Fall DIY Decorations for Under $5.00!


Fall DIY Decorations for Under $5.00!

When it comes time to decorate my house for any season I automatically hit Dollar Tree for supplies.  I hate spending a ton of money on decorations each year but I also am entirely too cramped in my living space to keep a ton of decorations from year to year.  Not to mention I like seeing new things!  So I have come up with what I call my $5 Fall Dollar Tree Decorations list.  Included in this list are easy items to create that cost under $5 each.  Some even crossover to each other making them only $1 or $2 each to make.  They are easy to create, inexpensive and fun to do with kids.  To me that’s a winning combination for sure.  Especially if you have minimal storage and want to dispose of the decorations from year to year you aren’t out a lot of money.


You will need:

  • Simple twig or plastic wreath
  • Faux Fall Flowers, Hay, Pumpkins,
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks


If you were able to find flowers on a vine, simply wind them around the wreath and secure with hot glue (as shown in the lower right photo above).

If you have individual flowers, secure them in place around the wreath with pins and attach with hot glue. Leave your pins in place until your glue has dried.

Add plastic gourds, pumpkins, hay, bows or other fall themed items in random places as desired. Attach with hot glue.



You Will Need:

  • Gourds or Pumpkins
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paint or Permanent Markers
  • Fall Themed ribbon


Attach the googly eyes to your gourd or pumpkin where you’d like them.

Use paint, markers, or pipe cleaners to create any other facial features you’d like. Mouth, nose, etc.

Tie fall ribbons around the “neck” area to create a scarf or around the body for create clothing.

You could also use ribbon or cloth to create hats, “hair” and more.


This is a really open ended craft. There are thousands of possibilities with what you could do! Have fun!

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You Will Need:

  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Small Styrofoam balls
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Newspaper
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Paper clips
  • Fishing line


Making sure that you have proper ventilation,  spray paint the styrofoam black and let it air dry. Make sure to use newspaper below where you’re spraying so that you don’t ruin what’s on the floor (unless you don’t care if it gets ruined).

Allow to air dry completely.

Cut the pipe cleaners into 1 1/2″ – 2″ strips and using a hot glue gun, attach to the sides of the styrofoam balls to form legs.

Attach the googly eyes to where you want them.

Use fishing line to hang the spiders or place them on shelves to scare your friends and family!






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