Hip Fall Decor

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Oh how we swoon over pumpkins and everything about fall. We love taking advantage of using pumpkins in our decor throughout the months of September, October, and November. Oh and the best part is that all our adorably perfect DIY fall decor items will be able to be display all through Halloween and Thanksgiving.

The CIF Team is obsessed with anything bright, colorful, and playful! And fall time is no exception. So throw out those traditional oranges, browns, and earth tones to make room for some bright pastels, nontraditional patterns, and modern designs.

Painting your pumpkin is a quick and easy way to add some spunk to these glorious fall gourds. Whether it's ombre, unique patterns, or your favorite color palette these beauties are sure to stun your house guests the moment they walk through your door.

We love the idea of updating decor elements in your home that you already have up year round. Who doesn't love macrame? And pumpkins! We're in love with the idea of combining these two design elements together for a simple and hip fall update.

Don't have macrame in your house yet? Don't worry it's a simple DIY project that requires only a few supplies. All you need is some rope, a ring, and a hook. Plus the best part is that once fall is over you can replace the hanging pumpkins with mini Christmas trees or poinsettia in the winter time or simply hang your favorite house plants all year round. Click here to see a detailed tutorial guide!

Tip: Make the macrame your own and add some color to your rope or include some beautiful beading that fits your homes style.

Cactus has become the hippest trend in the design world and we couldn't be happier. The adorable color palette and fun addition of craft paper makes this pumpkin project a perfect family fun activity that kids of any age can be a part of. The little ones can practice their painting, tracing, and scissor skills all while having a beautiful display that they can be proud to show off.

Click here to see a full tutorial from AwwSam on how to recreate these cuties for your own home. She even includes printable stencils for the cacti arms and flowers.

Tip: Look for longer, skinnier pumpkins when creating the cactus with the arms. This craft does include the use of a hot glue gun so please be cautious when the kids are acting as your assistant.


Not feeling the whole pumpkin decor ideas? Well we have some fun alternative fall projects for you that are both unique and crafty. First up is a colorful walnut garland that is an easy craft where you can customize the color palette to perfectly match the rest of the decor in your home. Our other favorite fall decor element is a gorgeous paper leaf adorned table runner. This project is great for those with little ones who love to practice their writing skills. You can have your kids write all of their favorite things about fall or what they are thankful for Thanksgiving.

We hope you love all of these fall decor ideas as much as we do! We would love to see any of your fall DIY decor projects, so please tag and/or hashtag CraftingItForward on Instagram so we can take a peek and share!

xoxo, Kerisa Ward