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Cheap Dollar Tree DIY Fall Decor Ideas & Crafts 2023

Cheap Dollar Tree DIY Fall Decor Ideas & Crafts 2023

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, fall crafts, and seasonal decor that will work for your home. Plus check out what you’ll love in their new 2023 upgraded $5 section.

Did you know you can now order from Dollar Tree online? No more running out of your house during the busy holiday season to buy decorations or prepare for your Thanksgiving family gathering.

Just pick it out online and ship it to your house or do free ship to the store.

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Easy & Cheap Fall Decorations from Dollar Tree

DIY Dollar Tree Fall Decorations for Indoors & Outdoors in 2021. Learn how to make DIY fall Décor like wreaths, crafts, table settings and front yard Halloween displays. Plus cute items to buy premade. Your friends won't believe you got it all for $1!

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

Head to your local Dollar store to make a DIY 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)

Supply List for your DIY Fall Wreath with a metal wreath forms, and fall ribbon in fall colors.

1.Wrap the ribbon around the metal wreath form, then tuck the end of the ribbon into the form

Wrap your fall colored ribbon around the metal wreath forms to make a DIY Autumn Wreath.

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

Fall Centerpiece for your table with pumpkins and fall leaves.

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

Bag of Fall artificial leaves from Dollar Tree for DIY fall projects.

1.Spread out the fall leaves on your white platter.  

You could also use maple leaves or other real leaves you pick up outside that have turned pretty colors. They just won’t last as long in your centerpiece as the faux leaves. 

2. Place pumpkins on top of the fall leaves.

3. Place on your kitchen table or side table

Fun Fall centerpiece idea with pumpkins and dollar tree fall leaves. Cute and easy fall decoration idea.

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)

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Fall Centerpiece Ideas for Tables

What you'll need to make cute & cheap Fall Centerpieces using Dollar Store items.

Fall items you’ll need for this Farmhouse look as your cute centerpiece.

What You Need – Fall artificial flowers, Silver pot, foam block from floral sections, Pumpkins on a stick, berries on a stick, and a burlap bow.

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.

Make this fun DIY Fall Centerpiece with items you'll find at Dollar Tree for a round table.

Placement on a round side table with small dollar store pumpkins around the bucket.

I found these cute orange foam pumpkins that worked perfectly.

Cute DIY Fall Table Decorations with Dollar Tree items.

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 faux 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 faux 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.

Wrap the fall burlap ribbon around the vase and either hot glue it or tape it.

2. To attach the burlap ribbon, you can either use a hot glue gun or just pull the ribbon tight and use 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 faux 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.

DIY Table Decorations for fall with dollar tree vases, leaves and ribbon.

Total Cost – $10.00 (depending on how many bags of candy corn you need to fill the vases)

Fall Pumpkin Vase

Easy DIY Fall Decor Ideas with Pumpkins and a Vase. Pick up plastic pumpkins and gourds at Dollar Tree and add them to a clear vase. Then place a cute Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving sign in front of the vase and your Fall table decorations are set. It's a cheap an simple fall décor idea any one can create.

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. Save money with items you can pick up at Dollar Tree.

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

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Thanksgiving Table Settings

Design a beautiful Fall Table Setting for Thanksgiving dinner or Fall meals using Dollar Tree items.

What You’ll Need – Fall Ribbon, styrofoam pumpkin, scarecrows, white plates, fall napkins, fall dish drying clothes, a fall sign, and fall leaf chalkboard signs.

Create a beautiful Thanksgiving table with the fall centerpiece items you’ve created above.

1. Use one of the fall centerpieces you created 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.

Fall Plates, Bowls, and glasses to buy at Dollar Tree for your Thanksgiving table settings.

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.

New $5 Section – You might also want to add this cute Fall Lazy Susan & ceramic pumpkins we found in the new 2023 area of Dollar Tree Holiday items. I have it on my kitchen counter right now.

Cute Fall Lazy Susan at Dollar Tree & Ceramic Pumpkins to use as fall decorations on your kitchen counter.

Pre Made Fall Decor

Want to just pick up some cute fall decorations to add around your house? We are really loving these from the new 2023 $5 section at Dollar Tree.

Just mix it in with your own fall decorations or Halloween decor and spread them around your house. 

Farmhouse Look Fall Decor

Fun Fall Decorations at Dollar Tree in their new $5 section for 2023.
$5 Fall Decor Items at Dollar Tree

Halloween Decorations

Spooky Halloween Decorations at Dollar Tree to use on side tables, kitchen counters, dinning room tables and more. Make your house look cute for Halloween without spending alot of money.
$5 Halloween Items at Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree Fall Crafts for Kids

This is the perfect time to try an easy fall craft with your kids. These are also great for Halloween school party activities. The kits have everything you need inside which I love.  

Fall Crafts at Dollar Tree. Already packaged and ready to use at home or school.

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.

Pre-made Halloween Crafts at Dollar Tree with wooden pumpkin and paint.

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.

Pre-made Thanksgiving Crafts at Dollar Tree with everything kids need in the package.  Great for at home or school parties.

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 burlap ribbon on a wall and tape their crafts to it.

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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!

Fall Signs

Dollar Tree Fall & Halloween signs to decorate your house from Dollar Tree.

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.

Cheap fall decoration sign for your door from Dollar Tree. Perfect for a fall porch.
$1.25 Sign

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.

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Cheap Fall Decorations for Outdoors

Fall Yard Signs

Fall Yard Signs to Decorated outside your house with Dollar Tree signs.
$1.25 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.

Decorate your Fall Porch with this cute Fall Sign from Dollar Tree. Then add pupkins around the bottom.
$5 Fall Sign

Or create a fall porch with these cute long signs that are in the new $5 section. Above is the one I just picked up for my house & plan to add pumpkins around the bottom.

The Fall & Halloween large signs below are perfect for your front porch or front entryway to your house.

Large Fall Signs for your front porch area.

Decorate your Fall Porch with these large Fall Signs at Dollar Tree.
$5 Holiday Section

Large Halloween signs and door mats to decorate your front porch.

Decorate your front door area for Halloween with these new $5 Halloween Signs at Dollar tree.
$5 Halloween Decorations

Spooky Halloween Yard

DIY Halloween Decor for your front yard with a Spooky Graveyard using Dollar tree supplies.

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 faux tombstones, skulls, fences, and signs from Dollar Tree.

Graveyard supplies for your Halloween front yard décor.

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

Fall Kitchen Decoration with towels & oven mitts from Dollar Tree

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.

Table Cloths

Cute Fall & Halloween Table Clothes, signs and plates to buy at Dollar Tree.

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.

Place Settings

Decorate your Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving table with Dollar Tree plates and glasses.

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

Get your Halloween supply list done at Dollar Tree with fun Halloween plates, napkins and cups.
Halloween Plates

I like to use fall paper plates and napkins for appetizers and desserts at our parties, especially at a bigger get-together like Thanksgiving. The Halloween plates are great for any kid party you throw too!

Cute Thanksgiving plates & napkins to entertain on 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!

Save Money this Christmas with Dollar Tree Christmas Decorations, Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, holiday crafts & more. Everything you should be buying in 2021 at Dollar Tree from fun holiday towel to serving trays, Christmas ornaments, wrapping paper, & cute holiday signs. Decorate your whole house indoors and outdoors with cute Dollar Tree Christmas Décor. You'll be amazed what you can do with $1!

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Tuesday 17th of September 2019

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!