Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

“Fall” In Love with Goodwill’s Home Décor This Season

Autumn has arrived, and here at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we can’t get enough! We love the cozy ” sweater weather,” colorful leaves, and of course, all things pumpkin spice. If you feel the same way, chances are you’re looking forward to decorating your home for the fall season.

Before you head to the nearest craft and home goods store to stock up on fall décor, stop by Ohio Valley Goodwill first. Our stores are filled with DIY supplies and seasonal decorations at budget-friendly prices, so you can get more ” bang for your buck” when decking out your home for fall.

Here’s a look at some fall decoration ideas to try using supplies from Ohio Valley Goodwill:

Cozy sweater pumpkins

Sweater From Goodwill

Sweater From Goodwill

Decorate your table with cute and cozy sweater pumpkins made from repurposed sweater sleeves! When gathering supplies, check Goodwill for sweaters in fall colors such as olive, white, brown, orange or yellow. Simply cut the sleeves off the sweater, close off one end with a rubber band, and fill the sleeve with cotton stuffing and dried beans to create a round, pumpkin shape. Find a complete tutorial for sweater pumpkins here“”no sewing required!






Thrifty Halloween Door Decor from Goodwill

Thrifty Halloween Door Decor from Goodwill

Welcoming wreath

There’s no better way to greet your guests this Thanksgiving than with a warm and welcoming wreath hanging on your front door. Goodwill stores often have donated wreaths, but you can also make your own if you’re feeling crafty. Wreath forms can be made from just about anything, including reshaped wire, a picture frame, or even a pool noodle! Once you have the base of your wreath, add fall elements such as artificial leaves, sunflowers, and pinecones. For the finishing touch, tie a colorful ribbon around the top.

Two wicker baskets on a shelf

Wicker Baskets from Goodwill



Harvest basket centerpieces

‘Tis the season for gathering with family and friends around the table for comfort food and conversation. But your picture-perfect feast isn’t complete without a centerpiece! Why not dress up your table this season with a fun and festive centerpiece that includes real fruit? Stop by your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store to pick up baskets in any size or shape. Then, fill each basket with colorful fruit or seasonal veggies such as crisp red apples, pears, or mini pumpkins and gourds. Add some natural fragrance to your centerpiece by including cinnamon sticks or dried sprigs of rosemary.

Pumpkin pedestals

Nothing says fall like quite like pumpkins, and the more, the merrier! If jack-o-lantern carving isn’t for you, don’t worry””you can still incorporate pretty pumpkins in your home décor. For an elegant way to display pumpkins, stock up on thrifted candle holders or small cake stands from Goodwill. Then, head to a pumpkin patch or farmer’s market to stock up on pumpkins in all sizes and colors. Here’s a hint: mini pumpkins work great for table displays. To take things up a notch, coat the pumpkins with gold glitter spray paint. When you’re done, you’ll have an easy and elegant centerpiece with no carving involved!

Stuffed scarecrow doll on a shelf with an orange jackolantern plastic bucket.

Halloween decor from Goodwill

Express your creativity without breaking the bank by shopping at Ohio Valley Goodwill for fall décor and DIY supplies. Our stores are constantly restocked with donated items in new and gently-used condition, so you never know what you may find on any given day!

Don’t forget that when you shop at Goodwill, you’re helping someone in your community find meaningful employment and supporting our environmental sustainability efforts at the same time. This is because the revenue raised from the sale of donated goods supports Goodwill’s life-changing programs and services that make a social and environmental impact in the local community.

Be a job creator and a responsible recycler when you shop at Goodwill! Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill store here, and be sure to check out our special offers for more opportunities to save on your next Goodwill shopping trip.


Happy fall!