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5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

Tikva Morrow is a writer and editor for Hometalk.com. Her specialties include home improvement, DIY projects, and garden care. Tikva can be reached at Tikva.Morrow@gmail.com.

Add instant fall festivity to your home with these colorful garlands.

Fall is on its way in, which means exciting windswept yards and cozy festive homes. Get ready for the seasonal festivities and the holidays by hanging some autumnal decor all around your house. Use bright and bold fall colors and familiar fall shapes and designs to get your family and guests excited for crunchy leaves, thick-knit sweaters, cocoa by the fireside and all the fall goodness headed their way.

1. Painted pine cones

5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

Painted Pine cone Garland via Hometalker Simplicity in the South

Pine cones are all right fall decor on their own, but add a pop of color and you've got personalized decoration to match your home and your style. Match this festive garland to any fall-themed mantel, window treatment or tablescape.

2. Dollar tree leaves

5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

5 Minute Fall Garland via Hometalker Making Home Base

This design is so simple and so fabulously festive. Pick up a pack of dollar store fall leaves and string them together for a clean flurry of fall leaves in your living room, dining room or kitchen. For overwhelmingly autumn decor, use several garlands to crisscross the ceiling of any room, and create a forest of fall leaves.

3. Canning jar rings

5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

Canning Jar Ring Garland via Hometalker Yellow Bliss Road

If you've got extra Mason jar lid rings after all of your fun fall Mason jar crafts, this is the perfect upcycle for you. Simply string together rings for a little metallic shabby-chic class to add to your fall decor. You can also paint your rings to add a touch of color.

4. Felt leaves

5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

Fall Felt Garland via Hometalker Country Chic Cottage

Here's another garland project keeping with the fall leaf theme. If you're interested in getting a drop more crafty, this garland allows for more creativity, as you get to design and cut your own fall leaves, mixing up some maple and oak in deep oranges, yellows and browns.

5. Burlap banner

5 Easy to make and immediately festive fall garlands

No-Sew Burlap Banner via On Sutton Place

If you're looking for simplistic and clean-cut, a good fall banner is as effective as any leafy garland. Bring in a little burlap dotted with acorn detail, for a rustic yet chic fall banner to add to your autumn decor. Follow this tutorial and create any fall-themed phrase to add to your household festivity.

Once you're guaranteed garland glamour, it's time to dress up the rest of your home for autumn, inside and out. Jump on over to Hometalk for some great fall decor ideas, including a whole page of inspiring fall wreaths, designed and created by the Hometalk community.

Photo credit: Scott Williams/Getty Images

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