Fall is all about pumpkins, foliage, and the beautiful red-orange tones that color the outdoors. What better way to embrace the season than bringing its beauty into your home? If you’re short on fall-inspired décor, try your hand at a DIY project that incorporates fall elements into what you already own!

In the guide below, I will show you how to get creative and decorate with artificial fall foliage using the wood arch from the Summer 2021 box. This project requires no permanent changes, so you will be able to reuse the wood arch for other seasonal décor.

1. Gather your materials.

To create this look, you will need the following materials:

  • The wood arch
  • Various artificial fall foliage (I found mine at a local craft store)
  • Decorative pumpkin
  • Twist ties
  • Scissors
  • Pliers

2. Trim the stems.

Using pliers, trim the decorative foliage to your desired length. I recommend keeping the stems around two inches in length.

3. Begin layering the foliage on the arch.

Layer your leaves on the edge of the arch and secure by wrapping with a twist tie. You may need to adjust the placement of the leaves and spread them, so they fan out in their display.

4. Incorporate more foliage.

Once you have your first bunch of leaves secured, begin to incorporate more foliage. In this next bundle, I used different artificial foliage to bring more color into the display. Secure each bundle until you reach the bottom of the wood arch.

5. Display your creation!

Once you have decorated the wood arch, it is time to display! Place the arch against your desired backdrop and finish the look with a decorative pumpkin and remaining fall foliage.

And that’s it! I hope this fall craft inspires you to get creative, make simple changes for the season, and DIY crafts using décor you already own. 

About the Author

Danielle Pierce is a recent graduate of Nova Southeastern University and an intern with the Decorated team this summer. Danielle grew up on the beach in Breezy Point, NY, and now enjoys wearing her flip-flops year-round in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She enjoys bringing elements that remind her of a childhood spent by the seaside into her home décor. Danielle is also a competitive equestrian, and when she is not writing, she spends any free time she has at the barn.