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Bring your home decor into the fall season without breaking the bank. Here are ten inexpensive fall decorating ideas to get you started.


With the seasons turning, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about decorating for fall! But you don’t need to bust your budget decorating for fall. These inexpensive fall decorating ideas will make your home feel festive on a budget. From pumpkin wreaths to football party ideas, your home will be set with unique fall decor ideas!

(Hint: Don’t miss the freebie at the end of this post!)

Inexpensive Fall Decorating Ideas

1. DIY “Welcome Fall” Sign

This welcome sign is another perfect way to welcome guests into your home with fall but can also serve as decoration for other parts of your home, too. This quick tutorial will help you make this beautiful sign without having to spend a ton at a craft store for a pre-made one.

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Fall potpourri recipes you can make at home for cheap

2. Fall Potpourri You Can Make at Home

This trick will get your entire house feeling like fall by smelling like fall. Skip the store bought deodorizers or potpourri and make your own stovetop deodorizers to fill every nook of your home with the scents of the season. You may find that you already have all of the ingredients you need already in your home to make these fall-scented deodorizers. And besides making your home smell heavenly, these natural fragrances are packed with health benefits for the body and mind.

Some seasonal scents to try: the three-ingredient Cider Mill Simmer or the slightly more complicated but still inexpensive Fall Harvest blend.

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Wood slice wreath DIY to decorate for fall

3. Wood Slice Wreath

Welcome your guests into your home and show off the new fall season right away with a wreath on your front door! This easy wood slice wreath is rustic and feels like fall, but could also be used year round. It’s a great way to use scrap wood pieces if you have any as well–a great way to save a few dollars! This quick DIY can be made in 30 minutes and can start your fall decorating off on the right, budget friendly foot.

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4. Decorate With Pumpkins

Pumpkins are not only for Halloween but are a great, inexpensive way to decorate for the whole fall season. These ten different pumpkin decorating ideas will have you forgetting all about simple Jack-O-Lanterns and opting for more creative ways to display your pumpkins this fall! Use mini pumpkins as seating cards for Thanksgiving dinner or try a monochromatic paint to add a little glam.

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5. Simple Football Party Decor Ideas

Now that football season is in full swing, you may have a get-together or two planned to watch a game with friends. Use these ideas to quickly and inexpensively decorate your snack table for the game!

A few tips for your game day tablescape:

  • Use paper bags for treats like chips and crackers with individual cups filled with your favorite dips.
  • Separate the desserts from the savory foods.
  • Create your own football decorations with white duct tape to create football “laces” on Mason jars and a paper banner! The paper banner is so cheap to make and the Mason jars can be reused in the future.
  • Use a green tablecloth to anchor the entire table design and mimic a football field.

6. Witch Hat Wreath

This adorable witch hat wreath is a great way to celebrate fall and Halloween. It’s rustic and cute so you can leave it up for longer than just the week of Halloween and it’s super simple to make! Depending on your craft closet, you may even have most of the things you need to make your own.

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7. DIY Burlap Pumpkin

You wouldn’t think it would be this easy to make your own pumpkin wreath for the front door but the key to this project is an oval shaped embroidery hoop and some burlap! What an adorable front door wreath. The best part is that only four supplies are needed, making this perfect for fall decorating on a budget.

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8. Scrap Wood Pumpkin DIY

This scrap wood pumpkin looks like something you’d buy at your local craft store or home decor store, but the best part is you can make it at home for under $20! You can customize the paint colors to fit the rest of your home decor if orange isn’t your favorite color or rock the traditional fall colors! Learn how to make your own here.

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Fall tablescape ideas that are inexpensive

9. Create a Stunning Fall Tablescape

Learn how to make an impressive fall tablescape with supplies you have lying around. Use natural fall decorations like leaves, cotton or pumpkins to create a stunning tablescape for Thanksgiving or a fun dinner with friends! The goal here is to use lots of items you already have, to keep costs down, while not sacrificing the beauty of the table. Let your table decor double as a large focal centerpiece and use your table settings as part of the decor!

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A quick and inexpensive fall decorating idea - add a cozy blanket anywhere!

10. Add a Blanket For a Quick Touch of Fall

Cozy up the corners of your home simply by adding a fall-esque blanket. Here Layla from My Sunset Avenue brought the indoors out to her fall porch decor with throws, pillows, books and old stools and chairs. She says “Don’t be scared to mix it up! I love to use old items in new ways each season.”

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*Bonus: Free Printable Fall Wall Art!

Free printable wall art for fall - sweater weather i love fall pumpkin spice everything pumpkins leaves

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Decorating for fall doesn’t have to break the bank or require a ton of shopping. A few simple DIY projects will leave your home feeling festive, smelling good and ready for game day!

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Madison Wetherill

Arizona based food blogger passionate about hospitality and community around the table. Madison shares easy recipes to inspire others to get in the kitchen and learn that cooking can be a fun part of every day life.

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