100 Cheap and Easy Fall Decor DIY Ideas

Decorate for less this Fall with these cheap and easy fall decor ideas. There are fall ideas for candles, wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and much more!

About the only crafting materials you will need for these projects are:

  • Hot glue gun (my favorite one is this one from Amazon, it’s a mini so it’s great for small projects like these and it comes with the glue sticks). You can also find them for a similar price at Walmart.
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Small paint or sponge brush. You can get them for $0.50-$1 at Walmart (I recommend a variety pack if you are doing more than one project like this one from Amazon so you’ll have the right brush for each project)
  • Wire cutters for the florals. You can also get wire cutters at Dollar Tree.
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint. You can get small bottles of acrylic paint for $0.50 at Walmart, but you will probably need a bigger $1 bottle if you are doing multiple projects.

The following articles will show you how to preserve pumpkins, leaves, acorns, etc for decorating:

Some of the sources for these projects are unknown. Please let me know if you know who the owner is for those images and I will be happy to provide a link to them.

Candle Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

maple mason jar Autumn Leaf Mason Jar from Spark and Chemistry

cinnamon stick candle holderCinnamon Stick Candle from Home Stories A to Z

Rustic Stick Candle (source unknown)
Round Glass Candleholder + Small Pillar Candle + Sticks + Hot Glue Gun

Apple Tea Light Candles from Juniper Home

maple candle centerpieceFall Candle Wreath (source unknown)
Glass Pillar Candleholder (Dollar Tree) + Grapevine Wreath ($2 – Walmart) + Maple Leaf Pack (Dollar Tree) + Natural Raffia (Dollar Tree) + Large Orange Pillar Candle

Mason Jar Fall Luminary from Create Craft Love

cranberry candleholderCranberry Filler Candleholder (source unknown)
Glass Bowl Candleholder ($0.97 – Walmart) + Small 2″ Vanilla Pillar Candle (Dollar Tree) + Cranberry Vase Filler (Craft Store) + Jute or Hemp Twine ($1-$1.50)

pumpkin gourd tea candlesGourd Candles from Revel

Branch Candle (source unknown)
Branch + Drill with Large Drill Bit + Tea Light Candles

mason candle acorn jarAcorn Mason Jar Candleholder (source unknown)
Mason Jar – with metal handle (Dollar Tree)  + White Tealight Candle (Dollar Tree) + Acorn Pack (Dollar Tree)

Pinecone Candle Centerpiece from Rita May Days

Pottery Barn Inspired Candle from Live Laugh Rowe

kernel-candlePopcorn Kernel Filled Candleholder from Passionate Penny Pincher

maple wreath candleFall Wreath Candleholder (source unknown)
Brown Willow Wreaths (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf Garland + Glass Pillar Candle Holder(Dollar Tree) + Small Pillar Candle (Dollar Tree)

candy corn candleCandy Corn Candle Tray (source unknown)
Candy Corn (Dollar Tree) + Candleholder  (Dollar Tree) + Tea Light Candle  (Dollar Tree) + Candle Tray ($5 at a Craft Store or Walmart)

candy corn candleCandy Corn Spray Painted Jar Candle from Wine & Glue

maple leaf burlap candle holderBurlap Maple Leaf Candleholder from Prudent Penny Pincher
Burlap Ribbon + Glass Candle Holder  + Maple Leaves Pack + Small Pillar Candle
All these items can be found at Dollar Tree

Fall Centerpiece (source unknown)
Wine Glasses + Small Pillar Candles + Mini Pumpkins + Burlap Ribbon + Fall Leaves

maple leaf candleMaple Leaf Twine Wrapped Candle (source unknown)
Pillar Candle (Amazon for $4) + Twine (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf

Rustic Sweater Candle from Family Chic

Decorative Pumpkin Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

DIY Mercury Pumpkin from The Frugal Homemaker

Dry Brushed Chalk Painted Pumpkins from Anderson and Grant

Thrift Store Pumpkin Makeover from Healthy Wealthy DIYs

pumpkin fruit basketPumpkin Basket (source unknown)
Black Fruit Basket (Thrift Store – Goodwill – $3) + Polyfoam Pumpkin and Gourds (Dollar Tree or Walmart)

burlap pumpkinEasy No Sew Burlap Pumpkins from Confessions of a Plate Addict

rope pumpkinTwine Pumpkin
Green Burlap Ribbon (Dollar Tree) + Small Styrofoam Cone (Craft Store – $2) + Styrofoam Pumpkin (Dollar Tree) + Sisal Rope + Brown Twine (for stem)

jar pumpkinMason Jar Lid Pumpkin (source unknown)
Cinnamon Sticks ($1.50 per pack at Walmart)  + Mason Jar Lids with Bands ($3 a pack on Amazon)+ Orange Spray Paint ($2 on Amazon)+ Orange Yarn ($1 on Amazon)

ducting pumpkinDuct Hose Pumpkin from A Diamond in the Stuff

mini glitter pumpkinGlittery Gold Pumpkin (source unknown)
Foam Pumpkin (Dollar Tree) + Gold Glitter ($2 Walmart) + Metallic Rust-oleum Spray Paint ($5 Amazon) + Silver Candle Holder ($2 at Goodwill)

Confetti Pumpkin from Made in a Day

Paper Roll Pumpkins from Domestically Blissful

dolly pumpkinDoily Pumpkin from I Love to Create

Book Page Pumpkin  from Creations by Kara

Pumpkin Lantern from Martha Stewart

Home Accent Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

burlap table clothBurlap Table Cloth (source unknown)
White Table Cloth ($9 to $15, depending on size) + Burlap Cloth ($1.99/yd at Jo Ann) + Twine (Dollar Tree)

DIY Leaf Stamped Napkins from All Things G&D

leaf garlandFall Leaves Garland (source unknown)
It goes great down stair cases, across fireplace mantels or around the frame of your door. You can add orange lights in it for a more festive look. $1 for 20 orange lights at Dollar Tree.

