Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

10 Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Decorate for Christmas on a budget with these simple tips & tricks to create a warm, inviting, and festive home for the holidays.

Christmas Entryway

It is officially the most wonderful time of the year with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and Christmas less than one month away! Yikes…writing that makes me realize I need to get a move on my Christmas shopping!!!

As a blogger & content creator, our halls have been decked for Christmas for over a month now. But, I know most of you do not start decorating your home for the holidays until after the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. If you’re starting to pull out your Christmas décor from storage, or are shopping online retailers looking to purchase the latest Christmas décor trends, hold on!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

In this blog post, I am taking you on a tour of our home to show you 10 ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget. It doesn’t matter how big or small your budget is, you will find tips & tricks in this post to either repurpose décor you may already have, or save money by utilizing everyday items in your home!

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Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

To usher in the holiday season, I am joining 35+ blogger friends on a week long tour of gorgeous homes decked out for the holidays. I love taking a peak inside someone else’s home and finding inspiration! This Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour is hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. You can find links to the other home tours at the end of this post.

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If you are coming here from The Country Peony, welcome! Elizabeth shares beautiful & unique crafting ideas that are easy enough for anyone to do. I know you will love the holiday tour of her studio where Elizabeth’s crafts are made. She has the most adorable pink tree in her studio, check it out here!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

For those of you that may be new here, I’m Heidi, the creative mind behind ERH. (The furry little love nugget below is Eleanor!) I love creating a cozy home for my family with new & collected décor, natural elements, textures, and of course seasonal touches.

You can learn more about me, my family, and Eleanor Rose Home, here.

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Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

10 Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Who’s ready to decorate for Christmas on a budget?! Let’s chat about 10 ways to achieve a festive, cozy holiday home without breaking the bank.

Reuse & Repurpose the Christmas Décor Your Already Have

The easiest way to decorate for Christmas on a budget is to reuse and repurpose what you already have for Christmas decorations. In all honesty, most of what you will see styled in our home for Christmas décor, are items we have had for years. Each year, I might style something a little differently or use a piece in a new way. Reusing and repurposing décor you already have saves money and is less wasteful.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

This wreath is a perfect example of taking something old (that I was honestly going to throw away) and transforming it into something that is fresh, new, and current.

Christmas Wreath
Before
Anthropologie Dupe Wreath
After

I created this Anthropologie dupe wreath from an old evergreen wreath that had been sitting in a closet for years! I simply removed the embellishments from the wreath, added a little spray paint, and then attached small wooden houses & bottle brush trees. This is one of my favorite seasonal DIY’s to date!

You can find the full tutorial on how to make this Anthro Dupe wreath, here.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

The best part about this DIY wreath? It only cost me less than $30 to make, which is far less than the $198 price tag of the original Anthropologie wreath! I call that a win!

Anthro Dupe Wreath

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget by Hanging a Dried Orange Garland

If you have been here for any length of time, you know I loved dried oranges at Christmastime!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Dried oranges are such a fun and festive way to decorate for the holidays, and they cost only pennies to make. You can read this blog post on how to make oven dried orange slices.

Once your orange slices are dried, you can use them multiple ways. From ornaments, stovetop potpourri, embellishments, and garlands.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

This dried orange garland is very easy to make. I took some brown twine and threaded that with a needle through the dried orange slices. Then, I placed the orange garland on top of a faux cedar garland.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

I love how the oranges add a pop of color and a nice natural touch to the faux garland beneath. Simple, natural, cozy décor is my absolute favorite!

Tie a Ribbon On It

I tie a ribbon to anything and everything for the holidays…I should say anything that doesn’t move! Actually, I’ve been known to tie a ribbon on Eleanor but I digress.

Ribbon adds a fun, whimsical touch for Christmas and dresses up just about anything. I love to use velvet or satin ribbon for the holidays in either a thin or thick width (depending on where the ribbon is being used).

Christmas Décor on a Budget

On our Christmas tree, I added a thin 3/8″ khaki velvet ribbon, along with a cream cotton “Noel” ribbon. I tied a length of ribbon onto a branch in a simple bow, and left long cascading ends.

You may notice the bust candle on the bookshelf is tied with a ribbon too!

