Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Decorating on a Dime

Fall is my favorite season! I love the weather and warming up my house with crisp autumn colors. I love when Starbucks brings back their Caramel Apple Cider and the State Fair of Texas opens up. Fall in Texas is pretty short, so we have to cram as much in as we can while the weather’s nice!
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Its been such pretty painting weather lately, I’ve totally forgotten to blog about my fall d├ęcor this year. So without further ado….here are some things I’ve done to bring fall (and Halloween) to our house this year.
I like to use what’s on hand that comes out of our attic bins without spending a lot from year to year.
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The only thing that’s new this year is my weathered wooden witch art, that I made using one of my favorite paintings and a scrap piece of wood from the hardware store (.49 cents thank ya very much!)
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Most of the pumpkins and garland are from two seasons ago when Hobby Lobby had a 90% off clearance sale after Thanksgiving. I practically got everything for free (or close to it!).
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In my front room, I hung my favorite book page wreath.001-1
The primitive black cat was a thrift store find years back. The Haunted Tree was at the Dollar Tree and I just draped some silver bracelets around it to give it a little bling. The cross in the frame was just something that sits in our guest room but it fit well with the theme. The styrofoam skulls were at the Dollar Store and I just stacked them in my apothecary jar.
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The book page wreath is a little tattered but I like it better the more beat up it gets. I made a ton of these for Urban Farmhouse last Christmas and they sold out in a matter of days. It transitions so well from fall into spring.
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I change out my sofa pillows from the Summer Coastal Slipcovers to my Urban Farmhouse Vintage Graphic Pillows when the seasons change.
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I had two styro pumpkins that have gotten pretty beaten up over the years in storage, so instead of tossing them, I decided to use them for my large urn on the front porch.
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I took a metal skewer and pierced a hole through the centers to hold them together (with the help of a hot glue gun for extra security).
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I also had a ratty old grapevine wreath that I ripped all of the silk flowers off of and wrapped it in fall garland and white lights to prop the pumpkins on. Although I think the brown corded lights would blend in better against the grapevine (note to self for next year!)
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Looks pretty cute all lit up at night and it was all using materials I repurposed….gotta love free!!!
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1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love all your fall decor! We haven't done much decorating because we'll be leaving so see family soon, and I've been so jealous of everyone elses!
Thanks for stopping by my blog btw! My secret to painting inside is that I use a plastic shower curtain instead of a drop cloth on the floor when I paint so it can't soak through! That and I guess I'm just pretty neat. :)

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