Decorating For Fall On A Budget DIY
Fall Decorating Ideas DIY Tips
Decorating For Fall On A Budget DIY
Many people don't even begin to think about seasonal decorating before the holiday season starts. However, there are many different inexpensive ways for celebrating fall arriving! Doing craft projects, shopping strategically, reusing items you may have already, and incorporating natural elements, can help you create a warm autumn atmosphere at your house without breaking your budget.
Use Fall Leaves to Replace Summer Flowers:
If you have any vases that you tend to use for flowers, you can switch the flowers out for colored leaves on branches. If the area that you live in commonly has colorful fall foliage, then all you need to do is find branches in your neighborhood or your own yard to use as decoration.
Before anything is brought into your house from outdoors, use water to spray it down and allow it to dry in a sheltered area like inside of your garage. That will minimize the chances of any bugs being brought into your house. Don't take branches from anybody else's yard without their permission. You want to be respectful at all times of other people's property.
Use Decoupage To Preserve Fall Leaves
If can collect color fall leaves, then you can brush some decoupage or another similar product over their surfaces to preserve them. Then you can decorate your mantel or table with the leaves without having to worry that they will break, lose their color, or dry out.
Decoupage refers to a type of art that involves gluing paper onto other surfaces. It also can refer to the kind of sealant used for doing it. One popular decoupage brand is Mod Podge. It works as a finish, sealant, and glue, all at the same time.
Have Your Decor Feature Pumpkins:
Pumpkins are a central feature of fall decor, and usually, you can find them fairly cheap in grocery stores. There are several ways that pumpkins can be creatively incorporated into your fall decorations.
Remove the pumpkin's insides and fill up with your favorite seasonal flowers. It is better to use taller pumpkins for this purpose, however shorter ones also can work if the flower stems are cut short. Paint or care them to make them unique. Your own designs can be added to the pumpkins, or just change their colors. Neutral-colored pumpkins such as gray or white ones can make stylish accents on a mantel or front porch. If you are not too crazy about the mess involved with carving pumpkins, you can buy fake ones instead. They are a very worthwhile investment since that doesn't need to be replaced every year.
Make A Table Centerpiece Out Of A Tree Branch:
If you happen to run across an especially pretty or interesting tree branch, you can use it as a table centerpiece. Lay it down on a table length-wise and then arrange corn husks, gourds, smaller pumpkins, etc. around it.
Don't forget to sanitize items before taking them inside your house. Use water to rinse them down and let them dry. It is better to find a tree branch that has fallen already. You don't want to break off a tree branch just for this purpose. Don't put any lit candles close to a tree branch centerpiece, since that is a big fire hazard.
Repurpose Items You Own Already
Transform serving or tiered platters into autumn centerpieces. Arrange candles, ribbons, leaves, gourds, and small pumpkins on serving platters that may have had a wedding cake featured at one time. They can be used as table centerpieces or add them to a table in your entryway for a beautiful fall welcome to your home.
Make Fall Displays Out Of Scarves:
Patterned or knitted scarves that you don't plan to wear can be featured in a fall display or on the mantel. Scarves that have a plaid pattern or are a shade of brown work the best. They can be woven around vases, pumpkins, or other decorations in order to soften an arrangement's look.
Write a festive fall message or quote on a chalkboard. If there is a whiteboard or chalkboard in your house, write a festive message or quote about fall on it. There are numerous poetic literary quotes about fall that you can use to help brighten up your home.
Create A Fall Potpourri:
Extending past your home's physical appearance, you also can create some class fall aromas through creating a quick potpourri using ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already. A potpourri is a combination of spices and food items that are intended to provide a room with a pleasant aroma. That can give your home a more cozy and warmer feeling.
Some of the potential ingredients that you can use to create a fall potpourri include almond extract, vanilla extract, cloves, cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and orange peels. Place everything into a pot of water. Put it on the stove and allow it to simmer all day long while refilling it with water occasionally. Enjoy the wonderful aroma that it creates!
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- Jill Henry