Fall crafts don’t always have to be made using traditional colors. My Dollar Tree fall craft idea has a whimsical look using a bright color scheme. It’s very cute and cheerful!
Dollar stores are super places to find budget-friendly craft supplies. My inexpensive fall craft cost under $10 to make, of course, many of you probably already have a few of the supplies on hand making the craft even less to make.
DOLLAR TREE FALL CRAFT IDEA
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The following supplies can be purchased at Dollar Tree and the craft paint at Walmart:
- 6 x 8 canvas
- unfinished wood word pack
- small unfinished wood pumpkins
- gingham ribbon
- craft paint
- Mod Podge
- strong glue or hot glue gun
- paint brushes
- scissors or box cutter
My dollar store fall craft will cost you approximately $9.50. I’m assuming you have at least two of the supplies, such as, scissors and glue. (Update: DT items are now $1.25)
SUPPLY OPTIONS YOU MAY NEED:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVERSE CANVAS
REMOVE THE CANVAS FROM THE FRAME
There are a few ways and tools you can use to remove the canvas for this reverse canvas craft.
- box cutter
- X-Acto knife
- snips along with pliers
- use caution when using any of the above tools
In case you don’t own any of the above tools, other than scissors, I tested removing the canvas using scissors to make sure it could be done.
Scissors: Yes, it can be done by pulling up on the canvas to loosen fabric at the staple area. Use your scissors to snip at each side of the staple and above the staple, and then completely pull off the canvas at each staple.
Box cutter/X-Acto knife: Using a box cutter was the quickest and easiest way for me. Slice down each side of the canvas to the left of the staples, then there’s less snipping and pulling off fabric at the staples. This way leaves the staples in the wood, but they are going to be covered anyhow.
Snip and pliers: If you have snips and pliers, you use the snips to cut each staple in half, then use the pliers to twist out the pieces of the staple. This way no staples remain.
PRODUCT LINKS FOR SUPPLIES YOU MAY NEED:
The photo below is the example of what it looks like when scissors are used.
TRIM THE CANVAS
Use scissors to cut on the creases closest to the middle and cut out the rectangle. Now place the canvas piece on the back side of the frame to see how much more you need to cut off. Once the size is correct, set aside for a later step.
PREP THE CANVAS FRAME
PAINT THE FRAME AND ADD RIBBON
Paint two coats of turquoise paint on the entire frame.
Cut strips of ribbon to fit each side. I originally cut the ribbon ends with v’s, but that eventually changed.
Brush Mod Podge on the top side of the frame and place the ribbon strips on the glue. Press and smooth with finger.
ATTACH CANVAS TO THE FRAME
Use strong glue or a hot glue gun to attach the canvas to the back side of frame. Make sure the white side will be seen on the front.
PAINT THE WOOD PIECES
Use an artist brush to paint the pumpkins and the word phrase.
I lightly painted some lines on the pumpkins to suggest the curves pumpkins have.
~~~ I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY FINAL DESIGN AT THIS POINT ~~~
Originally, I was going to put the “Hello Autumn” phrase at the top of the canvas and 3 pumpkins underneath the phrase.
I decided the design would look better with pumpkins at each corner.
As a result, the “Autumn” would look better painted orange and the “Hello” with turquoise.
What do you think of my dollar tree fall craft idea? Let me know in the comment section at the end of my post.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO SEE MY OTHER DOLLAR TREE CRAFTS:
It’s time for another monthly “Under 10 on the 10th” blog hop. I’ve joined with a group of creative bloggers to share our fall craft ideas with you that cost less than $10 to make. Be sure to visit their links located after my project. (Update: DT prices are now $1.25 each.)
SEE MORE INEXPENSIVE FALL CRAFTS & DECOR FROM MY BLOGGER FRIENDS!
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Terri @ Decorate and More with Tip ~ Dollar General Fall Decor
Marsha @ The Little Yellow Corner Store
Niki @ Life as a LEO Wife
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