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Fall Decorating … For Free!

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September 21, 2015 by Terry

Every season so many of us rush out to buy the latest decorations to make our homes cozy and festive.  We spend so much money on items that we use once (maybe twice) and then pack away into storage boxes and forget about. This takes up money and space!

When it comes to Autumn things don’t change too much theme wise.  We use reds, yellows, and orange colors.  We use pumpkins and leaves and different types of berries and squashes.

 Because we have a large family I don’t have a huge decorating budget so if it is at all possible, I like to use things I already have around the house.  What I love to use the most though is Mother Nature!  There is nothing better (or cheaper) than shopping in your own backyard!

This past weekend I went on a nature hike with my 4 year old neighbour scouting out the perfect fall branches and berries to create a beautiful arrangement to display on our front porch.

This is what we created from our finds …

2We found such a beautiful variety of different branches from different trees and shrubs … even a vine!

Not only was this project free but we ended up with some great memories as well.

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In order to keep my arrangement looking fresh and crisp I made sure to place them in a bucket of water inside the metal vase.  The branches don’t reach all the way to the bottom of the vase as the bucket I placed inside only fit partway down.

The colors of the leaves are stunning and give you that warm welcoming feeling to the front entry.  Anyone can make this easy arrangement and it won’t cost you money or storage space.

So many variations of containers can be used as well.  I had a few smaller pieces that my tiny neighbor had picked so we placed a plastic container of water inside a basket and filled it with the smaller pieces.

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Her momma was so generous to give us some of her homemade jams, jellies and cherry syrup!  They always spoil us with homemade goodies!

Has anyone ever seen a squash like these?  I bought them from a roadside market and the sign said they were Acorn Squash (and they do look like an acorn) but everyone I ask says Acorn Squash look different.

9I have never heard of Acorn squash before so I don’t know anything about them.  I’m excited to see what they look like on the inside!

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They are so neat and unique from the squash and gourds I usually use to decorate with.  They will make a nice centrepiece on out table.

If anyone knows how to cook with them I would be happy if you’d share as I have no idea what to do with them other than decorate!  Ha ha!

10They make for great photo props too!

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Mother nature is the best designer … outdoors or in!  Bring a bouquet of fall branches indoors to enjoy as well.

I hope this simple idea gives you some help when deciding on how to decorate your space for fall.  It’s so easy and best of all …

… it’s free!

31Smiles!

Terry

Sharing this lovely arrangement at:

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7 thoughts on “Fall Decorating … For Free!

  1. We are growing acorn squash in or garden this year.Thank you for sharing your happy thrifty memory making. Hugs!

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    • Terry says:

      Guess What? After I received your e-mail and saw the pictures, I realized they look nothing like mine so I googled a picture and turns out … they are called Turban Squash! They look more like an acorn than acorn squash but okay… Thank you for taking the time to send me a picture! I appreciate the time you took to share that with me! I hope you are having a great week!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  2. Tone says:

    Oh Terry! Your fall display is lovely! I always get in such a good mood when the leaves put on their fall coats. I adore fall colors. We even had our wedding in october (infact, it`s out 10th year aniversery this october!) just so that we could implement the colors at our wedding. Hey! My wedding dress was even in gold/rusty/orange. I looked like a fall princess:)
    Anyway, I am jabbing….. I will definetly go out and find some fall branches and place on our stairs;)

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    • Terry says:

      Thank you Tone! Congratulations on 10 years! That is rare nowadays! I wish you a happy lifetime of anniversaries together! My husband and I recently celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary in September. I hope you have a great weekend!
      See you this evening I hope for the Making Broken Beautiful Party!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  3. Lovely arrangement! And I really like your vase – haven’t found any that are on a stand like yours. Thanks for the inspiration – so nice!

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    • Terry says:

      Thank you Carolyn for visiting and taking the time to comment. The vase is metal and I found it 5 years ago at HomeSense. I have been contemplating painting it as it is pretty dented and faded but that also adds to the “patina” of it. I hope you have a great day and I hope you will join in on Making Broken Beautiful on Thursday:0)
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  4. Betty says:

    Beautiful♥ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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