Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!
I love the cool, crisp air and the brilliant shades of color throughout the trees. Plus, of course it’s the most fun time of year to decorate.
But, holy cow are decorations expensive!
Take these adorable lights for example…they look sort of like candy corn when they’re lit up and they are super cute! They cost almost $15.00 for just 14 feet.
That might be okay if you only want to cover a small area. But, if you have 50 feet of deck railing along the front of your house, those lights would cost over $60.00 to cover it!
For just lights, that’s a little too much for me.
So, instead of wasting a ton of money on decorations that are only hanging for a couple of months, we usually do all of our fall decorating on a budget.
We have a ton of decorations from past years and I always try to pick up a cinnamon broom at the Dollar General. They’re usually just $5.00 and they make your whole house smell great!
So, if you’re looking for some fall decorating ideas that won’t break your budget, check out the ideas below.
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Pumpkin Door Decor – from Decorzilla
I love that you can get a “two-fer” with these pumpkin door hangers! Plus, you can make them as elegant or rustic as you like by adding different designs and decorations.
DIY Fall Leaf Bowl – from Crafts Unleashed
This DIY Fall Leaf Bowl is just gorgeous. I love the idea of using fake leaves, but why not try it with some fresh, fallen leaves as well?
Spooky Halloween Village – from The 36th AVENUE
I love this idea! What a great makeover from a Christmas village to a haunted ghost town! Just think of all the freaky characters and creatures you could add to this!
Cute Witches Brooms – from May Arts
These Cute Witches Brooms add the perfect touch of mystery to this front door, don’t you think?
Wicked Witch’s Poison Apple – from Chicken Scratch NY
I really love the idea of these poison apples! You could spook your family and friends by placing one of these Poison Apples next to their dinner plate. Or better yet, add a whole bowl of them to the buffet table to leave your guests wondering if they are real!
DIY Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones – Tutorial from eHow
Can you tell I love cinnamon? Yea, I do…like, a lot!
And fall is the perfect time of year for your home to smell like there is something baking in the oven…all the time! Take a hike with the kids and pick up some fallen pine cones, then rush home to make these delicious Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones…you’ll be glad you did. 😉
Painted Pumpkin Wood Slices – from A Night Owl Blog
These painted pumpkin wood slices are so cute! And why not make them with chalkboard paint? Then, you could doodle decorations on them or even write different fall sayings or greetings!
Twinkling Twigs – from ITSKRIATIV.COM
I love, love, love this idea! What a great use of fallen branches and twigs. You could use any size glass container and even a battery operated candle instead of real one.
More Twinkling Twigs! – from A Home in the Northwest Blog
Again, love the twigs! And I absolutely adore the way this is staged! The oil lantern, the rustic tin cans and the stone behind it all…kinda makes you feel like you’re in a rustic old cabin in the wild west. 🙂
Easy Fall Candle Project – from HomeTalk
I adore these rustic, wood candle holders. They really seem simple to make and they would look great as part of your year round decor. Plus, again, you could use battery operated or even solar candles instead of regular tealights.
I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out these awesome fall decorating ideas.
Have a great time decorating your own home!
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.