurroundings

Even with a larger front porch, these decorations can be very inexpensive, especially the leaf garlands.

These would be super easy to DIY by taking some fishing wire on a needle and putting it through leaves after you rake them up.

Related post: Wanna see some really cute (and funny) fall front porch doormats? You know you do!


fall pom garland
DIY fall pom garland via Erika Bea

Instead of using leaves or other fall florals for a garland, maybe try a more whimsical approach by using felt pom balls!

I LOVE a good pom garland and if you’re NOT wanting to DIY one, you can always hit up my girl Erika at her shop to get one for your needs!

Psst. She has Harry Potter themed ones!!!

Porch Sign

DIY fall porch sign cheap outdoor fall decor
DIY fall porch sign via Lydi Out Loud

You could stick with the typical “Happy Fall Y’all” vertical sign that everyone else is doing, or instead you could do something more fun like this!

This is still a super budget friendly DIY fall project for your outdoor decor.


DIY candy corn pillow in front of wood background
DIY candy corn pillow via Jennie Masterson

Okay go with me here – if you use Scotchguard or outdoor friendly fabric, how CUTE would these be either on an outdoor porch swing or even several of them in a big bowl by your front door?


Yard Decor

DIY outdoor fall pumpkins made from wood painted orange
DIY fall yard pumpkins via First Day of Home

If you’re a little more on the handy side and have access to some beginner power tools, these yard pumpkins are SO fun!

You can make them as big or as small as you would like, but regardless, they’re a great DIY option for some cheapola fall decor, pending wood prices aren’t insanely expensive.

Hopefully this has your wheels turning a bit and you can get some ideas and inspiration for your own DIY outdoor fall decor!

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