Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Budget Friendly (super friendly) Fall Decor Projects

James 5:7
The cooler evenings are putting me in the mood for Fall Decorating, but I think it will be a little while before I actually pull out the boxes with my Pumpkins, Leaves and all things Fall
All these projects, combined cost only a few dollars, you don't have to have a huge budget to spice things up for Fall!



I know what you're thinking, these are so Last Year, seen this did that, and you know what? You're right, these are Last Years projects, since I lost my blog, with my fall posts from last year, I thought I'd post a few pictures from Fall 2011


Dryer Vent Pumpkins  -  These are super easy and fun to make. Just take a piece of dryer vent cut to length, glue the ends together (I used hot glue) Then the fun part, decorate!
My dryer vent was silver so I painted them white, it would be easier to use the white vents, but we had the silver, so I used it. For the stems I used sticks, and thick grapevines. I then "painted" them with watered down glue, and just sprinkled copper colored glitter, and shook off the excess. Then just add some ribbon, done.



I arranged them with leaves, Spanish moss, and some pine cones, for a beautiful Mantel Display (which hopefully, I'll post tomorrow)


Last year the Dollar Tree had these great pumpkins, so I grabbed a few... wish I would have grabbed a few more, because I had a ton of ideas for them.



I sprayed painted them white, painted them with watered down glue, sprinkled on some Epsom Salts, for a classy glitter look, on some I added moss to the top and twine down the grooves.


The next one I added this frayed yarn I had in my stash.
 Hopefully the Dollar Tree carries the Pumpkins again this year, anyone know if the dollars have any yet?


I found this old red board, looks like a panel of some kind, I thought it would make a great sign, so that's what I did, I made a sign, my very first sign! I Love words, so naturally I love signs. My handwriting is terrible, so my signs aren't great, but I'm still practicing, and getting a little better. You just may see more signs from me in the future...


I stenciled the HARVEST in Black


I printed out the "Blessings" from my computer and traced it on with carbon paper, then went over it with a Blue paint pen, not too shabby (well maybe I wanted it to look shabby) for a first attempt!



Dollar Tree Fall Leaves, a Twisted Stick, an aged clay pot and I've got a Topiary!


To age clay pots just rub them with candle wax, paint, wipe off the paint while it's still wet. To make the top, I just Hot glued balled up newspaper around 2 sticks I twisted together.



Modged Podged, a Graphic Fairy Pumpkin Label to an old bucket
She has the best Graphics, that she generously shares for free! check out her site here: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/


These were fun too, Just Scrapbook Paper Modge Podged to blocks of wood, glued on Letters, I cut with my Curcit, then added some ribbon and ta-da!

Check back soon and I'll show you how I used all this fall madness!

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

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God's Blessing to you and your families, have a wonderful day!
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23 comments:

  1. Love those first pumpkins, Lorrie! I'd never have thought those were made from dryer vent hose. They look amazing! Love your blocks, too.

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  2. I luv anything pumpkin for fall decor. These are so cute and very clever. I did guess dry vent material before you said it but maybe only because I had a fight with my dryer and vent in the laundry room yesterday ;) Pinned.

    Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  3. Stopped by from Hometalk. Your pumpkins are so clever - I missed them last year but thoroughly enjoyed the inspiration for this year. Great project!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

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  4. I am so ready for fall and all the great things it brings. Love all the pumpkins-thanks for the inspiration!

    ~Trisha

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  5. I just saw this on Pinterest. The dryer vent "Pumpkins" are ingenius! I'll have to check out the vents in Walmart if cheaper. Thanks so much for the idea.

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  6. Hi Lorri ... you have such neat Fall decorations. Love the way you painted the pumpkins. I need to make some this year. Thanks for sharing these fun pumpkins.
    Hugs,
    Audrey z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures.

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  7. The dryer vent pumpkins are amazing. I tweeted your link and posted to our Facebook page, oh and I pinned you too.

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  8. It was a joy looking at your page yhank you

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  9. I read this post on Thursday and thought they were so cute, Thursday night I was driving down the interstate and saw something shiny on the side of the road, as I got closer I discovered it was a dryer vent, so I stopped and got it so now I have helped clean up the environment and making some cute pumpkins for a Halloween party. I am so excited.

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  10. Thanks for reminding me about these pretty vent pumpkins. I hope to make some this year. all your creations are lovely can't wait to see how you used them. Blessings Kristy

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  11. I wanted to makes some last year and I did not get around to it...I actually forgot about them until now...Thanks for reminding me....would love it if you would share at Share it One http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/features-6-share-it-one-more-time-6-and.htmlMore Time...
    I am a new follower

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  12. Thank you for linking up...I just love these pumpkins...so cute!

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  13. Love all these fall decorations! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

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  14. Hi Lorri, Just wanted to stop by and let you know you have been featured at Share it One More Time/Mood Blog Board. Hope you come by and party again. http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/fall-features.html
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    Tammy

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  15. Stopping over from your HomeTalk post to let you know how cute your dryer vent pumpkins are. I'm going to try it, and I don't care if your post is from last year or ten years ago!

    ~Bliss~

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  16. Great projects. You have been busy! I have not decorated for fall much yet. I am enjoying this last week of summer!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

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  17. The dryer vent pumpkins are so pretty. Can't wait to try them out.

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  18. Such cute and super-clever ideas. Love those dryer vent pumpkins!

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  19. yes the $ store has those pumpkins. seen them the other day!!!

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  20. It was fun looking at all of your clever and inexpensive ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love what you did with the dryer vents. They look orange to me even though you used silver or white paint?
    I like this idea since I do not have room to store much, we are downsizing, and you could disconnect the vents and reglue them next year...you have great ideas...

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  22. I'm going to try the pumpkins from dryer vent hose. I love the finished look. Now I am a "follower" of your creative and beautiful blog! Thank You! Katherine

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