Fall Harvest Decor on a Budget Part 3 - Garden

Welcome to Part 3 of my Fall Harvest Décor on a Budget series!  In continuing my harvest decorating extravaganza, I decided to spoof up the entry way that leads up to our front door. 


After several searches on Pinterest (yes I’m addicted to Pinning!) I knew that there were several elements I wanted to include in my front entry way.  They were: a garden flag, plants and flowers, a wreath and pumpkins!  But all on a budget of course.  J



Needless to say, I was super excited when I found a garden flag pole at Dollar General for only $3!  I wasn’t really feeling the flags in the stores, so back to Pinterest I went for more inspiration.  I found a great post for a monogrammed garden flag at blissfullyeverafter.net that uses burlap.  You can purchase burlap at any of the fabric or craft stores but my Wal-Mart had it for just $2.97 a yard!

I knew I might want to monogram one of my pumpkins, so a monogrammed flag was out – then I remembered a packet of faux leaves I had purchased at the dollar store and started playing…


After some trial and error I decided to keep it simple and add some southern charm – since I do live in the south!  J  I used some Fabric Mod Podge to adhere the leaves and black acrylic craft paint for the lettering; both which I already had. 

Try using chalk to test out your lettering first – if you don’t like it you can easily rub it off and it the paint goes over it fine. 


The flag took less than a half hour to make and I love the way it turned out.  Total cost was around $5 including the cost of the flag pole!

Now onto plants and flowers…while at Wal-mart I also found these yellow mums on clearance for just $2.99 ea and the smaller red mums were just $1.98 ea.   I knew these would be perfect for our metal flower baskets. 

I lined the baskets first with the burlap and then some coconut liners I previously purchased over the summer.  To save time and money on planting, I left the flowers in their pots since the garden specialist told me they probably wouldn’t last through winter.  I added some small pumpkins and gourds which I purchased at Michael’s at half off.


A Petra plant, which I purchased at Lowe’s for $5 was added to a flower pot I already had.  I placed the flag in the pot so I could keep the flag out of the rain – we get a lot late afternoon showers here.  I accented the pot with two pumpkins I also purchased at Michael’s at half off.

I have to say it feels very welcoming now and I get a big smile on my face every time I pull up to my house. 


So here's the cost breakdown: Garden Flag $5, Plants $15, Pumpkins and Gourds $22, Burlap $3 - that's less than $50!  

Be sure to check out my other posts Fall Harvest Décor on a Budget Part 1 – Wreathand Part 2 – Kitchen, if you missed them.



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