Decorating for fall on a budget has been such a popular post this season that I’m expanding on it just a bit with these bonus tips that I’ve put together in the last couple of weeks.
Now you may remember how I transformed the pumpkin on the left from a bright (and in my opinion ugly) orange pumpkin from the Dollar Tree? In fact I show you 3 different ways to turn those ugly orange Styrofoam pumpkins into something more glittery and elegant.
Then next to that, I found a glass pumpkin at a thrift store last week. It was just $1. It was clear glass, so I debated filling it with pine cones or acorns or something seasonal like that. Instead, I just spray painted it with white and a little off white on the bottom for the cleanest look possible. At the same thrift store, I came home with 6 of those white teacups for another $1. In my garden, I have a bunch of Hens and Chicks and took off a shoot and re-planted it in this teacup.
I also love transforming oven covers from the Dollar Tree into fun wall hangings that are also magnet boards!
I actually had so much fun making these that I have some extras for sale in my Handmade Amazon shop – with some great ones with a “thankful” or “grateful” theme that are apropos for fall decor inspiration. In fact, I have 3 in stock right now of the colored polka dot with “Gratitude Changes Everything” pictured above.
I also have a smaller 8-inch magnetic wall hangings in stock that say “Today is a good day for a good day!”
Combine this with your favorite farmhouse fall decor, and you have for yourself a winner!
With a little creativity and some art supplies, you really can transform some ugly thrift store or dollar store items into lovely farmhouse style fall decor. You don’t need to spend lots of money making your home beautiful. Plus, I find it much more satisfying knowing I put my hand to some of the changes and creations that I didn’t just pick up as is in a home decor store. 😉