As Seen on Pinterest: Last Minute Fall Decorations

So, you have friends and family coming over but have been caught up in all the food preparations that you completely forgot about decorating. Lucky for you, I got some quick fixes that will help spice up your home for under $20.

While searching across pinterest, I found a few inspirations that I knew I had to try so I got together with a friend of mine, Marissa, and we got crafting.

This first project is a fun fall inspired wreath that can even be used up until the end of the year!

Here's what you'll need:

-Some loose leaves
-Pinecones of varying sizes
-Some pieces that will add additional colors (fake apples, berries, etc)
-Metallic (there is a typo on my gif, I know!) or white paint
-Twig Wreath
-Burlap Ribbon
-Hot glue gun or super glue

All together, these supplies were a little under $12 with the wreath being the priciest item at a whopping $4. I was able to find some of the additional decoration pieces near the wreath aisle at my local Michaels for around $1 each. I was able to use some of the leaves from a different decoration piece I already owned to save a bit of money.

The paint can be used to coat the pinecones since it could blend well into the wreath otherwise. I recommend using a sponge for the best effect but a brush or your fingers will work just as well.

Once you have all the pieces, lay them out how you would like before glueing them down. This prevents any placement problems you may run into if you just randomly start gluing pieces down. Although it is optional, I used a burlap ribbon on my wreath, but you can use any type of ribbon or opt out entirely. Once assembled, glue and you are done!

If you have random decorations lying around you may be able to up cycle it to something similar too!

This jar decoration is by far the easiest thing to create!

 Here is what you will need for this:
-Mason jar
-Ribbon or twine
-Scrapbook glitter paper

The total cost of this was only $4 since we were able to use some remaining pieces from the wreath to make this. You may even have a lot of this stuff lying around too, so feel free to use that!

First things first, I cut out a strip of the burlap to wrap around the jar. I left about 1/4 inch in excess to glue the ends together rather than gluing the burlap directly onto the jar in case we wanted to reuse the jar for any reason. This allows us to slide the burlap on and off with ease. With the scrapbook paper, I followed the same process as before except I made the width a bit smaller so the burlap can peak through. You can leave it at that, but I wanted to add a bit of color so I wrapped a bit of twine around a few times and tied a bow towards the front.

You can really fill this up with anything from tea candles to pinecones, like I did which can have your how smelling yummy!


  1. So going to give that jar DIY a go this weekend!

  2. So going to give that jar DIY a go this weekend!


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