Dollar Tree Fall Craft Idea

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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

fall craft idea made with dollar tree supplies

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

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
supplies needed for the dollar tree fall craft idea

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.

  • scissors
  • 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.

example tearing away the canvas from wood frame

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.

canvas pulled apart from the wood frame

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.

painted dollar store frame with turquoise gingham ribbon

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.

canvas glued on the dollar tree frame for the fall craft

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.

dollar store fall craft idea - wood pieces painted and paints that were used

~~~ 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.

graphic saying pin for later

graphic for dollar tree fall craft idea

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO SEE MY OTHER DOLLAR TREE CRAFTS:

completed dollar tree canvas idea using stickers ~ painted stripes with mermaids
dollar tree apple craft shape painted with bow and crayons attached

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!

logo for the blog challenge 10 on the 10th graphic logo

Tammy @ Patina and Paint ~ Scarecrow Candy Jar

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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Sharing my dollar tree fall craft idea at these fabulous blogs!

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8 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Fall Craft Idea”

  1. Adorable! My early fall colors in past years were aqua and orange because it’s way too hot down here to use dark colors. If anyone doesn’t have a box cutter, they can use a butter knife or flat head screwdriver to lift up the staples and remove them completely. It’s a little more work, but I do that because I re-staple the canvas in place when I reattach it. I love the gingham ribbon that you used, and the pumpkins look so much better with the lines drawn on them. Great job. Pinned!

  2. Oh how darling of a sign. I love how simple and the blue gingham ribbon gives it a vintage/retro feel. It would be perfect hanging on my glass door or placed on a table top easel next to my orange pumpkin. So many uses with a pretty sign like this. So sweet.

  3. I’m with you, Niki, it’s too hot here to think about darker fall colors. It felt odd changing out my summer door wreath with my traditional fall colors since it still feels like summer. Thanks for pinning my fall craft!

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