Are you looking for fall decor that won’t break the bank? My favorite place for cheap fall decorations is 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 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!
- Wrap the ribbon around the metal wreath form, then tuck the end of the ribbon into the form
2. Wrap the fall garland around the ribbon and adjust it to look nice.
3. Hang up your wreath
Total Cost – $3.00
- Spread out the fake leaves on your white platter
2. Place pumpkins on top
3. Place on your kitchen table or side table
Total Cost – $4.00 (depending on how many plastic pumpkins you buy)
Fall Decorative Vases
- 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 fake pumpkins to a vase. Add the pumpkins to a few vases to make a display and then add one of the fall signs in front to finish it off.
A quick and easy display you can throw together every year.
I do this with my dollar tree Christmas decorations too. Just add Christmas ornaments instead of pumpkins to your vase.
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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 the wooden pumpkin, a paintbrush, and the paint. The kit could not have made it easier for parents.
Paper Pumpkins – You could also design your own pumpkin. Pick up some construction paper and cut it into the shape of the pumpkin.
Let the kids pick out a few items at Dollar Tree to decorate their paper pumpkin. Get some googly eyes, ribbon, tissue paper, glue sticks, and stickers.
There are also cute Thanksgiving crafts to try on Thanksgiving to entertain the kids.
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 the pumpkin art is to hang a string or ribbon on a wall and tape their crafts to it.
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-specific 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 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
With so many Halloween events being canceled in 2021 decorating the outside of your house is more important than ever. Help your kids feel like it’s Halloween with awesome front yard decorations.
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
Hang these up and you are instantly ready for the autumn season. Plus, they are practical when hosting family and friends for the holidays.
I love to use plastic table clothes especially when we have kids over who will inevitably make a mess.
With a plastic table cloth, 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 dessert at our parties, especially at a bigger get-together 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 DIY Fall Decoration ideas to transform your house for the 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!
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