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17 Things We Can't Wait To Do This Fall

Add these to your own seasonal bucket list.

1. Display a new fall wreath on the front door. (This all-black idea is simply bewitching.)

[Get the DIY: Black Magic Halloween Wreath]

black magic halloween wreath
Photography by: Aaron Dyer

2. Take a leisurely drive to view the fall foliage. And preserve a few fallen leaves for a craft... like say, place cards, candles, or printed linens?

[Get Inspired: 12 Crafts You Can Make With Fallen Leaves]

leaf-print table runner
Photography by: Alpha Smoot

3. Knit a cozy scarf. Or mittens. Or even a whole blanket. (Why not? We're feeling ambitious.)

[Get Inspired: 15 Knitting Ideas to Try]

Photography by: Bryan Gardner

4. Sip on a steaming hot cup of apple cider. (Mmmm.)

[Get the Recipes: 15 Soul-Warming Apple Cider Recipes]


5. Pick the perfect pumpkin outta the patch.

[Read: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Pumpkins]

Batch of pumpkins.

6. And transform it into a grinning jack-o-lantern. Or adorable woodland animals. Or googly-eyed undead pumpkins. There are so many techniques to try!

[Get Inspired: 31 of Our Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas]


7. Get lost in a corn maze. (And let the stalks inspire a new fall decorating project.)

[Get the DIY: Corn Cluster Decorations]

Photography by: NGOC MINH NGO

8. Really put the "scare" in scarecrow.

[Get the DIY: Here's How to Personalize Your Scarecrow]


Photography by: NGOC MINH NGO

9. Pick for apples at a local orchard.

[Get Inspired: 10 Uses for Your Apple Haul]

Photography by: Raymond Hom

10. And use them to bake a fresh-from-the-oven pie. (Extra nice idea: Share a slice with the neighbors!)

[Get the Recipe: Shingled-Leaf Brandy Apple Pie]


Photography by: Gentl and Hyers

11. Or drizzle them in caramel—with toppings galore!

[Get the Recipe: Caramel Apples]


12. Enjoy all the local food, crafts, and farming fun at a local fair.

[Get the Tour: Maine's World-Famous Common Ground Country Fair]

Temple Birch Tappers
Photography by: John Dolan

13. Roast a big batch of pumpkin seeds.

[Get the Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds]

Photography by: Raymond Hom

14. Light a seasonal candle, featuring fall's signature scent. (That's right: pumpkin spice.)

[Get the DIY: Pumpkin Spice Candles]

Make your own pumpkin spice candles with our easy tutorial.
Photography by: Alexandra Churchill

15. Create a Halloween costume that will wow everyone this year. (And take notes from Martha.)

[Get Inspired: Browse Our Best Halloween Costumes]


16. And get the kids in on it too.

[Get Inspired: Browse Our Best Kids' Halloween Costumes]

dinosaur costume kids
Photography by: Addie Juell

17. Brew a homemade version of that controversial fall drink: the pumpkin spice latte. (But you saw that coming, didn't you?)