Foraged & free – creating fall decor from nature

Hi friends!!! I am so excited to be joining some of my blogging friends for a fun fall decor blog hop hosted by the very sweet and talented Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home.

If you are coming from Kim’s blog, Cottage in the Mitten, welcome!! I’m so glad you’re here!

This blog hop is all about creating fall decor on a budget. A tight budget is something that I’m sure most of us have had to deal with at some point in our lives. It’s actually kind of fun trying to create something on a budget, it forces creativity!

When I was first married, my husband and I were young, still in school, and living on a very tight budget. That’s when I started getting creative and realized that some of the best decor could be found out in nature. Even now, all these years later, I’m not living on such a tight budget anymore, but I still choose to go out into nature and forage a lot of my “decor”. Mother nature creates the most beautiful seasonal goodness!

One of my very favorite fall finds from nature are the seed pods from Golden Rain trees. I use these seed pods every single year!!

I realize these seed pods might not be accessible to everyone, but just look around, you’d be surprised how many trees create seed pods in the fall that would be so cute to bring inside!

How about a wreath of “weeds”.

I spent an hour or so walking through a nearby field, clipping and gathering dried weeds. I knew they’d make the perfect fall wreath!

Such gorgeous colors and texture!! Mother Nature sure knows how to do it!

Another easy way to bring that natural beauty in is by clipping some branches to put in a vase of some sort.

I also gathered some acorns that had fallen to the ground. The perfect finishing detail!

One of my very favorite ways to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside is with flowers. I love being able to cut flowers right from my yard to bring inside!

Flowers make my heart so happy!!

If you don’t have a yard to plant flowers in, and you can’t seem to find anywhere to forage, another great option is to buy some inexpensive seasonal goodness from a local store. Mums are a great option! They last a while and they are inexpensive.

Mums instantly add a fall vibe to any space!

Another inexpensive idea, dried indian corn. Fill a bowl, a bucket, or container and you have some great fall texture!

If all else fails, grab some apples. Not only are they delicious, but they can help create that fall vibe.

And, of course, soon you’ll be able to find the epitome of fall decor at your local market, fresh pumpkins! I can’t wait!!!

Up next is Jen from Midwest Life and Style. Be sure to stop by, say hi, and check out all of her gorgeous decor! And, don’t forget to visit all the links below for tons more fall decor inspiration on a budget!!

More Fall Décor on a Budget Inspiration

Eleanor Rose Home | The Country Peony | Green Valley Gable | Stilettos & Shiplap | Cottage In The Mitten

Le Cultivateur | Midwest Life & Style | Robyn’s French Nest | The Tattered Pew | Cottage on Bunkerhill

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I hope you all have an amazing day!

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  1. Emily, your fall decor is absolutely beautiful!!! I can’t get enough! I may have to gather some weeds and try and recreate that stunning wreath! Pinned!

  2. I love these ideas. I’m taking nippers on my morning walk to gather my weeds
    For a wreath. Yours is so pretty. Happy Fall!

  3. Emily, every picture is beautiful! You’ve given us some great ideas for our fall decor! This post makes me want to take a walk and see what I can find to use now! So nice hopping with you today!

  4. Oh goodness! It’s all so gorgeous, Emily. I love all of the natural touches you used. The apples are my favorite! Happy to be hopping with you today. Pinned!

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