Make your own Fall Wreath {Dollar Store Fall Decor}

With all the Fall Decor all over blogland, I’ve gotten the itch to create something for myself.

I made a wreath using nothing but stuff I found at the Dollar Tree! Yippie!

For starters, I loaded up on “gear” I’ll need for the wreath.


I see all the fake leaves and flowers at dollar stores, but have never actually bought any of it because it looked so, well, cheap.

But the other day I found all sorts of greenery goodies for Fall!

This got my mind a-churning, and next thing I know I’m buying everything I need to make a wreath for my front door.

Here’s a breakdown of what I bought in case you want to make your own wreath:

* 18 inch wreath

* 1 garland

* 4 picks (pick = bundle of greenery “stuff”) with leaves

* 3 picks each of pumpkin, squash, and cat tail.

Everything was $1 each, except the little picks with the pumpkin, squash, and cat tail were 2 for $1.

If you don’t have a Dollar Store, here is a {more expensive} Amazon shopping list. I tried to find the least expensive options.

Okay, now how to make the wreath:

Take all your picks with leaves and pluck each leaf stem off.


Now you should have a pile of just leaves. Throw the extra plastic leftover stuff away.

(I’m so anal organized that I obviously had to keep each color of leaf in separate piles.)

Next, take your leaves and start hot gluing them all over the wreath.

Make sure you evenly space out all the variety of colors.


Here’s what it looked like after I used all of one color. Now I’m going to add the rest of the colors.


After I added all the leaves it looked like this.


It still wasn’t full enough. I didn’t want to see any of the wreath through the leaves, so I cut all the leaves off the garland and glued them in the empty spots.

Once all the leaves are glued on, just take all your squash, pine cones, and little berries and everything left over and start gluing them around the wreath.


Now you’ve got a cheap fall wreath!

(Yes, I am fully aware that my porch looks really really pathetic. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know!)


The great thing about this wreath is that it was only $10.

I can hang it on my front door and if it gets wind-blown, or rained on, or heaven forbid, stolen, well, it was only from the dollar store.


Fall craft #1 down, a dozen more to go!

I unpacked my fall/halloween box and discovered that about 95% of my decor is for Halloween. My actual Fall Decor collection is so pathetic that I don’t even think I can call it a “collection”.

I better get busy on some crafts. STAT.

Even though it’s from the Dollar Tree, I still think it turned out nicely.

Have you made a Fall Wreath or any Fall Decor? Show us! Post your link in the comments section.

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  1. Looks great! I might have to try this.

  2. I love it! I’m so glad you are starting on Fall decor, I’m totally ready for it πŸ™‚

  3. You did a great job with your fall wreath…great use of Dollar Store items! Joni

  4. Love it!! I love seeing fall crafts!

  5. Does not look like that could have come from the dollar store! Looks beautiful and much more expensive than $10!

    This past weekend I made a pumpkin topiary. I still have some work to do thanks to an accident as I was finishing up. Luckily I got a picture before I broke it!

  6. I love it!!!! I saw all that stuff at the dollar store too! Great job!

  7. Impressive!! No one would ever know that it got its start at the dollar store ; )

  8. This is awesome — you did a great job, and I’d never have guessed if you hadn’t told us! Beautiful!

  9. Well done. Your wreath looks fab – a perfect touch of fall for your front door.

  10. this is adorable, i am itching for fall decor myself and bought these leaves the other day. i put them in a vase, but i will probably remove them promptly and make a wreath! i added this to the wreaths tab in addition to thanksgiving, probably could also go in seasonal/fall. i will be featuring all fall decor projects in the collective in the next few days, stay tuned this will be included!

  11. This is great! I love that you used your glue gun! I should really go check out the dollar store soon. I havent been since we moved here.

  12. Apartment TLC says:

    i adore this…totally inspired

  13. Tracy Deupree says:

    OMG…amazing dollar store transformation. It looks like it cost a butt load of money.

  14. Nancy@Nancy's Couture says:

    The wreath is beautiful!!!! I can’t believe that it’s made with all Dollar Store items!
    Visiting from It’s So Very Cheri.

