5 Simple and Thrifty Fall Decorating Ideas

Simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas!!

Today I’m sharing 5 simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas that will save you money as you prepare for the fall season ahead!

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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! 

Simple fabric pumpkin tutorial!

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! 

Thrifty fall decorating ideas!

You can check out the full tutorial here if you’re feeling crafty and interested in giving these fabric pumpkins a try!

Easy fabric pumpkin tutorial!

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! 

How to make your own fall wreath!

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. 

Make your own pumpkin apple fall wreath!

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!

Come see how easy it is to make this neutral, pumpkin apple fall wreath!

You can check out the full tutorial here if you’re feeling crafty and interested in giving this wreath a try!

DIY fall wreath idea!

Decorate with Cozy Scarves

Simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas!!

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! 

Simple and minimal fall decorating ideas!

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. 

Fall decorating with scarves!

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! 

Decorating for fall with scarves!

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. 

Thrifty fall decorating ideas!

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! 

Simple and thrifty fall decorating ideas!

In years past I have even cut green leaves that haven’t quite changed colors yet and incorporated them into my decor

Simple, minimal fall decorating

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! 

Thrifty fall decor ideas!

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! 

Neutral fall living room with pumpkins and eucalyptus

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! 

Neutral pumpkins are perfect for minimal fall decor

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! 

neutral fall decorating ideas

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! 

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  1. This post was very good! I am fairly new to your blog, and you may have already shown this, but I would love a tutorial showing how you do your eye makeup!
    It would also be nice to see some of your favorite comfort foods for fall and winter and some baking would be nice as well. I like your videos so much and would rather watch you than read. It just feels more welcoming! 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness Shelly!! You are so so sweet! I would love to share some recipes, I have always wondered how they would be received. I’ll have to start doing some! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. You have no idea what that means to me. 🙂

  2. My faux pumpkin which is orange will be soon getting a makeover. Would sure like a tutorial on painting a fake pumpkin and yet keeping it as realistic as possible. My preference is for more tutorials and DIY and not so much the cooking.

    1. Ooh this is a great idea! I will think about putting this together for you, I love DIY’s myself too! 😊

  3. Always love your posts and videos. You always make me smile!

    I might be mistaken, but your faux greens look like Marijuana. Not sure if you knew that.

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