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Dollar Store DIY 2022 | New Sleek Fall Decorating Ideas | DIY Fall Decor

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

I feel like you know it's fall when it's time to bring out the pumpkins! I'm creating some polished fall decor using dollar store materials. I really like to craft with materials from a variety of different stores. But, I also like to challenge myself with making dollar store materials look more expensive. I like the look of Forever Roses and I decided to create a similar version using all dollar store materials and pumpkins. I also made some super cute faux concrete candle holders and a rope tray. I'm really excited about how everything turned out! Continue to see how everything was made!


Forever Pumpkin Decor

Materials: (Everything is from the dollar store except my everyday craft tools and some scrap materials).

  • Sticker Letters

  • 2 Gift Boxes

  • Mini Styrofoam Pumpkins

  • Burlap Ribbon

  • Scrap Styrofoam

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

  • Acrylic Paint

  • White Chalk Paint

  • Scissors

  • Recycled Grocery Bags (optional)

Step 1: Grab two equal sized gift boxes from the dollar store and paint all the sides using white chalk paint. (Remove the handles from the box).

Step 2: Add a coat of off-white paint on the top of the initial chalk paint coats. (The goal is to make sure that the print on the boxes is completely covered).

Step 3: Add sticker letters to the face of one of the boxes after all of the coats of paint have completely dried. (I chose to spell "Forevr Pumpkins" because I was missing an extra "E").

Step 4: Glue both gift boxes together to create one bigger sized box.

Step 5: Throw some bags in the boxes to add as filler. Add some styrofoam to the top opening of the gift boxes. Paint the the top of the exposed styrofoam for blended appearance.

Step 6: Adhere mini styrofoam pumpkins to the styrofoam base.

Step 7: Add a ribbon to tie around the box.

Forever Pumpkin Decor


Faux Concrete Pumpkin Candle Holders


  • Large Styrofoam Pumpkins

  • Baking Powder

  • Black. Acrylic Paint

  • White Acrylic Paint

  • Scissors or Utility Knife

  • Sponge Paint Brush

  • 2 Large Battery Operated Candles

Step 1: Pour equal parts baking soda and white acrylic paint in a bowl. Then, mix in a drop of black acrylic paint to the bowl.

Step 2: Grab a large styrofoam pumpkin and paint the entire pumpkin with the paint mixture.

Step 3: Paint the pumpkin with at least two coats of the paint mixture and allow the paint to dry.

Step 4: Trace the bottom of a battery operated candle around the top of the pumpkin near the stem.

Step 5: Use scissors or a utility knife to cut a hole along the traced area.

Step 6: Then, insert a battery operated candle inside the finished pumpkin.

Faux Concrete Pumpkin Candle Holders


Rope Tray


  • Rope

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Step 1: Grab some rope and start to roll the rope around like a flat cinnamon swirl.

Step 2: Add hot glue to secure the rolled rope as you continue to make it larger.

Step 3: Continue the above process until you reach the ideal length of the base.

Step 4: Then, stack and hot glue rope around the perimeter of the base to keep any contents placed inside from falling out.

Rope Tray


That's how you do it! I'm loving these high end looking fall decor DIYs! I'm eager to incorporate these pieces in my fall home decor. Try it out! Come say hi and tag me @Craftingwithcass on Instagram if you decide to create your own! Subscribe to the blog for eveerrrything DIY and NEW updates!

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