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Dollar Store Crafts: Fabulous Fall Wreath

If you love dollar store crafts, you’re going to love this dollar store fall wreath from Vanessa made for $5 – so fabulous for autumn!

Dollar store fall wreathHi everyone, it’s Vanessa from Tried & True and even though it’s barely the end of August, I can’t help but long for the cool crisp days of Autumn! If you love wreaths then you probably know how expensive it can get changing them out for each season.

I’m here to show you a super easy and inexpensive Dollar Store Autumn Wreath that is perfect for the coming months and can easily be changed out to match other holidays. Yay for dollar store crafts!

I bought most of my supplies at Dollar Tree but by all means, feel free to substitute with thrifted items or things you have around the house. I calculated my out-of-pocket costs to be about $5 (also used supplies I already had) but I’m sure you can make this for even cheaper.

Also, I had a ton of supplies left over so with another pool noodle, could have easily made a couple more wreaths. For this price, you can make one for everyone on the block!

Dollar Store Fall Wreath


  • Pool Noodle
  • Duct Tape
  • Printed Paper (I used thrifted sheet music)
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Paper Leaves
  • Fake Greenery
  • Wire Ribbon
  • Bowdabra (optional)

Step One. Bend pool noodle until the ends meet and secure with a good amount of duct tape. Cut 2″ strips out of your printed material and wrap around the wreath with a piece of double-sided tape. Continue applying the strips until entire wreath is filled.

I used sheet music in my example but you can use book pages, construction paper, or even decorative scrapbook paper. I say use up what you have first before going out to buy something new!

$5-Autumn-Wreath-01smStep Two. Now that the entire wreath is covered, let’s start decorating! Take your paper leaves and start inserting them under the paper strips. I like my wreaths to be super simple so I only used six of the paper leaves on top. Feel free to cover the entire form if you like a more substantial wreath.

$5-Autumn-Wreath-03smStep Three. Add additional embellishments where you see fit.

$5-Autumn-Wreath-04smStep Four. You’re going to have to bend the wire back if you want your leaves going in opposite directions like mine.

$5-Autumn-Wreath-05smStep Five. I used a Bowdabra to make my bow but it was so easy, you could probably just do it by hand. Or just buy a bow. Or skip it all together and add a few small decorative gourds or scarecrow. Totally up to you!

$5-Autumn-Wreath-06smAnd that’s it!

None of the supplies are attached permanently so you can always remove all the Fall embellishments and substitute them with Halloween items or Christmas ornaments. Not bad for just a pool noodle and some sheet music, huh?


$5-Autumn-Wreath-10smIf you liked this dollar store fall wreath tutorial, you’re definitely going to love all the other wreaths I’ve made on my blog, Tried & True, including the Animal Eyes Halloween Wreath, Acorn Fall Wreath, and the super quick 10 Minute Scarf Wreath!

About Vanessa

Vanessa Brady of Tried & TrueVanessa Brady is the mother of two small boys and a lifelong craft junkie. Vanessa’s craft tutorials can be found at numerous blogs, publications, and her mother’s brag book. Visit Tried & True for more original projects and free printables!

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Saturday 29th of August 2015

Gorgeous wreath & it's super easy! I have a small apartment with limited space so I appreciate the idea of changing the same wreath with each Holiday. Thanks so much for allowing us all to use your idea.

Cyndi Murdoch

Monday 25th of August 2014

A pool noodle - who would have thought - I love this i'm pinning!