Anyway, last night I was determined to decorate! But, after spending all of our 'blow money' this weekend on our trip to St. Louis (go Cards!!) I needed to decorate on a budget. I've been accumulating a few new things over the past few weeks-a couple of pumpkins from Target's dollar spot and some burlap from JoAnn's- but I mostly just used what I already had. My mother-in-law is the queen of what she likes to call "shopping in your basement" and that's exactly what I did! It's amazing the things you can find in your own home that you forgot you had or that you had never used for decor. It just takes a little creativity (and a little help from Pinterest) to come up with new uses for things you already have. A few things I used (as you will see in the pictures) that wouldn't normally be considered fall decor:
* Christmas twinkle lights- the white strands can honestly be used somewhere in your home all year round
* Food from your pantry for hurricane glass and apothecary jar fillers- I used coffee beans and popcorn kernels
And now for the pictures...
my mother-in-law left these on the porch as a surprise for me one day
I added a sign that I bought a couple of years ago to my front porch chair. The pillow and antique can stay there year round.
The glass contains coffee beans as a filler, decorative leaves, and a candle
I found the two grapevine pumpkins at the Target dollar spot for $2.50 each
The table runner is just cut burlap. Check out this tutorial on how to cut burlap correctly! I saw the lady at JoAnn's use this technique and it changed my crafting life!
Over the Cabinets
In the den/living room I just make a simple banner for the fireplace out of burlap, string, and paint.
I also added some a wire basket (also $2.50 at Target dollar spot) filled with some crumpled up brown paper bags,fall filler, and my favorite WoodWick candle.
And that's all for now! Hoping to add a few more things after we make it to the pumpkin patch.