I spent the day yesterday trying to salvage what’s left of my garden. Record heat and little rain had left most of my plants needing to be pulled up and thrown into the compost pile. I weeded my blueberries, placed compost and manure around those, and mulched. My strawberry bed was overgrown, but I managed to find 5 plants, weed around those. and water. I am experimenting with propagating fig trees, but more about that later. I had no more gotten back in the house around 8p.m. when the thunder started, and a good storm followed.
It was still raining this morning, so…..no working outside today. I have a couple of blog projects coming up in September, so I thought it was a good time to start on those.
I had some old rake heads, a rabbit feeder, rusty old bed springs, and a grater in a box, so I grabbed those, then headed for the Dollar Store. A few hours later, here’s what I came up with.
This little burlap birdhouse was only $3.50 at the Dollar Store, and came in brown and green. I added the green grass to cover the hole a little more.
This rabbit feeder has been on my covered deck with succulents. They weren’t getting enough sun, so I transplanted them, and added the magnet. I have had this magnet forever on my refrigerator, and it once held a dehydrated apple and cinnamon stick. The apple had turned black and the cinnamon stick had quit smelling LONG ago. I just clipped a flower from the stalk I had purchased and added it to the magnet.
Close up of the magnet.
I don’t remember where this rusty grater came from, but I knew I would use it one day! This mason jar magnet was on sale at Michaels, and I purchased several. I added it to the grater, then a magnet on back of the grater to add a little fall to the refrigerator.
An old bedspring, clip on flower, and metal scarecrow pick ( I slipped the stake off) create this fall bedspring décor. I glued the scarecrow onto the back of the flower with E6000 glue.
And lastly, this ladle came in a box of junk I bought from a friend. I broke apart a sprig of flowers, bent them around an LED candle I had purchased from The Dollar Store last Christmas.
You could let it stand alone, hang on the wall as is (using and LED candle), or I may add to a board later on.
Hope you get a little fall inspiration from these ideas, and see that it doesn’t cost very much at all to decorate your home for the season.