Let me tell you a little love story. It’s the unlikely story of a girl and her can of spray paint. Seriously. I’m in love. I’ve been holding onto this can of Krylon chrome spray paint for awhile now, unsure of what to do with it. When the calendar changed to September I immediately started hunting for DIY fall decor ideas. This is where our love story got started.

I was wandering around the dollar store looking for compasses to make a necklace that I saw over on Henry Happened. Compasses and cotton candy for Samantha (to her, the dollar store is synonymous with cotton candy). While we wandered, I saw a few sort of cheesy looking pumpkins and a little light went off inside my head. Why not use the spray paint on them?

Here’s all you need to do for some fab DIY fall decor:

DIY fall decorBe still, my cheap little heart. I’m in love. This would also look good in gold (which is a little more autumnal, I guess). But I’m happy with how mine came out. I broke out the roll of burlap I purchased from the Michaels floral section a while back and put it underneath. I sprinkled a couple of the leaves I had removed around the pumpkins and put votives and pine cones (not pictured) on the ends.

I love my little fall vignette and now I want to spray paint everything! You can bet there will be more spray paint DIYs in the very near future.

As a side note, you know this cheap girl did not just leave it at that when there was extra foliage left over. Oh no. I don’t care how much I spent. I took those flowers and turned them into a little clip for my ladies (check out this post if you want to see how. It’s the same principle, you just swap out the headband for clips).

Here’s my monster baby decked out in it. Can you tell why I had such a hard time getting pictures for this post? She’s totally standing on the table that’s under our window trying to destroy my cheapo decor. This is why we don’t have nice things.

Have you found or made any fall decor yet?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.