  15. It looks frugalicious! You’d never know it was from the dollar store. Lovin’ it!

  16. I love it! A fellow dollar store fan! It looks great and no one would ever know it was so inexpensive! Good job!

  17. No wonder my fall wreaths always look atrocious—I never thought of plucking all the leaves off the stems and then gluing them to the wreath! I would always leave the leaves on the stem and try to wind the stem through the openings in the wreath somehow. Yours looks really beautiful and I’m sure it’s because of your method. Why didn’t I think of that? 😳

  18. Love the wreath! It looks like an expensive one that they sell at Michaels. πŸ™‚ Great job!
    ~Stopping by from It’s so Very Cheri!

  19. I’m SO impressed! I’ve always feared that buying stuff like that from the dollar store will look too cheap too, but you masterd it! I think the trick was removing it all from the stems- made it look more custom. I think it’s awesome! Happy fall!

  20. Beautiful wreath. Just love the cute things you do. You always have such nice ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is so stinkin’ cute! I love it!

  22. Your wreath turned out nice and full, Allison, and you’d never know the parts all came from the dollar store. Things take time, and you’ll have that porch area looking like fall real soon. I’m in the midst of decorating the rest of my house- and at this rate, it will be a while before I’m done! LOL
    ~ Sue

  23. beau-tee-fullll! Can we just post about how nice we are to each other? Awwww…. πŸ™‚

  24. This is absolutely a MUST-DO-IT of the autumn. Thanks for sharing!

  25. When summer begins to end…I start putting away summer decor and head straightaway to Halloween!! Ha! I love Halloween and esp. the decorations!! I have some really cool and creepy things.
    Loved your wreath.

  26. Very pretty! Definitely looks more expensive than a few dollars!

  27. Wow! That looks great, and so affordable, too! I’m definitely gonna have to hit up our local dollar tree soon…

    Thanks for the great tutorial!


  28. This is a great wreath!

  29. That is really a pretty wreath. I am impressed you made it with DS things! Very smart.

  30. Your wreath is adorable and I like that you took the leaves off of the picks so you could place the leaves where you wanted. Great idea.

  31. I would never guess this was made from things in the dollar store! Wow, I love it! I may be inspired to check it out myself.

  32. OK I was literally playing with all of this stuff last night at $tree. I was wondering how it would look. Was it too cheesy looking? Would it look nice or cheep? Oh. Em. Gee!! It looks AWESOME!!!!! πŸ˜›

  33. This turned out fabulous and looks very high end! I am headed to $tree now.
    Hugs, Sherry

  34. I love how this wreath turned out- great job!

  35. I love your site and your wreath. Have never quite mastered them.

  36. Really?! From the Dollar Store. That’s amazing. I’ll have to check them out because like you their leaves and stuff usually look kinda cheap to me. Great job.

  37. The wreath looks great – vibrant and fun.

  38. Looking good you frugal girl.

  39. I love it!

    Great job! And I really like the price! πŸ™„

  40. Thank you so much for the great idea! I read this post last night at 7p and asked my husband to take me to the DT! So at 9p I was gluing leaves to the wreath and it came out great! We’re going back later today to buy more supplies to give these as fall hostess gifts. Thank you again for sharing, my home will look great for fall!!

  41. THAT is awesome! Looks nothing like a dollar store wreath. Love it!

  42. Love it!! Here is a wreath I made this year..

  43. Time to hit up Dollar Tree – this is awesome!

  44. I love it! I don’t think it looks dollar store at all. I just made my no-cost (at least at this time) wreath last night πŸ™‚

  45. I would of never thought this was a Dollar Tree wreath! Big props to you – it looks great! love it!

  46. Saw the smaller wreath while at the dollar store, and decided to incorporate it within the larger one. Not as full as yours, but I love how it came out! Simple looking and EASY EASY EASY to do!

