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
- 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:
- 7 Ways to Prevent Your Carved & Un-carved Pumpkins from Rotting
- Decorating and Preserving Acorns for Fall Decor
- How to Preserve Leaves – 3 Methods
- How to Preserve Decorative Gourds
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
Round Glass Candleholder + Small Pillar Candle + Sticks + Hot Glue Gun
Glass Pillar Candleholder (Dollar Tree) + Grapevine Wreath ($2 – Walmart) + Maple Leaf Pack (Dollar Tree) + Natural Raffia (Dollar Tree) + Large Orange Pillar Candle
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)
Branch + Drill with Large Drill Bit + Tea Light Candles
Mason Jar – with metal handle (Dollar Tree) + White Tealight Candle (Dollar Tree) + Acorn Pack (Dollar Tree)
Brown Willow Wreaths (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf Garland + Glass Pillar Candle Holder(Dollar Tree) + Small Pillar Candle (Dollar Tree)
Candy Corn (Dollar Tree) + Candleholder (Dollar Tree) + Tea Light Candle (Dollar Tree) + Candle Tray ($5 at a Craft Store or Walmart)
Burlap Ribbon + Glass Candle Holder + Maple Leaves Pack + Small Pillar Candle
All these items can be found at Dollar Tree
Wine Glasses + Small Pillar Candles + Mini Pumpkins + Burlap Ribbon + Fall Leaves
Pillar Candle (Amazon for $4) + Twine (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf
Decorative Pumpkin Cheap Fall Decor Ideas
DIY Mercury Pumpkin from The Frugal Homemaker
Thrift Store Pumpkin Makeover from Healthy Wealthy DIYs
Black Fruit Basket (Thrift Store – Goodwill – $3) + Polyfoam Pumpkin and Gourds (Dollar Tree or Walmart)
Green Burlap Ribbon (Dollar Tree) + Small Styrofoam Cone (Craft Store – $2) + Styrofoam Pumpkin (Dollar Tree) + Sisal Rope + Brown Twine (for stem)
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)
Foam Pumpkin (Dollar Tree) + Gold Glitter ($2 Walmart) + Metallic Rust-oleum Spray Paint ($5 Amazon) + Silver Candle Holder ($2 at Goodwill)
Book Page Pumpkin from Creations by Kara
Pumpkin Lantern from Martha Stewart
Home Accent Cheap Fall Decor Ideas
White Table Cloth ($9 to $15, depending on size) + Burlap Cloth ($1.99/yd at Jo Ann) + Twine (Dollar Tree)
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.
burlap banner + stencils (letters and maple leaf) + black and red acrylic paint
Fall Leaves Banner from Sondra Lyn at Home
Fall Lantern from Jenna Burger Designs
Milk Bucket (Dollar Tree) + Sticks + Maple Leaves Pack (Dollar Tree)
Basket (Thrift Store – $2) + Pinecones + String Lights, 20 ct
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/
Great for vase fillers, in a bowl or as a table decoration
Fabric Leaf Garland from Good Housekeeping
Wreath Cheap Fall Decor Ideas
Grapevine Wreath ($2 – Walmart or Craft Store) + Maple Leaf Garlands (Dollar Tree)
Fall Hydrangea Wreath from It All Started with Paint
Monogramed Fall Letter from The Thrifty Abode
Burlap Ribbon + Pine Cones + Floral Wire
4 Bags of Candy Corn (Dollar Tree) + Foam Wreath (Dollar Tree) + Orange Mesh Ribbon (Dollar Tree).
Centerpiece Cheap Fall Decor Ideas
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.
Foam Pumpkins and Gourds (Dollar Tree) + Fall Berries (Dollar Tree) + Maple Leaf Pack (Dollar Tree) + Candle Tray
3 Mason Jars + Orange, Yellow and White Spray Paint ($1 each at Walmart) + Black Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Sticks (Free) + Maple Leaves (Dollar Tree)+ Glass Vase (Dollar Tree)