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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  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.

  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

  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

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


  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.

  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.
    Audrey z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures.

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

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

  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.

  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

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

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

  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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  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!


  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

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

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

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

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

  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...

  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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