Neutral Christmas Décor

I added ribbon to our living room dresser by tying it to one of the dresser handles as well as to the hanging Noel sign. You can read more on what inspired the décor around the dresser, here.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Even a lamp in the kitchen cannot escape ribbon! Here, I used the same velvet ribbon from the living room.

Pro Tip: When decorating your home with ribbon, make sure to use the same ribbon or coordinating ribbons throughout. Do not mix and match different ribbons in different rooms. Pick three ribbons that are either the same but in coordinating neutral colors, or three that are the same color but in varying widths and use them throughout your entire home. This will make your home look cohesive & balanced, and not cluttered & messy.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget With Star Anise

Have you ever thought to decorate your home with a spice?

I hadn’t either. Until one day I was adding a few whole star anise to a stovetop potpourri, and thought, “These are so pretty, how I can I use this in our Christmas décor?”

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

The answer…in wreath form! I took a gold hoop, hot glued whole star anise to that, and then attached that to a faux juniper wreath I had in storage. I hung that from the pegs in our kitchen, and the star anise wreath has filled our home with it’s delicious, subtle licoricey scent.

Star Anise Wreath

Remember when decorating for Christmas or any other time of the year, to utilize what you already have in your home. Decorating on a budget can be fun because it makes you think outside the box!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Make a Popcorn Garland

I have found memories of making popcorn garlands with my family as a little girl. It was something we did each Christmas while watching Christmas movies on the television.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

I had not made a popcorn garland in many years, but decided to give it a try this holiday to decorate for Christmas on a budget. This will definitely become a yearly tradition for me, I loved the childhood memories it evoked in me.

However, next year I will make sure Eleanor is not at my feet eating each kernel of popcorn as I strung it onto the garland (that was fun to discover after about 5 minutes)!

Popcorn Garland

This garland cost me nothing to make, and looks so adorable on the small tree we have in the kitchen!

What You Need to Make a Popcorn Garland

  • Popped Popcorn: I air popped the popcorn I used for our garland. You could use already popped popcorn but it should not have any seasonings or butter on it.
  • Fishing Line: You want to use a clear, flexible string or line so that the garland can easily be hung & manipulated on a tree.
  • Sewing Needle: A small needle is best to poke through the popcorn.
  • Fresh Whole Cranberries: This is optional. I had some in our fridge so decided to add a pop of red to our popcorn garland.
Popcorn Garland

How to Make a Popcorn Garland

  1. Cut a piece of fishing line to about a 4-5′ section. I do not recommend working with fishing line any longer, since it can easily get tangled. You may need to make multiple garlands depending on the size of your tree.
  2. Tie a knot on one end of the fishing line, large enough that the popcorn won’t fall off. Thread a needle through the other end of the fishing line.
  3. Begin threading the popcorn onto the fishing line by poking the needle through the popcorn and pulling the popcorn to the end of the line.
  4. Continue adding the popcorn until the entire line is full. If using cranberries, place the cranberries an even distance apart (I just eyeballed it, but you could count and add 1 cranberry for every 5-10 pieces of popcorn).
  5. Tie a knot at the end of the line, and place garland on tree!
Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Use Wrapped Gifts as Christmas Décor

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

You’ve spent all that money on Christmas gifts so why not use those gifts as part of your Christmas décor?!

Christmas is the one time of year I believe the outside of the package is just as important as what’s on the inside. So, instead of throwing your thoughtful Christmas gift in a bag filled with tissue paper, wrap it in beautiful wrapping paper and display it under your tree. Use that present as décor!

Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts

I like to choose three to four coordinating wrapping papers to wrap our Christmas gifts. Then, I tie our gifts with bows and add one or two fun embellishments to make each present festive & unique. Yes, this will take you a little bit of time to wrap each gift. However, I promise the extra time you took to wrap the gifts will be noticed and appreciated by your gift recipients!

Also, you can admire your beautiful gift wrapped presents all month long under the tree.

Christmas Décor on a Budget

Don’t forget to grab my collection of Christmas printables that include Christmas gift tags and a Christmas gift planner!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget Using Everyday Items

Decorating for Christmas is easy and inexpensive when you use everyday items you already have in your home.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

My family loves pomegranates, so we always have an abundance of them this time of year. Not only are they delicious, they also make great Christmas countertop décor! Instead of throwing them in the fridge, add a bunch of red pomegranates to a bowl, and you have easy & festive (delicious too!) Christmas décor.

