To quench your crafting thirst, start shopping at your local dollar stores for some of your needs. You’ll be surprised of the materials you may find while perusing and you’ll be even happier that your wallet doesn’t get too much lighter after your purchases. We’ve rounded up some awesome projects that you can whip up and buy all the ingredients at this one-stop shopping goldmine. Below you’ll save some money with these 14 DIY dollar store decorations.
1. Clothespin Trivets
Who knew clothespins could become trivets? And quite easily so! Check out this fun project by hopping on over to Dream a Little Bigger. Grab some paint and a glue gun to make it happen!
2. Drop Cloth Curtains
Thoughts from Alice turned cheap drop cloths into whimsical curtains. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to dress your windows in a boho-inspired way, this tutorial will walk you through it. And yes if you’re brave enough, you could even dye the fabric.
3. Storage Buckets
Some buckets and some decals, paint, or Sharpie markers can make this happen. Depending on what your store has, you can easily recreate this within minutes. Grab stencils if you’re working with paint or permanent markers. Check out how these ones were whipped up at Just Vintage Home.
4. Rope Basket
Yes, you can even make a rope basket with some help from I Heart Organizing and a trip to your local dollar store. We love this idea for cozy storage solutions in and around the home. They work great in playrooms, bedrooms, or even for the blankets in the living room.
5. Gold Leaf Vase
A $1 glass vase can turn into a modern piece for your home with a coat of paint or two. Go with a metallic shade to level up the style and then use it to hold some fresh florals in the foyer. Check out this easy creation by jumping over to The Creativity Exchange.
6. Moss Topiaries
Madigan Made featured this wonderful tutorial from Liz Marie who made full moss topiaries after a visit to her local dollar store. We’re loving how innovative this particular project and how versatile the ending product ended up being. From the living room to the front porch, they work without spending too much on the addition.
7. Drawer Organizers
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to organize some of the drawers in your home, visit the dollar store. They’ll have something on the shelves that are similar to these pieces from Just Vintage Home. Then you can easily revamp your spaces to be more organized and easier to manage.
8. Tiered Tray
Check out this tiered tray made from supplies found at one of those same stores. We found this scene at Simple Made Pretty and fell in love with its potential. It can be super useful inside craft rooms, home offices, and even in the kitchen.
9. Rae Dunn Hacks
If you love the simplicity behind Rae Dunn pieces then you’ll really love this hack from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Visit and follow along as you learn how to recreate some of your favorite finds or inspired ideas that Rae Dunn hasn’t even created just yet.
10. Succulent Wreath
You can create a trendy, succulent wreath with some help from Rachel Teodoro and the dollar store as well. This project costs virtually nothing and goes along perfectly with some of the biggest pushes in the interior design world right now. Welcome guests with one of these on your front door.
11. Mail Center
Create an at-home mail organized with some help from Pretty and Organized. This is actually a shower organized that was up cycled with a bit of metallic paint and hung in the kitchen. It’s a genius and innovative way to stay organized while staying stylish.
12. Magnet Board
Magnet boards are nice to have around as well. These are wonderful for teen bedrooms, kitchens, and home offices too. Make sure your to-do lists are scene and ready to be checked off with some help from Madigan Made.
13. Picture Frame Terrarium
This gorgeous terrarium was made with several picture frames found at the dollar store. It’s such a creative idea! Found at Country Living, follow along and put your personal twist on your finished scene.
14. Elephant Bookends
And finally, go down the toy aisle and become inspired there too. Some plastic animals and spray paint can easily be turned into funky bookends for the home. Check it out at Love Grows Wild.