Frugal Fall Decorating: Autumn Garland

By October 3, 2011January 24th, 2012Crafts, Decorating, DIY Projects, Fall Favorites

I was planning on sharing a Halloween idea each day this month, and this Autumn Garland doesn’t really qualify as Halloween, but I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you.

I shared the Shabby Rag Garland last year, but just wasn’t totally happy with it. I love the fabric, but it just needed something else. Then I saw the letters of Autumn spelled out with twigs {sorry I don’t remember where I saw them, probably on Pinterest} and thought it would be cute on scrapbook paper and attached to the Garland.

Let’s make the Autumn Sign, you will need…

  • Scrapbook Paper or other construction paper
  • Twigs {just picked mine up in our front yard}
  • Paper Cutter
  • Glue


  1. Gather your twigs. I found that the ones that are a little thicker showed up a little better on the paper
  2. Cut the paper 5 1/2 inches by 4 inches {or whatever size you need}
  3. Break your twigs and form the letters
  4. Glue them down and dry for several hours or overnight

To make the Shabby Rag Garland, head on over and grab the instructions or add these to another garland you already have.

Do you remember the wooden box I had on the front porch for the Summer? I brought it inside and filled it with some Fall type items.  The grapevine wreath, little birdhouse and a couple Aqua Mason Jars stayed in, then I added a tea pot with apples, a small straw bale, some silk leaves that were leftover from the Mantel Garland and a few pumpkins that I found at Walmart for $.97 cents each.

And my favorite…the Scrabble letters that spell Autumn. I found the Scrabble Game a couple months ago at a Garage Sale for $1.

Total time = less than 30 minutes, including collecting the twigs and finding the paper

Total cost = $-0-

Pretty cute…wouldn’t you say?

Linking to…Get Your Craft On, Fall Craft Party, Transformation Thursday, Show and Tell Friday, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Saturday Night Special

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