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Our Pick of the Best Handmade Autumn Decorations

October means Autumn and Autumn means it’s time to get decorating! Don’t worry, we’re not talking about Christmas just yet, we’re talking about filling your home with gorgeous handmade garlands and ornaments to get that cosy Autumnal feeling. We’ve picked out some very simple (and cheap!) handmade autumn decorations ideas that you can make yourself at home.

Splatter Painted PumpkinsThis one is a little Halloween inspired but very subtle! All you need is some pumpkins and some paints. We are obsessed with these pumpkins painted in subtle greys and pinks which fit perfectly with our Wren & Cherry design. You can choose to keep your pumpkins plain or, like in this photo, add some paint splatters with an old brush but make sure you do this bit outside, of course. We’d recommend chalk paint to get those perfect muted tones.

Copper Spray Paint Leaf GarlandYou may be able to tell from some of our photoshoots, we love a bit of copper and this is a great way to get some into your home for Autumn. Collect some fallen leaves and preserve them first by ironing them between two pieces of wax paper for a few seconds. Then spray paint them with some copper spray paint, attach them to some string and you’re good to go! You could always step it up a notch and attach them to some fairy lights instead for an added festive look.

Gold Dipped Pumpkin Place SettingsThis one is probably the fiddliest of the lot we’ve picked but still pretty easy to do. These tiny pumpkin table settings can be used for a seasonal dinner or an Autumnal wedding. You can use gold foil or if that’s too fiddly get the trusty spray paint out again. Add a little decorative twine around the stem with a name card and you’ve got a perfect place setting.

Pinecone GarlandWe’ve added in this one as it’s the easiest of all our picks and you can even leave it up for Christmas too. Keep the pinecones plain so they don’t look too Christmassy, all you need to do is tie them all to a string and you’re done. We have actually tried this one out and as easy as it sounds we found that some pinecones decided not to stay attached to the string. So if this happens to you, place them in a large jar with some fairy lights and you have a new light box or table centre piece that looks just as good!


All of these ideas were found on Pinterest, we’ve linked as much as we can.

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