Cheap and Easy Dollar Tree Porch Decor DIY

I never dreamed a Dollar Tree DIY could transform into something so amazing. Decorating my front porch is one of my favorite places to get creative.  With a few items from the Dollar Tree this porch decor DIY became such a cute patriotic display that will last the entire summer! This DIY was super easy to put together as shown in the few short steps below. I hope you’ll try one for your porch decorating this season.


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patriotic porch decor supplies

  • Americana reusable shopping bag of your choice
  • Selection of red, white and blue flower stems
  • Old heavy books to weigh down the bag
  • Floral foam blocks
  • Inexpensive American flags
  • Cotton stems (optional)
  • Tin star picks or pin wheel picks


First grab a reusable bag from the Dollar Tree and add some weight to the bottom. I used old vintage books. Just a few should do the trick!

patriotic porch decor gift bag

patriotic porch decor add vintage books

Next add some floral foam; also from the Dollar Tree. This is to make adding your florals easier.

patriotic porch decor adding floral foam

Add in the floral stems of your choice.

Dollar-Tree-Porch-Decor flowers

Miniature American flags are a cute filler item as well.

porch decor adding american flags

I added some cotton stems as well to fill in the gaps.

adding cotton to porch decor

Finally, place a few metal star picks or pinwheel picks into the floral arrangement to add some height to your design.

adding star picks to porch decor

Dollar-Tree-Porch-Decor pinwheel

That’s it! Set it out on your front or back porch to enjoy the whole summer long!

patriotic porch decor pin


easy GIFT BAG porch decor

This turned out so cute I thought and plan to use this same concept to decorate for the different seasons! It would look so good with a Christmas, Easter, Halloween or Fall bag as well, don’t you think? I paired it with this coordinating Summer little red truck patriotic doormat that is covering my hand-painted buffalo check doormat! If you missed the tutorial on the buffalo check mat, you can find it here!


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  1. Sherri Patterson says:

    I absolutely love the idea with the shopping bag. I purchased the bag the day before your post and thought what a great idea! Love, Love!!

  2. Erica Flores says:

    Absolutely love this! Super easy and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Liz Ruggiero says:

    I love that project and the mat!!

  4. Lisa Hill-Oster says:

    Too cute! Love the rug also!

  5. Wanda Walton Hollowell says:

    Just adorable. Very creative, on a budget! That’s just great! You can reuse most of the ideas in other ways for next year. 👏🏼👏🏼 🇺🇸

  6. Kimeri McGee says:

    Creative and festive!

  7. I absolutely love this

  8. angela Marie maggio says:

    Love this idea.

  9. Donna WIngo says:

    Super creative and cute.

  10. Sandra Rhorer says:

    Love what you do❤️❤️❤️

  11. Stephanie Collins says:

    I absolutely love this craft and I also like the idea of making something similar for different holidays like Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! You could probably even make one for Valentines Day or St. Patrick’s Day!

  12. Constance Lambright says:

    Those are some great decorations!!! Thanks for all your help!!

  13. Judy needy says:

    I love the welcome is so cute!

  14. Jana Thomas says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yay! I’m so glad and you’re very welcome!

  15. Love this idea. So cute, easy and affordable.

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