Hello, sweet friend. Looking for ways to decorate for fall on a budget? I hope you are just as excited about this coming season as I am. I love fall so very much! It is definitely my favorite time of year. Here in South Carolina, it is still very warm. September 22nd always comes and goes and we are still hot. This is why I start decorating inside first. Here is what I have been working on. Outdoor decorations will come later.
Make your own crafts and save. I started with the foyer. Here is an arrangement I made with a container I already had. Put green foam inside (here is what I am talking about). What better to use than wheat (available here) to remind us of the harvest? Insert it into the green foam a little at a time. I added this pretty ribbon I bought at Joann’s Fabrics. Put Spanish moss on top of the green foam so that it is not visible ( here ). Added the cute little pumpkins which I got at Walmart for a dollar each. A very simple project that you would pay a lot of money for if it was already made. Also picked up the beige pumpkin with the “Give Thanks to the Lord” at Hobby Lobby. I spent very little and our foyer is ready for the season.
Look around the house for items you already have that may not be specifically for fall but are the right colors. In the dining room, I mostly dug through what I already had. A green and cream runner that was a birthday gift, curtains that were in our laundry room at our old house, napkins from past Thanksgivings, placemats and dishes I already had. You can also make your own napkins with a little bit of fabric and either sew or use iron on glue tape. If you want to purchase them, look how cute these are. The little pumpkins I already had but you can pick up a bag of them pretty inexpensively.
I also found this cute little sign pillow at Hobby Lobby and I couldn’t pass it up. I knew I would find a place for it. It’s hanging on the coat closet door.
You can find great fall themed pillow covers very inexpensively, 4 for $13, and change up your existing pillows. Look how cute these are. In the living room, I added four pillows in seasonal colors, hung this fall scene picture which is actually a puzzle. I have Charles Wysocki puzzles hanging as wall art all over my home. Love them. Here‘s a link to purchase them. It is a really inexpensive way to adorn your walls. I dug out the opal colored vase on the end table (another reminder to dig through what you own) and added the tall branches with orange leaves (purchased inexpensively at craft store and used green foam to secure it). Wish I could have some real fall foliage but that won’t happen for quite some time.
On the coffee table, I replaced what was on the galvanized metal tray. Laid a fall patterened napkin (preowned) in the tray, added the little bird (preowned), and the pot with mini pumpkins and some left over wheat from my foyer arrangement with an extra piece of ribbon.
Purchase a few key items: a few pumpkins, a couple of vines, some mini pumpkins, some fall leaves on branches. This will go a long way. Amazon has a great selection if you want to check it out here.
Also spruced up the fireplace a bit. I glued the mini pumpkins to the vine. Bought the Grateful sign recently, also at Hobby Lobby,and just laid the pumpkins next to it. That is our 13 year old black Lab Buddy, sweet boy. That is his favorite spot.
Changed the “O” wreath on the Home sign and glued those pumpkins on it.
All done! I will bet you have found to decorate your home and still keeping on budget. Now all there is to do is wait patiently for fall to arrive and welcome family and friends. I will decorate outside a couple of weeks from now, probably early October. Have a blessed season and enjoy the little things.
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