How can I decorate for fall cheap? I’m going to share my easy guide where you can decorate for almost free using fall nature.
You’ll see more fall ideas from the Thrifty Style Team after this post.
You can collect pine cones from outside for free and place them in a bowl. For some added fun, you can give them a cinnamon scent. There are a few ways to do this and you can find my full tutorial featuring a few ways to add fragrance to your pine cones and you’ll come out ahead from buying them in the store. I placed these pine cones in a bowl I found at a thrift store and added some lights.
You can collect berries and leaves from outside and glue them to a wreath form for this easy and beautiful natural fall wreath. If you want to preserve the color and make it last you’ll need to seal the leaves with some Mod Podge.
3. Preserve fall leaves
You can preserve fall leaves and make a suncatcher, a lantern, and recycled jar candles. Go on a leave hunt and collect leaves. You can do this with family members and friends. Then preserve the leaves and there is a variety of ways to do this like wax paper, pressing between books, and using a medium like epoxy or Mod Podge.
4. Use Dried Food Items
Create easy and inexpensive fall decor using natural items like beans and popcorn that you can get at the dollar store. You can add them to some recycled jars and place on your porch or inside your home on your mantel. I have also filled jars with things like oak tree seeds (we called them helicopters when I was a kid), acorns, pine cones, and other things I find outside.
We had some scrap wood outside and we drilled a small hole into the top of them to place a candle in them. You can use battery-operated candles if you have kids or pets in your home.
You can also create some easy faux tree candle holders with just a few items from the dollar store.
When should you start decorating for fall?
I start decorating in August when the kids go back to school. By doing this, it helps us shift our mindset that we are moving into fall and that helps everyone settle back into a routine. Most people start decorating around Labor Day and continue through the months until Thanksgiving time.
There are many ideas out there to decorate for fall naturally. It saves so much money, and it’s so very easy to do.
How do I make my house cozy for fall?
We like to fill our home with cinnamon and other fall scents. We love to burn our candles or light our LED candles. We also start running our gas fireplace when the weather allows, add warm fuzzy blankets and pillows to curl up in, drink warm beverages like tea, apple cider, and hot cocoa. We start watching fall movies like “When Harry Met Sally” and seasonal favorites like “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”. We make crockpot meals like soups and chili and that comfort food can create a cozy environment as well. I have included some of our favorite fall and cozy recipes we enjoy through the season on my blog for you to try.
How do you decorate outdoors in the fall?
We add mason jars to our porch and fill them with fall nature items we find when out on our scavenger hunts. I like to put things like bowls of gords, apples, pine cones, and other items on our porch. We light up the walkway with solar lights. We add a garland and lights around our front door.
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Check out some of my friend’s fall decoration ideas!
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Our Crafty Mom – Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet
DIY Beautify – Easy Crochet Chain Sweater Pumpkins
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The How To Home – Vintage Bean Pot Vase filled with a Sunflower Bouquet
Vinyet Etc. – Fall Cloche with Thrifted Finds
Sweet Pea – Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Block Pumpkins
What Meegan Makes – How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece
Postcards From The Ridge – Decorating Ideas That Will Make Your Wallet Happy
Lora B. Create & Ponder – DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters
The Tattered Pew – How To Quickly Get The Look of Aged Copper
I Should Be Mopping The Floor –White and Blue Fall Decor in the Kitchen
Chas’ Crazy Creations – Fall Nature Decorating An Easy How To Guide
Cottage On Bunker Hill – Dried Wheat Centerpiece
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