Buffalo Plaid decor makes your home look festive all fall! I’ll show you how to DIY door decor for crazy cheap. Your neighbors will be jealous…
I’ve long admired the bold checks of the black and white craze. Scared away by the price, I’ve talked myself out of buying the adorable decor more than once.
But this fall, I decided to take a trip to Dollar Tree for crazy cheap items, and repurpose some things I already own.
If you’re ready to freshen up your front door (and make the neighbors jealous), follow along!
I know you can do this…
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Start With These Items:
- Wreath (Dollar Tree) or Bucket (Hobby Lobby)
- Foam block (DT)
- Floral wire (DT)
- Wire cutters
- 5 small, foam pumpkins (DT)
- Greenery (DT)
- White or cream spray paint
- Buffalo Plaid ribbon (4 in.)
- Small chalk board (DT)
- White paint marker
- Wooden skewers (DT)
- Stencils or graphite paper for tracing words
Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins
Begin this project by creating two buffalo plaid pumpkins. Two of my pumpkins had silk leaves decorating their tops. I removed the silk, and covered these two foam pumpkins with checked ribbon.
First, remove the wire from ribbon and cut in 1.5 in strips. Using craft or hot glue, attach strips of ribbon to two of the foam pumpkins, leaving the excess ribbon at the top of the pumpkin.
Next, make a “stem” by gathering the fringe at the top of your ribbon-covered pumpkin and twist it off with the wire you removed from the ribbon edges.
Chances are, you have some silk greenery languishing in your attic or basement. A light spray of white or cream paint will give it new life for this project.
Chalk Board Sign
This 6×8 inch chalkboard was easily transformed into a cute sign by using stencils for the top letters and printing out the word “Fall” and tracing with graphite paper.
If you’ve ever been in awe of the gorgeous printing on signs, you need to invest in graphite paper! It’s very inexpensive and gives you the freedom to reproduce anything you can make on your laptop.
For the word “Fall”, I used Edwardian Script ITC font in 350 point type.
My Final Cost
Since I repurposed many of the items, I only ended up paying for: foam block, pumpkins, chalk board, and ribbon,
The Buffalo Plaid ribbon was my biggest splurge, but I found it at Hobby Lobby for 40% off, just $6.00 for a large spool.
But Wait, There’s More!
For Halloween fun, add just a couple items from Dollar Tree and paint the reverse side of your chalkboard. Abra Cadabra-festive trick or treating!
- Skeleton Salad Tongs
- Jack-o-lantern picks
- Orange glitter
- “Boo!” is Baoli SC Regular font in 300 pt
Thanks for joining me in this project, it was so much fun! Share your masterpiece here or on my Facebook page! I can’t wait to see what you create.
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