Fall is just around the corner (unless you're here in Houston, where sub-ninety degree temperatures constitute "cool"), and along with changing leaves and autumn coffee flavors, comes something even more important--new home decor. You've been continually tempted by the plaid pillows in Target and those horribly overpriced sweater blankets for far too long. The time has come for those delicious smelling pumpkin candles, wood accents, and wool. However, if you're anything like me, the idea of shelling out sixty extra bucks for a single throw blanket makes you feel just a bit queasy; just imagine all the yummy coffee you can buy for sixty bucks! So, I have picked two of my favorite cheap and easy autumn decor tutorials to make prepping for autumn more affordable.
One of my favorite things about fall is the scented candles, and yet, one of my least favorite things is the price of a quality candle. Instead, make your own. All you need is a pretty glass container, wax, a wick, and essential oils of your choice. Tie the wick to a popsicle stick and place it over the mason jar so the wick hangs down. Then melt your wax together with your essential oils and pour into the mason jar. Wait until the wax hardens, the snip your wick off at the desired length. Some of my favorite scents include cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin oil! The whole endeavor should cost you less than ten dollars and take less than ten minutes. You can even add food coloring to coordinate your candle with the rest of your decor.
Arm Knit That Sweater Throw
As you can probably tell, I'm shamelessly grudging these knit throw blankets. They're so cute, yet so expensive. Fear not, dear reader, for I have discovered how to DIY one for a quarter of the price! All you need is the yarn of your choice and your own two hands. The yarn choice is critical here--a merino wool is ideal, but often pricey. I have also made a throw with jumbo yarn like this and it came out just as well. Just keep in mind that the smaller the yarn, the looser the knits will be. For a full arm knitting tutorial, check out this youtube video. My arm knitted throw cost me less than fifty bucks in materials and can even double as an ultra cozy knit scarf!
I hope you find these cheap and easy decor ideas beneficial to your home and budget alike!