3 fall-themed DIY crafts you need to make

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It may not feel like it with these high temperatures, but fall has arrived! Coming from Arizona, a place with no seasons, I’m already loving the changing leaves — signaling the start of the new season. Decorating your room is a great way to get in the spirit of fall. Here are three easy DIY decorations to help you prepare for this festive season! 


Making something and stringing it along as garland is quite possibly the easiest way to make a decoration for any season, holiday or celebration. Especially for decorating your dorm, stringing garland across the wall or on your bed frame is super easy and space-efficient. Pick a fall design you want, like leaves or pumpkins, cut them out of construction paper and string them with a piece of yarn or twine. If you have a little bit more money to spend, you can even buy a bag of fall leaves at a craft store and string those up. 

Mason jar lights  

For this DIY decoration, all you’ll need is a mason jar, a fake candle and some tissue paper or fall leaves — the leaves can be fake or if you’re feeling adventurous, you could even collect them from outside. Put enough leaves or tissue paper to completely fill the mason jar. If you’re using tissue paper instead of leaves, choose some fall colors, cut the tissue paper into smaller pieces and place it into the jar. Once it’s full, place your battery-powered candle at the bottom and you’ll have a beautiful fall lantern.  

Cotton ball ghost 

This one will take you back to elementary school arts and crafts. You will need cardboard paper, cotton balls, scissors and glue. First, cut out as many ghosts as you want, of any shape and size. Then, glue the cotton balls on top of your cutouts and in no time, you’ll have lots of spooky ghosts to hang around your room. You can even make mini ghosts and string a garland out of them too! 

These DIY decorations are super easy and affordable! Anyone can make them and they’ll definitely help you get into the fall spirit.


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