Fall decorating on a dime

please give me some ideas
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  • Shoestring Amy Shoestring Amy on Sep 02, 2013
    This is definitely my area of expertise! Fall is the perfect time to decorate using what is around. Do you have a yard (or maybe a neighbors yard) that you could pick through? Leaves, acorns, branches, tree buds...they can all be used as FREE Fall decor. A setting of jars/vases filled with acrons and tree buds. Stuff some branches down inside and you have an instant vignette. Stack some small pumpkins or scatter some leaves nearby for a little something extra. Paint the tips of the leaves with glitter for a little glam? There are so many options of using what you already have. If you glance through my Fall boards, maybe you can get some extra inspiration or visit me anytime on mommahenscoop.com. Feel free to e-mail me and we can shoot some ideas back and forth! mommahesncoop@hotmail.com

  • Deb B Deb B on Sep 03, 2013
    i have a yard but no trees with nuts

  • Deb Pro Deb Pro on Sep 03, 2013
    Candy corns in clear vase with a candle. You could even throw a seasonal ribbon around it. Paint a bottle (wine, beer, or other) like a candy corn. White on top, orange in the middle, with yellow on the bottom. Throw a fresh or faux sprig of something autumn in it.

  • Karen B Karen B on Sep 04, 2013
    I love to pick interesting dead branches (dogwoods are good) and put in a stone wear vase. Also use a bowl of pine ones.

  • Judy Judy on Sep 04, 2013
    Thrift stores are great to find decorations. I have found garlands that I take apart and put in clear vases or mason jars. Dollar stores are a great place, too. I pick up pine cones, but I bake the found ones on a foil lined pan for 20 minutes or so at 200 to kill any tiny critters. This also dries up the sap and releases seeds. My granddaughters enjoy the old craft of crayon shavings (in fall colors) and wax paper (ironed to melt the crayons) to make cut outs of leaves and pumpkins. I have put some of the whole sheets around vases and jars, tied with raffia, to make votive holders, too.