Whether you’re sprucing up the house with Halloween decorations or getting into the spirit of the season with autumn decor, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create an eye-catching space.
Many do-it-yourself fall decor ideas can save some money — but you can also find some cheap fall decorations at several big box stores and online. From fall centerpieces to Thanksgiving decorations, check out these essentials that can help you save more money this fall.
Pumpkins Skulls Baking Mold
Baking season is upon us, so don’t forget to dress up your baked goods with a touch of Halloween — especially if you're going to throw a killer Halloween party.
If you’re baking up cupcakes and other sweet treats this season, a pumpkin skulls baking mold can help you create some fun Halloween-inspired treats with little effort. This mold works double duty, as it can be used for baked goods as well as frozen treats, ice cubes, or even soaps. It’s available on Amazon for $6.99 and is also a Prime-eligible purchase.
Fall Leaves Gleam ’N Burst Centerpiece
Putting together fall centerpieces and DIY autumn decorations can be that much easier when you use premade leaf arrangements for fall home decor — and thanks to this accessory bursting with metallic leaves, you can add a glamorous touch to the table this season.
Made with moveable wire stems, it stands 15 inches tall and retails on Amazon for $9.07. If you have grand plans for your centerpieces, you can get a package of three for $16.98 — and it comes with Prime shipping benefits.
Nate Berkus Sandcasted Metal Dish
Whether you want to leave some Halloween candy out on the coffee table or serve guests some sweet treats this fall, do it with this leaf-shaped dish.
The dish can add a touch of fall to any living space when it’s empty — or you can use it to store smaller items, including candy for those with an unrelenting sweet tooth. You can pick this piece up at Target on clearance for $5.58 — until supplies last.
Fall Harvest Tan Loop Bow Decoration
If you’re decorating a harvest tree this fall or just want to add a festive touch to a door, stairway handrails, or other areas of the home, decorate with this oversized bow.
The colorful bow features gold-glittered edges for a luxurious touch — and the flexible wire construction makes it easy to create the perfect bow shape. Pick it up at Walmart for $7.49 and get free shipping.
Wooden Hanging Autumn-Themed Decor Sign
One of the best ways to usher in Thanksgiving is with some fall decor touches throughout your home. This Wooden Hanging Thanksgiving Sign is perfect for hanging on the inside of the front door or in the heart of your home. It will add a guaranteed touch of the harvest season to your space and only costs $8.99 on Amazon.
However, reviewers on Amazon are reporting you can find the same sign at the dollar store for a whole lot less. So if you get thrifty, you might be able to save even more on your fall home decor.
Copper, Gold and Red Leaves Wire Garland
When you’re looking for ways to decorate stair railings, entryways or even the mailbox pole this season, pick out some autumn decorations like garland. This mix of metallic leaves on wire garland will last you a few seasons and can be bent and shaped to fit almost anything. It’s available on Amazon for $7 for 12 feet of garland, but you can pick up a three-pack for $12.95.
Thanksgiving ‘Thankful, Grateful, Blessed’ Sign
If you’re planning to host Thanksgiving without spending a lot of money, welcome guests with this colorful sign hanging at the door or in your main windows. This party decoration and sign board measures 9 1/8 inches-by-10 1/4 inches and is a perfect touch to any autumn home.
You can hang it up virtually anywhere with a small nail or push pin, and the glitter letters and fancy script are sure to catch everyone’s eye. Versatile enough to be used indoors or outdoors, these autumn decorations are available on Amazon for a little under $10.
Harvest Tweed Mini Pumpkins
Whether you want to dress up the Thanksgiving table or add a touch of fall to bookshelves around the house, decorate the space with some tweed-covered pumpkins. You can pick up a set of four miniature pumpkins covered in fall-themed colored tweed for your tribute to the season.
Each one is about 6 inches wide and can be used to fill glass bowls for a centerpiece — or left to stand alone on different surfaces. Pick yours up at Target for $6, and use your Target REDcard to get free shipping on orders of at least $25.
Maple Leaves Multicolor Mixed Garlands
Maple leaves are one of the signature symbols of fall. But if you’re not interested in rounding up dozens of real leaves to decorate with, get a bag of artificial leaves instead. You’ll find a 300-piece set of leaves in six different colors on Amazon for $9.99.
The leaves don’t wrinkle easily, so you can stick them together to create a harvest wreath, or throw them on tabletops as larger confetti. Add these leaves to your DIY fall decor supplies list for a pop of color, or use them for scrapbooking when you’ve gathered all your holiday photos.
Solar Powered String Lights
A set of string lights can create the perfect ambiance for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving celebration, both indoors or out.
This set of 120 starry string lights are waterproof so you can use them on the patio, deck or other outdoor areas — as well as inside doorways and around furniture indoors. It’s on sale at Walmart for just $8.99 — a steep discount from their typical price of nearly $40 — and could be a mainstay of your fall decor collection for years to come.
Halloween Night Flag
If the countdown to Halloween is on in your household, show your enthusiasm for upcoming revelries with a bold and colorful flag. This flag is a durable polyester, designed with two metal grommets for easy hanging. You could hang it on a flagpole or use it as a window covering to liven up the area.
The flag is just $1.73 on Amazon, but shipping is $4.99 — regardless, you’ll be spending far less than $10 for these Halloween decorations.
3D Chain Garland-Fall Ivy
Brighten up the living area or add a touch of fall to the kitchen with a simple ivy garland. This chain garland of multi-colored ivy leaves creates the illusion of leaves that are changing colors.
You could wrap this around stairwells, decorate doorways or just use it to make fall centerpieces. It’s available at Walmart for $9.44 and shipping is free from the seller.
Harvest Season Vase Filler
When you’re making centerpieces or just want to add some decorative touches to the spaces around your home, fill up a basket or clear glass vase with a cornucopia of rattan fillers. This unscented fall mix is filled with different shapes, sizes and colors of nature-inspired pieces and can be used for a variety of crafting projects.
Pick it up at Target for $9.99, and use your REDcard to get free shipping and 5 percent off your purchase.
Pumpkin and Pinecone Wreath
Pinecones are a mainstay of the fall and winter months, but you don’t have to settle for filling up vases or baskets with pinecones for your fall decor this year.
Warm up a room or entryway with this colorful wreath decked out with pumpkins, pinecones, berries and fall-colored leaves. You can use it as part of a larger centerpiece or simply hang it on the door as a harvest decoration. The wreath is just $9.98 at Walmart, and free pickup in stores is available online.
Pumpkin Fall Garden Flag
Extend a warm welcome to pumpkin season by hanging an eye-catching flag in the garden. This outdoor flag is made with weather-resistant material, so it will hold up even on those rainy and windy days of fall. It measures 12.5-by-18 inches, so it would also work as a perfect fit to brighten up an entryway. You can get it on Amazon for $7 with free shipping.