Fall DIYs with Dollar Tree Products

Dear Diary,

You all know that I am loving my fall decor, but there are a few pieces that I really felt were missing. Since the prices can be so high for decorations, I decided to make them myself!

I head out to my Dollar Tree for some inspiration and came up with some really great ideas!

[Every item listed is from the Dollar Tree unless otherwise noted!]

Fall Coasters

What You’ll Need:


  • 4 coasters
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Sponge
  • Image of your choice
  • Paint of your choice ($.50 at Walmart)


  1. I started by painting all of the coasters a tan color.



This took about 2 coats to be sure there was no streaking.

2. Next, I found a free image online and printed out 4 copies about the size of the coaster. I cut around the image to get the shape I desired. (Note-I ended up going over the coasters again with white paint because my image was whiter than I thought it would be)


3. I took my image and applied an even coat of Mod Podge to the back.

4. I placed the image carefully on the coaster and applied another thin layer over the entire coaster.


5. After this dries, I suggest that you apply a paint sealer before using the coasters!


That’s it! You have adorable, easy, and completely customizable coasters! There are so many images online that you can use to create your own to match any decor!!

I will definitely be doing more of these at Christmas time!

Floral Pumpkin Arrangement

What You’ll Need:


  • Carveable Pumpkin
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Paint Sponge
  • Flowers of your choice, I used blue hydrangeas
  • Paint of your choice ($.50 at Walmart)


  1. First I removed the stem. This turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be, since it’s just in there with a toothpick!


2. Next, I painted the whole pumpkin white and let it dry for about 2 hours.


3. After it was completely dry, I cut out the center of the pumpkin. This was also very easy because it is styrofoam and hollow!

4. Then, I filled the pumpkin with Reindeer moss!

5. I removed all the flowers and leaves from the main stem so they would be easy to bend and move around.

6. The last thing to do was play around the the flowers to fit them in the best way!



I am obsessed with how cute this is!! It fits in so well with my neutral color scheme! You can paint the pumpkin any color you want and add any flowers you want! Such a cute and simple center piece..and nobody will ever know it came from the Dollar Tree!

Pumpkin Pillar Candles

What You’ll Need:


  • Pillar Candles
  • Paint Sponge
  • Image of your choice
  • Mod Podge


This is by far the easiest in this list of DIYs!! I found these adorable pillar candles with the exact colors in my house…so I had to buy them! I decided to have some more fun with Mod Podge and make them fall appropriate!

  1. I removed all the wrapping on candles and printed out 2 pumpkin images.


2. I took my image and applied an even coat of Mod Podge to the back.


3. I placed the image carefully on the candle and applied another thin layer over the image. I wiped away and excess Mod Podge around the image so it was all even.

4. I let them both dry and had these cute little candles!


Another super easy and customizable DIY!

[WARNING: These are for decoration ONLY-unless you use fake candles. You cannot burn these because there is paper on them!]

I had so much fun creating these DIYs for you guys!! I think they are so great to add to any home for the Autumn Season!!

What DIY do you love enough to add to your home? Comment your Favorite!
Make sure you follow my instagram @bethsnot_so_secretdiary! I posts tons of stories about organization and budget friendly shopping!

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my Not-So-Secret Diary!



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