October 9, 2012

Budget Friendly Fall Projects

I got super-inspired by Pinterest this weekend and did a bunch of Fall projects, I'm actually pretty impressed by myself!  I did more crafts this weekend than I have in the past year.  Feast your eyes on my new decorations!

1. Tablecloth Wreath
Inspiration and directions here: http://www.highheelsandahammer.com/2011/09/fall-wreath/ I actually bought an 18" wire wreath instead of 12".

  • Wire wreath Frame: $3
  • 2 Plastic Tablecloths: $3 Each
  • Ribbon: $4 / $2 Each

 Total Cost: $10

2. Glitter Pumpkins
Buy cheap plastic pumpkins and cover in glitter

  • Bag of pumpkins from Michaels $4.99
  • Glitter from Walmart (Gold and Silver) $2.49 each
  • Mod Podge (already own some so Free)

Total Cost: $7.50

3. Rice Krispy Treat Pumpkins
Not sure total cost on this, but pretty cheap.

Follow instructions on Rice Krispies box to make. Melt butter then add in marshmallows.  Once completely melted add in orange food coloring and stir in rice krispies. Let cool for a couple minutes, not too long or they will harden.

Use a generous amount of butter on your hands to roll the pumpkins.  I used the other half of my stick of butter and covered my hands in the butter so the rice krispies didn't stick.

Cut tootsie rolls in half and stick in the top of the pumpkin.  Dye frosting green and put a leaf on each.  I used my piping tips, but you could just use a ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner, would work just as good!

4. Pumpkins in a Cake Stand

  • Pumpkins from Michaels $5, I painted a few of them from above
  • Harvest garland: Hobby Lobby $2
  • Cake Stand: Free already had it

Total Cost: $7
More projects coming soon - can't wait to share them with you ladies!  What do you think about these projects??  Have you done any fall projects?


  1. I've been wanting to try those Rice Krispy pumpkin treats. I (I mean my kids) would love them!!

  2. Those rice Krispy treats are too cute! I recently did the glitter pumpkins and love them! I get a lot of compliments on them from house guest!

  3. Love the wreath!! Super cute and totally affordable!

  4. I love all of them! The white wreath is so pretty, and I'm always a big fan of glitter! Plus those pumpkin shaped rice krispies are so much fun!

  5. ooh, love the glitter pumpkins! I haven't even started decorating for fall yet!! I'm way behind...new follower of your cute site via the GFC Blog Hop :)


  6. all of these are such great ideas!!! fall projects are so exciting :D thanks for sharing!


  7. I made one wreath with the straw wreath base and fall colored leaves and I was so proud of myself ;) Good job!!

  8. whoa!! how cool is this, you totally made affordable styling easy to do! I found you on the GFC blog hop and so glad I did:)

  9. budget friendly decorations are the best!! thanks for sharing these

  10. Aw, cute! I did the pumpkins in my glass lamps actually. How long did the wreath take?? Love it!

  11. LOVE all of these! I'm going to have to make that wreath! Great job!

  12. just found your blog and i'm the newest follower! love all of these ideas :)

    xo Britta

  13. LOVE all of these - especially the glitter pumpkins! Awesome ideas, thanks for sharing!


  14. I'm going to check out dollar tree to see if they have all or part if the supplies.

  15. Love your ideas, crafting for the day

  16. Love the wreath - I would probably get the tablecloths at the Dollar Tree for $1 - but otherwise a very neat idea! I see your Pioneer Woman cookbook peeking out in the last pic!! :)


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