Christmas Kitchen Shelf
Santa Mugs

Have a collection of Santa mugs or mugs in general? Take them out of the cabinet and display them on a shelf or hutch for the holidays!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Decorate for Christmas on a budget with fresh cranberries. Cranberries are the perfect colored fruit for the holidays with their deep rich red, maroon, and burgundy hues.

Use them in a popcorn garland, or like I styled here; on a plate with a fresh rosemary, and a Christmas scented candle.

Mix Old & New Christmas Décor

This is my favorite way to decorate all year long. I love a combination of old vintage pieces mixed with new pieces in our home décor. Decorating this way adds character and a story that only our home can tell.

Christmas Entryway

If you are looking to start adding antique pieces to your home, Facebook Marketplace and your local antique stores are a great way to begin searching for and collecting those pieces.

Pro Tip: When antiquing, shop with something specific in mind otherwise you can get overwhelmed with all there is to look at. When you find something you weren’t looking for, it’s like finding a long lost treasure!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

This vintage sled was an accidental find last year while out antiquing. I love the character it has with it’s old chippy paint and metal runners. I also used this sled as a base for a hot cocoa station, you can see that here.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Vintage mercury glass Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite things to search for. The light of the tree sparkling off the ornaments is just so beautiful!

Vintage Dresser

This old wooden dresser is so fun to decorate for the holidays. The rich wood tones of this dresser add warmth and character to our living room.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget by Shopping Your Yard for Fresh Greenery

Mother Nature provides the most beautiful décor right in our own backyards!

Natural décor will add a cozy, fresh element to your home for the holidays. And really, is there any better scent than freshly cut evergreen?!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Last year, I made this fresh evergreen wreath with pine boughs from our backyard and mixed in a few fresh cedar stems from the store.

Farmhouse Bathroom

Here in our downstairs bathroom, I placed a small bouquet of roses and a few fresh pine boughs onto the sink. This small arrangement added a lovely, fresh scent to this small space!

Christmas Evergreens

Fresh greens are not just for the inside of the home! I love to create Christmas planters filled with greens, winter berries, and pinecones that I place at the entrance of our home. It’s such a beautiful way to welcome guests to our home for the holidays.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Don’t throw away those miscellaneous pine pieces from trimming the tree! Save those and add them to a stovetop potpourri!

Download Free Christmas Printables

Who doesn’t love free?! I know I do!

I love finding free Christmas printables on Pinterest that I can use in our home. There are beautiful signs, tags, lists, and so much more that are free to download and use.

Hot Cocoa Station
Hot Cocoa

I created these free printable tags that are perfect for labeling jars of hot cocoa toppings for a hot cocoa station. Download your free tags, here.

Christmas Essentials

For access to more free Eleanor Rose Home printables, click here!

Where can I shop to decorate for Christmas on a budget?

If you’re looking to purchase décor to decorate for Christmas on a budget, these are some of my favorite budget-friendly retailers.

Amazon is one of my favorite resources for Christmas décor. The selection is enormous and most of the prices cannot be beat. If I find something I like on another website, before purchasing, I will check Amazon to see if they have the same item at a lower cost. This is a great way to save a few dollars when you can!

Target’s home décor year round is amazing (in my humble opinion), but their Christmas décor is absolutely amazing! There are multiple collections to shop from (Target Dollar Spot, Threshold, Studio McGee, Hearth & Hand With Magnolia), all at very affordable prices. Most of the new Christmas décor pieces I have purchased this year are from Target.

Facebook Marketplace & local antique stores are a great resource for second-hand Christmas items.

Some of my other favorite retailers for inexpensive holiday décor; Wal-Mart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, & Joann Fabrics.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Christmas Home Tour

Thank you for taking a tour of our holiday home! I hope I inspired you to be creative when decorating your home for Christmas on a budget. I’d love to have you follow along with me as I share more budget friendly DIY’s & home décor inspiration! You can join the ERH community, here.

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Now head over to Emily of LeCultivateur for her gorgeous holiday home tour! Then, scroll down to find links to the rest of the ladies joining the holiday home tours.