  47. It’s really cute – would be great to have for the fall!

  48. Beautiful! And for only $10?

  49. Your wreath looks great–and aren’t you clever to have created it completely with Dollar Tree finds?! Way to go!

  50. Omigosh this is GORGEOUS!!! I saw a wreath I liked for seventy bucks that I of course did not buy and I like this way better. Can’t believe it’s made all out of dollar store stuff. I so need to stop by mine TODAY! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

  51. Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  52. Way too cute. I will be making this for our fall decor and will send you the pics. I will also be showing it on Week in Review on Random Crafty Georgia Girl! Please stop by and grab my featured button.

  53. It was even prettier in person!!

  54. My week in review is now up. it is the second post down.

  55. I looked at your wreath for fall and it turned out real nice. I noticed your entry way. Might I suggestto the left of the door put a mirror on the brick wall and a small table under it and small chair!

  56. I meant as your facing the front door from the outside ; on your right side of the brick wall ; if your inside looking out it would of been the left place a mirror ect

  57. Love the wreath (and love your door, too)

  58. What a great wreath! I made one for myself this year too with cheap supplies from the dollar store. Be sure to check it out at Isn’t it great to be able to say I made that?

  59. eileen@Cottage Beach House says:

    Allison Your wreath turned out gorgeous!
    You’ve inspired me to go give it a try! I love the dollar store!

  60. I think it looks great. It’s nice and full. Great job. partying with you…

  61. This is a great post…you and I think a lot alike. I appreciate the difference that it made when you removed all the leaves from the stems…genius choice! Oh, yes…your porch looks one wreath better than mine. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  62. I absolutely love it. You did such a great job!!! πŸ˜€

  63. That is a great looking wreath for $10. I love poking around the dollar store too. I found some cute crows last week that I’ll use for the holiday. Thanks for the tutorial.

  64. Great look wreather for only $10. I love looking around the dollar stores, I found some cute crows last week that I’ll use for the holiday. Thanks for posting.

  65. I luv luv luv it..

  66. I love how this turned out! It looks great!

  67. Love your wreath! So cleaver to take the leaft pics apart & glue them on. I have a fall wreath that I could deconstruct to make it look better. Thanks!

  68. This looks wonderful!! Genius to remove the leaves, makes for a really full wreath. I really appreciate this idea; just finished pricing fall decor, and a wreath like this would be at least $30 on sale. A suggestion; check Goodwill for grapevine wreaths that can be recycled . . .

  69. That turned out great! The Dollar Store is amazing, isn’t it? I LOVE it when I make something using $ Store finds and it turns out looking like a million bucks! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week πŸ™‚
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  70. I love your wreath! I also just made a fall dollar store wreath and was thrilled you can make something so cute for so cheap.

    Also, LOL on your discovery that all your “fall” decorations are actually Halloween ones. The same thing happened to me when I went to get stuff out of the garage.

  71. Love it! Looks very inviting on the front door! Enjoy the Fall!!!

  72. Allison, your wreath is stunning. It’s one of the prettiest wreaths I’ve seen, and I’ve been seriously looking at fall wreaths lately. Thanks for sharing this idea. Just maybe this will inspire me to do one for myself.

  73. Looks fantastic!! And I have been searching for a fall wreath!! Thanks =)

  74. Your wreath looks Great.
    Here’s the one I made last month

    It’s Sept 15th today, so I get to put it up now. πŸ™‚

  75. hi just found your blog and been searching all over it. LOVE IT! the humor all over it is great.( oh and i love to talk also…) love the wreath going to dollar tree tomorrow to try and make my own just painted our front door and was looking for fall wreath.

  76. Are you kidding me?? I can’t believe all that stuff is from the Dollar Tree!! You did an amazing job! I’m so tempted to run to $ Tree right now but it’s pouring rain and I hate tromping through puddles. Maybe tomorrow πŸ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration!

  77. Love it!! I can’t believe how full and pretty it is! You ROCK.

  78. Awesome wreath Allison!!!
    Would you mind if I share it in a post I’m putting together on fabulous Fall wreaths!? Thanks

  79. Great looking fall wreath. Don’t ya just love the Dollar Store!

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  80. I love how your wreath turned out! I too hate that most things at the dollar store look so fakey fakey. But your wreath is fabulous! Most of my ‘fall’ decor was halloween, so I understand! I’m going to hit up all the fall clearance at the end of the season so next year will be better!!!

