Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fun and Frugal Autumn and Halloween decor

I love the change of the seasons and autumn is one of my favorite times of the year! Even though we live in a much bigger home then we did last autumn I seem to have less space for decorating.

My grandma had a hutch that was left in the house when we moved in.  I thought it would make a wonderful area to decorate for autumn and Halloween and have the majority of our decorations as the focal point of the kitchen.

In keeping with being frugal, knew it was not in my budget to go out and purchase more decorations. Really we have so much already and I knew I could come up with something with what I already had on hand.

This is what I came up with!

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Excuse the glare from the kitchen light. This is a very dark corner and there is no good lighting here. So I had to have the kitchen light on.

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I made this Halloween banner. I just think it is adorable! I did not have scrapbooking paper on hand so I just used card stock. You can find the directions at Organize & Decorate Everything.

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I found the Give Thanks print over at It Is What It Is.

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I used filled two canning jars one with little miniature pumpkins I bought a Michael’s a couple of years ago on clearance and the other with candy corn lights from the dollar store that I have had for many years.

 

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I used filled two canning jars one with little miniature pumpkins I bought a Michael’s a couple of years ago on clearance and the other with candy corn lights from the dollar store that I have had for many years.

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This is the centerpiece for our kitchen table. I used one of my grandma’s tablecloths and a brown tray (from a yard sale over the summer) and these little colorful autumn toned faceted beads that I bought at the dollar store a couple of years ago. The pumpkins in the center I made in a ceramics class when we were first married.

 

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I spent nothing on these decorations. I had everything on hand! I get many ideas from Pinterest and I have a Halloween board and an autumn board with many great ideas!

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