More Eleanor Rose Home Christmas Inspiration

For more Christmas & holiday ideas from me, click here. And, follow along on Pinterest as I pin new holiday & Christmas inspiration daily!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

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Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Monday

The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday

Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday

Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday

County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours

Friday

Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living

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An Anthropologie dupe wreath with an evergreen base, miniature wooden houses, and small bottle brush trees made to look like the original snowy village wreath, but at a fraction of the cost.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

I am not a person to normally jump on a trend but every so often there is one that tickles my fancy and one I just can’t resist jumping on! The Anthropologie snowy village wreath became somewhat of an internet sensation, and I understand why. A wreath with miniature wooden houses, small bottle brush trees, along with a little fake snow…SOLD!

Anthropologie Snow Village Wreath
The OG Anthropologie Snowy Village Wreath

However, when I saw the price tag of the OG Anthropologie wreath (um hello….$198!) I knew that was well outside my Christmas décor budget. So, when I saw Liz Marie Blog’s version of the Anthropologie dupe wreath, I knew I had (not want, had) to make one too!

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath
Photo Credit: Liz Marie Blog

This wreath is incredibly easy and affordable to create in your own home with only 5 supplies needed. This wreath cost me less than $30 to make…well below the $198 price tag of the original!

So…are you going to jump on the Anthropologie dupe wreath bandwagon and make one of your own? I really hope you will join me! This is one of my most favorite DIY’s to date and quite possible my favorite piece of Christmas décor this season.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath Supplies

  • Artificial Evergreen Wreath: If you have an old evergreen wreath just sitting in your closet (like I did), use that for the base of the wreath. Remove any embellishments on your old wreath to start your new wreath with a clean slate. If you don’t have any old evergreen wreaths lying around, this one from Michael’s is exactly what you will for the base of the wreath.
  • Spray Paint: This is used to create a faux flocked look on the wreath. We used this chalk spray paint for a thicker, slightly off white, matte look. You can use regular white spray paint as well (I do suggest using a matte finish though as opposed to shiny).
  • Miniature Wooden Houses: The houses used in my wreath came from the Target Dollar Spot. These houses have become very hard to find (because of the popularity of this dupe), so I will link some other house options further down.
  • Bottle Brush Trees: Small to medium sized neutral bottle brush trees are ideal for this wreath. I used ones that we’ve had for years. You can find bottle brush trees at your local craft store, antique store, as well as Target.
  • Floral Wire: I used 24 gauge green floral wire to attach the houses to the wreath.
  • Hot Glue
Anthro Dupe Wreath

How to Make the Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

Spray paint your faux evergreen wreath in a well ventilated area. The amount of spray paint you use will depend on how white or flocked you want your wreath to look. We added about 2 coats of spray paint to achieve the look I wanted. This allowed some of the green of the evergreen to still poke through, giving it a flocked look.

Allow the wreath to fully dry (I let our wreath dry for about 24 hours).

Once the wreath is fully dry, place the houses around the wreath to see exactly where you want them. This will give you a good idea on placement before securing.

Take about a 12″ long piece of floral wire and thread that through the back windows of your houses. Pull the wire tight. Thread the wire through the front of the wreath and to the back (making sure floral wire is between the wire base of the wreath). Take both ends of the wire, and tie the wire tightly at the back of the wreath, so that the house is secure.

You could use hot glue to secure the houses to the wreath. I personally liked how I could manipulate the position of the houses a little easier with the wire.

With the houses in place, use hot glue to glue the bottle brush trees around the wreath.

That’s it! Hang your Anthropologie dupe wreath from a hook or above a mantle and enjoy all Christmas long!

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

House Options for the Wreath

The little wooden houses on our wreath have been extremely hard to come by. So, if you do not see them at your local Target Dollar Spot, don’t be discouraged! Here are some other little house options that you could easily paint (or not!) and use to create this wreath.

Anthro Dupe Wreath

Can I hang my Anthropologie Dupe Wreath outside?

I do not suggest hanging your wreath outside unless under a covered porch. The houses and bottle brush trees will deteriorate in the elements. Keeping the wreath indoors will keep your wreath looking it’s best and you will have it for years to come.

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Anthro Dupe Wreath

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Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor & A Vintage Dresser

Simple neutral Christmas décor ideas for your home that will create a cozy space for the holidays with seasonal pieces and natural elements.

