Tips: Shop Your Home for Seasonal Decor

Hello everyone! 
 Are you ready for the last week of Must Have Craft Tips & More: Fall and Halloween Decorating Tips? 
If you have missed the last few weeks, here is Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.
 
It’s Allison here, back with some tips on how to decorate your home for the holiday season by just shopping your home.
 
 You don’t always have to go out and buy a ton of items to decorate for seasonal or holiday decorating. Just shop your home, inside and out, instead! 

Walk around your home and you can turn many items into holiday decor. 

 
Photo via:  Country Living
Do you have some old sweaters? How about using them to cover pillows to cozy up the couch or a bench?
This year I decorated my fall mantle with all sorts of items from around my house.
The small chalkboard and wooden basket were in my craft room, along with the pumpkin and gourds that were stashed away in my closet. I had the arrow for a few months and then created the wreath out of an old wreath form and all the supplies were already in my craft stash.
And for all the hydrangea blooms, I just went out into my garden with some clippers and then boom, a pretty natural mantle that I didn’t spend any money on.
Photo via:  Country Living
Do you have pillow and throws that are in fall colors in another room or tucked away in your house some where?
Pull them out and place them in the space you want to decorate.
Fall branches in a large vase or jar are also perfect free ways to decorate.
Photo Via:  Country Living
Fall boots make are a special addition to an outdoor space or mudroom.
Branches are also a great way to add a rustic touch.
Photo via:  Country Living
I feel like this room says fall without screaming it.
The pillows and throws are the perfect fall colors.
If you have curtains in another room and they would work in the room you are decorating, why not switch those out for the time being to bring the whole look together.
Vases, antlers, and cotton bring the mantle together and change out art to something that has a more fall theme to it as well.
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Gather old books, vases, jars, and other vintage items you have around your house and make a vignette with them.
The added pumpkins and flowers tie it all together beautifully.
Photo Via:  Bob Villa
Outside is a fantastic way to get items to decorate.
Place some fall leaves inside beautiful frames and berries, branches, and leaves in a vase that you already own and you can an easy, striking mantle.
This was my fall mantle from a few years ago. I shopped my house and used this old window that we had for a few years as a focal point on the mantle.
I took candle sticks, candles, and vases from other areas of my house and used them in my display.Some times you just need to go digging through your house and you never know what you will find.
Here are some items that can easily be used and switched around for decorating.
1.) Candles and candle sticks
2.) Pillows
3.) Throws
4.) Vases
5.) Plates, Platters
6.) Books
7.) Flowers
8.) Branches
9.) Leaves and Berries
10.) Clothing items (boots, sweaters, scarves)
11.) Artwork
12.) Wreaths

Thanks for joining us for another month of tips.

Be sure to join us next month when we begin a whole new set of tips.

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Bev- Flamingo Toes
Michele- The Scrap Shoppe
Kara- Mine for the Making
Allison- A Glimpse Inside

 


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Simple Desert Party

We wanted to celebrate a start to another homeschool year, and what better way to celebrate than with a party! Parties don’t have to cost a lot of money and they don’t have to take a bunch of time to organize. One of my favorite things to do is get the kids involved in the planning and party making. Enter in our Simple Desert Party!

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We decided on a small budget and that we wanted the party to be bright and happy and desert themed since we live in the Arizona. 

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We shopped around the house in supplies we already had and went to our local dollar store for a couple of plastic table cloths and a package of balloons. My daughter insisted that every good party has food… and she opted to bake cupcakes. 

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Using paper I had on hand, twine, toothpicks, hot glue, and my awesome Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine to make the adorable decorations. 

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They were all so easy and fun to make! I used my Prizm to cut out and emboss the potted cacti and then used two sided tape to attach them to the banner pieces. 

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Aren’t they so pretty?! I just love them.

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Next, we glued some of the paper potted cacti (say that 10 times fast) to toothpicks to make toppers for our yummy cupcakes. And they couldn’t have turned out any cuter!

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We loved planning and decorating for our Simple Desert Party! It was easy thanks to my Prizm machine and stock of leftover party supplies!

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Not only is it super easy to use, there’s a ton of dies to pick from and it’s small for easy storage. You can check out the DIY Adventure Frame we made using the Prizm HERE

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There you have it! Aren’t those cactus balloons fun?! Thanks for stopping by today, makers! Remember that you can create a fun celebration using what you have and adding a few cute details… doesn’t have to be hard or overdone or cost a lot!

How do you celebrate the start of a new school year?

 

*Spellbinders supplied me with the Prizm machine, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own. I only share products and companies I know my readers will love just as much as I do!

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