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We met up with craft queen and Etsy store owner Julia Reinecke who shared tricks and tips for fall-friendly DIY projects that add some flair to your home without breaking the bank.

1) Yarn wrapped gourds and pumpkins

A cozy twist on traditional fall decor that can fit the color palette of your choice.

Materials: Pumpkins/gourds, yard, hot glue gun

How-to: Start at the bottom and glue the yarn as you wrap the pumpkin or make up designs with the yarn like we did in the photo.

More info: Visit Two Shades of Pink.

2) Canvas room light

A low-cost way to add light and style to any room.

Materials: Canvas, an awl, pencil, white Christmas lights, duct tape, craft glue (optional)

How-to: Start by making pencil marks on the back of the canvas where you want the lights (make sure they are at least a half inch apart). Use the awl to gently press through the pencil marks. You can place craft glue around the hole before putting the Christmas lights through (I didn’t use the glue just in case one of the lights blew out). Tape the back of the canvas to secure the wire from the Christmas lights.

More info: Visit Casasugar tutorial for a gold version from Blueprint Magazine.

3) Cinnamon candle holder

This cinnamon stick candle holder smells nice and fits the season. It’s a simple way to decorate for fall with a rustic vibe.

Materials: Glass candle holder with flat sides, tea light candles, cinnamon sticks, hot glue gun, twine

How-to: Simply hot glue the cinnamon sticks around the outside of the glass candle holder. Tie twine around the candle holder. Place tea light inside. Light and enjoy.

More info: If you don’t have a hot glue gun, Homestories A 2 Z did a different version with rubber bands.

4) Dry-erase list

Cute dry erase board with changeable background that you can stand up or hang.

Materials: Patterned paper (easy to find interesting patterns in the scrapbooking section of craft stores), picture frame, dry erase marker

How-to: Just put the patterned paper in the frame like you would a photograph and write on the glass. Erasing is easy with your finger or a paper towel.

More info: We got the idea from Makes and Takes’ wipe off weekly menu board.

5) Pattern branch bouquet

 Funky floral that won’t die! Can be used as a centerpiece.

Materials: Patterned paper scraps (or scrapbooking paper), branches, glue/rubber cement, floral wire

How-to: Make patterns for two leaf sizes and cut the leaves from your patterned paper. Cut floral wire into 4-6 inch strips (the smaller leaf size will need less wire). Glue same sized leaf cutouts back to back on the wire. Let dry. Wrap the wire around the branches to look like leaves. Viola!

More info: 50 paper flower tutorials if you want to get fancy with it.

Check out the top 10 sites for do-it-yourself projects to get more ideas.