Fall is almost about to be over and winter is coming. As a DIY lover, you must have tried your hands at all sorts of DIYs this fall. And, you must have plenty of enthusiasm going into the winter.
Although DIY projects are fun and stimulating, some of them can get rather costly because of the expensive materials required. However, you can always stick to items from the dollar store to keep your overhead low.
Here below are some perfect DIY projects you can try for the remainder of the year. Don’t take my word for it though—try them out yourself!
1. Fall Candle
Buy some candles—any kind you like. Get some fake leaves from the dollar store. Gather few patches of burlap. Then, cover your candles with a leaf or two or place the leaves over patches of burlap. Now, tie the leaves with a burlap string or twine, as you prefer.
2. Natural Vases
Get few gourds or squashes. Drill down a hole in them large enough so as to hold a bunch of flowers. As for flowers, you can either use seasonal flowers from your garden or get them for cheap from your nearest dollar store.
3. Pillow Cover From Shirt
Get yourself an orange checkered shirt from the dollar shop that looks like fall, as seen above. Try to get it in size XXL. Now, you can make a nice looking pillow cover out of the shirt and it will cost you no more than a few dollars.
4. Harvest Vases
You can purchase cheap glasses and dark scrapbook paper from a nearby dollar store. Roll the paper into attractive cuffs inside the glasses. Now fill the glass with nuts at the bottom and add few stalks of wheat above the nuts.
5. Burlap and Pumpkin Wreath
Get some plastic pumpkins and gourds in different shapes at the dollar store. Spray paint them in snowy white color. Now, create a burlap wreath and glue them onto the wreath and you have a perfect décor for your doors.
6. Decoupaged Pumpkins
Buy some plastic pumpkins as in our previous DIY. You can get one of those for less than a dollar at the dollar store. Now glue sheet music onto them (you can print out sheet music that you find for free online) using mod podge. You can use any kind of paper you want, but black and white sheets tend to blend in perfectly with the season. You can also put some moss and cinnamon twig on top as the final touch.
7. Pine Cone Door Décor
This cheap and adorable door décor just needs some pine cones and ribbon that you can purchase at a dollar store. All you need to do is glue those pine cones onto the ribbon and make a bunch out of them. Try different kinds of arrangements.
8. Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder
Buy a tall and wide-mouthed mason jar at the dollar store. Paint the inner surface with white latex paint. Remove the metal part that fits inside the lid. Now, cut properly-shaped holes in the cardboard piece and fit that where the metal part was, inside of the rim. With this, whiter teeth is made all the more easy.
9. Walnut Photo Holder
Find some walnuts, preferably ones with flatter bottoms so that they stand up with ease, and drill a small hole on top. Cut ~6-inch pieces of a reasonably thick wire. Wrap one end of the pieces around a marker twice and then remove it. Now, insert the other end into the walnut holes. You can insert your photo in between the loops.
10. Leaf Art
You’ll need a stack of copy paper for this project. As for the leaves, you can use the ones from trees themselves or buy fake ones from the dollar store. Now, all you need is to glue those leaves onto the sheets of paper to create for yourself simple and elegant décor for the walls.
11. Sweater Pillow
This elegant sweater pillow will blend in perfectly with the rest of your winter decorations. Look for a cheap sweater at a dollar store, some pins, and thread. Then, cut down the sweater into pieces and stitch them together around your pillow.
12. Decorative Snowballs
Get yourself some styrofoam balls of different sizes from a dollar store. Stick wires through them so that you can hang them with ease. Now spread Snow-Tex around these balls, hang them, and let them dry for 3–4 hours.
13. Felt Snowman
Find one felt sheet each of red, green, orange, and white at the dollar store. Cut out two snowman shapes from the white felt and stitch them together, with sufficient batting on the inside. Use different cuttings of felt for the nose and scarf. And, use buttons for eyes and tummy.
14. Yarn Ball and Ornament Wreath
Get some styrofoam balls from a nearby dollar store and wrap them with attractive yarns of different color. Then, attach them to a wireframe garland, and make sure you scatter metallic ornaments throughout the wreath.
15. Dining Table Centerpiece
You can take some wine glasses from your kitchen or buy them for cheap at a dollar store. Now, arrange the pine cones and yard balls in the centerpiece. As for the smaller holders, you can use smaller pine cones, white berries, and blue stones.
16. Felt Petal Tree
Get a dark green sheet of felt at the dollar store as seen in the image above. Cut the felt sheet into several circular pieces. Now, layer these circular petals of felt onto a foam cone using straight pins.
17. Bottle Candelabra
This is a very easy and cheap DIY for winter that only requires you to paint old bottles of wine with white spray and wrap them with an elegant ribbon. Now, you have a very attractive and fitting candelabra for the winter.
18. Crochet Thread Pumpkin
Get yourself a roll of crochet thread at the nearest dollar store. Then, thread a thick string in and out of the holes of the roll. As for the stem, cut down a tree branch to proper size, wrap some twine around it. Then, glue a leaf onto the branch and add coiled wire tendrils.
19. Winter Wonderland Pinecone
Gather some pinecones. Spray paint few of them white, with a light dusting of paint. Tie one end of a silk ribbon to the end of every pine cone. Then, tie snowflake ornament to the end of fishing lines and arrange the elements to hang at varying lengths after forming a knot out of them.
20. Pine Tree Topiary
Find a pine tree branch or buy a fake one from a dollar store. Stick it into a pot full of plaster or floral froth. And then, cover the base in burlap to add wintery feel to this wonderful tree topiary.
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