Three Frugal Ways to Bring the Warm Look of Autumn into your Home:
- This is a fun project to do with your kids! Go into your yard and gather a handful of large, interesting branches. (The more gnarly ones also have a great Halloween effect!) Then place branches in a tall, cylindrical glass vase—or whatever vase fits your décor. I like placing these in front of a window. Branches are a hot decorating trend and are free! (Keep them into the Christmas season—then spray paint them silver or white for a wintry look!)
- Gather colorful leaves from your yard, and hot glue them onto a plain grapevine wreath found in hobby or discount stores. Add a plaid bow with fall colors, and voila! Instant autumn door wreath!
- Don’t forget the importance of SCENT in the overall ambiance of your home! When having guests over, place a large dutch oven on your stovetop and fill with apple cider. Toss in 10-12 cinnamon sticks, and simmer on very low heat. This makes your house smell warm and inviting, like apple pies are baking in the oven—and you can serve your guests a cup when they arrive!
Enjoy! And remember to be thankful for your many blessings during this Thanksgiving season…