DIY: Fall Decorations and Sensations

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Sophomore Mason McWhorter hit three doubles in Tuesday's win over College of Charleston. 

Alexandria Richbourg

Leaves are turning color, it’s getting cooler, Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner, and pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider and hot chocolate are definitely on the menu. It’s officially autumn and although the fashion is to die for there’s so much more you can do to get you in the mood for the fall. Why not start with some fun DIY decor and scents around the house?
 
Whether you’re indoors or out, there are many decor and home ideas to get your wheels turning.
 

SunFlower Ball Arrangement

 
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Photo Credit: smartschoolhouse.com
 
It may look like a hassle but trust me, it’s not too hard. This cute and easy idea can be done with a styrofoam ball, faux sunflowers, string and hot glue. You don’t have to limit yourself with just sunflowers though. Get creative and make your own flower ball arrangement to hang around your home!
 

Candles

 
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Photo Credit: ChasingFoxes.com & PassionatePennyPincher
 
If you love the smell of vanilla and coffee, this is something you most definitely want to try. Get some vanilla scented tea lights and put them in little bowls of coffee beans. The heat from the candles will eventually warm up the coffee beans giving off that lovely coffee smell.
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Not all of us have the cash for elaborate decorations, however so if you want your space looking nice for at a low cost, you can always utilize Dollar Tree items! Popcorn Kernels, mason jars, mini pumpkins, small candles and fake flowers don’t cost too much. When assorted well, they can even end up looking great.
 
Learn more via Pinterest or http://passionatepennypincher.com/2012/09/the-friday-fluff-up-6-decorating-at-the-dollar-tree
 
Homemade Potpourri
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Sight isn’t the only thing to please this fall. Try appealing to your sense of smell as well by making some homemade potpourri to get your senses in tune with this sensational fall mix.
 
Ingredients:
– the peel of one orange
– one cut up apple
– 2 large cinnamon sticks
– 1 tablespoon of cloves
– 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon of almond extract
– 1.5 cups of water plus plenty more for refill
 
Put all ingredients in a cooking pot and let it lightly simmer throughout your day while adding water throughout it as well. Reuse the mix for up to three days.
 
Recipe and photo credit