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Black Friday 2018

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Make This Dollar Tree Fall Centerpiece (Styled 3 ways)

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dollar tree fall centerpiece - one of my looks uses this fun "thankful" lettering

Excited to decorate for Fall?

Hooray, I know I sure am! Today I’m sharing how I styled my inexpensive rustic DIY wooden centerpiece using all Dollar Tree items to create three fun and festive looks!

Note that you can make your own pretty wooden centerpiece box with these easy instructions. It cost me less than $11, and I look forward to decorating it each season!

dollar tree fall centerpiece - the items I bought at Dollar tree to make all three looks

Dollar Tree = Ballin’ on a budget

If you like decorating without spending a ton, make sure to check out Dollar Tree for cute and affordable seasonal decor like fall pumpkins, candles, and floral! You can’t beat the prices and it’s actually really CUTE stuff!

dollar tree fall centerpiece - cute pumpkins on display at Dollar Tree

I went this week and found such cute and stylish finds, like these pumpkins at Dollar Tree! Mini pumpkins are such a fun accessory to fill bowls or containers to make a centerpiece with, and I found stylish ones in burlap and even some cute shiny beaded ones!

dollar tree fall centerpiece - the labels come right off of these candles so I can decorate them

I also love these candles you can find at dollar stores for decorating! I’m happy to report that these labels peel right off without having to remove adhesive so I can decorate them however I’d like. Check out these Halloween decorated candles I made previously, featured HERE.


Wood Centerpiece Look #1

dollar tree fall centerpiece - one of my looks uses a fun assortment of pumpkins, greenery, and candles

On this one, I removed the labels from the candles, added all the mini pumpkins, and tucked in a little greenery. I also added some upside down bowls for height on the inside of the box, but you can also use Dollar Tree floral foam.

dollar tree fall centerpiece - this is a side view of the wooden box with pumpkins, greenery, and "harvest" lettering

Dollar Tree has these pretty trendy metal words three to a package, so I simply used double stick tape to attach to the sides for easy removal. You can definitely paint them as desired to make them stand out more. So fun and frugal!


Wood Centerpiece Look #2

dollar tree fall centerpiece - Dollar Tree glass bottles and glasses

On this centerpiece, I used three of the fun glass bottles Dollar Tree has in store! You could also re-purpose wine bottles if you have any and add some floral or fall greenery. I kept some of the mini pumpkins also.

dollar tree fall centerpiece - one of my looks using bottles, succulents, and pumpkins

And yes, those little faux succulents are from Dollar Tree, too! They didn’t have them this last time I was in-store, but they have them on and off, so keep your eyes peeled for them! Faux succulents are stylish, so fun to decorate with, and they don’t die! LOL


Wood Centerpiece Look #3

dollar tree fall centerpiece - one of my looks uses foam decorator pumpkins painted with chalk paint

Dollar Tree has these orange styrofoam craft pumpkins that are super easy and fun to paint! Last year, I made some chalk paint and had fun painting and creating a different look for them in THIS post. In this last example, I piled these into my wood centerpiece! I still LOVE these so much!

dollar tree fall centerpiece - one of my looks uses chalk painted fall accessories

EEK! This all makes me super excited for Fall! Have you started decorating yet? I love it so much!


Want more Dollar Tree inspired Fall decor ideas?

Check out these fun projects you can do with Dollar Tree supplies! 


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


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Comments 38

  1. Crissy

    These all look great! Thanks for the ideas!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!! ❤️

  2. Stef81

    Where is this giant dollar tree store you show in the pic of the bottles??? My local dollar trees are a fraction of that size!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh really?! Hmm I live in Phx in they are at my store 😉

    • GoBucks

      That’s what I was thinking! I am jealous!

  3. Cindy

    Love these fun and frugal ideas!! Fall is my favorite time of year… especially for decorating!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Cindy!! Me too! Yay

  4. Couponanimal

    So cute!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!

  5. Denise

    I’m seriously going straight to Dollar Tree after work today! Bring on the fall decorating!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Have fun and enjoy 😉

  6. Tracy

    OMG the 2nd is my favorite!!!! Thanks for sharing – I LOVE everything Fall and do tend to go a little overboard decorating.

  7. Jennifer

    Lina, please come decorate all of our homes every season (well, that may take..eh, a few years or so? maybe just keep doing these posts instead 😘) Sincerely, everyone 😋

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Lol awww thanks Jennifer!! I wish I could -That made my day ❤️

  8. cpnkay

    Thank you for sharing this!! This is so much better than going on Pinterest and sorting through things. I love that you showed specifically what you added! Please please include this post for every season using that same box!! I think I will ask my husband to make one!!

  9. Cami

    Where did you find that gorgeous wooden box??

    • Diane

      I was going to ask the same thing. I don’t have a wooden box!

    • Cami

      I actually just clicked the link and seen how to make it! This is a wonderful centerpiece and such a great idea to gift for family and friends 🙂

    • Jen s.

      it does seem like that should have been mentioned. I’ve never seen any wooden boxes like that at dt so it would be hard for me to make any of these. all of the ideas look fantastic though!

  10. Babymair

    Thx Lina..I love this DIY ideas for the kids . they are so cute. keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah thanks so much ❤️

  11. Susie

    If you have a cricut, you can also add a word to each plate setting ( top plate), Using a pretty font. I used grateful for one, thankful for another, and blessed for another but you could also use others like gather, family, etc… I have a center box as well, it looks really pretty and cost very little.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing 👍

  12. lucy

    I made a planter box and used the metal Welcome sign last month.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh so fun!

  13. Jennifer

    I love these centerpiece examples.. I also love the little metal harvest letters. I’m going to see if I can find them at my local dollar tree.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much! Good luck and thanks for stopping by today 😃

  14. dropofrain

    my husband just built a dining table that is 10 ft long. I have no idea how to decorate that monster as all of the things I have, including runners, look like toys

  15. Mel

    I was browsing around Home Goods today when I spotted a bamboo “Adjustable Drawer Organizer” by Lipper, and it comes with 3 removable dividers. For only $4.99!! and was like Whoooah, this is sorta like the wooden box Lina made for her centerpiece. Now, it is a tad smaller width-wise, but it fit some candles I had taken out already to start decorating. Now I just gotta hit the DT for some fun Halloween & Thanksgiving accessories to fill around! The only thing it’s missing is drawer pulls, so I’ll have to see what I can find. I don’t think I’ll stain it, even though all of our furniture is on the mahogany side, I think the light color of the bamboo is a nice contrast. So if you’re not a DIY person, be sure to browse around your local home stores, you never know what you’ll find!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That sounds wonderful Mel! Great find! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  16. Carrie

    I love the metal words. Where did you find those they are adorable. I love this idea it’s so great for fall.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Carrie! Metal words are from the Dollar Tree 🌲 ❤️

  17. JonaRN

    I love this so much! You’re really creative! I hope you can post how you decorate your wooden centerpiece for other holidays! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s super sweet THANKS ❤️ and thanks for the suggestion!

  18. Beth

    I used a wicker basket that has side handles. I had to search several Dollar Tree Stores to find the metal letters. The centerpiece can out very cute! I used the green colored bottles.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome Beth!! Thanks for sharing ❤️

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