4. Buy From The Dollar Store
Before you go out searching for the most adorable fall decor you can find, head to the dollar store first. I have found so many incredible pieces of holiday decor at the dollar store. They have lots of fake pumpkins, fake leaves, silk flowers, vases, cute signs and banners, and so much more. I think you’ll be surprised by how many great items you can find for your fall decor there. Just be sure to go early in the season since as time passes, the good stuff gets picked over and you won’t find very much.
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5. Use Real Leaves To Decorate
You can buy fake leaves at the dollar store and even the craft store, but why spend the money when you can go out and find the most gorgeous colorful leaves in your own front yard? You can even involve the kids in helping you round up some leaves so you can use them to decorate your house. Be sure to check out our list on great fall crafts for your kids right here! You can make a banner, frame beautifully, put them in a vase or bowl, or tie one around a clear glass candle holder. Either way they will look beautiful and the best part is that they’re free!
Head to TheDecoist.com for tons of additional ideas on how to decorate with real leaves.
6. Preserve Pumpkins So They Last Longer
Since fall is such a long season (and if you’re obsessed with it like I am you’ll have your decorations up from the beginning of September to the end of November) preserve any fresh pumpkins you buy so they won’t rot either inside or outside your home. One of the biggest disappointments to me is having a beautiful pumpkin that I love sitting on my front door step, only to find out that it’s rotting and looking frail.
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