30 Affordable DIY Ideas to Decorate for Fall on a Budget

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As the leaves begin to change and a crispness fills the air, it’s time to embrace the cozy charm of fall. Decorating your home for the season doesn’t have to break the bank! In this blog post, I’ve curated 30 affordable DIY ideas that will help you transform your space into a warm and inviting autumn haven, all while staying within a budget. From crafting your own wreaths and centerpieces to repurposing everyday items into stunning fall decor, I’ve got you covered with creative and wallet-friendly solutions. Let’s start decorating!

Make an embroidered Fall pillow from Dollar Tree plaid towels

DIY Fall Pillow from Dollar Tree Towels

Plaid patterned dish towels from the Dollar Tree and some sweet custom stitching make this lovely Fall throw pillow. Get the full tutorial here.

Decor to Thrift for Fall

Decor to Thrift for Fall

Thrifting your seasonal decor is a wonderful way to stay on a budget and create a unique space. Get my list for must-have thrift store Fall decorating items (like amber & orange glassware!) right here.

Free Printable Fall Bookmarks

If you love neutrals and reading, you’ll adore these FREE printable Fall bookmarks! You can use them as decor by displaying them on a stack of vintage books. Get the free printable here.

DIY boho throw pillow from Dollar Tree bath mats

Boho Throw Pillow from Dollar Tree Bath Mats

It might surprise you, but you can create a gorgeous, textured throw pillow from Dollar Tree bath mats and macrame cord! Learn how right here.

Dough Bowl Fall Centerpiece

Using inexpensive elements like faux pumpkins, pinecones and moss, you can create a gorgeous centerpiece that’s perfect for the season. Get this simple dough bowl Fall centerpiece tutorial here.

Romantic DIY Fall Grapevine Wreath

Romantic Fall Grapevine Wreath

One of my favourite DIYs when decorating for Fall on a budget is to focus on only one area of my home. The front door is a good choice! This romantic Fall grapevine wreath is full of gorgeous textures and it’s easy to make. Learn how here.

Beautiful Fall tablescape with items from the thrift store and dollar store

Colourful Fall Tablescape Idea on a Budget

The Dollar Store can be a fantastic place to find budget-friendly items for your Autumn themed table. Learn how to create this colourful Fall tablescape right here.

Easy, Romantic Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

Easy, Romantic Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

If you love soft pinks and twinkle lights, you’ll love these Fall decor ideas for your fireplace mantel! You can use faux flowers, faux greenery, baskets, and soft textures to make beautiful mantel designs. Get the ideas right here.

Budget friendly Fall coffee station idea using dollar store items and a DIY dollar store tray

Fall Coffee Station with DIY Dollar Store Tray

Creating a seasonal coffee station is a fun project, and it’s always a good idea to corral coffee essentials with a cute tray. Here’s how to make one from a Dollar Store wooden canvas and some peel-and-stick tile!

DIY Fall Front Doormat from a shower curtain and dollar store mat

DIY Fall Doormat from a Shower Curtain

A shower curtain is an unlikely material with which to create a seasonal doormat, but it totally works! When decorating for Fall on a budget, try thinking outside of the box with the DIY materials you use. Learn how to make a gorgeous Fall welcome mat with a patterned shower curtain here.

Make a rustic, lit Fall wreath for 6 dollars!

$7 Fall DIY Dollar Store Wreath

There’s nothing like twinkle lights and pumpkins to get you in the Autumn mood, and this sweet DIY wreath has both. It’s the perfect Fall craft for any skill level! Learn how to make a $7 Fall Dollar Store wreath right here.

I Love Fall Most of All - Free printable floral artwork in subtle shades

Free “I Love Fall Most of All” Wall Art Printable

Are you a Fall-a-holic and not afraid to show it? This pretty Autumn themed printable makes beautiful desktop or wall decor, and it’s FREE! Click here to download this “I Love Fall Most of All” free printable artwork.

DIY Beer Can Glasses for Fall or Halloween

An adorable seasonal cup will get anyone in the Fall mood, and these DIY beer can glasses are a blast to create. You don’t have to be a seasoned Cricut user to make these, and you can try a variety of vinyl colours to make these cups match your decor. Learn how to make these DIY beer can glasses here.

DIY Faux Floral and Leaf Garland for a Fall Tablescape

Faux Floral and Leaf Garland for Fall

For a stunning table centerpiece or seasonal mantel decor, a gorgeous faux floral & leaf garland is a beautiful and easy DIY to make! Learn how to make this one right here.

Cozy Plaid Fall Pillow from a Dollar Store Scarf

Plaid goes with Autumn like milk goes with cookies, and this home decor basic is cheap and easy to make! It brings the warmth of plaid to your sofa or bed for a cozy Autumn look. Get this easy plaid Fall pillow from a dollar store scarf tutorial here.

Combine these ingredients in 2 cups of simmering water to create a beautiful Fall scent in your home. Full recipe at thediymommy.wpsc.dev

Fall Simmer Pot Recipe

If you want to make your home spell incredible for the season, create a simmer pot with water, apples, oranges and spices. Warming this on your stove will make your whole home smell warm and cozy! Get all of my simmer pot recipes and more simmer pot inspiration here.

