4 DIYs to Fall into the Autumn Spirit!

10/16/2018 3:10 pmUniversity Co-op

4 DIYS to Fall into the Autumn Spirit!

The crisp air, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything, how could we resist? With the recent taste of fall with the cold front we are ready to start decking out our lives in burnt orange (more-so than it already is!) and fall decorations! Keep reading to find four fall decorations for your dorm or your apartment!


1. Pumpkin Diorama

Number one on our list is a fresh new take on the normal pumpkin carving we normally see! These fun pumpkin dioramas allow for more creativity, less mess and can fit any theme you’re going for. We especially love the flexibility of this craft. You can find many of the supplies needed for this craft at the Co-Op Art and Supply Store such as the foam sheet, card stock, paint brushes, craft knifes, glue guns and paint!


Here's what you'll need:

  • Foam sheet
  • Card Stock - for the structures inside! I.e. House, ghosts, etc.
  • Paint brush
  • Craft knife
  • Glue gun
  • Tea lights
  • Blue paint
  • Large foam pumpkin
  • Air-dry clay
  • Moss sheets



Photo from Brit.co


2. Copper Pumpkin Centerpiece

Not one for the classic fall decorations because it doesn’t fit the modern aesthetic you long for? No worries, we have you covered! For a super budget friendly craft, try these copper pumpkin centerpieces that will allow you to get in the fall spirit without sacrificing your aesthetic. Again, this craft is super flexible with the ability for you to change the color to whatever suits your apartment or dorm best! We think these are perfect for kitchen tables, on top of a mini fridge or just on your desk! You can find the spray paint for this craft at the Co-Op Art and Supply Store – There’s a wide array of colors for you to choose from so we’re sure you’ll find one that fits you!


Here's what you'll need:

  • Pumpkin Pails
  • Fake/fresh flowers
  • Spray paint
  • Rice



Photo from Up To Date Interiors


3. Thanksgiving Pie Garland

We love this for a simple way to spice up the space right above your bed or in a doorway! There are other options that you can play with this design with an apple pie inspired design or any other pie that reminds you of the cozy fall time! You can find all the materials for this at the Co-Op Art and Supply Store!


Here's what you'll need:

  • Ruler
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Optional: White pom-poms


Photo from Martha Stewart


4. Yarn Pumpkin Garland

Again, this is one of our favorites because of how easy, but how adorable it is. We think this would fit perfect in a doorway, but also feel free to not make it into a garland, but instead make mini pumpkins and place them around your place! This craft is especially nice because you can do it while watching your favorite Halloween classic movies (we recommend Coraline or Halloweentown!). Multitasking at its finest! All the supplies for this craft can be found at the Co-Op Art and Supply Store.


Here's what you'll need:

  • Orange Yarn
  • Green Yarn
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Book


Photo from Not Quite Susie Homemaker


We hope that this helps you think of some ideas to help spice up your dorm room and apartment to bring the fall vibes into your space! Check out the Co-Op Art and Supply Store for all the craft supplies you’ll need to accomplish these projects and more!