How to Create Your Own DIY Fall Decor Using a Rake

All you need to make this festive DIY fall decor is an old rake, some fall foliage, and dried corn to create this beauty.

I’m really excited to share this ridiculously, super-duper and easy DIY fall decor (just using a rake!) post with you today!

Seriously, I think the hardest part of this whole project was painting the word “harvest” on the sign, and you could definitely use a stencil to make this part a cinch.

Plus, do you remember my inspiration post a few weeks back about using corn decor? I am happy to say that I found a use for a few cobs to use in my fall decor. Yay!

How to Create Your Own DIY Fall Decor Using a Rake


fall rake


1.) Get out or find your rake!

TIP: Don’t have a rake on hand to use? Search for a vintage or upcycle one from your local thrift shop.

2.) Using your rope twist it around each piece of corn to attach to your rake.

As you can see in the below picture I found that each cob only needed to be wrapped with my rope a few times.

fall corn decor

Side note: I’ve had my DIY fall decor on my front porch for the past few weeks, and the rope hasn’t let me down with this method 🙂

3.) Next, randomly stick your artificial flowers in between, in front, and behind your corn cobs.

I don’t have an exact method for this madness so I would suggest just trying what looks best to you. The beauty of artificial flowers is that they can be twisted, turned, and manipulated into the position of your choosing. Use this to your advantage!

DIY Fall Decor

4.) Then, with a scrap of wood for your sign, drill two small holes into the top left and right corners. Slip your twisted rope into one hole and tie a knot.

5.) Place your sign onto your rake to see how long you would like your sign to hang. After this has been determined go ahead and cut the correct length of the rope and put the final knot into the second hole.

And in my own humble opinion, the hardest part possibly would be to hand paint the word “harvest” onto the sign.

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TIP: If hand painting is not your forte don’t fret, just use a stencil. This will make it a hundred times easier, or you could even forego the sign altogether.

diy fall rake decorations

6.) Last, enjoy this beautiful masterpiece that you have created! See, wasn’t that suppppperrrr easy?

You can put this rake just about anywhere to welcome any guests that you have coming over to your home, or just put it up for you and your family. Either way, it’ll definitely be a great addition to your fall decor!

All you need to make this festive DIY fall rake decor is an old rake, some fall foliage and dried corn to create this beauty!

Create Your Own DIY Fall Decor Using a Rake

I left my rake out in the rain one day just to see how it would hold up. It didn’t fall apart, but I don’t recommend having it directly in a location where all of the elements could potentially wreck havoc on it day after day. One or two days would probably be fine, but that’s probably about it. Just my observation!

 Have you ever put together a DIY fall rake decoration? If so, tell me about it! I’d love to see other inspirational ideas! See you soon – LZ

Pssttt…. Don’t forget to check out my Holidays page chocked full of DIY and decorating goodness like the ones below!

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This post was originally created in October 2014, and then updated in October 2021.

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