5 Creative Ways You Can Use Paper to Make Cute DIY Fall Decor

Welcome to a collection of creative and budget-friendly DIY fall decor projects using one of the most accessible materials - paper! In this roundup, we'll explore the beauty of crafting with paper bags, paper plates, pressed flowers, and old book pages, resulting in stunning fall decorations perfect for the autumn season.

Get ready to unleash your creativity and transform paper into enchanting fall decorations!

Paper bag wreath

1. Paper bag wreath

Learn how to make a stunning copper magnolia wreath from simple brown paper lunch bags. CINDY DIY Beautify shares this thrifty and easy DIY project, perfect for fall and the holiday season. By cutting, painting, and shaping the paper bags into magnolia leaf shapes, you can create a beautiful wreath that's lightweight and easy to hang.

Paper plate pumpkin centerpiece

2. Paper plate pumpkin centerpiece

Create a cute and budget-friendly paper plate fall pumpkin arrangement using items you likely have at home. With just paper plates, a bottle, hot glue, paint, scissors, and a pumpkin stem, you can make a 3D pumpkin shape and fill it with flowers for a charming farmhouse table centerpiece.

This DIY project by Shelly L Nemeth is perfect for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any fall occasion, and it's a fun activity to involve kids in as well.

Paper plate wreath

3. Paper plate wreath

Speaking of paper plates, you can also make a simple and inexpensive paper plate fall wreath with just a few materials and this guide by Shawna Bailey. All you need is a paper plate, craft glue, pine cones, burlap, raffia, and faux apples.

Cut out the center of the paper plate, then decorate the rim with raffia, pine cones, and foam apples. Tie a burlap bow at the bottom, and you have a beautiful fall wreath that's easy to make and perfect for any door in your home. Hang it using 3M double-sided mounting tape for a hassle-free display.

This is a great fall decorating idea that anyone can try, even those new to wreath-making!

Pressed flower lanterns

4. Pressed flower lanterns

Create stunning DIY hanging pressed flower lanterns with this step-by-step tutorial by Chalking Up Success. Perfect for weddings or summer garden parties, these budget-friendly lanterns use dried flowers, wildflowers, or fallen leaves. No flower press is needed; you can use a DIY version.

Dry the flowers for around three weeks. Cover a balloon with paper layers, add dried flowers, and let it dry. Pop the balloon, create loops for hanging with craft wire, and tie jute twine for handles. Finally, place a candle inside, hang them up, and enjoy the enchanting glow for your autumn evenings.

Fall book page wreath

5. Fall book page wreath

DeeDee shows us how to create a charming rolled book page wreath using a wire wreath form and pages from an old book.

Roll each page tightly with a wooden skewer, creating bundles tied with jute twine. Glue the book page rolls onto the wreath form, filling each section until you achieve the desired look. You can add floral moss or other decorations for seasonal variations.

Although it may be time-consuming, the end result is a unique and beautiful wreath worth the effort. The wreath can be customized to suit different holidays or occasions. Enjoy the process and have fun with it!

Using paper to make DIY fall decor

We hope these DIY paper projects inspire you to get creative this fall season and add a personal touch to your home decor.

The best part about these projects is that they don't require expensive materials or specialized tools. You can easily find most of the supplies around your home or at your local dollar store, making these crafts not only fun but also budget-friendly.

Which of these DIY projects was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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