Crisp air, apple picking, and pumpkin lattes — all signs are pointing to Fall. It's the perfect time of year to turn your attention to home, but welcoming the season inside doesn't have to be an expensive project. Here are creative and frugal ways to bring a little more harvest to your home.

Create simple seasonal wreaths.

Gather the family to craft simple wreaths. Wrap felted wool or yarn around a styrofoam wreath and add a plaid bow to quickly create a fun accent for your front door. Wrapping a wreath loosely with burlap, and then sliding in a few colorful leaves, is another way to create a welcoming accent.

Pick up a few pumpkins.

Nothing screams fall like pumpkins! Don't wait until Halloween to add them to your decor. To jazz them up a bit, paint with glitter paint or tie large bows around them to add a bit of craftiness. Look for tiny pumpkins, squashes, and gourds to create creative groupings around the house. They'll make great centerpieces, too!

Bring the harvest indoors.

Heading out to an orchard with the family? Heaping bowls of apples are an easy way to bring a fall focus to your table, and will give you somewhere to put the fruits of your labor. Send the kids out to choose a handful of color leaves, a few acorns, and a pinecone or two to add to the mix.

Use candles to create a cozy vibe.

Swap out candles for fall scents — apple, pumpkin, or rich vanilla. The flickering flames and the seasonal scents will help to bring a sense of coziness to your living room. Be sure to keep candles out of reach of children — or choose flameless options.

Feature fall flowers.

Flower arrangements don't have to come from a flower shop! Check your market's floral section for bargain blooms. Separate grocery-store flower bouquets into smaller bunches, and slide them in mason jars. Try spraying mason jars with copper or matte gold spray paint for a bit of metallic flare.

Hang a beautiful banner.

This is a terrific activity for older children! Create festive banners by tying strips of fabric to a length of twine. Each fabric strip should be about 2 inches wide and 6 inches long. Don't worry about frayed edges — they'll add to the charm! String these simple banners across a mantel, or twist them up a railing.

How will you bring fall to your home? And how will you involve your children? Visit Parenting Squad on Pinterest for even more ideas on making the most of the season.