Well the time has come once again. It is autumn; that time of year when we put beach chairs away, prepare our patios for cold weather, and simply get ready for semi-hibernation. You may or may not be surprised to learn though, that the majority of Americans say that autumn is their absolute favorite season. And one of the many activities autumn lovers relish in is, of course, decorating! As satisfying as it is to set up new décor inside or outside your home each season, it can get a bit pricey. Well, don’t you worry. Heat up the apple cider and start on a few of these budget-friendly autumn décor ideas.
Make an Autumn Wreath
When it comes to wreath building, you have a few options. You can either gather all-natural pieces to include from right outside your door such as long branches, leaves, pinecones, and more. If you aren’t feeling too adventurous, take a trip to the dollar store. Many stores like this have a wide selection of artificial autumn leaves and pre-formed wreath bases that you can build from. And as always with projects like this, Pinterest is a wonderful place to find some inspiration.
Create-Your-Own Welcome Sign
A leaning “Welcome” sign is not only a great decorative item for your front porch during autumn, but it can blend in with other seasonal décor all year long. This easy art project only requires a piece of lumber, some paint, a few household tools, and stain or polyurethan if you so choose. Don’t be afraid to get creative! These signs are gaining more and more popularity, so finding tutorials online for different styles is easy.
Cinnamon Sticks and Potpourri
Creating an inviting atmosphere during the autumn months is easy with a few all-natural scents. Don’t worry, this is not your grandmother’s potpourri. Pinecones, dried apples, orange peels, autumn leaves, and cinnamon can all combine in a decorative vase or bowl for that fresh fall scent when your guests walk through the door – and it will look pretty too! The best part is that many of these ingredients may already be in your kitchen cabinets!
Mason Jar Vases
Whether you’ve mastered the fine art of autumn potpourri making, or you simply want to display some festive orange and yellow flowers on your kitchen table, mason jars are a trendy and cheap option for displaying them. You can personalize the jars with paint, wrap them in a burlap ribbon, or add a little something extra with small string lights. Mason jars are very versatile in both function and décor. Perhaps that’s why these chic little containers have become so popular over the years.
Preserve Pumpkins & Gourds
Though we almost all love to grab a pumpkin during this time of year, either to bake the seeds, make a jack-o-lantern, or just to decorate with, it can be annoying how quickly they begin to rot. Decorating with both pumpkins and gourds is much more rewarding when properly preserved. Though there are a few steps you can take to ensure a longer lasting pumpkin, one of the most popular preservation methods is a bleach bath. Luckily, this ingredient is also a low-cost item! After the process of preservation, Mother Nature’s all-natural decorative items can be enjoyed for much longer than a couple of weeks on your front steps.
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