How To Decorate for Fall {at the Dollar Tree}

 

 How to Decorate for Fall at the Dollar Tree

y'all, I have a serious thing for etched glass.

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and pretty words.

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So when I can make etched glass words with a few bargains from the Dollar Tree (and make them reversible???)

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You know I'm a happy girl. 😉

(For more happy ways to decorate for Fall at the Dollar Tree – check out the Fall Dollar Tree Centerpieces I made for next to nothing!   Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see that video)

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I knew somehow I could use these Dollar Tree glass containers for something, and absolutely loved how this little project turned out. 🙂  (If you don't have a Dollar Tree near you – you can head over and order oodles of goodies from DollarTree.com!)

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Here's what I used:

  • Etching Cream (one bottle will last you forever, but I think plain white crafting would probably work too!)
  • 10 glass jars from the Dollar Tree
  • popping corn (on sale at Kroger this week)
  • votive candles (also from the Dollar Tree)
  • Silhouette Cameo Cutter and adhesive vinyl (if you don't have a cutter just find stickers at your local craft store – you can do the same thing if you're able to find a font you like!)
  • sponge brush

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And here's what I did: 

  • Cut out vellum using Silhouette cutter (I really do love that thing – my favorite typeface right now is American Typewriter)
  • Put vellum onto glass jars (I did “boo” on one side and “give thanks” on the other so that I could use them throughout thanksgiving)

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  • Used sponge brush to paint over the glass with etching cream
  • Removed vellum
  • Added popcorn and candles. Done!

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That's it ~ fun! Once my Silhouette was up and running it probably took less than an hour to complete, and I'm so pleased with the results. Love it!

And for more Fall Dollar Tree decor ideas,  check out the video above of how I made these cute Fall Dollar Tree Centerpieces!

 

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Looking for more ways to decorate for fall on a penny pinched budget? Here you go:

DIY Butcher Block Sign

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I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve never had good luck with etching cream any ideas what I might be doing wrong

  2. Great projects for fall!!

  3. I LOVE this idea!!

    I’d also love to know where you got the lanterns on the ends of your mantle?? They are perfect!

  4. Belinda says:

    Would be cute filled with candy corn ..

  5. I love this idea!!!!! Thanks for posting!

  6. Adorable!!!!

  7. Hi there – I just wanted to let you know you’re supposed to wash off that etching cream 🙂 they look great as is though! But if you wash it off – it will actually be etched glass rather than painted look

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