Are you looking for fall decor that won’t break the bank? My favorite place for cheap fall decorations is the local Dollar Tree. They have a great mix of DIY Fall decorations and already-made Halloween and Thanksgiving decor ideas.
Learn how to decorate for fall with cheap Dollar Tree items, using my easy indoor and outdoor fall decorating ideas. Your friends will never realize you only spent a few dollars to get your whole house decorated!
Read along and get inspired while finding tons of fun fall ideas and seasonal decor that will work for your home.
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Just pick it out online and ship it to your house or do free ship to the store.
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10 Easy & Cheap Fall Decorations from Dollar Tree
DIY Fall Decor
I have to admit I am not very crafty at all. However, I have found a couple of simple DIY fall decor projects anyone can do.
These cute crafts can be done in about 10 minutes and will get your house ready for the whole autumn season.
Make sure to check out our Christmas Decorations at Dollar Tree too!
DIY Project Fall Wreath
What you will need: metal wreath forms, a roll of fall seasonal ribbon (called decorative mesh), and fall garland (make sure to pick out ones with fall colors)
1.Wrap the ribbon around the metal wreath form, then tuck the end of the ribbon into the form
2. Wrap the fall leaf garland around the ribbon and adjust it to look nice.
3. Hang up your wreath on your front door or as a wall hanging in your house.
Total Cost – $3.00
Fall Centerpiece Tray
What you will need: 1 bag of artificial leaves, small plastic pumpkins or buy real mini pumpkins (not at Dollar Tree), and a white platter
1.Spread out the fall leaves on your white platter
2. Place pumpkins on top of the fall leaves.
3. Place on your kitchen table or side table
It turned out cute with a silver platter too! They also have gold platters to use at Dollar Tree stores.
Total Cost – $4.00 (depending on how many plastic pumpkins you buy)
Fall Centerpiece Ideas for Tables
What You Need – fake fall flowers, Silver pot, foam block from floral sections, Pumpkins on a stick, berries on a stick, and bows.
1.Place the foam block in the bottom of your Silver Pot.
2. Start adding in all your flowers, pumpkins, and berries. I placed the berries on the bottom so they would fill in any gaps left by the flowers. There are tons of fall options so use your imagination here on what to add to your flower pot.
Placement on a round side table with small pumpkins also from Dollar tree.
Or make cute fall table decorations for your dining room table. I used a fall ribbon from Dollar Tree as my table runner and placed on top cute Scarecrows and pumpkins on either side of the Fall pot.
Fall Decorative Vases
What you will need: 2 tall glass vases, 2 different colors of burlap ribbon, 2 stalks of fake leaves, 4 bags of candy corn
1.Measure the burlap ribbon around the glasses vases and cut to size. My ribbon was a little wide so I cut it in half so I could fit 3 levels of burlap. Adjust the ribbon to the size of the vases you buy.
2. To attach the burlap ribbon, you can either use a hot glue gun or just pull the ribbon tight and used some clear tape. The clear tape actually worked well and there was no mess.
3. Add the bags of candy corn or small white beads from Dollar Tree would work great, too.
4. Add in your stalk of fake leaves. Adjust the stems until you get the look you want. When the leaves turn colors in your yard, you could use a small branch from home, too.
I added these vases with my pumpkin centerpiece and it looks great.
Total Cost – $10.00 (depending on how many bags of candy corn you need to fill the vases)
Fall Pumpkin Vase
Make a quick fall table display by adding small styrofoam pumpkins to a vase. Add the pumpkins to a few vases to make a display and then add a fall wooden sign in front to finish it off.
You can throw together a quick and easy display with dollar tree supplies every year like this.
I do this with my dollar tree Christmas decorations too. Just add Christmas ornaments instead of pumpkins to your vase.
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Halloween Table Decorations
Create cute Halloween table decorations with a few Dollar Tree items.
What You Will Need – Pumpkins of different sizes, Skulls, and black netting.
1.Lay the black spooky netting across your table. I bunched it so it had more texture and worked as your table liner.
2. Add to the top pumpkins of different sizes (the orange ones on the end light up!), and skulls. The purple pumpkins and skulls came in a pack so it was really cheap.
Total Cost – $6.25
Thanksgiving Table Settings
What You’ll Need – Fall Ribbon, fake pumpkins, scarecrows, white plates, fall napkins, fall dish drying clothes, a fall sign, and chalkboard fall leaves.
Create a beautiful thanksgiving table with the fall centerpiece items you’ve created above.
1. Use one of the fall centerpieces you create before to go down the center of the table.
2. Add a fall placemat at each seat. Or I used a fall dish drying cloth as my placemat.
3. Next place white plates, fall napkins, silverware, and glassware on the table. I used my own wine glasses and white plates but they have several cute fall glasses and plates you could use too.
