Monday, September 28, 2020

Dollar Store Pizza Pan Fall Door Hanger


Dollar store crafts are quite trendy right now! I recently joined a Facebook group for those of us who love crafting with dollar store items. Not long ago, we were challenged by one of the founding members, Heather @Daily DIY Life to create a craft using a pizza pan or something similar since pizza pans are hard to find right now at the Dollar Tree. It's so much fun and inspirational to see what some of the dollar store crafters come up with! My idea for a Dollar Tree fall door hanger is not original, in fact, one of my blogging buddies, Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife, created a lovely one you can check out right here!  Anyway, I had fun putting together my version using a few items from the Dollar Tree:
  • Pizza Pan
  • Plaid Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Tinsel Stems
Plus essential craft items like chalk paint, sponge brush, scissors, pencil, measuring tape, fabric glue and a graphic fall design.

To make, start by removing the pizza pan label and washing it to remove any stickiness, dirt and grime. And let dry. 
Paint the pan with white chalk paint and a sponge brush and .  .  .
and let dry.
Once dry, lay the pizza pan face down on the wrong side of the fabric and draw a circle using the edge of the pizza pan as a guide and cut out. Then lay the fabric circle inside the pizza pan and use a measuring tape to size and mark around the fabric exactly where it fits. 

For example, I wanted the fabric to fit just below the pan rim, so I measured and marked 1/2" around the entire circle and cut off that much more of fabric. 

Then apply a layer of Mod Podge to the pan and .  .  .

lay the fabric circle on top, smoothing it out with your hand and fingers. 

Let dry. Apply an additional layer of Mod Podge to seal. 
In the meantime, find an adorable graphic design online to place in the middle of the pan: 

And then make a few fall leaves out of the remaining fabric by slathering the fabric in Mod Podge to make it stiff, let dry and draw a fall leaf image:
Outline the leaves with glittery tinsel stems from the dollar store .  .  .
all around .  .  .
the leaf edges.
And then attaching it all, including a bow, to welcome Fall!

 Everyone is having fun creating fall items using dollar store pizza pans including these awesome designers:

 Jenny @Cookies, Coffee & Crafts - Fall Pizza Pan Door Hanger
Marie @ Craft Rocker - Vintage Halloween Pizza Pan Wreath
Heather @ Daily DIY Life  - Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Fall Welcome Sign
Michelle@Our Crafty Mom - Fun Halloween Witch Door Hanger
Beverly @ Across the Blvd. - Halloween Welcome Wall Hanging 

If you liked to join our group, please go here: All Things Dollar Store Facebook   where we inspire, enjoy and share our creations using supplies from all the dollar stores!


  1. This is soooo darn cute! I love the you outlined the leaves! I need to do that..genius! Great project

    1. Thanks so much, Heather! So glad I joined this group! Lots of fun projects!

  2. Gail, you are one of the most talented DIY bloggers that I love to follow. You make your projects easy enough for anyone to replicate. I love that you used fabric with the pattern you wanted and those leaves are such a wonderful addition. Slathering the fabric with Mod Podge to make it stiff is super smart. Love this!

    1. Thanks so much, Shirley! I try my best to make easy but unique things! I try not to do complicated-my mind can't process that! Lol!

  3. This is gorgeous, Gail! I love the plaid leaves! Adding the glittery tinsel was a great idea, and it doesn't create the mess that using regular glitter does! 😁

    1. Thanks, T'onna! Yes, it was much easier using tinsel stems than glitter glue and having to wait for it to dry.

  4. This is so cute! I love how you made the leaves and I honestly thought you had painted that background before I read your tutorial. Clearly an homage to your decoupage skills!

    Marie @Craftrocker

  5. So cute Gail! I love the way you added gingham edged leaves, so clever! Adorable :)

  6. This is very cute Gail! How you got that fabric on there so accurately amazes me! Love the leaves and how you trimmed them!

  7. Gail, you did it again! What a sweet idea. Love the chosen fabric.

  8. This is adorable Gail! Great tutorial. Love the way you finished off the leaves. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Pinned!

  9. So cute. Thank you for sharing.

  10. OMG, super cute!! I love how you put the pipe cleaners around the edges of the leaves!!


  11. Me encanta, es bien bonito. BESICOS.

  12. Your wreath is very creative and unique! I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow and share it at the Little Cottage Link Party!


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