Using items with different heights and textures is an easy way to add visual interest to your arrangement.



I am so excited to be writing my first blog for Runnings. My goal is to show you the “softer side” of Runnings with easy decorating ideas and craft projects, using items you can find at your local Runnings store and in your own home.

So, let’s jump into something I really enjoy, decorating the outside of my home for fall. I like a great look for not a lot of money, so I try to re-purpose things I already have and add a few new things.


Re-use something you already have, like this metal wheelbarrow.

Runnings has some really great items to get you started. I spied with my creative eye, some beautiful mum plants. They are so vibrant and full of blooms! There are two sizes of plants to choose from in assorted fall colors. I put the mums in a couple decorative pots I had and put them by the front door and garage doors. My summer plants are still looking pretty good, so I decided to put the three tier baskets by the front door also. I added some cute Halloween solar lights into the basket and pots, along with some smaller pumpkins. You could also add a straw bale or two to your arrangement, depending on how much room you have. It’s always good to add some different heights in your design. Runnings has a large, battery operated pumpkin (and a skull) that is motion activated with lights and sound. How fun will this be when people come to the front door? Use your creative eye and look for things around your area: dried grasses along the roadside or wooded area; or twigs from the tree/grass recycling area in your town. Happy decorating!

Fall is a Great Time for a Camp Fire

Don’t put away your fire pit quite yet. Fall is the perfect time to hang out with friends and family around the camp fire. Runnings still has various sizes and designs of fire pits available. And while you’re at the store, grab some new folding chairs. There are at least 6 different sizes to choose from and some come in a camo fabric. I’m sure you will find one that is comfortable, and best of all, folds up for easy storage!
Camp Fire Ideas at Runnings – SMORES: forks, marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers; SNACKS & SODA; BLANKETS & SWEATSHIRTS; CAMP FIRE ACCESSORIES IN THE CAMPING DEPARTMENT AND SO MUCH MORE!