Simple, Frugal Fall Decor

Early on Saturday morning, I opened the windows and a beautiful breeze kissed with sunshine came pouring in. It was *almost* chilly. Almost. I squealed and giggled. After an unbearably hot summer, the first hints of Fall have arrived.

Fall is my favorite season. My collection of simple Fall decor has evolved over the last five years.  I can’t get enough of pumpkins, warm apple cider, colorful leaves and the decorations. Yes, the decorations…Come on in and I’ll show you around, okay?


Our Front Door


  • Left: I found this white planter at a yard sale for 0.50 and filled it with leftover flowers from the wreath and cans project.
  • Right: The flower cans that my sister and I made together.  This project is so easy and cheap. Supplies: 2 large soup cans, floral foam, flowers, ribbon and hot glue.  You can’t mess this one up, folks! :)


My Welcome Scarecrows have always had a place near the front door, but since I did the mirror makeover, the scarecrows have been booted from the foyer.  I think I found them at Hobby Lobby or Old Time Pottery…it’s been a while.


Here’s the top of the piano.  I *adore* my “Giving Thanks” cylinder vases from the (In)Courage party at Blissdom.  They are filled with sparkly pumpkins and gourds that I found at Hobby Lobby for 40% off! Yay!


I love decorating with burlap. The texture and color are perfect for Fall and it’s quite inexpensive too. I can’t wait to show you what I made with burlap!!!!  Stay tuned for a tutorial! :)


I don’t think anyone can ever have too many pumpkins. I love pumpkins in all colors — from sparkly brown, to bright orange to white…they are all just aesthetically wonderful.

Pumpkins are incredibly versatille.  I have them on top of candle holders, sitting on my dining table, beautifying my apple green desk, and my newest pumpkin addition (for $2!) is on a chest in my bedroom.  {swoon}


Candy corn filled bottles and gumball machines are festive, Fall-ish, and cheap…so cheap.  I bought 3 tubs of candy corn at Dollar General for only $6.00.


Cinnamon sticks, berries, nuts and branches are a great way to add linear interest to fall decor.   Leaves and flowers are flowing and “free-spirited”, so I use round and linear items to balance everything out. I found the long cinnamon sticks and berries at Hobby Lobby and the branches and nuts I picked up in my Memaw’s back yard.


I {heart} my hurricane vases!

I made them from candlesticks and Dollar Tree vases — Easy peasy!


This is the right side of my mantel. I can’t show you the entire thing because I would lose my “thunder” for the  next two months. I have two mantel-related projects that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks!  {tease}


I created a decorative Fall canvas out of scrapbook paper, an old book (that I ripped pages out of!) a canvas and Modpodge.  So easy on the wallet and absolutely stunning!

PhotobucketCandles, candles, candles…how I love thee.

Candles make my heart go pitter pat. They are cozy, warm, beautiful and romantic. Oh yes, romantic.  They go hand-in-hand with my lamplight obsession and they are just the perfect accessory for Fall.

Now that I’ve shown you my Fall decor, would you like to sit down and have a mug of apple cider?

Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing how to make…

  • A Gorgeous Burlap Table Runner
  • Fall Leaf Banner
  • Autumn Blocks
  • Fall & Winter Wreath for Under $10
  • and possibly How To Dress A Table For Fall! :)

What is your favorite thing about Fall?

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  1. gorgeous! i too love fall and am thrilled to feel it a bit in the air too!

  2. Autumn is my favorite season as well. Thank you for sharing these ideas. Now I am eager to go thrift store shopping for some decor for my new apartment! :)
    Jenni´s last blog post ..Hospitality- Overnight Guests

  3. beautiful!! I can’t wait for all the tutorials! I love burlap for autumn too! :)
    Lauren´s last blog post before and almost after

  4. So can I stay at your place throughout fall? Hehehe. It looks beautiful!
    Kristen´s last blog post ..I Heart Faces – Photojournalism

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Especially love the cans w/flowers and the candles!


  6. oh my… i wish my fall decorations looked this beautiful and elegant.

  7. Everything looks great! You’re very good at the arranging flowers. Mine always look so sad. My mom, sis and I are having a craft day on Thurs to work on some fall decorations. I can’t wait to get started with Fall decorating! I love candy corn, but I love those little pumpkins even more! :-)

    ~ The Speckled Dog
    Kristi´s last blog post ..Ahhh Soup

    • @Kristi, Thanks Kristi for your sweet comment! When I arrange flowers, I try to make them look like I just went out to the back yard and picked them…i.e. shove them in. (giggle)

  8. Oh how you are making me anxious for the fall season afterall! I’ve held on to my first summer near the coast for as long as absolutely possible… but alas, I am now craving pumpkins, spices, and cool! ;)
    Mandy´s last blog post ..Crystal Body A Review

  9. It’s all very welcoming and beautiful for fall. Love the candles on your mantel. Lovely display! :)

  10. I agree…never enough pumpkins. I love the white one, and the brown one too.
    Everything is so beautiful!
    Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog post ..Fall Mantle How to Decorate

  11. I’m a new follower from the Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room!

    What divine decorations – I love your front door display!

    Happy Fall & nice to meet you.

  12. Love it! Fall is my favorite season also!
    Joy Ellis´s last blog post ..Hip Homeschool Hop and a Giveaway!

  13. Love! I love the sparkly pumpkins – I have a thing for pumpkins, too. And I just got into decorating with sticks and such last year so I’m excited to try to expand that this year. It’ll be fun!

