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I absolutely love the colors of fall. In most homes, they look great! The warm colors of browns, oranges, reds and yellows seem to be the most inviting of all the colors in all the seasons. There is something so homey about this color combination and the best part is, you can create many cheap fall decorations with stuff you can find in nature or make for very low cost. Let me share some of my favorite fall decorating ideas.
Fall Decorating Ideas – Easy and Cheap Fall Decorations
Buy some mini pumpkins and place them on simple, plain colored plates as a centerpiece for tables, mantles and living rooms. White pumpkins would look great on darker colored plates and orange ones on lighter colored plates. This simple look is a great way to bring in some fall colors for very low cost.
If you have some mason jars, fill them with beans (of the dried variety, of course) and place tea light candles in them. Play around with layering or just one or two colors. Kidney beans, pinto beans, and even split peas work great. Add a little extra flair to each jar by typing a fall ribbon on them.
Place pumpkins in apothecary jars if you have them. This is another simple, yet elegant way to decorate with mini pumpkins. You can even try to stack them with just a little bit of glue from a hot glue gun depending on the size of your jars.
Use leaves from outside to decorate! Simply find some great colored and mostly perfect leaves, press them and use them to decorate crafts such as wreaths, buntings and so on.
Create a leaf garland for around your doorways with some freshly fallen leaves. You don’t want to wait until they get crunchy, so this is a craft to make when they are just starting to fall. Gather some leaves (they can be different sizes or types, whatever you like!) and get some fishing like. Thread it through the leaves and hang up wherever you like.
If you have some wine corks laying around (or some bottles of wine to drink) you can make this easy wine cork pumpkin craft it's easy and the kids can even help!
Bring in some thin branches from your favorite trees and shrubs (such as some of your lawn clean-up debris) and place them on display in some vases. They look best in those tall vases you get for home décor, but even some smaller ones that you would place on tables would look nice as well. If you can, get some pussy willow branches as they look great on their own in vases.
You can even carve your pumpkin to match any decor you have set in your house! I have a list of 700+ free pumpkin stencils.
Pine cones make great additions to your fall décor displays. Even just randomly placing some in jars, bowls or on plates can be very simple and neat.
Washi tape can be amazing for creating nice fall décor looks. Just wrap some baby food jars in some washi tape with fall colors and add a tea light to them. Finish the look by tying some twine onto each jar.
Take some simple pumpkins and jazz them up for fall settings. Get some wide burlap ribbon and measure around each pumpkin. Glue some vintage buttons to each ribbon in a straight line and then glue this to your pumpkin. Hot glue works best because you can remove it afterward for use next year.
Follow my Fall Fun Pinterest board for even cheap fall decorations and more ideas!
What are some of your favorite ways to decorate frugally in the fall?
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I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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