Fall is my favorite time of year and the kids always liked to decorate for the season. Here are four farm-tastic fall crafts for kids that won’t break the bank and are adorable!
Coming from a frugal family, decorations were made using things we had around the house.
Thankfully, we have the Dollar Tree these days where we can make Halloween crafts with the kids for just a couple of dollars. Here are 4 Halloween decorating ideas that fit any holiday budget.
4 Fantastic DIY Fall Crafts for Kids
Farms and fall go hand-in-hand; you have hay, pumpkins, straw brooms, tractor rides. From hayrides to apples, this harvest time is one where farms and farm-styles shine.
Back in the day, you didn’t go out and buy Halloween and fall decorations, you made them from what you had around the homestead.
Spent corn husk from the fields, pumpkins, gourds from the garden, acorns, and even the leaves became part of the décor.
Decorating For Fall from The Dollar Tree
Unfortunately, not everyone has a field they can glean from to help with the fall festivities. Thankfully, almost every city does have a Dollar Tree, which is perfect for the frugal family and fall decorating.
Since we just moved to our new home and our farm isn’t established yet, I went to the Dollar Tree this year for my fall decorations. I was able to come up with these adorable DIY Fall craft ideas for the kids to make and thought I’d share them with you.
Incredibly simple to make and oh-so-perfect for a Farm-Tastic Halloween home. Not to mention, these projects won’t break the bank since all of the supplies came from the Dollar Tree. You may even have some of the supplies at home.
These Fall Decorations for the kids were perfect for my budget and we can include them as a art lesson for our homeschool project.
To purchase any of the supplies for these crafts, you can click this link for The Dollar Tree or visit your local store.
All Eyes Halloween Wreath
DIY All Eyes Halloween Wreath Decoration
This spooktacular wreath was so fun to make, even with little-helping hands from kids this entire Halloween Decoration only took about twenty minutes to make.
- Floral Wreath 9″
- Three Strands of Halloween Garland
- One Package of Googly Eyes
- Ball Eyes
- Pack of Witch Hats
- Styrofoam Pumpkins
- Glue gun and glue sticks
** Make sure there is adult supervision when using a glue gun!
- Secure one end of garland to the floral wreath with tape, wire or hot glue. I used the barcode tape that was already on the wreath to secure my garland.
- Wrap the garland around the wreath so the wreath base doesn’t show.
- When you get to the end of the strand, twist the new garland to the end of the garland on the wreath. There is a tiny wire in the middle of the garland.
- When you have done this with all three strands of garland and your wreath is completely covered, secure the end with tape, glue or wire.
- Next, you want to add your embellishments. I always start with the bigger decorations then fill in with the smaller ones.
- The pumpkin and witch hats both have push sticks on them, cut the sticks to 2″ lengths and push them into the wreath.
- Add hot glue to the backs of the googly and plastic eyes and glue around the wreath.
You will be surprised at how quickly this project comes together.
Scarecrow Halloween Decoration for Kids , that’s good enough to eat
Farm-Ish Scarecrow DIY Fall Decoration
This was a family favorite Fall decoration to make, it’s just so darn cute. I mean what Fall would be complete without a Scarecrow?
- Empty, plastic mason jar ornament
- One bag of candy corn
- Burlap Ribbon (natural color and brown)
- Witch Hat (left over from Halloween wreath)
- Hot glue sticks
- Fill the empty mason jar with candy corn and screw lid on
- Paint scarecrow face and let dry
- Measure burlap ribbon to go around witch hat, glue, and secure ribbon.
- Remove wood stick from witch hat
- Cut a small section (about 2″) of natural burlap for hair and remove a couple of the fiber strands to give it a frayed look.
- Glue burlap hair to the top of the scarecrow
- Using your hot glue gun, glue and secure the scarecrow hat to the top
- Tie a raffia ribbon to the top band of the hat
- Add a raffia ribbon to the bottom of the jar to finish off the Scarecrow and you’re done!
Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Wreath
Perfect Pumpkin DIY Decoration
Orange and black are the old-timey traditional Halloween colors and I wanted to make a wreath that incorporated them. The pre-made wreath makes this DIY craft a snap to make.
- 9″ White Wreath
- One bouquet of Black Halloween Roses
- Package of Orange Glitter Halloween Pumpkins (left over from All Eyes Wreath)
- Assorted color bag of pipe cleaners
- Hot glue sticks
- Orange ribbon
- Glitter orange and black styrofoam balls
- Remove rose heads from stems
- Add hot glue to the bottom of the rose and push on the wreath, hold until the glue sets (about 3 seconds).
- Continue adding roses all around the wreath until you run out. My bouquet came with five roses but they all differ.
- Remove wood stem from pumpkins and glue onto the wreath. *I had two glitter pumpkins left over from the All Eyes wreath, but you can add more pumpkins if you like. The package came with four.
- Remove the black rose leaves from the stems and glue on the wreath, filling in between the roses.
- Make bows out of the orange ribbon and secure with orange pipe cleaners around the wreath.
- Glue glitter balls into the center of the roses and leaves. * Some of the roses came with eyeballs so don’t glue the balls in those.
- Hang your new Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Wreath and enjoy!
DIY Candy-Jack O’Lantern Decoration
You can call me a bit lazy with this decoration because I don’t even think it took one minute to make. But it’s cute, right?
This fall craft idea for kids is crazy easy. Children of all ages can help, as long as you can stop them from eating the decoration!
My daughter mentioned you could turn it around and continue to use this decoration until Thanksgiving- GREAT idea!
- Clear, plastic ball ornaments. This package came with two balls
- One bag of candy corn
- Pack of fabric fall leaves
- Sharpie or paint, I used a sharpie because it was quick and easy.
- Hot glue sticks
- Remove top from plastic ball ornament
- Fill the ball ornament with candy corn
- Replace top
- Glue fall leaf to top of the pumpkin
- Draw or paint a jack o’lantern face of pumpkin, let dry.
- Tie some raffia around the top by leaf
- Run a raffia strand through the top of the ornament and tie a knot so you can hand it.
That’s it! You now have four Farm-Tasitc Fall Crafts for Kids and decorating ideas for your homestead.
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