This guest post comes from my dear friend, Karen. And while she won’t admit it, she has such a great eye for making cool home decor for pennies. Check out these Fall decor projects.
I love decorating in the Fall when the weather changes. What I don’t like is spending money on seasonal home decor. Here are a few Fall and Halloween projects that might help you save money and get your home ready for the season.
I picked up a square mirror on clearance at Walmart for $2.00, a pumpkin for $5.00 and the tall vase for $2. I already had 2 glass vases leftover from teacher gift projects. The 4th was from the Dollar store. I bought some fabric at JoAnn’s with a 40% off coupon. I only bought what I would need to cover all 4 vases.
I spray painted the mirror frame, and the pumpkin. Then I cut up the fabric and used double-sided tape to adhere it to the vases. Stuck in a couple tea light candles and it was ready to go. I placed a few leftover leaves from the wreath project on the mirror as well. The pictures do not do it justice when it’s lit up at night.
I picked up this wreath at a thrift store. It was so sad and it was just asking to be adopted and taken care of.
I brought it home, took off its clothes, and hosed it down. Yes it was dusty and needed a power washing! Then I let it bask in the sun for a few hours.
I purchased a strand of fall garland and small bunch of flowers at JoAnn’s. They were buy 1 get the second free. When I laid them all out to make my wreath, I noticed the garland was almost the same ‘length’ as the wreath. Being the lazy and impatient crafter I am, I decided to just attach the garland to the wreath instead of cutting it apart and attaching the leaves separately. You can see the green ties but I used my glue gun to cover it with a leaf.
Then I took these pumpkins from the dollar store and spray painted them with hammered spray paint from Home Depot. I stuck them on a stick outside and was able to spray paint the entire thing at once. Because of the material, I had to do several coats. I also saw these pumpkins at Walmart for $1.00 incase you can’t find them at your dollar store.
I use the extra bouquet from JoAnn’s and a few of the spray painted pumpkins to finish off the wreath. I LOVE how it turned out!
Check out our cool Foyer Halloween Decor. The branches are from our yard and I spray painted them black. The container they are in is a plastic cup from a football game, also painted black. The sign, web & spiders, crow and sculls were from the dollar store. The kids think it’s cool and it was fun! Final Cost: $6.00
Karen is a wife and mother of two who enjoys writing about creative projects on her website SavingTheFamilyMoney.com. She enjoys sharing recipes, DIY projects and deals so you can spend less on everyday items and spend more on family fun.