Ten Fabulous Fall Decor Crafts For Under Bucks

October 10, 2018


Decorate your home for pennies this fall, with these ten fabulous home decor crafts. 
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Oh fall. While it certainly isn't my favorite season, being the devout summer girl that I am, I do love the extra time for crafting and decorating I suddenly have, as I'm forced indoors.

There's something about all those jewel tones that get my creative juices flowing. I think I do my best work in fall. 

And I certainly do a lot of it. 

I've rounded my autumn crafts up before, twice actually. In 2013, Six Super Easy Crafts For Fall and then three years later 20 Easy Craft and Decor Ideas For Fall. That's a lot of fall crafting.

But a lot can happen in two years. I've made a whole new batch since then. Perhaps you've seen them all, perhaps there's something new to you on the list. At the very least, I hope you find some inspiration as I share...

Ten Fabulous Fall Decor Crafts For Under Bucks


My most recent craft is an old cookie sheet that received a glam makeover with paint and cabinet hardware. It can be used any time of the year, but at the moment, it's dressed for fall. Since I had everything on hand, except for the spray paint, this craft came in way under $10. How fabulous. 

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Another early fall makeover recipient was this thrift store glass cutting board. It certainly didn't start out this pretty, though...but a little decoupage and a paper hand towel and voila! You can peek at the before and be the judge yourself. 

Thrift Store Cutting Board Makeover DIY Easy Home Decor Craft For Fall

Apples anyone? When I wanted to swap out my summer candle ring, I opted for apples. A thrift store hurricane, an old grapevine wreath and two bags of apples for 40% off. Bargain. And they're red. How could you go wrong? 

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Last fall, I realized that I had almost no turkeys in my house and what's fall without a turkey? So I made one. I had an extra fan blade left in my stash, so I was set. And turkey painting? Super easy...I just harnessed my kindergarten skills and grabbed a brush. Gobble Gobble. 

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Speaking of Thanksgiving, I whipped up a few festive pieces of fall table decor from old thrift store cutting boards. One dollar apiece plus one dollar for the sticker and a few bucks for the wooden feet...way less than $10, so I had money leftover for flowers and snacks!

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Of course, after all that cooking, I needed to put my feet up in a comfy spot, like my pillow covered couch. The HARVEST pillow is my newest addition. A cheap stencil and pillow cover from the craft store was all it took...even if it's not perfect. 

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Harvesting fruit is big this time of year and I was lucky enough to find a few old crates at the curb. Of course, they didn't look quite this charming when I found them, but it wasn't anything a little diluted paint couldn't fix. Instantly aged. For free. 

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The trash pile has is actually one of my favorite places to find craft supplies. An old ceiling fan has turned out the be the gift that just keeps on giving. Beside Old Tom, who I introduced you to already, I made a sweet pair of Hello Fall wooden door tags.

I cheated my way here, but if you'd like to see the outstanding inspiration for this craft you need to pop over to visit my friend Susan at Homeroad

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Ok, so woodworking is beyond me, but painting a pumpkin? I can do that! I picked up a few at the dollar store and since bright, neon orange doesn't really go with my decor, I gave them a neutral makeover. At a buck a pumpkin instead of a pound, this was much more economical way to dress my cottage for fall. 

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What says fall more than a barnyard full of fowl? It was killing me to think about this adorable stencil cooped in my craft closet, so I grabbed a plain placemat and got my stencil on. Just roll and go and I didn't have to sell the farm to afford this one. 😉

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There you go, all ten craft ideas, each one constructed for under ten bucks.

Honestly though, I'm not sure I spent much more than $10 to make them all. Between my craft closet, the coupons, the thrift and dollar stores and let's face it, the curb, I was able to round up a lot of treasure for next to nothing.

And what's better than that?




Where's your favorite bargain spot to shop?

Ten on The Tenth

Hey there! Before you disappear there's more fall fun coming your way. It's time for Ten On The Tenth! Make sure you stop by to say hi to my talented friends and see what they've got up their autumn {sweater} sleeves.

50 comments:

  1. WOW - you have some great ideas here....I especially like the pillows and the crates! It's amazing what you can create with just a few dollars and this post proves just that!! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much, Patti! And I love those crates, too...free, on the curb. Amazing.

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  2. Kim, your projects are so over the top!! In quality and quantity. I love Dollar Tree pumpkins and I found the ugly orange ones last year and painted them too. I may have to start looking for old ceiling fans. Great idea to stencil and decorate them.

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    1. Carol, you are too nice! And I say find a fan...it's been so much fun to play with!

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  3. Wow! I am definitely going to have to start looking at thrift store cutting boards. Love all of your fall ideas!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Tammy...now I'm hooked on them, too. It's the first section I go to!! Good luck!!

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  4. How cute are these? I love the pillows and those crates! What great free finds.

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie...and yup, free...the best finds!

