It’s true that COVID-19 has changed the way we will celebrate this autumn. However, there are still safe ways for you to spruce up your home to make it warm and cozy. Here are some festive home renovation projects and fun crafts to take on while social distancing.
Being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Hit pause on that show you’ve been binging and commit to home improvement projects that will pass the time and make your space really feel like you. Here are a few fall house projects to get you inspired.
Talk about a small change with a big impact. Modernizing your light fixtures can go a long way to making your space feel cool and polished. Simply choose a light fixture that matches your style — from industrial to boho. You can have your home feeling like new in an afternoon.
Tired of staring at your grey or white walls? Add some color through an accent wall! Choose your favorite paint color or find wallpaper that screams your style. Are you a renter or apartment-dweller? No worries! You can use a temporary stick-on paper!
Want a new kitchen without a full makeover? Try painting your cabinets. It’s a bit of a job, but now’s the perfect time to tackle it. Upgrade your outdated wood cabinets by painting them a soft white or cool gray. Feeling inspired? Try a two-toned look for a unique touch!
Decorating pumpkins is a fun way to add a farmhouse look to any room in your home. You will need items like twine, floral wire, and ribbon. And, in a few simple steps, you will create beautiful pumpkins that give your home a country feel.
The best thing about doing home improvement projects is they don’t have to cost a lot of money. You can find some cute signs at the Dollar Store, then redo them with these inspirations. Also, you can do many of these redesigns with inexpensive supplies like paint, ribbons, and flowers.
Commemorate Thanksgiving with super cute Turkey-themed crafts. Get your kiddos involved with a paper turkey or a turkey flower pot. To make them, you will need a flower pot, some paint, and flowers. Sprinkle in some creativity, along with these simple steps, and you have beautiful crafts that are sure to brighten the holiday.
If you’re searching for a project your kids will love, this is it. Making owl pines cones is simple to do, is a lot of fun, and the result is adorable. You will need pine cones, a hot glue gun, feathers, and your imagination.
If your walls could use a seasonal refresh, consider string art. It allows you to create an autumn backdrop by using designs like pumpkins, acorns, and more. To make them, you will need wood, paint, small wire brad nails, embroidery thread, and the template for the shape you want to design.
Create a welcoming entrance with this autumn wreath. It’s simple to make and is the perfect complement to any room in your home. You will need a wood wreath form, wood balls, and decorative items like wood leaves.
Add some warm lighting with these festive mason jar candle holders. To make them, you should acquire a mason jar, fake fall leaves, a tea light, and mod podge. In a few easy steps, you will have a cheerful candle holder that’ll add warm light and seasonal flair to your home.
Glitter acorns are versatile in that you can leave them in a decorative bowl, add them to artwork, and much more. Best of all, you could use acorns found in your backyard! To make these pearls of fall, you will need glitter and bronze. If you do not have acorns growing in your backyard, you can buy some online.
As the season changes, so will your landscape. One fun way to showcase your autumn flowers is with pumpkin planters. They are the perfect afternoon project and will yield some fun results. To make them, you will need plastic pumpkin pails, cement, and plastic paint tubs.
Dress up your dinner table for autumn with a beautiful table runner. This project is a perfect way for kids to become involved in fall house projects. You will need felt sheets, fabric glue, and a sewing kit.
Making sweater pillows refreshes the look of your furniture. Along with a sewing kit, you will need a throw pillow (if you do not have one you want to repurpose) and an old sweater. The project is easy to do and yields some spectacular results.
Bring the crisp smells of autumn inside your home with room scents. All you need is to combine elements like cinnamon sticks, fresh pine twigs, and more in a stylish jar. They make the perfect gift, and you can even use freezer-safe jars to preserve the scent for future use.
These craft projects help you capture the essence of autumn in your home while social distancing. Best of all, they are simple to do, many are inexpensive, and making them is a fun way of doing a tiny home remodel that yields spectacular results.
Sean Jackson is a creative writer living in Florida. He’s had his work featured on Realtor.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, and ESPN. In his free time, he enjoys playing drums, and failing miserably at surfing and improv.