Fall Decorating on a Budget
I love fall! I love decorating for fall! However, I don’t have a ton of money to purchase fall decorations. I’ve accumulated many through the years, but I always want something new/something different. Hell, don’t we all?
Pinterest offered me up an idea to make bows for pumpkins! So I dug into one of my Christmas boxes, yes-I said Christmas, and found ribbon that looked like it belonged to fall weather. I wrapped the pumpkins on the sides and then made a bow for the top. I used an old candle holder to display the pumpkins.
When all else fails, turn to Pinterest right! Once again, Pinterest inspired a second idea of mine. I had seen where people had made pumpkins into candle holders. So, I got some of those tiny pumpkins in the grocery store and tealights. I cut a hole in the top of the pumpkins and placed the tealights in. Once I was done I actually placed the pumpkins on one of my wall candle holders. The ambiance was beautiful! A word of advice though, once the pumpkins are cut into-they won’t last more than a week. So be prepared to replace them routinely if you plan to use this decoration for a period of time. It’s definitely worth it and a bag of those suckers barely costs anything.
I wanted a wreath. So, I made a trip to the dollar tree and purchased one of those wooden (kinda) circle bases. I purchased several of their fake flower bunches and a $1 scarecrow. I cut all of the flowers off of the bunches and hot glued them to cloth ribbon that I had strung around the circle base. I used a color that would not show through the flowers. Then, I hot glued my scarecrow so that it came out as one piece.
While at the dollar store, I purchased wine glasses, candles and a little box of their fake leaves that you can scatter. I made the following candle holders.
Once combined with my accumulated decorations, my mantle/fireplace came out very “fallish”! I love it =)