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Fall Decorating Tips on a Budget

October 9th, 2013

I love fall — the changing leaves, cooler weather, amazing produce at the farmer’s market, and everything else that the season brings! There’s something about autumn’s beautiful colors that make me want to decorate the house. But with the holidays right around the corner, I am also really conscious about not spending too much. Here at the CTM blog, we’ll share with you some easy decorating tips for the fall season that won’t put a dent on your budget!

Decorate with Glass Vases

It’s easy to bring fall color into your home without spending a lot of money. The clean simplicity of glass hurricane vases makes them a versatile and elegant addition to your home décor. They come in different shapes and sizes, and can be purchased inexpensively online, at yard sales, or at your favorite home retail store.

In her blog, Amanda Jane Brown shows how you can fashion this beautiful piece with just a few household items. Simply place candles inside hurricane vases and carefully pour in layers of peas, beans, and corn kernels. Display your hurricane vases in the kitchen, on the dining table, or on an entry table.

Make a Thankful Tree

I’m excited to create a thankful tree with my kids this year. It’s a lovely way to bring a bit of the outdoors inside your home and to also keep the family focused on all our many blessings.


Emily Rose of Simply Vintage Girl shows how to make your own thankful tree with a few fallen branches, a vase, some colorful paper tags, and twine. When family or friends come to visit, encourage them to take a tag and write down what they are most grateful for. You can also ask your family members to think of something they’re thankful for every week. Hang each tag on the branches and pretty soon, your bare little branches will grow into a beautiful tree filled with meaningful messages.

Craft a DIY Fall Wreath

Fall wreaths add a cheery punch of color to your front door, but store-bought ones can be pricey. Instead, take a short trip to the craft store and create one yourself.


Jacki of Crafting Mom made this lovely fall wreath with just a few, simple steps. Start with a ready-made grapevine wreath, then cut and form rosette shapes from felt. Add a few sprigs of berries and you have a homemade fall wreath to greet your loved ones when they come to visit.

These are just a few budget-friendly ideas you can use to brighten up your home for fall. If you have a nifty and thrifty fall decorating suggestion, share it below in the comments section.

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