A woman on a budget. That's me. A very strict one indeed. There is no room for wiggles. No room for error. With Fall here finally, the decorator that lives waaaay deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep inside of me is begging to resurface, but the woman on a budget won't allow for it. She knows how deceiving that decorator can be. So she's all on her own this year for seasonal decor.
No stores. No spending. Nothing new.
Is it possible? I believe so.
Now this is the kind of talk that my husband loves, especially lately.
This week I got the urge to take a deep breathe and sprinkle fall through out the house. I managed to decorate my house without spending a dime and all during the 2 hour nap window my girls give me everyday. It all started with the mantle. I knew I wanted something up there but didn't know what for sure. So I walked though the house and saw this...
I took the other basket and filled it half way with the pillow stuffing, since I didn't have that many flowers. I then took the burlap and folded it over the front for an accent.
I covered it all with the straw and just stuck the flowers in here and there.
I took that leftover ribbon and made a quick bow and added some accent leaves and tied it to the front.
Now it sits at the end of the bar, nestled in front of the large orange "B" I got not too long ago.
With about 30 minutes left of nap time, I decided to try one more thing. I found these wreaths at the Airman's Attic a long time ago and have been waiting to fit them in somewhere. I knew I wanted to be able to reuse them so I use safety pins to create a double wreath.
Now it hangs next to the fireplace and I think it looks good. With the leaf garland I made last year, I'm hoping it doesn't look too tacky.
I think I did pretty good. No money. No splurging, All made from what I had on hand. Frugally done. Yay!
But my favorite part is that I can take it all apart and reuses it for something else. *Sigh of relief*
And remember the mulit-use wreath I made for my door?
Well that was put up too... along with the lantern wreath from last year.