Neutral Christmas Décor

On a recent trip to Target, as I was perusing the long aisles of Christmas décor (this is in my top 5 of favorite things to do fyi), I came across this beautifully, cozy noel wall hanging. It was love at first sight between it’s rough wooly texture, adorable green pom-pom border, neutral colors, and the sweet embroidered wreath surrounding the word, “Noel”. And so, this wall hanging became the inspiration for the neutral Christmas décor in this cozy corner of our home.

Knowing I wanted to hang the noel wall hanging above our vintage living room dresser, made picking the other pieces I styled here fairly easy. I knew I wanted to incorporate greenery to mimic the greenery embroidered in the wreath and I also wanted to utilize pieces with neutral colors to match the colors of the wall hanging.

Neutral Christmas Décor

The great thing about decorating with neutral Christmas décor is that it will easily work with the décor you already have in your home and your other Christmas décor pieces.

I always like to remind myself and others that the term “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean light, white or cream colors. It’s more about the combination of colors than individual ones. The neutral colors in this cozy space are creams, taupes, tans, and greens. The key to any color palette is always balance and cohesion.

Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor: Noel Wall Hanging

The noel wall hanging that inspired this space was a little to small to hang on it’s own behind our vintage dresser. So, I simply hung the wall hanging on top of the mirror that was already above the dresser. I love this layered look for the holidays!

Neutral Christmas Décor

To hang the wall hanging on top of the mirror, I placed a suction cup with wreath hook to the top center of the mirror. I then hung the Noel wall hanging from that (making sure the suction cup was secure to the mirror). You could also use ribbon to hang the wall hanging from the top of the mirror.

Velvet ribbon is huge in our home’s Christmas décor this year. So, I tied a simple bow on the wreath hook with a thin green velvet ribbon to add charm and a little extra coziness. The pop of the green ribbon looks so pretty with the shades of green within the wreath on the wall hanging!

Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor: Greenery

With the Noel wall hanging up, I then began to add greenery to the top of the dresser.

I love to use fresh flowers and greenery throughout the year, however I prefer to use faux greenery for the holidays. Our home is extremely dry during the winter months so utilizing faux greens in our Christmas décor is much more cost effective (and saves me sanity from not having to constantly pick up a ton of pine needles).

Neutral Christmas Décor

I started by adding a faux pine garland to the top of the dresser. Remember, just because it’s faux doesn’t mean it has to look that way! Fluff and style your faux greenery to resemble how it would look naturally.

Once the pine garland was fluffed, I then incorporated a faux seeded eucalyptus garland into that. I weaved the eucalyptus garland in and around the pine garland, so they appear as one. Continue fluffing and styling the garlands until they are full, realistic, and nautral looking.

Christmas Garland

I styled the garlands so they flowed over one side of our dresser, however you could style the garlands to flow over both sides.

Then, I sprinkled small white wired baubles throughout the garlands. I liked how they resembled holly berries, but kept with the neutral Christmas décor theme. My baubles were purchased from Anthropologie a couple of years ago and are no longer available. These white ornaments could be used instead or these picks would be a great option as well.

Christmas Decorations

The garlands I used to style this space are no longer available. Here are some other great garland options for neutral Christmas décor.

Pine & Eucalyptus Garlands

Neutral Christmas Décor: Candles

Candles are a must all year in my book. With the days extremely short in the northeast during the winter months, they are essential for creating ambiance and coziness in our home.

Neutral Christmas Décor

Brass candlestick holders are one of my favorite things to shop for when antiquing and utilize in our neutral Christmas décor. They are an easy piece to style and add the perfect amount of warmth to any space.

I placed our brass candlestick holders throughout the garlands making sure to mix the varying heights & styles of the candlestick holders on top of the dresser.

Neutral Christmas Décor

I added these candles to the candlestick holders. These beeswax candles are all natural, and I love their tan color which I think looks so pretty in this space.

Neutral Christmas Décor: Ribbon

I would hang a ribbon from everything at Christmastime if I could! It adds such a beautiful, magical touch.

Christmas Ribbon

As I said previously, velvet ribbon is all throughout our Christmas décor this year. This space is no exception! I added the green velvet ribbon to the wall hanging, but I also added more velvet ribbon to one of the dresser knobs.

