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14 Budget-Friendly DIY Fall Decor Ideas

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As summer fades into fall, the sunlight gets long, and the air begins to chill, I get excited about pulling out the fall decor. It seems to signal a switch from the carefree, sun-kissed days of summer to the crisp, cool days of fall. There is just something about the colorful leaves and pumpkins that makes everything feel cozier. It’s easy to get carried away and the desire to decorate every nook and cranny in my home is strong. Fortunately, with 14 budget-friendly DIY fall decor ideas like these, I can afford to. Whether you are recycling materials from around your house, delving into your old craft stash or hitting up the dollar store, these crafts are all budget-friendly, easy to make, and will look stunning in your home.

DIY Fall Acorn Decor (from Desperately Seeking Gina)

DIY fall decor is easy to make with Target Dollar Spot wooden ornaments. Just add glitter, buttons and twine to make decorative acorn caps.

Practically Free DIY Acorn Tree (from A Hundred Affections)

If you want cheap and easy-to-make fall decor, this DIY acorn tree is just what you’re looking for! It’s simple, fast and just about free!

PotteryBarn Inspired Pumpkins (from DIY with My Guy)

Create gorgeous PotteryBarn inspired pumpkins with inexpensive dollar store plastic pumpkins and paint in just a few easy steps.

DIY Dollar Tree Fall Farmhouse Frames (from Her Happy Home)

These farmhouse style frames are made with Dollar Tree supplies. Add one of 4 free fall printables!

No Sew Fabric Pumpkins with Old Shirts and Sweaters (from Pink Fortitude)

These Fabric Pumpkins are so easy to make! If you have any old shirts, sweaters, or come across a cheap yard sale find, this is a brilliant way to upcycle the fabric into these cute and festive fall pumpkins. Here’s how!

Dollar Store DIY Fall Decor Flower Bucket (from Girl, Just DIY)

This cute little fall decor project takes no time at all to put together. I got most of my supplies at my local Dollar Store but you could source them anywhere you like.

Fall Themed Front Door (from Two Pink Peonies)

No need to spend a lot of money on your fall decor! Take a trip to the Dollar Tree for a fabulously festive fall-themed front door.

How to Make Burlap Garland (from The Typical Mom)

For under $10 you can create some burlap garland for over your fireplace and/or up your staircase this year.

Concrete Pumpkins (from Down Redbud Drive)

These concrete pumpkins come together quickly and will be the easiest fall DIY you’ve ever made!

Easy Fall Doormat (from Feeling Nifty)

Make this $15 Fall doormat with Dollar Store craft paints and stencils and a simple Ikea doormat.

Or do what I did and freshen up an old faded doormat instead of buying a new one! I didn’t have stencils on hand so I used Canva to create my text and printed it on cardstock. I used an Xacto knife to cut out my stencil and then painted it as described in the Feeling Nifty post.

You can get my “oh hey pumpkin” stencil here to do your own DIY fall doormat!

Fall Napkin Luminaries (from Crafts by Amanda)

Light up these Fall Napkin Luminaries on your mantle or shelf. This easy craft uses minimal supplies with a beautiful outcome!

Gorgeous Fall Leaf Wreath (from The Lived-in Look)

This easy to make fall wreath is a great way to get the high-end Pottery Barn look on a budget. And the perfect idea to coordinate your front door decor for fall!

DIY Fall Sun Catcher (from Seek Adventures Blog)

This DIY Fall sun catcher is easy and inexpensive to make and lets you enjoy the beautiful colors of fall all season long. 

DIY Fall Acorn Craft (from Julie Measures)

Make oversized acorns perfect for fall decorating! It’s easy to make DIY Fall Acorn Decor with leftover plastic Easter eggs.

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