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  5. These are all awesome Kim. My fave it the cutting board. So clever. Happy Wednesday.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris!! I like that one, too...xo

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  6. Hello, Kim! Thanks for letting me participate with your group. :D
    I love this fall creativity round-up post. All of your projects are darling, yet simple. My favorites are the crates, pillows, and cutting board. I'd like to stencil one myself! How did you age the crates? Did they already have the letters on them?

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    1. Ricki, it's so great to have you along! You have such a creative flair. I found the crates as is, they were lighter though and I used paint to age them. Easy peasy!

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  7. Hi Kim, wow you have a great round up of fall crafting. I will have to pin this. I do love the trays you and your husband made together. Have a great day.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love the trays, too...and they've been super functional. Thats a plus! Enjoy the week!!

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  8. What wonderful ideas! I especially love the old fan blades repurposed!

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    1. Thanks Penny! Those fan blades are addictive....

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  9. I still love those crates! And the cookie sheet/tray is my favorite! You're so creative and I love that you give us a step by step. Happy fall!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I guess the teacher in me has left the classroom, but still enjoys the process of instructing. I hope it's helpful! Happy fall!

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  10. I love them all so you are going to have to guide me using me Kindergarten Difficulty Scale...which ones can I do??!!! :-) Gorgeous....girl, you are so wonderful at this! Hope you are having a great day! Love and hugs!

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    1. Oh my goodness...you could do them all. Trust me, if I can, you can!! xoxo

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  11. Love the idea of adding "feet" to cutting boards. Will be doing this soon! You have so many great and affordable ideas for fall. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I like those cute feet, too...they add that little something extra.

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  12. Fantastic! You have great ideas and I love your thrifty nature. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey!! I think I get the great ideas from my dad and my thrifty nature from my mom! ☺️

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  13. Great projects, Kim! Where do I shop? The local thrift store, of course..and yard sales, junk on the side of the road... oh, you get the idea!!

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    1. Sounds like we frequent all the same "shops", Ann!! Great minds...😉

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  14. I have pinned many of your craft ideas. The cutting board is a favorite and the old cookie sheet.
    :-) Craft On my friend.

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    1. Thanks Carla!! And I like those two, as well!!

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  15. You have the best ideas Kim!
    I love the pillows!

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  16. Kim I too have come to really love the Dollar Store and go every chance I get. They always have something new each week. And with your skills you can turn a simple item into something special, like you show us here.

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    1. Thanks Mary!! I do like the Dollar Store. It's funny, sometimes, I go into the thrift store and I see Dollar Store items for sale for $3 and $4!! What?? SO funny!!

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  17. Kim, I'm so glad you showed all these wonderful ideas again. I think I love the glass cutting board the most. I also scrolled down to "some other pretty posts" and saw your Christmas decor from last year. You are so right about saying less is more. I have noticed that in alot of blogs and I am beginning to become a believer!.. Well, we shall see, won't we?!!..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Less is more because I'm getting lazier as I get older, Judy!! Less to dust, less to take out and put away...less money to spend. But I do love the look of more. I just don't have the energy for more anymore. 🤣☺️

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  18. Such amazing ideas you always come up with Kim, your creativity knows no bounds! Love the Dollar Tree makeover pumpkin! And the fan blade redo, such a fun way to reuse and decorate with a fan blade! Thanks for all the brilliant easy fall crafts, and of course always love your rooster stencil projects, be still my heart :) I love summer too, and you can hardly find me indoors then, but it is nice, come fall to get back to doing indoor projects! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. Marilyn, thanks of all the kind words...and yes, I totally agree, summer is my favorite, I adore the weather, but there's something wonderful to be found in all seasons. For me, in fall, it's getting crafty. If I happen to be doing it in front of a fireplace with some hot chocolate in my hand and an old movie on tv...even better. Happy fall!!

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  19. So many sweet ideas, Kim. I think the hurricane lamp/candle is my favorite. I'm on the lookout for one :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks Amalia! I'm a superstar with a glue gun. I wish that skill would translate to knitting or crocheting!! xo

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    1. Thanks Deanna!! I really enjoy sharing them.

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  21. Beautiful creative ideas, i really like them all.
    xo

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  22. Love these ideas Kim! That stenciled pillow still is my fave.

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    1. Thanks Kristi!! I like the pillow, too...it's cuddly for sure!

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  23. Crafting genius . . . that is you.
    I like Habitat Restore . . .
    I found two gems of barn wood the other day for. 50 cents!

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    1. That is amazing, Lynne!! Quite a find...I hope you'll share!!

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  24. You are incredible Kim!! Love and love some more these ideas. I have to look for a stencil like the one you have for the pillow covers. The candle ring...love it! Love everyone of these and yes going to the thrift store and getting supplies for those prices are the best part.

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    1. Angela, you are too nice. I found the pillow cover stencil at Joann Crafts last season, but they may have it again. Worth a look for sure!

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  25. So many wonderful ideas you've shared here.
    It definitely gives us all a lot to do and think about how we are going to decorate our homes.

    Hope your October is going well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! I'm glad that you like them. I hope they inspire you this fall!

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