"Recession" Fall Decorating~

recession
The next three days I am going to share some VERY inexpensive ways to Fall Decorate since we are in a "recession". It's funny I never thought I really talked about it but I guess I do!

Last night, my daughter would not eat her dinner b/c she didn't like the {green} spices. So my son told her to eat it b/c "We are in a recession!". Oh..I laughed!

Today, I am going to talk about buying a couple of BIG pumpkins. Walmart has them for $4.99...and they are BIG!

So get a pumpkin, strand of ribbon, a marker and a paint pen (I love these and it works beautifully on a pumpkin).

Outline with your pen the 'initial' of your last name on the pumpkin then color it in with your paint pen. Tie on a bow on top and put it next to your front door!

It's a nice welcome to your friends who 'grace' your door and it's CHEAP and takes about 5 minutes from start to finish

The cost is: 4.99(pumpkin)+2.39(paint pen)+ribbon(.99)=$8.37{but you keep reusing the paint pen)

Other things you can paint on a pumpkin for your front door....

"Welcome" "Happy Fall" "Fall Blessings" "Harvest"

It's a perfect Fall project EVEN during a "recession"!

34 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

LOVE the bow on the Pumpkin!!!

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

"Blossom" said...

Cute ideas.

Joanna said...

I love this idea, it's just so simple yet looks expensive!

Hope you come over and read about the Christmas Ornament swap that is coming soon! http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/2009/10/christmas-ornament-swap-coming-soon.html

Jboo said...

Wow! Beautiful -- will be running to Walmart after work today. Just wondering though - how do you keep squirrels from eating the pumpkin? Have a great day!

Janet

Jo said...

Love it!

Jo

Jillene said...

How super cute, cheap and easy!! Thanks for the idea!!

Scrappy Girl said...

I love a good paint pen...ya gotta be 18 to buy one here. I like to write our last name on one big pumpkin and buy little ones for each kid's name.

April said...

Very cute, festive, and original...I love it!

Rae said...

Such a great idea! Inexpensive maybe but definitely not cheap in looks!

Anonymous said...

I live in the woods and have had no problem with a pumpkin on my porch. however you could use Critter Ridder it works well on plants etc you can get it at Lowes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I LOVE this idea! We can all use some creative ways to stretch our dollar this year! Love the pumpkin idea! WOW!

Darlene said...

Great idea!!!

lailani said...

Clever and frugal!

jen@odbt said...

Very cute. I've done the same thing but with those fake pumpkins (40% coupon) and carved out our initial. Lasts year after year.

Carrie said...

I love this idea!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love it...simple but sweet!

LOL@ you son

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That works for me! Cute, fast, easy... Love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like that better than the carved pumpkins!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am going to do that right now-with the fake pumpkins I have outside!!! Love it!
{You always have great ideas...See? we need you blogging!}

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this idea!!! But no one ever comes to my front door...oh well, we'll have to adorn our garage entry!!!
Your son is a hoot!

Astrid said...

Hey! Cool idea that I can do during nap time...which is NOW! (running off now to find paint pen....)

Your son is hilarious! What a funny comment!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's just as cute as can be! Thanks for this tip. I would hate to see what my letter would look like because I can't draw a straight line, much less a curvy one. Yours looks great!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is so cute! I am stopping Walmart on my way home tonight! I love this idea!!!

Mari said...

How cute is that? What a great idea!

dood1ebugs said...

What a great idea! I will definatly be trying it out. We live near a pumpkin farm and always get pumpkins. I was running out of ideas.Thanks!

whimzie said...

I love this! Also, I remember sometime at the end of that month We Are THAT Family did a post on how to make your pumpkins last longer. These two posts together are great!

Anonymous said...

Personally I think real things are way way better anyhow. I do not like fake flowers, fake decor, it all sort of looks like cheap china junk. No offense to those who like that sort of thing. I just personally like real flowers, real pumpkins, real gourds, and so on. There is so much artificial dollar stuff, it starts to look junky after a while. And, man after watching Walle, makes you want to have stuff that will eventually decompose huh? Well I love it and will be doing similar projects this year, I also have my kids make most of the decorations, and its amazing what they do with paper.

Kristy said...

Very Pretty...Im gonna do that!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Christa said...

You have the BEST ideas. I am going to do this!! So cute!! Thanks for sharing with us.

aurora said...

Love it! Watch for one on my front doorstep this weekend. ;-)

Rose fr FineCraftGuild dotcom said...

have not yet taken a picture of it, however, the pumpkins in Italy are NOT orange.

Instead they have a much more subdued brown color and are absolutely adorably shaped.

More like a cross between a traditional pumpkin and a specialty squash.

None puts them out on display here on the porch... they are to be EATEN!! said my friend.

So, I bought 2: one to eat, one to show off... picture coming soon, ok.

paid $5 for the smaller and $8 for the larger... mmm... they better taste good.. ;-)

Daphine said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Liz said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

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