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"Low-cost Autumn Decor"

Reading other design blogs these last couple of weeks has left me feeling like a total slacker.  I mean, people are really serious about the whole autumn decor thing.  Me?  I'm more of a Christmas decor kind of girl.  However, I am officially a blogger now so I guess I'd better step up my game. 

I figured I'd take the advice I gave here and share with you my very low cost autumn decor ideas. 

For starters, I was dead set on not spending a lot of money.  You should've seen people watching me as I picked up these branches from a pile of trimmed limbs behind the Walgreens that apparently had just had some landscaping done.   Thanks Walgreens!

I really like to keep the decor natural and cost effective.  Why buy something from the store that is available for free outside?  I purchased this large round pine cone at Goodwill for $1.99.  Unfortunately, it didn't start off looking too great.  I'm sure the lady in the checkout line behind me was wondering what in the world I was going to do with this thing.  Too bad she doesn't read the blog. Lol!

It had these awful berries and pine cones on the top with a twine loop.  Needless to say, I started by removing them.  And several of the pieces began to fall off when I began fiddling with it.

But, it was nothing that a little hot glue wouldn't fix.  A little gold spray paint from my stash and there you have it.  I love the result. 

Elsewhere I also try to keep things pretty natural.  You know I'm a big fan of growing things and I love how you reap the benefits well into Fall.  I planted these sunflowers back in June and they've finally reached their peak.  I'm thinking the pumpkin (given to me by a friend) may need a coat of spray paint too.

In the kitchen, I try to keep things from becoming too fussy.    I keep vintage Mason jars and they make a great holder for all of those red wine corks (shhh...., it's good for your heart) . Lol!

A few pine cones and mini pumpkins and gourds from the local grocery store and that's enough for me. 

Maybe next weekend I'm move the Fall decorating outdoors.  Do you decorate for the changing season?

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IVStubbs said... Reply To This Comment

I barely have time to do Christmas decor. I admire all those who decorate seasonly. I'm sure if I looked long and hard enough I'd find some fall decor lying around the house. I love what you've done here. Keep up the good work.

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said... Reply To This Comment

Love the pine cone! It turned out great! :)

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Jennifer! I like it too.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Mrs.Stubbs! I know it's a lot to keep up with, but a little goes a long way.

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