4. Lastly create fun name cards so your guests know where to sit with small fall leaf chalkboard signs. Add them on top of each plate for added decorations. Bonus when you’re done erase the names and use the signs again next year for place settings.
Fall Crafts for Kids
Pre-Made Halloween Crafts – You will find tons of already packaged fall crafts for kids at Dollar Tree. This is a really fun way to let the kids help decorate the house.
I loved the one pictured above. It included a wooden pumpkin, a paintbrush, and paint. The kit could not have made it easier for parents. I even used it as the Halloween craft at my kid’s school party last year.
Paper Pumpkins – You could also design your own pumpkin. Pick up some construction paper and cut it into the shape of a pumpkin.
Let the kids pick out a few items at Dollar Tree to decorate their paper pumpkins. Get some googly eyes, ribbons, tissue paper, glue sticks, and stickers.
There are also cute Thanksgiving crafts to try on Thanksgiving to entertain the kids too!
They could do this over and over again during the fall season and hang them up in the house as decorations. Find tons of kid craft ideas at Dollar Tree.
Tip: A great way to display pumpkin art is to hang a string or ribbon on a wall and tape their crafts to it.
You can also grab this free printable Halloween Bingo game to play with the kids at home or at an upcoming Halloween Party.
If your kids like to color try our FREE Printable Halloween Color by Number Printables and Thanksgiving Color by Number printables too!
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Don’t forget to pick up Halloween Costumes for your kids too. We found a great Halloween discount site we love and you might too. See if Halloween Costumes has that cool costume your kids really want this year!
There are tons of different fall signs to get at Dollar Tree. You will find a mix of Halloween signs and general fall signs perfect for Thanksgiving decorations too.
I put the sign shown above up at my house and everyone compliments me on it. They have no idea I got it at Dollar Tree.
Cheap Fall Decorations for Outdoors
Fall Yard Signs
Decorate the outside of your home or front porch with Halloween and Thanksgiving signs.
You can hang them up on your door or stake them into the ground in front of your house. It’s a quick and cheap way to spruce up the front of your home.
Spooky Halloween Yard
Get into the Halloween spirit with some fun Halloween decor for your front yard. Your kids will love helping you get your yard ready for trick-or-treaters this year and there are tons of great ideas at Dollar Tree.
We love to create a Halloween graveyard in our front yard. It’s easy to do and gives a spooky Halloween vibe. You can do this by getting fake tombstones, skulls, fences, and signs from Dollar Tree.
Use some cotton to spread over the gravestones to look like cobwebs and add a few spider rings into the cobwebs. This is the perfect cheap fall decoration for a spooky house
Cheap Fall Decorations for Your Kitchen
Fall Towels & Oven Mitts
Make your kitchen cute too with festive fall towels and oven mitts.
Hang these up and you are instantly ready for the autumn season. Plus, they are practical when hosting family and friends for the holidays.
Create a beautiful Thanksgiving or Halloween party table with fall-inspired plastic tablecloths plates, napkins, and glasses.
I love to use plastic tablecloths especially when we have kids over who will inevitably make a mess.
With a plastic tablecloth, once the party is over, you just dump the whole thing in the garbage with no cleaning.
Liven up your Thanksgiving table with fall-inspired dishes.
You’ll find fun leaf-themed plates, bowls, wine goblets, and gold charger plates to fancy up your dinner without spending a ton of money.
The leaf motif is generic enough to make it easy to use at any time during the autumn season.
Paper Plates and Napkins
I like to use fall paper plates and napkins for appetizers and desserts at our parties, especially at a bigger get-togethers like Thanksgiving.
Anywhere I can cut down on cleaning dishes is a win for me! When serving appetizers or desserts, I usually get some napkins with a cute saying on them like the one above.
Have you been inspired by these cheap Dollar Tree fall decorations?
I love that you can use these Dollar Tree DIY Fall Decorations to transform your house for the autumn season and only spend a few dollars. Where else can you do that but the Dollar Tree?
Make sure to check out our Christmas Decorations at Dollar Tree too!
Need More Fall Ideas?
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Delicious fall cookies with only 3 ingredients. It’s a no-fail cookie perfect for any event you have this season. They are also a huge hit with the kiddos!
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Try these entertaining Minute to Win It Games or Would You Rather Questions for Kids. If you want a Halloween-themed game try this free printable Halloween Bingo.
School Parties – Kids will have a blast with these Fun Elementary School Party Games perfect for class parties or Halloween parties at home.
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Cute ideas. I always love a good bargain and when you couple that with some home decor, it’s always a win in my book!