Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Decorating with The Dollar Store

I love fall, or at least the idea of fall.  I live in Mesa, Arizona and by now, I am ready for the heat to be over and the cool weather to start.  It is still reaching anywhere from 104 to 110.  I did hear this morning that it is going to get a little cooler after this weekend which will be nice.  The mornings will be somewhere between 60 and 70 and the evenings will cool down too.  I love to go outside and sit with a cup of coffee when my day with the daycare is over -- can hardly wait.  Anyway, my hubby is a little slow getting my holiday decorations down, so, I went to The Dollar Tree for a few things and was so excited to see these.

I love mason jars almost as much as I love chickens, so, I just had to get a few.  I also picked up a fall vine and glass candlesticks.

So yummy....  I got apple pie.

I glued three mason jar candles to glass candlesticks and tied a raffia bow on them.  I took the Fall vine and laid it down the center of my table on a burlap table runner, then, I just scattered the candles using the vine as a guide.

Very simple, but, I like the effect.

I also grabbed a couple packages of yellow candles and a small bunch of sunflowers.

I took my wire cutters and cut the flowers from the bush so I had individual flowers.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my bottles and holder that I got from Decor Steals.  It has so many possibilities that I just get so excited when it is time to change it out.

I put three candles in the jars on one side and three flowers in the other.

Easy Peasy and what a burst of color.

I hope this will tie me over until my hubby gets my Halloween decorations down from the attic.

Wishing you a sunflower kind of day.


  1. Love love this inexpensive way of fall decorating! The mason jars are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  2. One of my fave places to go + buy...the dollar store! It's this woman's decorating store as well. Great pics & decor! T.

  3. You did such a great job with this budget! I would love for you to share this on Create It Thursday #20…it's live now!

  4. Your decor looks great! Dollar store decorating is the only thing my budget can handle at the moment. As a matter of fact I'm headed there today.

  5. So beautiful and yet so simple! Sometimes it takes so little to spruse things up.
    Stopping by from the Bloglovin hop. Now following you on Bloglovin.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama


  6. Nice Work! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful! I found you from the blog hop and I'm thrilled to start following - inspiration for our new home!

  8. This is too cute! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my blog hop party, DIY Weekend:

    Thank you!
    Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett

  9. Good job...the dollar store is great place to pick up excellent bargains...I love that wire basket and hose candles..

  10. This is a great post! I love when I can decorating without spending too much money :) I found you on the DIY Weekend link party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Winslett!

  11. Those mason jars are absolutely wonderful! I am rather jealous.

  12. Great ideas, proving you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great look!!

  13. Love your candlesticks! I couldn't find a way to pin your wonderful ideas. Am I missing it somewhere? Anyway, I'm a new fan! :)

  14. Simplicity speaks volume:) Lovely decorations both homey and festive.

  15. What would we do without $tree? So much great incredible stuff, I could go crazy in that store. We have 2 of them in Grand Junction, one has great stuff other one is kinda blah. I see all the incredible things on here then try to find them at our stores. I loved the $tree we had in Bowling Green, KY when we lived there, I literally spent hours in that store.
    I love everything you did on your table, it looks so awesome, you did great. Hope I can find things like you did. The simplicity of your decorations is perfect, so clean and gorgeous. Happy week

  16. I live in Gilbert, AZ. Love your ideas. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  17. I Love, love, love the candles in the jars and the wire basket!! Thanks for linking up at Tickled Pink Times two!!
    Make it a pink day!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this post last weekend at The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and pin while I was here :)

    Hope to see you again this week!


  19. Hi there! Wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your Fall Decorating tutorial and have chosen it as one of my favorites from last week’s Saturday Spotlight blog hop. It's been featured on this week’s blog hop which starts at 9pm EST tonight, and was PINed to my Pinterest page. Thanks so much for linking up! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share next time.


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