13 Easy Fall DIY Projects

Chilly temps provide the perfect opportunity to tackle a variety of garden projects, large and small.

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Lay a Path

With chilly weather comes a perfect opportunity to tackle hardscaping projects, like creating a garden path. This pathway uses pea gravel to create an inviting walkway.

Create a Fire Pit

There's no better occasion than chilly fall weather to inspire the creation of a fire pit. This one can be assembled on a weekend afternoon. Then make a canvas firewood tote to haul your kindling, DIY style.

Make a Seed Organizer

Make this clever chalkboard seed organizer to help you keep your seeds in order for spring planting.

Build a Cold Frame

A cold frame will allow you to grow vegetables even in the coldest months. Find out how to build one here.

Make a Plant Stand

Craft a tiny plant stand for the small gardener in your life.

Repurposed Dresser Turned Potting Bench

What you'll need: A dresser or table, (check you local thrift stores and garage sales for inexpensive pieces), An outdoor approved paint (if you will need to repaint it and for painting inside of dresser), Clear polyacrylic paint to waterproof dresser (if necessary), Cabinet hardware (if you need to replace existing hardware), Plastic dishwashing tub, Jig saw, Drill, Measuring Tape, Pencil, Sandpaper, Gardening supplies, Nail gun or Hammer and nails, Chalkboard (optional)

Create Cute Leaf People

Turn your fall leaves into something special: leaf people!

Remove a Stump

Ready for this garden eyesore to finally hit the road? Find advice for getting rid of a stump.

Make a Deck Planter

It's relatively easy to create this mod deck planter.

Terrace Your Yard

This Dan Faires video shows a quick and easy way to terrace your yard.

Create a Backyard Chessboard

Ahmed Hassan shows you how to create a backyard chessboard.

Make an Arbor

Create a stylish arbor with a pair of repurposed wooden doors.

Make a Bocce Court

Get blueprints and steps to create your own backyard bocce court.

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