Today I’m sharing 5 simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas that will save you money as you prepare for the fall season ahead!
These 5 simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas include both creative suggestions for the crafty type, and also really easy concepts for those of you who don’t want to put a lot of effort in!
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5 Simple and Thrifty Fall Decorating Ideas
Make Pumpkins using Thrifted Fabric
A few years ago I shared a fun tutorial here on the blog on how to make some adorable fabric pumpkins. I used some old fabric that I already had on hand, but you could even check the thrift store for some fun fabric options!
There are so many lovely patterns that would make for some beautiful pumpkins, but I just stuck with creams and browns. I used real pumpkin stems on mine that I saved from the year before, but I’ve seen people use sticks or even dowel rods wrapped in twine!
You can check out the full tutorial here if you’re feeling crafty and interested in giving these fabric pumpkins a try!
Make your own Fall Wreath
Have you been shopping for wreaths lately? Holy cow are they expensive!! There are so many fun DIY wreath ideas out there, and I love all the fall inspired wreaths I’m seeing on Pinterest lately!
A few years ago I made my own Pumpkin Apple Fall Wreath, and it was so easy. I used materials I already had, including some thrifted apples and dollar store pumpkins.
Pull out those random stems you planned to donate and put them together to see if you can make a fun wreath for fall this year!
You can check out the full tutorial here if you’re feeling crafty and interested in giving this wreath a try!
Decorate with Cozy Scarves
One of the easiest ways to make your home feel like fall is to pull out your scarves and put them on display! Don’t hide them away in your closet, leave them out around your house!
Something as simple as hanging a scarf in your entryway can instantly create a fall vibe. I especially love plaid scarves for fall, and honestly I see so many of them at second hand stores every time I thrift! They are usually just a couple of bucks and they are just so versatile.
Think about tucking a cozy scarf into an entryway basket near the door. Or maybe even try using one as a table cloth like I did last year in my outdoor fall tablescape!
Some of the popular blanket scarves are so large that they could pass as a blanket draped on a cozy chair! The possibilities are endless.
Cut Branches from your Yard
Another thrifty and simple fall decorating idea is to cut branches from your yard to use as decor! I love doing this during the fall season and it’s such a great way to bring the outside, in!
In years past I have even cut green leaves that haven’t quite changed colors yet and incorporated them into my decor.
Last year I cut some apple stems from my sister’s yard and used them in that same outdoor tablescape I mentioned earlier! Get outside, look around and see what you can use for fall decor!
Repurpose old Gourds and Pumpkins
Back when I switched out my fall decor to more neutral colors, I had some really nice faux gourds and pumpkins that no longer fit my style. They were orange and yellow, but instead of getting rid of them I decided to paint them with some blue, green and gray craft paint!
I love how they turned out, and I still use them today. Sadly I don’t have a tutorial for my painted pumpkins, but if you’re trying to save money on fall decor, look at what you already have and see how you can transform it!
If you don’t have anything you can makeover, check out the thrift store and see what you can find!
One tip when using faux pumpkins and gourds throughout your home – mix them with real pumpkins and gourds to trick the eye! When they are mixed in with real ones, your faux pumpkins look so much more lifelike!
I hope these 5 simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas inspired you today! How do you guys save money on fall decor? I’d love to hear in the comments below![mailerlite_form form_id=2]