It’s finally autumn!
Fall is by far my favorite time of year, and now that my Moose has officially had his birthday, and all the superhero decorations have all come down, I can break out all my pumpkins, flannel, and other warm and comfy fall decor.
But I did want to pick up a few new things and stick to my budget at the same time.
So off to my favorite dollar store I went!
This week I’m sharing a few things I picked up in my autumn Dollar Tree haul!
I found these fun jewel-toned glass bottles hiding on a bottom shelf.
Use them to make a spooky Halloween scene with these old-timey apothecary labels from Amanda at Domestically Creative.
I didn’t pick up any of these mini-pumpkin stems, but I wish I had.
I’d probably just snip off the pumpkins and spray paint them in some funky colors.
These berry stems come in two different shades of red.
They’re pretty realistic!
How about some eyeball roses? Creepy!!
Now onto the items that I actually was able to purchase!
These tiny burlap-covered pumpkins flew off the shelves this year.
I was only able to find one at a time over a few trips to my local store, and I scooped them right up as soon as I saw them.
If you were able to find some of these, think about painting them like Katie from Little House of Four did. Adorable!
This orange sparkly ribbon isn’t really my usual style, but my glitter-loving Bean was shopping with me and she was pretty excited about it.
I’m still finding the perfect use for this!
If you haven’t given the LED candles at Dollar Tree a try, I highly suggest them!
We use them in our jack o’ lanterns outside, and it’s a great peace of mind to not have real candles burning.
I also snagged a couple bags of fabric leaves.
I’m thinking of using them to decorate some jars or sew them into some pretty fall garland.
I set to work this week using some of the fun things that I picked up on my Dollar Tree trip to make a quick centerpiece for our big dining room table.
Using a large fabric remnant that I had, I set up the burlap pumpkins, a candle, and a few of the maple leaves.
To add some height, I added a big paper mache pumpkin that I found on a recent Goodwill trip (it actually might be a paper mache bell pepper. The jury is still out on this one).
Some natural elements for texture and a few of the quilled acorns that I made last fall were the perfect finishing touches!
Apparently, some little fingers couldn’t help but make a few changes at the end.
She’s a pretty good helper, that Bean!
I think my fall centerpiece turned out pretty great! Cozy, but not screaming “Autumn!!!!!”.
Plus, I was able to supplement my autumn Dollar Tree haul with things that I already had around the house.
That’s my kind of decorating!
Have you found any fun inspiration for your fall decor?
Share your ideas with me in the comments below. Bonus points if you’ve been doing some thrifty decorating, too!
I vote for green pepper.
I think you might be right, Bev!