DIY Gold Leaf Pinecone Garland from The Sweetest Occasion

Fall Leaf Art from Just A Girl

Burlap Fall Banner (source unknown)
burlap banner + stencils (letters and maple leaf) + black and red acrylic paint

Fall Leaves Banner from Sondra Lyn at Home

Fall Leaf Tree from Made in a Day

Fall Lantern from Jenna Burger Designs

maple leaf bucketTwigs & Fall Leaves Bucket (source unknown)
Milk Bucket (Dollar Tree) + Sticks  + Maple Leaves Pack  (Dollar Tree)

Autumn In A Jar from Styleburb

Pinecone Basket (source unknown)
Basket (Thrift Store – $2) + Pinecones + String Lights, 20 ct

fall printableFramed Fall Art
Free Fall Printables + Paper + Picture Frame (Dollar Tree or Thrift Store for $1).
Printables are a easy and great way to accent your decorations. There are plenty of blogs that offer free fall printable such as http://lollyjane.com/fall-free-printables/ or  http://www.onsuttonplace.com/2014/08/10-free-fall-printables/ or http://www.thedatingdivas.com/free-printables/printables/65-fall-printables/ 

leaf bowlFall Leaf Bowl from Hello Lucky

metallic maple leavesMetallic Leaves (source unknown)

Gold Acorns (source unknown)
Great for vase fillers, in a bowl or as a table decoration

Glittery Fall Leaves Garland from House of Jade Interiors

Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones from HGTV

DIY Candy Corn Pine Cones from Who Needs A Cape

Hanging Leaves Garland (source unknown)

Fabric Leaf Garland from Good Housekeeping

Candy Corn Button Art from Repeat Crafter Me

Wreath Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 9.40.06 AMFall Leaves Wreath (source unknown)
Grapevine Wreath ($2 – Walmart or Craft Store) + Maple Leaf Garlands (Dollar Tree)

DIY Burlap Fall Wreath from Today’s Creative Life

Easy DIY Fall Berry Wreath from To Simply Inspire

Cheap Easy DIY Fall Wreath from Brendid


Fall Hydrangea Wreath from It All Started with Paint

Apple Wreath from The Wood Grain Cottage

deco mesh pumpkinMesh Pumpkin Wreath from Miss Kopy Kat

leafy letter

Monogramed Fall Letter from The Thrifty Abode

Twig Letter from The Happy Housie

acorn wreathAcorn Wreath from Tried and True

Pine Cone Hanger (source unknown)
Burlap Ribbon + Pine Cones + Floral Wire

Rustic DIY Fall Wreath from Crafts Unleashed

Burlap Wreath from Just Call Me HomeGirl

Corn-Husk Wreath from Martha Stewart

DIY $5 Fall Wheat Wreath from Youtube

Neutral Fall Wreath from Live Laugh Rowe

candy corn wreathCandy Corn Wreath
4 Bags of Candy Corn (Dollar Tree) + Foam Wreath (Dollar Tree) + Orange Mesh Ribbon (Dollar Tree).

Autumn Fabric Wreath from A Beautiful Mess

Centerpiece Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

burlap fall mason jarFall Mason Jar Centerpiece
4 Mason Jars ($1 or less each)+ Twine (Dollar Tree) + Burlap Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
+ Acrylic paints in fall colors + Fall Florals (Dollar Tree).
This one would cost about $15 to make so it costs a bit more than the others, but it would look really great on top of a fireplace mantel.

Rustic Fall Mason Jars Centerpiece from Sincerely Jean

Rustic Fall Centerpiece from Love of Family and Home

Candy Corn Bottle Centerpiece from Brit + Co

fall centerpiecePumpkin and Fall Berry Tray Centerpiece
Foam Pumpkins and Gourds (Dollar Tree) + Fall Berries (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf Pack (Dollar Tree) + Candle Tray

Fall Harvest Centerpiece from Opulent Cottage

pumpkin vaseMini Pumpkins Vase from Ten June

Copper Pumpkins Fall Centerpiece from Up to Date Interiors

candy corn mason jarsCandy Corn Mason Jars (source unknown)
3 Mason Jars + Orange, Yellow and White Spray Paint ($1 each at Walmart) + Black Ribbon (Dollar Tree)

Rustic Fall Centerpiece from The Shady Porch

Fall Leaf Vase (source unknown)
Sticks (Free) + Maple Leaves (Dollar Tree)+ Glass Vase (Dollar Tree)

Rustic Fall Tray Centerpiece  from A Pumpkin and A Princess

Pumpkin Flower Arrangement from Garden Therapy

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