I actually did this in the fall with a satin ribbon (check that out here) and I loved it so much, I decided to add ribbon here again. On the knob, I tied another simple bow with this khaki velvet ribbon.

Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor: Winter Basket

To finish this cozy space, I placed a handled seagrass basket filled with birch logs and greenery next to the dresser.

Winter Basket

Here is how you can create a similar winter basket.

Winter Basket Supplies

Amount of supplies you will need will depend on the size of your basket. The basket I used is 14” high x 18” wide x 10” deep.

Winter Basket

How to Put Together a Winter Basket

Place the blanket on one side of the basket. Style the blanket so it is flowing out of the basket.

On the other side of the basket, stack the birch logs (so they stick out of the basket). I added 6 birch logs about 2′ long and 2.5″ in diameter.

Between the blanket and birch logs, fill in the basket with greenery (I used faux pine & cedar stems). Continue adding stems until the basket appears full, making sure to have some of the greenery flowing over the sides of the basket. This helps faux stems appear real!

Finally, I placed two large pinecones to the center of the basket.

This could also be something you use for outdoor winter décor, however I would use a weather proof vessel and I would not include the blanket. For outdoor décor, you could use real pine stems instead of faux!

Neutral Christmas Décor

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Create a beautiful table this fall or Thanksgiving with these dining table decoration ideas utilizing pumpkins, flowers, and magnolia leaves.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Happy November! To welcome the start of one of my favorite months of the year and one of my favorite holidays, hello Thanksgiving (eeekkk I am so excited!), I thought I would share simple dining table decoration ideas to create a beautiful fall tablescape.

Now in full transparency, I actually had a different idea for this November 1st blog post. My original plan was to share how to make pumpkin candle holders with small white pumpkins. I had the whole blog post laid out and how I was going to stage & photograph the adorable pumpkin candle holders I had pictured in my mind.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Let’s just say my idea did not go as planned! When Dave broke out the power tools and pumpkin started flying all over my kitchen, I thought…there is no way I am going to share and recommend making pumpkin candle holders to my readers!

So, I had to turn to plan B. Dining table decoration ideas using pumpkins, gourds, flowers, magnolia leaves, and the now infamous pumpkin candle holders.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

In all honesty, I am kind of glad my original blog post idea didn’t work out. I love how these fall dining table decoration ideas came together! The resulting tablescape is simple, natural, colorful, and elegant…perfect for entertaining Thanksgiving guests!

Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #1 Linens

Table linens are the base for setting your dining table. It’s the first piece that is added to the table and sets the tone for the entire tablescape.

Fall Tablescape Linens

For this fall tablescape, I added a white cotton tablecloth and then layered a cotton mustard colored gingham table throw (the table throw is no longer available, but this tablecloth has the same gingham pattern) over top.

I always love to layer linens when I can for depth and texture!

Fall Tablescape

These other table linen options would be a beautiful base for a fall tablescape:

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #2 Flower Centerpiece

Flowers are always a great option for dining table décor. They add beauty and freshness to any table in any season.

Fall Flowers

I like to keep my dining table flower arrangements at a lower height so that guests are able to easily see and speak to one another across the table.

I started this colorful flower arrangement with a small copper pot, then filled it with burgundy & pink flowers along with magnolia leaves & pine boughs.

Dining Table Centerpiece

Here is exactly what I used for materials to create this flower centerpiece. All plant material was purchased at our local Trader Joe’s.

  • Small vintage copper pot
  • 2 bunches of burgundy dahlias
  • 1 bunch of pink mums
  • 1 bunch of small burgundy mums
  • 1 bunch of a seeded fall filler
  • 1 bunch pine boughs
  • 1 bunch magnolia leaves
Fall Dining Table

I also sprinkled the magnolia leaves around the center of the table for a pop of color and texture.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #3 Pumpkins & Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are a wonderful, natural, seasonal element to utilize in fall tablescapes!

Pumpkins & Flowers

I placed several pumpkins & gourds in varying sizes down the center of our fall table. For this colorful tablescape, I used pumpkins & gourds in shades of pale orange, which I thought looked pretty with the copper pot holding the flower arrangement.

