Friday, October 3, 2014

Thrifty Fall Decor

Fall… what a beautiful season… from the  colorfulness of the leaves to the chirping of crickets everywhere, all the senses are bound to be touched.

Today I brought fall into our home, using as much from nature itself as I could.

I felt like a pioneer as I gathered acorns, sticks and leaves.

I used popcorn kernels, burlap and even toilet paper!

 

I got this idea for pumpkins off of pinterest.

 

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For each “pumpkin” you need one roll of toilet paper (the softer, the better), four strips of burlap, cut 2”x Around 54”

Two of the strips I frayed the edges, saving those for last.

I  wrapped the burlap around the toilet paper. As I started a new strip, I just tucked the end of the other one underneath the new one.

 

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After all the strips were wrapped around the roll, I stuck a stick in it for the stem.

 

I painted the number 5 on an old end table top I had around here, stuck some branches in a jar and made a “thankful” banner. I also used some acorns and popcorn kernels and put them in a jar with a candle…

 

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For the banner, I used a free printable from this site: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/10/free-printable-whole-alphabet-banner.html

 

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I used burlap as the backing for the triangles…

 

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This morning, as I went through town, I thought about stopping here or there for something to decorate the mantle with, but each time I thought, no, I’ll use something I already have, or make something, and now I’m so glad I did! It’s such a good feeling knowing that I spent hardly anything on this display. It sure is nothing uppity or fancy but it fits in with the rest of our home!

 

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Happy fall, everyone and God bless!

-Mary

6 comments:

  1. You are amazing Mary!! I always LOVE to see what you come up with! God bless you too!!

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    1. Oh thanks, Carmen! I know how talented you are and always enjoy the pictures you post of your lovely family. :) Would love to see your home again.. just remember how inspired I was when I was there some years back!

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  2. Your fall decor is so pretty. I love the simplicity of all your decor. I just recently found your blog and I must say, it's one of my favs:)

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Cindy.. Fall is such a fun time to decorate!

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  3. Fall colors are my fav....The colors are calming yet speak loud... Also like you new personal photo....

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I don't enjoy having my pic taken but I like to update it every now & then. :) Yes, fall is amazing! Wish it would last longer..

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