FALL ACCENTS! ( on the cheap )

This is absolutely my favorite time of the year! ( I mean, who really does not like fall? ) Which makes it even more fun to decorate for! However, I havent been able to bust out my decorations due to the fact we are on the brink of a major remodel ( more to come on that ) so in the meantime, here are a few inspirations for ya.

And before you go asking where the heck you can find an antique urn and not pay an arm and a leg, I'll let you in on a secret. Go to Home Depot ( or any home improvement big box ) and check out their PLASTIC URN PLANTERS. Most of them already have an aged look so they look like the real thing. Check this out...$11! Boom!
And if you dont love the color, so what! Buy a $3 can of spraypaint or dab some leftover paint from the garage on it to give it the aged look you want.

This can be done for free. The below picture is from my dining room last year. We had some old wood laying around in the garage, that was obviously weathered, and after deciding how big I wanted it, we just cut it and put finishing nails in it. Very very easy.
Joanns and the Dollar Tree are the best places for faux gourds and pumpkins, as well as other fillers for the boxes. Ikea has the cheapest candles! Have fun with it.

Another tip, if you're looking to achieve the above look, with mums inside pumpkins, I suggest you buy the faux pumpkins from Joanns ( always on sale ) so that you can reuse them. Real pumpkins arent cheap and wont last! For about the same price you can get the look without the rot. Remember to mix the faux with the real though!


  1. I've been looking for some front porch Fall inspiration ... thanks for the ideas! Target, Marshalls/TJMaxx and Dollar Tree have been my go-to stores for Fall decor. And I'm loving these craft pumpkins I see everywhere nowadays (Michaels has them and I always use their 40% off coupons).

  2. Ok...it's freaky how timely this post is. I was out running yesterday and ran by a house with a couple urns out front with pretty topiaries in them and I thought to myself "I need to ask Steph the best place to get urns"...GET OUTTA MY HEAD!!

  3. Loving this! I just started decorating for fall and I love the idea of pumpkin topiaries or the gorgeous urn image!!

  4. I love your centerpiece box idea! Could you tell me the dimensions of the box you made?