Among the larger pale orange pumpkins & gourds, I layered in smaller white pumpkins around the center of the table.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pro Tip: Wait to purchase your pumpkins/gourds until about 2 weeks before Halloween. Grocery stores and farmer’s markets will discount the pumpkins/gourds to move their stock out the door before the holiday.

Pumpkin Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #4 Pumpkin Candle Holders

I know…I said at the beginning of the post how these pumpkin candle holders did not go as planned! And that is very true!!!

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

However, once we did a little trial and error, I think Dave figured out how to successfully make these. That doesn’t mean these were necessarily easy to make or that pumpkin didn’t continue to fly throughout our kitchen. So, take it from me, if you are going to make these…do it outdoors and have a few extra pumpkins on hand in case one or two don’t go as planned!

I do think in the end, these pumpkin candle holders came out very cute! You could also simply use candlestick holders instead of the pumpkin candle holders for lighting and ambiance on your dining table.

Pumpkin Candle Holders

Pumpkin Candle Holder Supplies

  • Real mini white pumpkins (Any color small pumpkins will do.)
  • Sharp utility knife
  • Drill bit (The bit should be the size of the base of taper candle you will place in your pumpkin candle holder.)
  • Taper candles
Pumpkin Candle Holders

How to Make Pumpkin Candle Holders

Take a small white pumpkin and with a sharp utility knife, begin placing small cuts where the stem meets the pumpkin. Continue doing this all the way around the stem to loosen it from the the pumpkin. Once the stem is loose, pull it from the pumpkin. The entire stem should release in one piece.

Next, with a drill bit (the size of the base of the taper candle) drill straight into the hole where the stem was located. Drill about 1/2″ down, or down enough until you hit the center of the pumpkin. Be careful not to drill too far or through the other end of the pumpkin.

Place the candle inside the hole of the pumpkin, and you have the cutest pumpkin candle holder!

Pumpkin Candleholders

Pro tip: The easiest and cleanest way to make these pumpkin candle holders is by removing the entire stem before drilling. We did not do this at first, which resulted in the holes being off center and very messy.

Pro tip: Do this outside! Pieces of pumpkin will fly everywhere when drilling into the pumpkin.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

More Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Here are a few other dining table decoration ideas that would be beautiful for fall or Thanksgiving.

I created this fall tablescape with neutral pieces along with accents of dried orange slices.

Fall Entertaining

An heirloom pumpkin centerpiece would look gorgeous in the middle of a Thanksgiving table.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

I love this Thanksgiving tablescape I created last year which included a beautiful handwritten table runner.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

This holiday table was the perfect combination of Thanksgiving and the holidays with the use of pomegranates, pine boughs, and eucalyptus.

Holiday Tablescape

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Fall Entryway Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: 5 Cozy Essentials

Welcome family & friends home with cozy, neutral, fall entryway décor essentials with a little help from my friends at Birch Lane.

Fall Entryway Décor
This post is sponsored by Birch Lane.
All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.

The entryway is one of the most important spaces in any home. It’s the first space guests see when they enter your home, and it’s the last thing you’ll see when leaving for the day. Entryway’s should be functional & practical but also warm & welcoming just like any other part of the home.

Fall Entrance

With Thanksgiving less than a month away, I am teaming up with Birch Lane to show you how to create a cozy, neutral fall entryway to welcome your guests home for the holidays. It doesn’t matter how big or small your entryway is (ours is tiny!). All you need are a few cozy essentials to express big hospitality in a small space.

Fall Entryway Décor

For this blog post, I wanted to share with you a side entrance to our home that leads into our kitchen. It’s a small space and one I don’t share very often. However, I thought it would be fun to share with you that even a small side entrance can be a beautiful & functional space too.

Here are 5 cozy, fall entryway décor essentials to consider when welcoming guests to your home, big or small, this fall and Thanksgiving.

Fall Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: Doormats

A door mat is not just for wiping dirty shoes and feet. It’s also a great way to dress up the entrance of a home. A door mat should be practical and stylish; matching the aesthetic of your home.

Fall Entryway Décor

I added this cozy farmhouse style 2’x3′ black & white plaid indoor/outdoor doormat to the side entrance of our home. The plaid black & white pattern of this rug worked well with the white mum, orange pumpkins, and green gourds we already had on our porch.

I also loved the versatility of this doormat. This doormat can be used on either the inside or the outside of an entryway and can also be layered underneath another doormat. I love products that are not only beautiful but multi-functional too!

