It seems like every month I am changing out the wreath or hanging thing on my front door for some other season. I recently cleaned out my garage and noticed that alot of the door hangings and wreaths I had bought in the past were broken and falling apart so I got rid of them. I spent about $25 to $40 each for these things and they lasted one, maybe two years.  Getting rid of just 4 of them was well over $100 seemingly wasted! Ain't nobody got time for that!

Fall Front Door Decor for Under 10 Dollars by Jennifer Priest

I decided to challenge myself to make a door hanging for fall that looked cute, didn't break the bank, and wouldn't fall apart. Dollar Tree to the rescue! I made this “Gratitude” hanging basket for my front door for $7 and in under 10 minutes! Here's how:

Gather your supplies. I first went to the Goodwill, thinking that maybe I could find someone else's cast off and breathe new life into it. There was a grapevine wreath that had promise, but at $2.99, I felt it might break the $10 budget I set so I headed over to Dollar Tree instead. Dollar Tree always has great holiday stuff for a dollar a piece so I headed to their fall and Thanksgiving section. I found a basket (a $1!) and gathered a few flower picks to nestle inside of it. I found some pretty glitter pinecones in the Christmas ornament section that matched my project perfectly. Grand total spent: $7 + tax

I did need some supplies from home too:

  • Glue Gun
  • Wire Cutters
  • A piece of Ribbon, about 8″
  • Chalk
  • Chalkboard Sign – I got these in a 4 pack in the Dollar Spot at Target last week

 And the rest is easy peasy. Watch this handy video I made of the entire process:

If you're still here and haven't rushed off to the dollar store yet, tell me what you do to decorate your front door for fall by leaving a comment in the comments section. I've also teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration!

75 Fall Harvest Ideas

Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!! You can hop to each blog to check them out by clicking on the image of the project.


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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