Fabulously Frugal Fall Outdoor Decorations.
You can create beautiful, and frugal outdoor decorations for your home’s entrance with just some creative ideas.
I never really decorate my entrance for the Fall season. If you want to know the truth of why, it’s because of the spiders. Yes, spiders. You see we live on a very wooded lot and during the fall the spider population around our back entrance seems to triple, especially if someone lives the porch lights on all night. (hint daughter)
Last week, I shared my new fall wreath, you can read it here, and it got me thinking of finally jazzing up our side entrance for the Fall season. But, here is the second hitch, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I have other plans for our money right now, as most of you will understand, so buying expensive or temporary decor just isn’t my thing.
So I came up with some other plans. Frugal plans. Fun DIY plans. And recycling plans to give the space a festive Fall look.
First, the section of gate is from an old dog pen of ours that a tree fell on a few years ago and crushed most of the pen. We were able to save the gate and have used it in the past to block one of the entrances to the deck to keep the dogs in. We have since installed a permanent gate on the deck so this one was up for grabs.
Next, the wine box has been used in the past as a dog toy holder, so it was just a matter of flipping it over to add some height to the backdrop.
The “hello Fall” sign was probably the easiest DIY project of all. We have some leftover boards from the old pool deck, so I just cleaned it up, wrote the words in chalk on the board, and then painted over it in white acrylic craft paint. Honestly, I think it is the cutest little sign.
The brown and gold colored outdoor rug was originally at my front entrance and I just switched it out for the season.
The large metal galvanized bucket has actually had three purposes so far. I purchased it back in the Spring from Tractor Supply for $19.99. I used it as an ice/drink bucket for my son’s wedding shower and then again at his rehearsal dinner. After that it served as an extra table in our screened porch room over the summer.
So cute decorated with a red bandanna. And now, it is a Fall planter.
And let me just squeal about the deal I got on these mums! I had been pricing potted mums all week at other places and they cost at least $14.99 or more for this size of mum. But then I went to Walmart on Saturday and thought I would just browse through their selection and see if I could find any good deals. Way in the back of their outdoor section they had this huge section of slightly overgrown mums that needed to be replanted for 50% off the already marked down prices. I got three huge mums for only 98 cents each! Yes, you just read that right. Even the sale clerk commented on what a deal they were. Add in a $2.00 bag of potting soil and I got three beautiful mums to for only $5.00.
Since I planned to replant them anyway I wasn’t too concerned about them being overgrown in their pots. And if they don’t make it, well I haven’t lost a lot of money on them. Win win situation.
My last two items on the display, the chevron painted board and the painted pinecone garland are both recycled projects that I will cover the instructions for them in my next two blog posts.
Have you decorated for Fall yet? I would love to see pictures of them.
“May He give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose.” Psalm 20:4