  81. My front door has had the same wreath on it for almost 3 years…your easy to follow steps really helped me out, as I’m not a big diy-er. You’ve totally inspired me to try more projects! Thank you, thank you!

  82. I put up my fall wreath at the end of last month. I just couldn’t wait. I too made mine. I didn’t get the stuff at the dollar store but I did get the pics and leaf bundles for cheap at walmart. The link to my wreath is…

  83. GORGEOUS! No way that’s a Dollar Store wreath! Thank so much for sharing your creativity (you are so talented, as usual)! I’m featuring your wreath in this weeks’ DIY Fall Festival. πŸ™‚

  84. Seen this on Ucreate- Very pretty! I love that it’s all made with items from the Dollar Store!

  85. But the Romans did have the Dollar Tree…*kj*

    Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  86. I made a wreath this week! Thanks for the idea!

  87. My sister recently posted the wreath she made using your tutorial, and it’s inspired me to make my own! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Here’s my sister’s blog:

  88. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. πŸ™‚

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!

  89. Great job! Cheap and easy! I am showing it over on my blog today:)
    Have a super Friday

  90. I LOVE that wreath! It’s just perfect for Autumn. And wreaths are so expensive in the stores, $10 for yours is amazing!

  91. Hey! Just wanted to let you know I linked this post over at my blog.

    Thanks for the great tutorial.

  92. Looks great! I made a dollar store fall wreath too! Come check it out if you have a minute… πŸ™‚

  93. Jeannette Jones says:

    Thank you for sharing your instructions on how to create! This might be on of my favorite webpages to visit from now on!
    PS Your home is just lovely!

  94. Hi Allison! I just wanted to stop by & tell you how much I LOVE this wreath! Great tutorial too! I made one of my own & it turned out so great, I decided to share it on my blog. I made sure to mention your site & add a link so that my followers could also use your fab tutorial! Here is the link if you’d like to visit:
    Thanks so much! Hugs!

  95. Your incredibly creative wreath inspired me to make my own. Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to make more. You can take a peek at it here:

  96. I finally got around to taking a picture of mine. I like your doorway better though!

  97. I so love this idea. I’m ready to try it out this year! I just found your blog and I’m loving it!!!

  98. Monique Gibb says:

    This is a great idea. I just found your page and I’m ready to give this a try as I don’t really have any fall decor. Time to get crafty with fall just around the corner. thanks for the ideas. I love your blog so far.

  99. Monique Gibb says:

    Lol I had a moment and didn’t realize I posted twice under two different names (Monique and Monique Gibb are one in the same lol)

  100. What an adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a happy and blessed Labor Day!

  101. You inspired me : )
    I made this today

  102. I soooo love your wreath! The price is right and even I could do it! Dollar Tree rocks!

  103. I cannot believe this is a “Dollar store” wreath! It looks great!
    Found you from Pinterest!

    I featured your wreath in my home blog, here:

    Can’t wait to attempt my own fall leafy wreath!

  104. I made a wreath myself that was prettty much all dollar store stuff… It turned out super cute… However I don’t know how to post pictures on here… anyone know? I would love to share it with you all!

  105. I made a wreath myself that was prettty much all dollar store stuff… It turned out super cute… However I don’t know how to post pictures on here… anyone know? I would love to share it with you all!

  106. That wreath is wonderful. You’ve inspired me to hit the dollar store to see if I can do this myself! Karren from Oh my Heartsie Girl posted this on her WW. πŸ™‚

  107. Was searching the web to find something that i could make with my daughter (who absolutely LOVES crafts πŸ™‚ ), and ran across this beautiful wreath! We are definately gonna try this…and its SO wonderful that i can even save money by going to the dollar store to get the supplies πŸ™‚ thanks so much for posting this – i just know she will be so excited to make this together πŸ™‚

  108. Linda Lonardo says:

    I like this a lot but could I suggest that you wrap the garland around the wreath first before you begin to glue the individual leaves. This would save a lot of time (and glue).


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