Can you feel it?
Fall is finally starting to make its way into the Tennessee Valley.
Pumpkins have been spotted at roadside stands.
It’s time to break out the fall décor.
The DIY (and cheap) fall décor, of course.
I’ve whipped up three fall décor items over the past couple weeks that are simple and frugal.
Not-your-average fall door décor
This year, instead of pulling out the fall wreath I've used the past few years, I decided to go with a different approach. I do still love my monogrammed, yarn-wrapped fall wreath, but I wanted something that was a bit more snazzy. In my book, snazzy usually involves glitter or gold. I ended up creating this fall door décor by wrapping a piece of foam board in fabric and embellishing it with glitter pumpkins, a glitter letter, golden leaves and ribbon. The final cost was less than $10. The full tutorial and material sources are on my blog. (While you are there, feel free to give the not-your-average fall door décor a name. I could never decide on "fall rectangle wreath" or "fall plaque.")
Glittery fall garland
Are you seeing the glitter theme here? It’s an addiction.
I glittered up some wood acorns and pumpkins, then paired them with already-glittery foam leaves to create this fall garland at a cost of less than $5.
The full tutorial is here.
Thrifted fall centerpiece
If truth be told, I am more of a Halloween decorating gal than a fall decorating gal. Therefore, I am very frugal when it comes to my fall décor, so that I can spend a little more money when it comes time for Halloween decorating.
This fall centerpiece that sits on my dining room table was created with Goodwill, Dollar Tree and Target clearance finds. And there’s a trick to this centerpiece, too. Those candles really aren’t that tall. I used books and coasters to elevate the candles, none of which even cost me anything because I already had all of it lying around the house. Head over to the blog to see more about how I put together this thrifted fall centerpiece for a cost of less than $10.
What are your favorite fall decorating pieces?
Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk décor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.
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