05 August 2016

Five Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Fall

It’s no secret that summer and I just don’t get along. That’s why I’m so thrilled that it’s August because that means fall is just around the corner.


I love everything about fall; football, cozy scarfs and boots, cool breezes, pumpkin spice lattes, the leaves changing colors, baking, fire pits, homemade soups and most of all – the decorations.


You could spend a fortune on your fall décor but why? There are so many simple, inexpensive and natural ways to bring the comfort and beauty of fall into your home. With the season fast approaching, I thought I’d take some time today to share some of the ways I’ve decorated for fall through the years. Spoiler alert: the dollar tree is your best friend!


You could spend a fortune on your fall décor but why? There are so many simple, inexpensive and natural ways to bring the comfort and beauty of fall into your home. With the season just fast approaching, I thought I’d take some time today to share some of the ways I’ve decorated for fall through the years. Spoiler alert: the dollar tree is your best friend!



FREE PRINTABLES AND FRAMES.

If there’s one thing I love more than fall, it’s anything I can get for free. Cristy at Pretty My Party put together this amazing post filled with gorgeous and free fall printables. With a trip to Dollar Tree, you can buy black, white or dark wood frames to go with any area of your home that you want to decorate.



DIY Scented Cinnamon Pinecones

You can purchase these at any grocery or craft store for around $12 a bag. OR you can walk right outside your own home and make them for free. You guys, it’s SUPER EASY plus, it’s a great activity to do with the kiddos. The only catch is that you need to start this project around four to six weeks before you would like to have them to give the pinecones time to infuse the cinnamon.

You will need:

·         Pinecones
·         Aluminum foil
·         Cookie sheet
·         Large resealable plastic bags
·         Cinnamon oil
·         Spray bottle
·         Cinnamon Sticks

Place the aluminum foil on your cookie sheet. Fill it with as many pinecones as you can comfortably fit on the pan. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and then bake for an hour. The cones should open up during this time plus, this will kill any bacteria or bugs left on the cones. Allow them to cool completely.


Place the cooled pinecones in the plastic bag. Do not put in too many in one bag. You need to make sure the bag will seal completely. Add a few drops of the cinnamon oil to the water in your spray bottle. Shake, then generously spray the pinecones. Close the bag, shake and then open the bag once more, spray again, then shake.


Leave the bag closed for four to six weeks, shaking it every now and then to distribute the oil.


That’s it. Place them in a wood bowl and your home will smell divine.



MUM’S THE WORD.

Mum’s are the ultimate fall flower and a must-have in my book. They’re also reasonably priced and can be used year after year if you deadhead them at the end of the season. Pair them up with some pumpkins for your front porch and you have an instant beautiful fall setting.



VISIT YOUR DOLLAR TREE FOR TABLE DÉCOR AND INEXPENSIVE DISHES

Most Dollar Tree stores sell ceramic dishes, mugs and bowls in a beautiful burnt orange and brown. You can mix and match all the colors and pair it with a bowl of baby pumpkins, gourds and squash.





You can also find a gorgeous assortment of silk leaves and flowers and ribbons to create candle rings and bows. All you need is a little imagination and a hot glue gun. Make sure to visit the candle isle to get votives, small candles and glass holders to complete your look.



MAKE YOUR OWN WREATH

For a fraction of the cost of what you would spend at Michael’s or buying a wreath, you can find everything you need to make your own wreath for your front door this season at the Dollar Tree. You can find silk flowers, bags of fall leaves, the wreath itself, garland and ribbon. Again, put your hot glue gun to work and in no time you will have a wreath that is exactly what you want for your front door.



There are so many inexpensive tricks to you can use to make your home look gorgeous for fall and on a budget. What are some tips and ideas you’ve used to decorate your home for fall? 
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.

4 comments:

  1. These are great ideas! I love decorating for fall, but it can definitely get expensive.

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  2. Great ideas! I love decorating for fall! Can't wait to breakout the Halloween decorations this weekend!

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  3. Oooh, I love that you gave us DIY pinecone recipe! I always love the idea of those but I can't stand artificial scents in my home. What a great idea, thank you!

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  4. These are great ideas! I would love to get some mums for my patio. I love your idea of using free printables, too.

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