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Spray Paint + Dollar Tree Plastic Leaf Dishes = Festive Fall Decor

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spray painting dollar tree leaf dishes

Ready to get going on your fall home decor?!

Today, I’m sharing how I made over these plastic Dollar Tree maple leaf dishes into pretty fall decor pieces using just spray paint! It’s a super easy craft anyone can do, and at just one dollar a piece, the price is right for this inexpensive project!

The result is a beautiful, rustic farmhouse looking piece that looks much more expensive than $1. Plus, you can style and display on a shelf or mantel as part of a fall vignette.

2 spray painted plastic leaf dishes dollar tree

Hip Tips:


  • Try these awesome spray paints I used! I used this Rust-oleum Chalked in linen white for the first time and love the matte texture – so beautiful, and it sprayed on very even and smooth. The blue leaf is Rust-Oleum in ocean mist color. I love that minty blue!

  • Apply several light coats of spray paint. I know it’s super tempting to keep spraying, but if you can do a few light coats and let dry in between, it’ll look great!

  • Sand the edges for a rustic farmhouse look! I used a light grit sanding block and paper to add character around the edges.

Dollar Tree plates next to a can of chalk paint

spray paint and leaf dishes on counter


Dollar Tree Leaf Dish Makeover

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Supplies Needed

  • leaf-shaped plastic dish from Dollar Tree
  • spray paint
  • sand paper

Directions

1

Spray paint back and front of your dish using spray paint. Do several light coats as needed. Let dry.

2

Once dry, gently sand the edges around the leaf to reveal a little of the underneath color.

3

Display on shelf or mantel and style with pumpkins and other fall decor.


painted fall leaves from dollar tree styled on mantel

I’m FALL-ing for this leaf craft for sure!

Aren’t these maple leaves so cute? They look like they came from a more expensive home decor boutique, rather than the dollar store!

I just love using spray paint for an instant makeover, especially on Dollar Tree items. It’s so easy to incorporate your maple leaves into your own decor by styling them with small pumpkins like I did above – so cute!


See how I used spray paint to create this fall tablescape using Dollar Tree items! 

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Comments 21

  1. Kellie

    So cute! Love this idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Kellie!

  2. Diann

    I love this. And it’s sooo easy

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Diann! Yes I love easy crafts like this ❤️

  3. Mcouzens

    Absolutely love this! So easy, definitely my kind of craft.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks for the sweet comment

  4. Colleen D.

    I don’t know how you come up with these great ideas , but keep them coming. Decorating on the cheap is perfect for me!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the feedback Colleen!

  5. Rachel

    This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Rachel!

  6. Lacey

    Love this! And I already have the paint. Woot!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay- have so much fun creating yours Lacey!

  7. Heather

    Lina you sure do love that mint green…..your nails look great and match it perfectly!! You are so talented…..thanks for sharing such great and easy ideas with the rest of us!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha! I do love mint green 😂 and thanks so much Heather for reading and for your sweet comment!

  8. Candy M

    I love mint green too! I found several fall items last year. This would be perfect! Thank you.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay – have fun Candy! ❤️

  9. lilyonthevalley

    Great idea! I would try with more autumn color!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Nice! Have fun creating yours ❤️

  10. Alli

    You really are wonderwoman, Lina. Martha Stewart has nothing on you. I’m always totally amazed!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw lol – that’s so sweet Alli ❤️ thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment ❤️

  11. Felix

    Can you do this with real leaves?

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