Easy Fall Home Decor

Burlap Wrapped Candles

I scrounged around in my attic to come up with the thrifty fall decor for my house this year.  I started with the Branch Candle Centerpiece that my husband made for me for our kitchen table (Pinterest inspired, of course). Then I saw another Pinterest project that reminded me of this three tiered stand I had in the attic. I found several fall picks that I bought on sale at the end of fall one year, and I also used pinecones, acorns and the two scarecrows my oldest daughter made several years ago. I love it! Simple and thrifty. That’s my motto.

3-Tiered Stand for Fall Decor

We don’t have a fireplace in our home so there is no lovely mantle to decorate. Instead this year I decorated our piano and treated it as if it were my mantle.

I used a strand of fall leaves, pine cones, Halloween ceramic votive holders, candles and a glass container filled with balls of yarn and string. Everything you see here was bought at a fraction of the retail price, either at the end of the season or at yard sales.

The candle holders were used at my daughter’s wedding (spray painted for that event and used with glitter candles). For fall, I wrapped white candles in a piece of burlap, used ribbon I already had and tied it all with strings pulled from the burlap fabric.

Easy Fall Home Decor

Can’t forget the outside of our home! It all started when I didn’t have a fall wreath but instead made this Pinecone Door Arrangement. We don’t have a porch or stairs that I can decorate. It’s more like a stoop, but my hubby pointed out that we could do something in the flower bed by the front door. (He’s ridiculously more creative than me, but I can steal his ideas :-) He bought a haybale at Lowe’s, and I bought two pumpkins at the grocery store for $3.50 each. I added the Happy Thanksgiving plaque. (I know. I’m early.) The marigolds were there over the summer but added a bright touch to the display. It’s simple and thrifty. (Heard that before?)

And lastly, I used a wooden tray bought at Goodwill ($2), some spray paint and scrapbook paper to make this pretty table arrangement in our den. The flowers were taken out of several bunches bought at a yard sale ($2).

Just some thrifty little touches to make our house warm and inviting for fall. What have you done at your house? Is this the year you went all out or the year when life overwhelmed you? I’d love for you to share your story with me.

For more of my fall and Christmas decor ideas just click on each picture below to be taken directly to the post.

Branch Candle Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

Pinecone Door Arrangement from Marty's Musings

Decorating without a Mantel from Marty's Musings

Pallet Shelves for Christmas from Marty's Musings

 

Linking with: The Inspired Room

Comments

  1. All those decorations are lovely…loved the idea of making use of Piano as mantle…Decorating front near the flower bed,yet another creative idea…

  2. I found your blog through Frugal Friday! Your fall decorating is beautiful! I especially love the idea of wrapping the candles with burlap…so cute!

    • Thank you for stopping by, Katie. I love decorating cheaply! I don’t have it down pat yet but I’m learning to mix and match and be creative! Hope you’ll visiting me again!

  3. All of your decorations look great. The tray looks wonderful. I’ve done the same thing with candles — have wrapped burlap, ribbon, scrapbook paper, & twine around them & each gives such a different look.

    • Thank you so much for the nice comment. Sometimes I look at my own decor and wonder if it’s pretty or not! It’s hard looking at your own stuff, but it’s good to stretch yourself. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you’ll come back!

  4. I love the candles wrapped in burlap!! I just saw some like these at pottery barn, cute! Visiting from Mix it Mondays!

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

  5. What awesome fall vignettes! You really have an eye for putting items together! Mine always seem to look like a mismatched hodge podge. Beautiful job!

    • Thank you so much for the compliment! I’m learning a lot more about decorating so I’m grateful someone likes it! Now to convince my family……..Have a blessed day!

  6. Hi! found you thru Sew Chatty party – the whites and neutrals look really nice. I may incorporate that color next year! Have a great day!

  7. I love your decorations and I’m all about budget! I’m your newest fan!

  8. Your decor looks great. Now, I need to go dig through my attic and see what I can find.

  9. Such cute ideas! Love the bright colors — you did such a great job on these, especially love the candles wrapped in burlap. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a lovely, festive home, do you? Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for the sweet comment, Lauren. The more I look at the candles, the more I like them! Burlap is my new best friend and it’s so inexpensive! Hope you’ll come back and visit again.

  10. Great ideas. I especially like your wrapped candles. Thanks for the inspiration. Bless you, Gail (Bible Love Notes)

  11. Wow.. I love your decorations. The candles are great but I especially love what you did with the front yard.

    • Thank you, Jo, for the sweet compliment. It’s the first time we’ve ever decorated the flower bed beside the front door so I wasn’t sure how I’d like it. We just don’t have room to do more, but I like how it turned out. I hope you’ll stop by and visit again soon!

  12. Love the decor ideas! The candles and burlap are a great idea, and I also love your use of pine cones and leaves on the piano! I found you through Monday’s Musings! :)

    • Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love fall and am glad I could share it! Nothing too fancy, very easy and very inexpensive! Love it!

  13. I love all of your Fall decor ideas and vignettes…I have that scrapbook paper…I need to drag it out and do something creative like you did…love the tray!!!….

  14. I’m totally doing the candles today! Such cute Fall ideas!!!

  15. It all looks wonderful. I love those burlap wrapped candles too – they are a big hit in blogland! The piano looks beautiful as does your yard – how great the way the marigolds fit right in.

