With the chill in the air, it finally feels like it is the right time to decorate for fall. While it could be as simple as buying pumpkins at the local farm stand and decorative pieces at your local home store, there are other ways to decorate for the budget-minded. It is possible to decorate and save money at the same time.
Do you have leaves changing color in your area? If so, you have found a bargain decoration. Collect a bagful of leaves of various colors. Make sure that the leaves are dry and have no insects on them. (There’s no need to add any new “pets” while decorating.) Choose a decorative bowl or two that you already own and fill each with leaves. Larger bowls can be used as centerpieces. Smaller bowls can be used on endtables or can be clustered as a centerpiece.
Does your family eat winter squash? Hopefully, the answer is yes because this produce can start as a decoration and end as part of a meal. Whether your family prefers butternut, acorn, or spaghetti squash, this vegetable can be used as a centerpiece for your dining room table or breakfast counter. Set the squash atop a colorful placemat or cloth napkin, and you have a multi-purpose item.
Do you own trick or treat buckets? Don’t just save them for Halloween night. They can be used as decorative pieces on end tables, counters, and more. Add a battery-powered votive to add a little glow after dark.
Make your home festive by using resources that already are available to you. If you have other simple suggestions, please share them with us.