fall decorating tips

Fall Decor on a Budget: 5 DIY Ideas Using Thrift Store Finds

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Fall is a great time to get creative and decorate your home for the season. But you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it. In fact, you can create beautiful fall decor by upcycling thrift store finds.

What to Look For:

When thrifting for fall decor, look for items that are in good condition and that have a rustic or vintage feel.



One thing that you can always find at the thrift store are vases. For a simple look add a bunch of dried wheat.


Old Books 

Peek under the dust jackets of thrift store books to look for colorful colors.


Picnic Basket

Keep your eye out for wicker picnic baskets for a fun display idea!

Hidden Gems

Even though the flowers aren't my style the container was really cool and make of cement.


Dried Hydrangeas

Dried hydrangeas are perfect for Fall. Here I put a bunch in a vintage wood bucket next to the entry table.



Thrift stores are great spots to find artwork on a budget!  This $2.99 hand drawn picture was in a wooden frame and matted. Can't beat that price!

With a little creativity, you can easily decorate on a budget for Fall with thrift store finds. So get out there and start thrifting! You might be surprised at what you can find.