Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere……….
I stopped in the Dollar Store last week spent $25.00 dollars and left with bags full of pumpkins and leaves! I normally pass on the fall décor (even though I LOVE it) but this year we are having a harvest party so I knew I want to spread a little fall love throughout our home. My mission (should I decide to take it) was to not spend a dime more than what I spent at the Dollar Store! I would need to make the best out of what I bought and what I had on hand. Here’s what I came up with………….
I wanted to fancy up the pumpkins by glazing them. The problem was that I didn’t have glaze on hand. Remember my mission not to spend a dime more than what I spent at the Dollar Store? Well I got a little crafty and made my own glaze by adding a little water to bronze paint. Looks just as good as store bought glaze.....at least I think so!
I used the Dollar Store leaves wherever I could. If you have a Dollar Tree close by snatch some of these bad boys up fast. So many things you can do with them. I love the colors they come in and the fact that they have wire in them. They’re pretty awesome!
This apothecary jar is actually a vase topped with glassware found at Goodwill. Don’t believe me? Click here to see what I did.
Love using old worn books throughout my home.
Gathered some old fabric scraps I had on hand to create the garland I hung over the mirror. I saw this on someone's blog. I’ve looked high and low for the blog I saw it on but can NOT find it! Let me know if you know who it is and I will link back to them. :o)
I think I did pretty well with my “mission”! I do need to come clean about something. I bought one thing from Wally World. It was still a thrifty purchase and I used things I already had on had to complete my vision….does that make it better? I bought this super cute pumpkin for $5.00 at WalMart. I loved the gnarly stem!
I’ll be back next week with a few pictures of the fall decor in our kitchen. If you’re a facebook fan I’ll be sharing a sneak peek this weekend!