Fall is my favorite time of the year for decorating. For a "frugalista" like me, you can reuse and re-purpose many items you already have around the house and then forage in the yard for even more!
I am no "Martha Stewart." I have learned not to let perfection get in the way of adding a little festivity around the house. You will see that I have a few friends who have really taken easy fall decorating tips to the next level. Maybe someday I will get there, but for now, I am making do with "good enough."
I encourage you to give easy fall decorating a try. Gather up leaves, pine cones, acorns, nuts, corn husks, branches, old books, strips of fabric, coffee beans, and you can create your own fall decor for pennies.
Mix in favorite photographs of kids dressed in their Halloween costumes, and back to school photos. You can even frame pages from a calendar or pictures of fall foliage. This beautiful maple tree in all it's fall splendor was taken in Connecticut where I grew up. My daughter took this picture years ago and it always makes me smile every time it comes out of the "fall decor" box in my attic.
We are only 1 week away from Christmas! Today is Day 9 of our 12 Days of Giving!
If you would like to decorate your child's room or even a playroom, we've got something that will make you and your child smile. Thanks to our merchant partners over at Roommates, one of our lucky readers will win 2 decal packs.
The first decal is Scroll Tree Branch Wall Decals (priced at $14.49). The pack includes a large branch, patterned leaves and some friendly forest friends. This would be an adorable accent to any room.
Before we get our hands dirty in all the great DIY projects, let's take a look at 5 Tips for Saving on Fall Decor from Stretching a Buck. Giving yourself more than one option will help you budget time, money and energy. For those of you that don't consider yourself a do-it-yourself type of person, having choices will ultimately let you be successful in your Fall decorating endeavors.
$6 Spend on Fall & Halloween Decor
Like I said, Fall decorating doesn't have to be expensive. Take a look at Saving The Family Money's Easy & Frugal Halloween Decor. She took items from her home, re-purposed them and used cheap decorations purchased at a dollar store to give her home a finished Fall/Halloween look to it. Oh, and speaking of my love for wreaths, you have to check out her Fall Wreath and ...
... I was shocked to see how Laurie from the Passionate Penny Pincher made Decorating On a Dollar At The Dollar Tree look so easy but even more surprisingly, look so elegant (you would think that it would look cheap, but she has definitely proved me wrong). Her total cost was $12, but it looks like a million bucks!
Staying in season can keep your grocery costs low - Florida
As I continue to go on my newbie couponing journey, I keep hearing "buy in season". I definitely see how buying in season when it grows in abundance can keep costs down. However, what if you have no clue what's in season and what's not. In most cases, the prices will reflect that, but Saving the Family Money has compiled a list of September In Season Fruit and Vegetables for Florida.
There are some people who hate change and some people who love change. I happen to be one of those people that loves change. I'd rearrange my furniture every month and redecorate every year if my budget would allow for it. Unfortunately, it doesn't.