My favorite time of the year is when Fall/Halloween items start popping up in stores, it makes me think of cold weather, sweaters, football games, and pumpkin spice lattes. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to experience actual fall weather, I miss it. Now that I live somewhere that only has one season (summer), I try to bring the essence of Fall into my home.
As a mama and wife, I have to keep the family budget in mind before indulging in a shopping spree but I try to make it work. I like to browse clearance sections as well as the dollar store for inexpensive beautiful items to decorate my home. The beauty of shopping at the dollar store is that you can find things to customize or transform affordably. For instance, I could not find a cute fall vase so I ended up making a couple out of two mason jars, some paint and a roll of twine. I then added a few dollar store leaves and flowers to finish out the look.
One thing that I applaud Dollar Tree for every year is their line of small ceramic pumpkins! These are so cute, I like to stick them all over my house when it’s time to decorate.
For this post, I thought it would be an awesome idea to decorate one of my console tables using only budget-friendly items found at the Dollar Tree, Ikea, and Target. I have always been a fan of lanterns filled with ornaments. While in Target a couple of weeks ago I found a lantern on clearance for a whopping $8, score! I thought about what to fill the lantern with and my answer came to me during a Dollar Tree excursion. They sell a glitter table spread that has leaves and pumpkins in fall colors, at first I tried to fill the entire thing but 10 bags was not enough to fill it so I moved onto a new plan. This time I used 4 bags and made space for an Ikea candle to fit in the middle.
This look captivated me but the lantern was in dire need of a bow. Luckily, Dollar Tree also sells ribbon! Now, I am no bow maker so it took 4 reruns of a youtube tutorial to end up with something that resembled a bow. All in all, I am super happy with the result.
The wall seemed a little plain so I added a few signs that I snagged at the Dollar Tree last year. The hanging pumpkins initially had a burlap cover on them but I thought they looked prettier without. If you can find a way to pull together Dollar Tree’s signs, they are a great deal!
The final look:
Personally, I feel that even though the majority of the items came from the Dollar Tree they came together perfectly to achieve a spectacular fall look that’s simple and inexpensive. I had so much fun working on this and so far I have gotten many compliments from guests, most of them were surprised to learn where everything came from! You can do a lot with a small budget. That’s all for today, keep coming back to see more Fall related posts! Thank you for stopping by!