  14. Beautiful Fall decor! Looking forward to the tutorials.
    Sherry @ No Minimalist Here´s last blog post ..Fall Decor-Too Darn Hot!

  15. So many wonderful ideas, but that CANDY CORN, now I’m thinking about it… I must get some this year! Very fallish!

    I know what you mean, we need to pace ourselves with our fall ideas! :-)
    melissa @ the inspired room´s last blog post ..Welcome to the 3rd Annual Fall Nesting Party!!

  16. oh, whoops I mean to say THANK YOU for coming to the party!!

  17. You have such a beautiful home, the candles on the stands are just gorgeous – love them!

  18. Wow your home is going to look amazing this autumn. I’m not a big fan of autumn and winter mainly because it is dull and gray here in the UK. but with all your wonderful colorful decorations, you could just change my mind.

    • @Kate, Thanks Kate for your comment! I live in Alabama and the fall/winter gets gray, rainy and pretty yucky, but I love warming up the inside with cozy colors and candles. :) Try it…it will lift your spirits! :)

  19. Soo pretty! I am already late in my Fall decor. I’m still working on Fall items…But you have me all giddy for decorating now. Fall decor does that to me. :)
    Ashley Ann @ Our Daily Chocolate´s last blog post ..Fall in Love with FALL

  20. You’ve just got some amazing touches to really get it to feel like fall – cozy, warm, yet still playful!

  21. Babe, you’re amazing! I love our home!

  22. Love your lantern, natural elements, your mantel, and those glittery gourds! Beautiful photos! Very inspiring!

  23. Love everything!!
    Kelly´s last blog post ..Labor Day Weekend Recap

  24. Oh I’ll be back to check on further developments. Love the soup cans! I could go with those all by themselves. This reminds me that the doors aren’t done either…

    • @Vee, Thank you Vee! I’m going to be working on a tutorial for the flower cans. A couple others have asked for more details…so stay tuned! :)

  25. Hi! I am visiting from the Fall Nesting Party! Your home is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us in it warm autumn glory!!!
    Kristen´s last blog post ..As promised

  26. Oh my! Some of your pretties made me gasp! That is the best kind! I can’t wait to read about making things for Fall… You have really made your home beautiful for your family!

    Fall snuck up on me this year. Just this morning I discovered leaves growing red :-) All of a sudden I had something to blog about ;-)

    I am snitching your link and adding it to my site as I want to get to know my favorite bloggers better!

    Love you!
    Grandma Patty Ann
    Grandma Patty Ann´s last blog post ..Oh…

  27. Myra? I was wondering if you could contact me? I have a lovely idea to share with you! About a book give away. I am not sure if you can see my email or not so it is here: please remove the AT and put @ in :-) That is so the robots don’t get me LOL!

    Love to you and excitement too!!
    Grandma Patty Ann
    Grandma Patty Ann´s last blog post ..Oh…

  28. Beautiful home by a beautiful girl! I’m on my way over for apple cider! Love you, dear! :)

  29. Hi! Did you show a tutorial in an earlier post on how to make the wreath and cans? I really like your decor. Okay, so where do you get your burlap?

    You’re doing a great job!
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..The Parable of the Cat and The Glass Door

  30. Oh my, where do I begin??? I love your house! You have an amazing decorating sense and a way of pulling everything together. Would love for you to come “fallerize” my house for me! I am slowly getting it together but after seeing yours I have a l-o-n-g way to go!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jennifer´s last blog post ..How to dress a candle for fall

  31. I love your pumpkins! You’ve done a great job decorating.

  32. Love your pumpkins. I’ve been seeing those around and have decided when they go on clearance, I’m going to buy some

  33. Oh, how beautiful!!! I wasn’t going to get my fall decorations out because we’re getting packed up in a few weeks for a big move but your post has inspired me…fall Rubbermaid tubs are coming out today!!
    Tricia @ This Happy Home´s last blog post ..6 weeks down!

  34. What a great idea on the cans! Love it! I need to pull out my wreath, glad you reminded me.
    Autumn Clark
    Autumn Clark´s last blog post ..Yucky Trash to Halloween Display Perfection!

  35. I love your front door wreath. It’s so pretty, and simply understated. Perfect!

    I also really liked your candy corn in the bubble gum machine. I have one of those and hadn’t thought of doing that. I like that idea. :)

    Everything looks lovely.
    Thanks for sharing

  36. I love fall too. I love the decorations you put out. I too believe you can never have too many pumpkins!!..oh…AND candy corn! =)
    Patti´s last blog post ..Tales of a Neurotic Mom

  37. Everything looks so lovely! I especially like the candy corn. How fun! Thanks for joining my party and inviting us in. :-)
    Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog post ..Fall Open House- Show Us How You Decorate!

  38. Fabulous! Warm and cozy!
    Vivienne´s last blog post ..FALtering

  39. I love your hurricanes too:)
    I am showing them on my blog today. Great job!

  40. Myra,
    I love your Fall Decor! And I have an old fashioned gumball machine too. I just might have to put candy corn in ours. Love it.
    Thanks for linking up.
    Karen´s last blog post ..ShoeBuycom 50 Off &amp Free Shipping

  41. Myra–

    I just stumbled upon this today! Love your ideas and hope to use some of them for my own house. I was wondering if you were going to show your holiday/winter decorations as well!


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