I do not like to pay much money for wreaths – which means I have to make them myself. It always amazes me how much you can pay for a pre-made wreath!
I found an inspiration photo on Instagram that gave me an idea for the pumpkin sign I bought last year at Dollar Tree (they have them again this year). Here’s the inspiration:
Here’s my version!
I used Dollar Tree ribbon and florals from my stash – even cut some berries off an old wreath – and just hot glued them to the back of my pumpkin! I’m not precise or perfect with my crafts – I just mess with it until it looks right.
The pumpkin sign came with a small jute hanger, so I cut that off and hot glued a wider version that I made with several strands of jute to mimic the thick rope used in the photo. It’s not pretty – but nobody sees the back when it’s hanging on the door!
The thing that elevates this project, to me, is the use of two patterned ribbons. That was something I noticed in the inspiration photo and it really does make a difference.
When I looked up the original photo for this post, I couldn’t believe that the kit to make that sign was $56 – and I made mine for free using things I had on hand! Even if you purchased all the supplies at Dollar Tree, it would cost about $5!
Of course my sign isn’t exactly like the photo, but that’s okay. I like making projects my own (especially when it saves me $56).
For the side door I went much more neutral. (rug is $13 at Target)
The base of this banner is from one I made two years ago- get the full tutorial here. For this fall I decided to update it to contrast against the new door color. I was able to carefully remove the wood blocks from the ribbon and add them to a new banner.
This time I did a double bow, wrapped a small piece of the patterned ribbon around the middle and glued that piece to my banner.
I believe it would be possible to make this banner for around $10 using all Dollar Tree items (assuming you already have a hot glue gun and some paint brushes on hand). My ribbon is from Dollar Tree’s fall line that is in stores right now.
I snapped this picture of our house last week – in that tiny period of time where the leaves have just started to turn but the grass is still bright green. ❤
You can see my freshly repainted white pumpkins on the front steps! I hope I’ve convinced you that it’s possible to have festive doors on a Dollar Tree budget. 🙂
More Dollar Tree DIY’s:
- Dollar Tree Tray Project – Under $5
- Dollar Tree Blue and White Sign DIY – Year Round Decor!
- 2 Simple and Affordable Winter Wreaths