I enjoy decorating my home and having it look pretty but I have found that going shopping for decorater items can cost a lot quite quickly! My solution is to usually make my own. Here are a couple of my money saving projects this week:
"New" pillows for our love seat.
Last month I wrote about getting a new slipcover for the love seat and recovering the chair in the same room. The love seat had pillows that came with it so I decided to recover them too. I was able to use material, ribbon and thread that I had on hand (the material was leftover from the curtains that I made for that room) so this project didn't cost me anything at this point. Even if I would have had to buy fabric and ribbon the cost would have been very minimal. I looked at decorative pillows at Walmart and it looked like the cheapest were over $10. So for this quick project I saved over $20.
This is the finished look.
Next project was a fall wreath for our front door. I was inspired by this wreath over at "Moore Minutes" and decided I wanted to make one out of things that I had on hand.
Here are the things I came up with to use:
Mostly it was all collected from the woods, our garden and meadows around our house. I decided to use a bucket lid (which I cut the middle out of) as a base. As always my trusty glue gun got put to work as well as florist wire.
It looks rather wild but it is fun too and I am enjoying it.
The kids favorite parts are the peacock feathers and lotus pod that I decided to stick in.
Have you been doing any frugal decorating lately? Share you ideas, I would love to hear them.
I want to invite you to join my on Thursdays in November and December (though we will take a break for Thanksgiving) for posts on making a Handmade Christmas. I plan on sharing gift ideas, decorating ideas and special foods and entertainment ideas all handmade (and frugal!). I am also hoping you will write posts on the way you have a Handmade Christmas and then link them up over here!
For more frugal ideas today please visit Frugal Fridays at Life as Mom.