Every once in a while, we find ourselves feeling inspired by random objects, in random places as we go about our day. There’s just some kind of magical feeling in crafting with things that are cheap and easy to come by, repurposing them into something else! We took a trip to the dollar store recently, for example, and we couldn’t help picturing all kinds of awesome projects that could easily be made from just about everything we saw there. Now we keep finding ourselves browsing the Internet for awesome new tutorials that will help us put all those neat, creatively useful things we saw in the store to good use!
Are you also feeling quite intrigued by the idea of making awesome new things from dollar store supplies? Take a look at this list of 15 cool ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. DIY thumb tack canvas art
If you ask us, one of the best things about DIY and crafting is the way you can so easily make something average and non-aesthetic into something lovely and artistic looking! We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that we simply adored the way Live Love DIY made this lovely ampersand canvas art simply by pushing golden thumb tacks through in the right shape!
2. Cute rustic polka dot mirror
Have you long been staring at a blank space on your wall thinking about how a mirror would look really nice there, but you simply haven’t found one in stores that quite suits the style you’re looking for? Then maybe you’d prefer to make one yourself! We love the way A Girl and A Glue Gun used a simple framed dollar store mirror as their base and built a painted wooden frame around it for a bit of polka dotted rustic chic.
3. Wall mounted mail sorting baskets
Are you the kind of person who adores making things for yourself even more than usual when they are something practical that you’ll actually use? Then we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way A House full of Sunshine used these simple dollar store wire baskets to make a mail sorting station! We actually did this project in real life and put them by our home office desk, right near the phone. Now we feel much more organized.
4. Anthropologie inspired plate art
Are you perhaps the kind of DIY enthusiast who adores being able to more affordably recreate designer decor pieces that you really like but don’t want to pay the brand name price on? Then we think you’ll really get a kick out of the way While They Snooze made their own homage to this stunning Anthropologie wall piece using dollar store plates and stencilling techniques!