100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

It doesn’t feel like Fall yet outside my door, but I am so very ready for it. And based on feedback I’ve received from my readers and friends, y’all are more than ready for the seasons to change, too. So, my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals and I decided to pool all of our best upcycling ideas for autumn home decor into a single collection. Call it the ULTIMATE collection of repurposed and upcycled fall decor ideas and projects.

And we didn’t stop at just fall pumpkins, acorns, and owls. We mixed in some Halloween craft ideas, too!

Normally, we do this kind of group post in December with our favorite projects from that year. But we decided to expand that idea with more big, themed posts throughout the year.

alcohol ink on glass pumpkins

And a huge pool of projects for autumn home decor seemed like a great place to start. Pumpkins and acorns and fall leaves, oh my!

autumn leaf dishes

And as most you know, Fall is my favorite season. So, I love, love, love this collection and just want to make all the autumn-y things!

Candy corn decorations from thread cones for cute Halloween decor

Speaking of which, indulge me while I go through my favorites from the entire collection!

Favorite Halloween and Autumn Home Decor Projects

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Candy Stand

I’ve loved this project since the day I created it. And my original plan was to keep from bending down to hand out candy! But in today’s strange and socially distant world, it would be SO PERFECT for safer trick-or-treating. Just put it on the porch or sidewalk for a low contact Halloween that still feels fun and festive!

Halloween trick or treat ideas with a candy bowl holder

Fall Rake Wreath by Petticoat Junktion

I always love a non-traditional wreath and using a rake head is a delightfully humorous way to celebrate Fall without any of the backbreaking work! AND this one is super easy to put together, so that’s always a huge bonus.

Fall door wreath with a rake head

Pumpkin Planter for Succulents by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

This crafty idea upgrades a plain foam pumpkin into a chic and elegant succulent pot. Wouldn’t a series of these along the center of your dining table be lovely?

Pumpkin planter for succulents

How to Make a Fall Corn Garland by House of Hawthornes

Autumn home decor is so much deeper than just pumpkins. And this corn garland is a wonderful example of keeping in the “harvest” theme without overdosing on fat orange gourds!

Rustic Pumpkin Sign from Pallet Wood by My Repurposed Life

I’ve still yet to ever upcycle a pallet so until then, I’ll just keep admiring other bloggers’ projects! I love the texture that the pallet wood gives to this rustic pumpkin sign.

Pallet Pumpkin and rustic sign for autumn home decor

Felted Leaves Wreath by Our Southern Home

I’ve wanted to find the right wool sweater and felt it for a long time, and I FINALLY FOUND ONE the other day. I’m so excited to create a new project (or projects) with it, so these leaves really caught my eye.

Felted leaves from a wool sweater

Metallic Leaf Wreath by Domestically Speaking

I am absolutely in love with this metallic leaf wreath! What a great way to jazz up some brightly colored faux fall leaves into a chic wreath.

Metallic Leaf Wreath

And now, without further adieu, the full collection of upcycling ideas and projects for Halloween and autumn home decor!

100+ Upcycling Projects for Autumn Home Decor

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SO much inspiration for autumn home decor here, don’t you think?

liquor bottle painting for fall pumpkin decor

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and feel inspired to upcycle and repurpose some of your thrift store finds for Fall decorating.

DIY Thanksgiving decor from a bamboo serving tray

I’m also excited to announce that my first book is now available! And since I love flannel AND I love Fall, there’s an entire chapter on autumn home decor. I hope you’ll check it out and love it as much as I do.

pumpkin decor from crafting with flannel

Make sure you also visit each of the Thrift Store Decor Team’s posts today, too. Everyone will be showcasing their favorite upcycling ideas from the collection!

Petticoat Junktion

House of Hawthornes

Domestically Speaking

My Repurposed Life

Our Southern Home

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Rebecca Payne says

    Thank you for this post. I love your projects.

  2. You and your talented friends could do so many books that I would love. Waiting for the flannel book.

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