DIY Boho Chic Pumpkin Decor from Dollar Store Pumpkins

Boho Chic Pumpkin Decor from Dollar Store Pumpkins

Oh my gourd, it’s pumpkin season! Turn some Dollar Store faux pumpkins into boho inspired DIY Fall decorations with chalk style paint, faux florals and cotton lace ribbon. If you’re decorating for Fall on a budget, the dollar store (like Dollarama or Dollar Tree) is a good spot to find treasures to craft with. Get this easy DIY project right here.

How to make a gorgeous velvet pillow with an exposed metallic zipper - full sewing tutorial

DIY Pillow Cover in Velvet with Exposed Zipper

The softness of velvet makes it the idea fabric for Fall decor. My favourite metallic zippers from Amazon are included in these pillow covers to give them a luxe look! Learn how to make gorgeous high-end looking pillow covers with velvet fabric & exposed zippers here.

DIY Rustic Wooden Lantern for Under $10

DIY Wooden Lanterns for Under $10

Lanterns make chic porch or mantel decor, and these ones are made with inexpensive lumber so they cost less than $10 to create. You can stain them or paint them to match your decor perfectly, then stack some pumpkins or flowers inside for cozy front porch decor. Get my wooden lantern tutorial here.

How to make beautiful scented soy candles for Fall

Handmade Soy Candles

Whether it’s for a gift or seasonal decor, candles are a budget-friendly Fall staple. You can easily make DIY soy candles with upcycled jars, wax and wicks. Learn how to make soy candles 3 different ways right here.

How to make a door mat with a Cricut

DIY Doormat with Cricut Stencil

Get the ultimate Autumn vibes with this gorgeous DIY door mat! Using a dollar store mat and a stencil made with a Cricut machine, you can make this gorgeous front entry mat that you can layer over another mat or let shine as-is. Learn how to make it here.

How to make a blanket ladder from copper pipe and wooden dowels - no power tools required!

DIY Blanket Ladder from Copper Pipe and Dowels

Create the ultimate blanket storage solution by making this simple blanket ladder! It uses wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings, so it’s simple to DIY and it looks great with any decor theme. Learn how to make this DIY blanket ladder here.

Centerpiece from a Thrifted Wooden Bowl

For a stunning focal point for your Fall coffee table or Thanksgiving dining table, consider making a glowy centerpiece from a thrifted wooden bowl. This is a wonderful way to upcycle a thift store salad bowl, and you can customize the candles and lights inside to match your aesthetic. Get this thrifted wooden bowl centerpiece tutorial here.

How to make a DIY soft macrame pillow cover

Soft Macrame Pillow Cover

You don’t have to be a macrame expert to make this soft and squishy throw pillow cover! It uses thick yarn, so it’s quick to make and it only uses a couple of differnt knotting techniques. This pillow also looks gorgeous as Christmas decor. Learn how to make it here.

How to make a Dried Flower Wreath

Dried Flower Wreath

Dried flowers are a great way to add some chic boho style to your Fall decor. This dried flower wreath is gorgeous, and it includes natural elements like a grapevine wreath base, dried eucalyptus, and dried star flowers. Learn how to make this stunning wreath here.

IKEA hack: pom-pom throw blanket!

IKEA Hack Cozy Pom Pom Throw Blanket

Using an inexpensive knit IKEA throw blanket as a base, you can create the coziest Fall blanket with oversized pom-pom corners. If you’re looking at decorating for Fall on a budget, adding a plush blanket will make your room look instantly cozy. Get the full, easy tutorial here.

A simple Fall wreath for salvaged farm junk

Salvaged Farm Junk Fall Wreath

You can use any circular object to create a rustic wreath for Fall! I found this antique farm rim, and used it to make a lovely wreath complete with a burlap ribbon. Learn how to make this unique wreath right here.

Learn how to make a simple DIY Fall cutting board for autumn decor with a Cricut

DIY Fall Cutting Board

Subtle Fall accents can elevate your seasonal decor… even on your kitchen counters! Use your Cricut and some removable vinyl to add a seasonal saying to a cutting board to display on your workspace. This “pumpkin spice everything” cutting boad is perfect for all the pumpkin spice lattes lovers! Get the tutorial here.

How to make a DIY no sew table runner

No-Sew Table Runner

You don’t need to know how to sew to make a beautiful table runner for your Fall tablescape. Whether you love neutral colours, or something brighter, you can choose the perfect fabric to match your decor. Learn how to make a no-sew table runner here.

DIY Table Centerpiece with Dried Flowers

Instead of using a vase with flowers as a dining table centerpiece, try this chic DIY alternative! Using some scrap lumber, a drill and some dried florals, this stunning and unique centerpiece is straightforward to create. Learn how to make this DIY table centerpiece with dried flowers here.

So there you have it – 30 of my absolute favourite ways for decorating for Fall on a budget with DIYs! I hope you enjoyed this list, and that it gave you some inspiration for your own home this season. If you make any of these projects and share them on social media, please tag me @thediymommy so that I can cheer you on. Happy DIY decorating!

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