Dave and I do our best to stick to a pretty strict budget, and one thing that is not really a part of it is seasonal decor. While this is good for keeping us (okay, mostly me) in check while browsing Target’s fall goodies, it’s also deeply important to me to celebrate seasons and holidays–especially now that we are in a house and have a baby! Charlie won’t remember anything about his first fall, but Dave and I most certainly will, so I want to make sure that we’re intentional about starting (and keeping up with) traditions that we can revisit throughout Charlie’s childhood. While we’re commemorating fall mostly through free activities, like going to the pumpkin patch and baking my favorite pecan pie, we also decided to put just $60 toward fall decorations. Using the money well was a fun challenge, and resulted in a house that is festive, but not overdone, and a very content financial analyst husband ;) Here’s the result!
One hay bale: $6
Two mums: $10
An assortment of pumpkins: $20
One copper vase (actually a utensil crock!): $13, purchased on sale and delivered to the store to save on shipping
Cotton bolls: $6
Navy buffalo check pillow: $5
I tried to balance both natural elements that make some of the best fall decorations, in my opinion, plus a few things we’ll be able to keep and bring out year after year.
How did you decorate for fall? Any tricks for seasonal decorating on a budget?