Day 6: Decorating for Fall on a Budget

Happy Saturday! I have been out of town for the past week, so I didn’t do a lot of autumn decorating before I left. But I arrived home yesterday delighted to see the leaves starting to change in Raleigh and ready to get my home all geared up for the season. Fall has officially arrived in North Carolina and I love it.

Here are a few budget-friendly ideas I found perusing Pinterest this past week:

1. Use candy corn as a candle holder // $2 to $5

2. Buy a stick wreath and hot glue felt flowers and fall berries  // $10 to $15 depending if you have a hot glue gun on hand

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3. String felt leaves together on twine or yarn and hang on your mantle or over a hutch // $1 to $5 for yarn and felt

felt leaves

4. Write what you are thankful for on paper leaves and attach to branches. // $3 – $5 for branches and paper

The Thankful Tree

5. Fill your house mantle with pumpkins (also, don’t you just love white pumpkins?) // $5 – 30 depending on the quantity

fall-mantle

6. Fill a hurricane vase with beans // $5 – $15 (look for cheap vases at craft stores or even the dollar store)

7. Carve out gourds to use as candle holders // $3 – $6

8. Line your entryway with mums! // $10 – $40 depending on the quantity

9. Carve out the top of a pumpkin and use it as a vase // $5 – $10

10. Fill a frame with a free give thanks poster // $1 – $10 for a frame (free printable)

Most craft stores have a weekly coupon you can use and specials going on for autumn decorating now, so be sure to look online before going in the store for any coupons or discounts to lower your overall costs. I can’t wait to transform my apartment for the season!

What decorating have you done for fall this season? If you’ve written a blog post on your autumn decorating, please leave a link in the comments! I’d love to see. :)

This is day 6 of a 31-day series on Financial Freedom. Click here to see the other posts. Thank you for reading!

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  • Dorothy Clement

    I’m planning to get out my fall decorating box today and see what I forgot I had. Thanks for the cute reminders and ideas for decorating!

  • Lucy

    Love these ideas! :)

  • http://twitter.com/SenseofCents Michelle

    I love all of these ideas! They really make me want to decorate.

  • dotinthecity

    great ideas and I’ve totally used several of them :)