Fall Entryway Décor

A Couple of Things to Consider When Shopping for Doormats

  • Consider where the doormat will be used. Is the mat you’re shopping for made for inside or outdoor use, or both?
  • Check the size. Doormats come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to find a mat that fits the size of your door and space.
  • Layer the doormats. I like to do this at our front entrance, because it has the most foot traffic into our home. Place a washable patterned mat down, and then layer a natural coir doormat on top. The coir mat removes dirt & debris while the washable mat soaks up moisture.
Fall Entryway

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Black & White Plaid Doormat
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Fall Entryway Décor
Black & White Stripped Rug
Striped Doormat

Fall Entryway Décor: Wreaths

Hanging a seasonal wreath on the front door instantly makes a home feel welcoming & inviting and adds the perfect festive touch.

Fall Wreath

A wreath is a fun way to accessorize the outside of your home either for the season or the holidays. It gives your home personality as well as a pop of color.

I love to change the wreaths on our outside doors seasonally; it’s a fun & relatively inexpensive way to change up the outside of our home.

Fall Entryway Décor

Make the store bought wreath special by adding ribbon. (This is the ribbon I added to our fall wreath.) Use ribbon as a way to hang to your wreath from the door or by simply tying a bow to the wreath. There are thousands of different ribbons to choose from and hundreds of different ways to add ribbon to a wreath. Have fun selecting and adding ribbon!

Fall Entryway Wreath

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Fall Wreath
Faux Olive Silk Wreath
Fall Wreath
Bittersweet Wreath
Faux Willow Wreath

Pro Tip: Make sure when shopping for a wreath that will hang on the outside of your front door, that the wreath is weather resistant. Good quality, weather resistant wreaths can be used and repurposed for many years.

Fall Entryway Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: Baskets

Entryways are notorious for collecting clutter (well in our house anyways)!

Fall Entryway Style

Baskets offer a creative solution to declutter while adding storage to the entryway of a home. Baskets in an entryway can used to hold shoes, hats, mail, dog accessories, keys, winter apparel, or even firewood. So versatile, right?!

Basket of Wood
Basket of Wood

Baskets can be placed anywhere in an entryway from hanging from hooks, to tucked under benches, or even hung on walls.

I love how this handled seagrass basket full of firewood looks sitting next to the door. We are ready to stay cozy by the fire all fall & winter long!

Fall Basket of Wood

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Farmhouse Baskets
Fall Entryway Décor
Set of 3 Baskets
Low Baskets

Fall Entryway Décor: Seating

Have a spot in your entryway for guests to be able to sit down to remove or put on their shoes and jackets.

Fall Entrance to Our Home

Both of the entrances in our home are tiny, so having a spot in the entryway for someone to sit is challenging. However, this stool is the perfect option for our small space. This accent stool is not so big that it takes up the entire entryway and it’s not too small for someone to plop their bones coming in from the outside.

Accent Stool Seating

I love the natural wood tone and style of this stool. Spindled legs just get me every time! It fits our cozy cottage farmhouse décor perfectly. This stool looks so cute with a few pumpkins stacked on top too!

Fall Entrance

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Accent Stool
Accent Stool
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Accent Stool
Fall Entryway Décor

Fall Entryway Décor: Artwork

The entryway sets the tone of your home and reflects your taste & personality. Adding artwork to your entryway tells guests who you are and what you love.

Just like the rest of your home, art adds depth and texture to your walls, so don’t neglect the wall space in your entryway!

Autumn Entryway

We added this vintage inspired landscape print to our entryway. I loved the cozy, country scene and the dark frame really made the artwork pop against the light neutral wallpaper.

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Vintage Landscape
Gallery Prints
Vintage Artwork
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Lemon Artwork

More Cozy Fall Entryway Décor From Birch Lane

Here are a few more neutral fall décor ideas that you could use to create the coziest entryway.

Cozy Throw Blanket
Cozy Blanket
Floor Lantern
Beeswax Candles
Cozy Throw Pillow

Don’t forget to check out the fall & Thanksgiving décor at Birch Lane! They offer everything you need to create a cozy home from furniture, rugs, lighting, to what I’ve got on my eyes on…holiday décor!

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