Whether you’re decorating for fall, Halloween or a combination of both, we have simple and creative ideas to see you through the season.
Front Door Decorations
These leaves won’t drop as the weather turns cold. The stylish autumn wreath and garland are made from sandpaper, cork shelf liner and vinyl flooring. Use a template to trace and cut leaves with identical shapes but subtle color variations. Then hot-glue the leaves onto corrugated plastic. The 24-inch wreath costs between $18 and $28, depending on materials used. A 12-foot section of garland costs about $30.
When Halloween arrives, switch out the fall wreath with a lighthearted message for the holiday. Making this Halloween door decoration is so easy, it’s scary. Cut out your sign with a jigsaw (or ask a Lowe’s associate to cut it to size in the store), then stain it. Use our template to paint the spooky greeting on the wood. Finally, attach the Halloween sign to the door with a stick painted black. Cost: about $18.
Outdoor Table Display
Bring an artistic flourish to your outdoor space with this DIY autumn leaf artwork. It’s easy to assemble and there’s no cutting required! Just stain craft boards and glue them into a square. Then trace a leaf shape on the boards and paint the leaf in a different color. Cost is about $30.
Make a quick switch for trick-or-treat time. This DIY chalkboard uses a secondhand frame and a piece of hardboard (ask a store associate to cut it to size). Spray the frame and board with chalkboard paint, then write a “Trick or Treat” message for Halloween. Supplies cost about $15.