How can I decorate for fall cheap? The fall season is a great time of year. It is the perfect season to enjoy crisp air and autumn leaves.
I’m going to share my easy guide for fall nature crafts. You can decorate for almost free using natural materials you can find in your own backyard. You could also make it fun for kids of all ages by having a fall scavenger hunt, autumn nature adventure or just a fall walk. Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and as a bonus you can collect all you need for fun fall crafts.
You can collect pine cones from outside for free and place them in a bowl. In many parts of the country, they can be found littering the forest floor or you may find them in your local park or even in your own neighborhood. 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. This would be the perfect centerpiece for a fall nature table.
You can collect berries and colorful 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. You could also collect acorns and make acorn wreaths.
3. Preserve fall leaves
You can preserve fall leaves and make a suncatcher, lantern, and recycled jar candles. Go on a fall nature walk and collect leaves of different colors. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Preserve the leaves using wax paper, pressing between books, or 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. This is the perfect way to decorate your porch or mantel. 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. 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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