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Fall Decor on a Budget

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cal State LA chapter.

Being crafty can get expensive fast. Not to mention that you only have a month to really enjoy fall before winter hits. If you want to add some fall décor to your dorm or room for the rest of the season, here are some inexpensive ideas that won’t hurt your wallet. Many of these crafts use materials that you can collect from the outdoors.

Leaf Wall Décor

This easy craft will give life to any wall. Take a stroll to the park and find a long twig. For the leaves, you can collect them off the floor, purchase silk ones, or cut leafs out of paper. Tie a string to the leaves and attach them to the twig. 

Pumpkin Vases

If you still have your Halloween pumpkins you are in luck. Purchase any kind of flowers and floral foam, cut the top of the pumpkin and remove the inside of the pumpkin. If you want, you can paint the pumpkin any color you want. Soak the floral foam and place it inside of the pumpkin. Next, pin the flowers into the foam. This serves as nice centerpiece that can be used for Thanksgiving.

Cinnamon covered Candles

Head out to the 99 cent store and purchase some candles. Use your glue gun to glue cinnamon sticks around the candle.  Wrap a ribbon around the candle and you have a nice smelling craft.

Pinecone Garland

Wash the pinecones first to get rid of sap or bugs.  You can paint the pinecones any color you want. Wrap a piece if twine around each pinecone and tie a knot around it. You can hang the garland on any wall, around your headboard or around your door. You can also save the garland for Christmas!

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Cristina Galvan

Cal State LA

Cristina Galvan is a senior at Cal State LA. She is majoring in Television, Film and Media Studies with an option in Broadcast Journalism. When not working, or doing homework, she enjoys reading,spending time with her family, shopping and doing arts and crafts.
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Yzzy Gonzalez

Cal State LA

Yzzy (real name Ysabel, for the record) is obsessed with a myriad of things, including Inception, traveling, Downtown LA, and laser tagging. Majoring in Television, Film and Media and a lover of creative writing, Yzzy is torn between visual storytelling and using a whole bunch of words. Twitter: @yzzygonzalez