  16. Lovely fall decor :) Thanks for sharing your fun ideas. I would love if you would share this at my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-weekly-creative-4.html

    Thanks!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  17. Really creative ! I am a new follower. I hope I can persuade you to come share at my Blog Fest http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-4.html

  18. Your decors looks fabulous. The best part was, it was not too expensive. That’s my kind of thing. I am glad I found another creative blogger. I love your blog :)

    xo
    Myric @ myricandreasen.blogspot.com

  19. Your fall decor looks really great. I love that you treated the piano as a mantel. We don’t have a fireplace either, so I’m always a little jealous of the pretty mantel decor. I have one surface that I tried to decorate but my toddler pulled everything down (a hurricane full of dried beans and corn! yikes) so I’m reluctant to put anything there again for at least a couple of years.

    • Your toddler will grow up and then you can have pretty decor then! We are definitely in a different season of life but grand kids will be around in a few years so it will change again! Enjoy this time as a blessing for you and your kids!

  20. Your Fall decor is gorgeous! I’d like to invite you to share it at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at http://www.houseontheway.com. I think it would make a great addition to the party.
    Leslie

  21. love the candles!

  22. Looks like fun to me! I’d definitely curl up on the couch with a blanket and a book….
    Cute decor!

  23. You’ve pulled it all together nicely! Those yarn balls look fab and I love the burlap candles. :) Clever idea using the piano top in the place of a mantle.
    http://www.seaweedandraine.com

  24. Beautiful decorations and such fun ideas! You take amazing photos, by the way.

  25. Everything looks so beautiful! Thanx for sharing at THT!

  26. Beautiful decorations!
    I have a weekly Fabric Fun Friday post where I share fun projects/decor using fabrics.
    Hope you don’t mind me linking you up :)
    Check in with my blog tomorrow to see!
    http://www.artbyjacy.com

    Blessings,
    Jacy

    • Thank you for linking back to my blog, Jacy. I always try to credit where I found an idea or a recipe. It’s only fair to the original one who did the project. So thank you and have a blessed day!

  27. Great ideas! I’m always on the lookout for thrifty home decor, I’ll be using some of these ideas!

  28. Love the white candles & tray with scrapbook paper! :)
    -Kayla

  29. This looks great! I still need to decorate the outside of my house. I am hoping to get it done this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    Lura
    x

  30. Your decorations look fabulous! I really love the three tiered baskets. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

    • You’re welcome, Jessi. If you ever want to exchange posts on each other’s blogs let me know. I haven’t done that before, but I’m looking to grow and expand, and I know you are, too. Have a great weekend!

  31. I just did a post on a Good Will wooden tray! Don’t you just love them?!?! Ooooh great idea to decorate your piano. My husband always jokes about me having decorations on just about every surface of our house. I just can’t help it! :) I have quite a bit of burlap and might try what you did with your candle sticks. I really like how they turned out.

  32. ooo, love the burlap around the candles! So easy and fun! Thanks!

  33. wow, you (and your hubby!) have tons of fun fall ideas. I love the burlap candles. I figure you can add burlap or jute to anything and make it gorgeous and fall’y!
    We decorated our little side porch for autumn but haven’t done anything indoors yet. Maybe this weekend :)

  34. Cute ideas…I always like finding affordable, budget-friendly ways to decorate! Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to stop by and link this up at my weekend party, going on now!
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/10/shine-on-fridays-50-and-giveaway.html

  35. Just shows you don’t need tons of money to make your home look gorgeous :) I’ve been crafting all October on my blog, and trying to keep costs low by using stuff from my stash, or finds in thrift stores.

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

    Michelle xoxo

  36. Such wonderful ideas! I especially love the burlap around the candles!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/12-diy-projects/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  37. Great job decorating on the thrift! Love the candles!

  38. I love the tray with scrapbook paper. So cute! Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP! xoxo

  39. Simple and lovely. This is great! Do come ‘n’ brag: link it up at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/, ‘Time for a Party’ !

  40. Marty,
    I love your decorations. I probably have most of those decorations sitting around and would love to make a tiered decoration. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

  41. These are all lovely! Would love if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  42. Pretty seasonal touches, Marty! I’m all about “thrifty” décor and use many “found” objects from around my cottage — from both inside and out.

    Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday. I hope you’ll join the fun each week. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  43. Your autumn decorations look lovely, and they’re excellent proof that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make things look great! Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

  44. The candles look really pretty on your “mantel”. :)
    I don’t decorate for fall, so it’s nice to see what others do.

    gail

  45. Congrats, Marty! Your beautiful post on fall decorating on a budget was featured in our Feature Friday Post. Thank you so much for sharing it this past week in our Saturday Showcase.

    Here is your feature: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/10/26/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-20/

    Our new linky is open unti Thur. noon! Stop on in and share more of your awesome ideas! http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/10/27/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-4/

    Have a great week!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  46. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

  47. Hi Marty! Great ideas for decorating for Fall…I am visiting from the link party at Stonybrook House, All Things Beautiful, Major Hoff takes a Wife and other blogs. Your blog post inspires me to go on and decorate for Fall.

  48. Lots of great ideas here! I’m going to implement a lot of them! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

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