Have you decorated your house for Fall yet?
I work with a lot of bloggers and this time of year can be a bit discouraging going through all of their amazing blog posts and seeing how they decorate for Fall. Spending even a few minutes on Pinterest and seeing the beautiful ideas can make anyone not want to pull out the same decorations you've been using year after year. Today I'm going to share with you how I decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money. And yes, a lot of these items I'm sharing with you I've had for years.
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Glass JarsThis is a new idea for me for our kitchen hutch. I found my inspiration from a recent visit to Lancaster, PA and walking through the beautiful Old Candle Barn. I took a galvanized tray and placed a few glass jars on top. One is filled with kernel seeds, yes, seeds or you can use beans from the grocery store! The other jar has paper mache pumpkins. I used the nesting bowls my daughter gave me for Christmas last year that she purchased at Walmart and filled them with some dried fruit. I love the way our kitchen hutch looks this year.
This is close up of the glass jars. They're just mason jars that I use for everything and if you've been a reader of my blog for awhile you know how much I love mason jars. I added a candle to the smaller jar inside the large jar and it looks really pretty.
Here's an overhead shot of the jars at night. I think I might add a strand of the battery operated twinkle lights too. Those will look really nice; especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving.
Galvanized Tray on the dinning room table looks great filled with mini pumpkins, pine cones, berries and leaves. You can't see it, but I have the red seeds at the bottom of this tray also. This galvanized tray was a birthday gift from my mother. But you can find others for not much money on Amazon. I've listed a few below that would look great filled with mini pumpkins, gourds and pine cones.
Here are a few galvanized trays that I found on Amazon. I love them!
Popcorn Kernels and Candles
Glass Jar with Candle and Popcorn. Yes, just a bag of popcorn that you can purchase in the grocery store. I actually had the popcorn in my pantry. The small jar is a mason jar and the large jar is one that I use for seasonal decorating quite often. I love the look of the lit jars in the mirror of our hutch.
A close up of the jars on our hutch in the kitchen. I filled one with the red kernel seeds and the other with paper mache mini pumpkins and star anise. I love these mini pumpkins! They look so cute!
Last Christmas I made homemade simmering potpourri and used Star Anise as one of the ingredients. I purchased a large container like this. The smell is amazing and the look really pretty.
Think Outside the Box
Ten years ago, a week before Thanksgiving I purchased the ceramic pumpkin for under $10. It was on clearance. It's a soup tureen and I have used it to sever hot apple cider when entertaining, but I think it looks pretty on our side board in the dining room. Sometimes you need to think outside the box when decorating and use an item differently!
I found a few different Pioneer Woman Soup Tureens on Amazon that would work just as nicely in your home and they're not that expensive either!
AND the last thing I want to share with you on how to decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money is with these amazing pillow covers. Just add a few to any room and you'll change the look immediately! These are all under $10 and some are even under $5.00.
And in case you're interested in the Simmering Potpourri I made last year, just click on the photo and you can read the post.
Don't forget to check out my hubby's blog, Manning the Wall. And read his take on what's going on in the world today! I think you'll like his blog!