As autumn’s cool breezes begin to set in, now is a prime time to make some easy updates around the house. However, fall home decorating doesn’t have to be a budget buster. From $6 centerpieces to fun décor projects children can participate in, here are five frugal ways to update your home décor that celebrate the autumn harvest, Halloween and everything in between.

Declutter and Organize Your Home

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Getting your home fall-ready doesn’t necessarily mean putting scarecrows or pumpkins on the front porch. Take a few minutes time to declutter the items in and around your home you’ve collected during summer season. It’s time trade to the water toys and flip flops for rakes and boots. If you have children, make sure to designate a place for their backpacks and school papers and set aside a place in the kitchen to store their lunch boxes, water bottles and the like, writes The Budget Decorator.

Spruce Up Your Mantel with Repurposed and Clearance Items

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No need to bust your decorating budget on your mantel. Blogger Myra Hope from My Blessed Life shopped her house and closest for items she had amassed from local farmers markets and clearance stores to create her fall mantel.

Create a $6 Centerpiece

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With a little imagination, some raffia and $6, you can create an autumn-inspired centerpiece. Frugal home decorating blog, Passionate Penny Pincher, provides all the details to make these customizable candles.

Have Fun Making This Thankful Handprint Pumpkin

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(Photo courtesy of The Melrose Family)

When it comes to fall decorating, think the more the merrier. Make it a family affair by creating a Thankful Handprint Pumpkin from blogger Jenny Melrose from The Melrose FamilyAll you need for this project is a pumpkin and some paint.

An Easy Fall DIY Doormat

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Blogger Dannyelle created her autumn doormat using a small jute rug she found on sale for $7.99. Dannyelle then used leftover paint and a stencil to create the leaf pattern.

Happy fall decorating!