Last year, I spent a lot of time and effort making Halloween decor (that I will show you next week) for our newly annual Halloween party, but this year I wanted something more transitional. I like Halloween, don’t get me wrong, but pumpkins and spiders only go so far between October 1st and Thanksgiving. Obviously, since we’re saving for a house I didn’t want to spend a lot on new decor so I turned to one of my favorite stores – Dollar Tree. I also gave a little love to the Target dollar section. (There’s a reason they put that stuff by the front door and it sucks me in every time!)
Check out what I made for our dining room table – all of which totaled NINE BUCKS (plus a couple of things I had already):
First, I made these floral poms. Each one is a wiffle ball covered in “silk” flowers popped right off the stem and hot glued on! You just use the holes in the ball as a guide. I saw Kris and Kim of The DIY Dish talk about them on the Rachael Ray show and knew I wanted to try them. I think they turned out fab! And each one was only $3.25! I am in love with that purple.
Next, I found an adorable natural pumpkin for $2.50 in the Target dollar bin. All I did was tuck a few of my Dollar Tree floral in it for color. It’s not even glued on so I can pop them out and change it up whenever I want to!

To finish it off and give some height, I added a large wooden candle stick I found last year in the Michael’s “as-is” bin for a dollar (can you believe that?) as well as a tall orange pillar candle. I then added some small gold votive cups and battery powered tea lights to add more glow. (In the back there you can see another project I can’t wait to share with you.)
Have you put out your fall decor yet? I’m working on a wreath as well that will be done by Friday and I’ll share it with you when it’s done. While I was working on this project (very late one night) I had the joy of swapping some Facebook messages with reader Erica who was also doing some late night crafting. So much fun! 
Happy Fall Y’all!
(PS – What do you think of the changes to pictures on my blog? I have discovered the joy of Picnik. I’d love to hear your feedback! That last picture was just so stinkin’ dark, there wasn’t much I could fix, just an FYI.)
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  1. It looks great! Using the wiffle ball is genius! I use Picnik as well. Good stuff.

    I haven’t start my halloween/fall decor yet. Mine will certainly be less than fancy, but it will be festive enough.

    Also I would love your opinion on a shirt refashion on my blog.

    Take care!

    Haley @thedistractedblogger

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