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10 Easy Fall Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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.

Shop Dollar Stores

Dollar tree has pumpkins that would be easy to cut in half...and $1 a piece! Cute idea:

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 Decorative Leaf Bowl for Fall:

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?


Halloween: Did you know you can transform a Christmas Village from the Dollar Store into a spooky town... Check out how!:

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...Halloween Craft Challenge Entries {and a giveaway} - May Arts Wholesale Ribbon Company:

Cute Witches Brooms – from May Arts

These Cute Witches Brooms add the perfect touch of mystery to this front door, don’t you think?


Make a DIY poison apple to decorate your Halloween table from Dollar store finds and a few basic craft supplies:

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!


Utilize Nature

Cinnamon scented pinecones are the definition of fall decor! It's so easy to make it yourself and it makes your entire home smell amazing.:

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. 😉


Add some color and whimsy to your Fall Decor with these easy and adorable Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins. #falldecor #pumpkin:

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 Twig Votive Candles - Simple Fall Decor DIY Fall wedding centrepieces??:

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.


buy a minimum of l.e.d. lighted branches (they come in a box at target), add a few real branches (for more fullness) in a rustic container, with rocks in the bottom to hold the shape of the arrangement:

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 Use a 1 1/2 inch bit, that will fit the candle perfectly. You can measure the depth by placing the bit next to a candle and marking the bit with tape. As you drill into the wood, when the tape hits the wood it is time to stop.:

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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