Cheap and Easy Fall DIY and Decor!


Hello fall crazies,

Are you a broke college student? or just a broke autumn enthusiast who lives in a small apartment? Well I am here to help you decorate on a budget because I know what it is like to want to add some flare to your home and also I am all those above things… No shame though!


So let’s get started! The first thing I did was go to the Dollar Tree to pick up some decorations! They actually have great decorations for fall and Halloween and of course it’s all just a dollar!





The things I got at the Dollar Tree were the sparkly pumpkin, pink sparkly spider, the halloween light, and the skull!

In the dollar section at Target I got the pillow that says Home and the copper tin candles!

The first DIY are these Mason Jars! They are super cute and practical. I put candies and extra change in mine.


What you will need:

  • acrylic art paint (got mine on sale for $.89 at A.C. Moor)
  • sponge paint brush
  • Mason jars
  • Twine
  • Spray adhesive


(I also used a coupon or got it on sale! and right now a lot of stores are having fall sales)

  1. Paint the mason jars with one coat of your desired color. One coat looks like this. dsc02151 If you want it more opaque like me wait 10 minutes then paint a second and then a third layer. dsc02152
  2. Next spray the inside of the lid with the spray adhesive to attach the two parts of the lid permanently. dsc02155
  3. Paint the lid the same way so the opaqueness (is that a word?) the same. dsc02156
  4. Now cut the twine in this amount for a heart shape. If you want to make more of a fall shape, like a leaf, you will have to play around with it to see how much twine you need. dsc02157
  5. Spray the adhesive on one end and then connect them as so to make the heart shape.
  6. Spray the whole heart and attach it to the mason jar. dsc02158 dsc02159
  7. Now measure how much twine you will need to make it around the lid. Then spray the twine and attach it.
  8. Now make a bow and spray and attach it to the lid. dsc02165



The next DIY is super easy and cheap!

What you will need:

  • Ink pads
  • Fall stamps
  • Fall banner

I found all of these in the $1 and $3 section at Target so I didn’t spend more than $10 on this DIY! dsc02184

This one is pretty simple stamp the triangle banners the way you would like. Although if you do not want to the edges of the stamp shown then wipe them with a paper towel. The kit I got came with string but you can also use twine if you got your pieces separate. I tied three knots in the string to keep in from slipping out of the triangles. Then, I hung it! dsc02196


This is a super easy painting for some wall decor!

What you will need:

  • water colors
  • water color paper
  • Paint brushes
  • and twine


I already had all of this stuff, but you can buy any of this at any craft store.

  1. First trace what you want to say on the painting. or you can use a stencil. I just did this for spacing. Before I painted it I erased the letter. dsc02205
  2. Keep your paint brush super wet so the colors blend together. I used orange, yellow, and red. dsc02207
  3. After I finished one whole letter I take a clean brush and go over it with just water to blend the colors more.
  4. Next, go find some leaves! Paint the leaves with water then stick them to the paper. This will outline the leaf. Then paint the leaf with what color you desire. dsc02209
  5. With a really small brush dip it in water and then make the natural lines a leaf has on your painting – the water will push the color out of the way. dsc02213 dsc02214 dsc02234
  6. Poke holes in the top of the painting. If you have a hole punch use it!
  7. I tied three knots in the twine to keep it in the hole.
  8. Then make it so you can hang the painting!


I hope you enjoyed these easy and cheap DIY’s! Let me know if you try them or decorate! I would love to see them! Leave a comment of your favorite one!


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If you would like to see last years Fall DIY click here!


Your crafty friend!


  1. Jeremeiah

    October 19, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    I am definitely going to have to try some of these! My only question is: can the mason jars be washed?

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      October 19, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      That is a great question. I checked the paint I used and it does not saying anything about washing it or not washing. So I highly recommend checking the paint if you want to wash them. Also I would not wash the twine! Thanks for reading!

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