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29 Cheap Fall Decor Ideas

These easy and cheap fall decor ideas will help you stay on budget and celebrate the season of ghouls and pumpkins.

The summer is winding down and we are getting ready to begin decorating for Fall.  Decorating for fall can become expensive if you are not careful.  That is why we like to make our own DIY cheap fall decor to decorate our porch, yard, and house!

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  There’s nothing like the feeling of a summer slipping away, and embracing the beginning of many new things that are coming – a new school year, sports, the holidays, and cooler weather.

From boots and sweaters to my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, I can’t help but get excited as the holidays start to approach quicker than ever.

I love decorating my front porch and home for each season, including fall.  It can become expensive fast, however, if you are on a budget.

That’s why we love dollar store finds that can be used to create frugal decor, as well as other DIY and easy ways to decorate for the Fall season.

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Here is a list of some of our favorite cheap Fall decor ideas! Celebrate the season without breaking your budget.


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Mason Jar Crafts for the Fall: Pretty Pumpkin Decor from Sustain My Craft Habit

With all the different shapes and sizes mason jars come in, there is no shortage of inspiration for these mason jar pumpkins.  Use different shades of orange, or stick to a classic white.


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DIY Mini Pumpkin Floral Vase from Sustain My Craft Habit

Try this simple DIY project using mini pumpkins and fresh flowers. Fall decor really doesn’t get any simpler than this!  I love how chic this looks.


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Dollar Store DIY Fall Wreath from The Boondocks Blog

Once the cool weather starts coming it’s the perfect time to make a simple DIY fall wreath with items from the dollar store.  This frugal wreath will be sure to give your front door that special touch you are looking for.


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Simple DIY Fall Wreath from Practical Whimsy Designs

Fall celebrates the changing of seasons with bright colors and fun. Make this easy wreath out of dollar store supplies to brighten up you home.  Another beautiful and classy Fall wreath that you can make yourself for less than a store-bought wreath.


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Easy No-Sew DIY Fabric Pumpkins from Your Haute Mess

How adorable are these DIY pumpkins? They will add an elegant dose of Fall to your home.  Experiment with different fabrics to achieve different looks.


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Thrifty Fall Door Decor from the Dollar Tree from Two Pink Peonies

This cute fall themed porch set up is all from the Dollar Tree! It’s a great inexpensive way to add a little festivity to your door step.


Acrylic Pouring Fall Decor from Homebody Hall

We love this idea and can’t wait to try it out with the kids this year. Check out the step-by-step video to see what it’s all about and how to get started using acrylic pouring!


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Easy Fall Table Centerpiece from Frug Elegance

This simple Fall table centerpiece will add a touch of fun and elegance to your dinner parties.  All of the items will fit into your budget to make sure you have the style you want for less.


diy pine cone fall decor

How to Preserve Pine Cones and Acorns for Decorating from Playdates to Parties

Fall provides some of the best decorations right from your own backyard. But it takes some preparation to make sure those decorations look their best for months to come. Here you’ll learn how to clean and preserve your own pine cones and acorns for gorgeous fall decor.


Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece from Ann’s Entitled Life

If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this fall centerpiece in about 45 minutes with their step-by-step instructions.  It makes a great addition for your porch.


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Easy DIY Fall Wreath from To Simply Inspire

This beautiful DIY fall wreath has orange and red berries to make a gorgeous addition to your front door.  You can make it with the simple step-by-step guide that explains how to achieve this fall look.


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DIY Pine Cone Vase Filler with Fairy Lights from To Simply Inspire

Sinple and elegant, this DIY Pine Cone Vase with Fairy lights is an easy addition to your fall decor.  With the added fairy lights, this is one of our favorite on our list.


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How To Make a Custom Doormat for $15 (No Cricut!) from Feeling Nifty

Make this cute fall inspired DIY doormat with an inexpensive Ikea doormat and some craft paint!  This custom-made doormat costs only $15 to decorate your entryway with!  (And you don’t need a Cricut or Cameo to make it!)


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DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Frames w/Free Fall Printables from Her Happy Home

Check out these easy farmhouse DIY Dollar Tree frames that you can make to decorate your home.  They also have free fall printables that you can use for your frames.


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DIY Fall Series: Chalk Painted Pumpkins from Her Happy Home

Turn garage sale and thrift store pumpkins into stylish fall decor using chalk paint!  We love using chalk paint and can’t get enough of this look!


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Super Easy and Almost Free DIY Acorn Tree Fall Decor from A Hundred Affections

Are you looking for 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!  Most of the materials you can get from your own yard!


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How to Make a Wood Pumpkin for Thanksgiving from Happiest Camper

Don’t pay crazy prices for outdoor pumpkin decor when you can make it yourself.  You can even use pallet wood or old fence posts to make this adorable pumpkin!


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Easy Decorated Pumpkins for an Elegant Fall Home from My Design Rules

Most DIY pumpkins lean a little farmhouse and rustic, use your favorite fabric to coordinate with your unique decor. These easy fabric pumpkins are made from Dollar Tree Foam and high end scrap fabric.


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DIY Gel Air Freshener from Bitz & Giggles

With only a few ingredients you can make your own gel air fresheners!  Decorate with some silk flowers or leaves and they are pretty enough to even give as gifts!


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Fall Decorating with Pumpkins from Bitz & Giggles

Give your Trick-0r-Treaters a scare with these frugal decor ideas that will be sure to spruce up your front porch!  These pumpkins will be sure to give your home a fright for Halloween night.


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DIY Wire Pumpkin: Easy Fall Decor from Practical Whimsy Designs

If you love the look of wire pumpkins, but not the price, make these easy DIY wire pumpkins out of hangers. Fill them with your favorite fall leaves.


Dollar Store DIY – Thanksgiving Decoration Idea and Fall Centerpiece from One Crazy Mom

A simple, yet elegant fall decor idea that will add a little spark to your table or centerpiece.  Find all the pieces you need for this look at the dollar store.



white pumpkins on a budget

White Pumpkin Decor from Cheap Thrift Store Foam Pumpkins from Making Manzanita

Making white pumpkin decor from cheap thrift store foam pumpkins couldn’t be easier. This white pumpkin decor fits right in with farmhouse style fall decorations and can be used all the way through Thanksgiving because they are more neutral and not that classic “Halloween” orange.


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Budget Friendly Fall Table Decorations To Create Rustic Fall Tablescape from Making Manzanita

This budget-friendly and rustic fall table centerpiece uses thrift store finds and neutral painted pumpkins from the dollar store. These fall table decorations are perfect for everyday use throughout the autumn season.


Dollar Store Flower Pumpkin from The Country Chic Cottage

A classic orange pumpkin can brighten up your home and give it that simple, yet beautiful fall feeling you are looking for.  It will give your parties those Halloween vibes you are looking for.


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Reclaimed Wood Black Cats from Sweet Silly Sara

How cute are these cats??  Add these wooden black cats to your front porch to tie in your Halloween and fall themes in a fun way that will impress your neighbors.


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$4 Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath from The Frugal Foot Doc

A super fun Halloween wreath made for only $4 from materials bought at the dollar store!  You’ll never pay full price for a wreath again.


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Simple Fall Centerpiece for Your Dining Table from The Lived In Look

Add these beautiful centerpieces to your dining table or your home to give it that autumn feel.


We hope this list of cheap fall decor ideas help you plan out your holiday season in a way that fits into your budget!


More Fall posts:

Fall Vegeterian and Vegan recipes on a budget

27 Frugal Fall Dinner Recipes (That You Will Love This Season)

32 Easy Frugal Fall Dessert Recipes


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