10 Ideas for Frugal, Festive Fall Decor

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Fall is right up there with Christmas when it comes to decorating for me. I love festive decorating for Christmas and have decorations in all rooms.  Every time the weather starts to cool off at night I make sure to deck out our mantle with fall decor and sprinkle more throughout our home- for cheap that is.

It is so easy to get caught up in the trend of buying fall decor items when they are not on sale. That goes for any seasonal item.  Don’t let emotions trigger you to shop during this time of year.

If you want to decorate your home for less these are great frugal fall decor ideas that you can get for less.  I strolled through my favorite budget-friendly stores this past weekend and found some adorable items. A few of the items I bought last year during the seasonal clearance.

Never toss your fall decor. You can reuse so many items again the following year and change them up to give it a different feel.

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My favorite stores to shop at for frugal festive fall decor is:

  • Big Lots
  • Target
  • Dollar Tree
  • Dollar General
  • Michaels
  • Marshalls/TJMaxx

Of course, if you are an online shopper Amazon is a great go to place BUT as a frugal person, I can score adorable items on sale, with coupons, or at the stores mentioned above right after Halloween or Thanksgiving when all the decor items go on a deep discount.

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Shopping clearance at Target is one of my all time favorite things.

 

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Fall Theme Welcome Mat

I love the seasonal welcome mats Big Lots carry. This year they are going with a blue theme. These mats add a touch of festive fall decor for only $9!

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Festive Fall Pillars

Big Lots had something similar for $29.99 and that was out of the budget for me since I needed two. I decided to run into Walmart quick to take a peek and was so surprised by these. They were a better deal at only $12 each. I like getting two for less than the price of one. See how important it is to always price compare. 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Autumn Blessings Farmstyle Sign

I am a sucker for words. Always have been and always will be. I wish I had a talent at handwriting to paint my own signs, but honestly, I always find a deal and get my instant gratification of someone else doing it for me! This cute sign was at Big Lots for $12 and there was a 40% off sale! That means I paid $7.20!

I wanted to give you another picture so you could see the size of it.

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

 

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

I always throw in a few pumpkins for Halloween decor but pumpkins can stay through November too. These little guys light up and were only $1 found at The Dollar Tree.

Did you know Dollar Tree takes coupons? And I have a list of all Dollar Tree deals here. 

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Popcorn Kernels as  Frugal Fall Decor

I love using Popcorn Kernels as decor for fall time. My favorite way to use it is in the candle holder. If you are curious I scored that at Target on CLEARANCE! It was a mighty find, my friend, as the Smith and Hawkins items are very rarely clearance. If you wait, there will be a deal.

Check out all the best deals at Target this week here.

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Fall Harvest Wood Sign

If the other sign I shared was out of the budget this one surely won’t be. I found it yesterday at The Dollar Tree for well yes a $1! This sign will go great with my festive fall porch decor!

 

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Painted Wood Pumpkins

Okay, this one you do have to do yourself- well not you the kids. I let the kids paint these. These cute little wooden DIY pumpkins are the regular price of a $1 at Targets One Spot. For me, it entertains the kiddos it’s cute and I can have it up year after year on my kid’s craft wall.

*The Pumpkin to the right was a Dollar Tree find too. 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Fake Flowers 

I love using Fake flowers. Of course, real flowers are amazing and I enjoy clipping them from the garden when in the season but for fall decor I have no problem with the fake. Plus look at how cute this is? There are two bunches in there and each was a $1 at Dollar Tree! I got the vase at Marshalls on clearance for $4! This sits in our corner hutch so I can change out items in it for each season.

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Thankful Banner

Banners add a nice little touch to a mantle. If you love words like I do then this is a must in your fall decor. This banner was at Target for $10. There was a 40% off Cartwheel offer making it $6.

Did you know you can save 5% cash back everytime you use a Target Redcard? My Debit Redcard is my best friend.
Sign up online and save the line in the store.

Plus the Cartwheel app is a must along with these 5 other money saving apps. 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

 

Bless Our Home Sign

This cute little sign came from Dollar General. We have two locations we can go to. One is completely disorganized and dirty the other one is very well kept. If you have one that turns you off see if you can find another one close by.

It is still worth going to the store to check out their seasonal decor items. Plus they frequently have coupons for $5 of a $25 through their online coupons. These coupons come off when you check out and type in your phone number.

Check it out here. 

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

 

Painted Dollar Tree Pumpkins

This one is a bit of a DIY. I spray painted an ugly old pumpkin I got from the Dollar Tree a couple years ago. This is a great item that you can change out what you put in it year to year. The cost of spray paint is on average $3 but these type of pumpkins only take a little bit. Super cheap, super cute.

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

 

Use What You Have- Weeds/Grass

 

I love the color of this.  I didn’t know if it would work when I saw it out in our backyard but I immediately went and grabbed the clippers and brought it in. I had some outside in an old barrel but with the winds and rain, it started to turn black. The image above I have had these in the house for a year now. I still love them. I ended up clipping them down without the look of the seeds at the top because my preschool couldn’t resist touching. This cost me nothing.  As weeds are dying down and everything is turning look around and see what you can bring into your home for free.

The image above I have had these in the house for a year now. I still love them. I ended up clipping them down without the look of the seeds at the top because my preschool couldn’t resist touching. This cost me nothing.  As weeds are dying down and everything is turning look around and see what you can bring into your home for free.

 

 

This "10 Ideas for Frugal Fall Decor ” post describes some of the decorations for Fall you can buy and still remain on budget.

Kiddos Artwork/Saucers

If you have kids in school and are on a budget use their adorable little artwork for a fall festive look.  If the kids haven’t started school yet head here for a lot of inspiration for decor they can make for you. Michaels every year runs buy 2 get 1 free on these platters/saucers. Not sure the technical term here. These add a fun festive touch. Plus Micahel’s frequently has coupons for an extra savings.

 

 

 

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