Who needs expensive decor when you can make your own out of things from the dollar store? These 50 dollar store crafts prove that making stuff need not cost lots of money for supplies. One trip to Dollar Tree with a few bucks can net you some nice cool but cheap room decor or have you on your way to the party with a quick inexpensive DIY gift.
As a dollar store regular, I can tell you from first-hand experience that with a dollar you can come up with super amazing things you can use as decor in every inch of your living space. When you’re checking out of the Dollar Tree or Family Dollar, your cart will be filled to the brim with goodies but your total will be so much lower than any of the other places you are used to buying decor, it will blow you away. Another plus is that with a dollar store materials can also be made into the coolest gifts for your loved ones that won’t make a dent in your budget! So whether you are up to decorating one corner of the earth or you’re planning a grand surprise gift for someone, a dollar store craft to DIY is all you need!
DIY Dollar Tree Crafts That You Can Make and Sell
1. DIY Easy Planter Makeover
All you need for this simple craft is some modeling clay and any planters, pots, or containers that you can find at the dollar store. It is that simple, the DIY easy planter makeover tutorial above has everything else you need, step by step instructions, pictures to follow along, and some extra helpful tips! This inexpensive craft idea using dollar store supplies could make a creative accent to your room or be the thing to make this year if you need some cheap DIY Christmas gift ideas.
2. DIY Macrame Table Runner
The dollar store has everything, and rope, dowels, and hooks (all you need to make this adorable table runner) are on that list! I know that this DIY macrame table runner, which can also be made as a wall hanging, might look a bit difficult to make at first but once you learn the three simple knots, the rest is a breeze! So, you can get cozy on the couch, set up your materials, and weave the repeating pattern while watching your favorite program. That’s what I like to call multitasking! The step by step tutorial shows you exactly how to make it, so you should be safe from a Pinterest fail here. Definitely one of the best Dollar Tree crafts I’ve seen.
3. DIY Painted Ceramic Cactus
Who doesn’t need a large DIY painted ceramic cactus in their room so when anyone walks in, their eyes drift straight to the fun colors? Although the dollar store most likely doesn’t carry large ceramic cactuses, I still felt the need to put this delightful project on the list because all other materials can be found there! Plus, the fact that its the most adorable, amazing room decor project you can find out there! Not only can it only made as a teen craft and put in a bedroom, but it also looks wonderful on outdoor patios and as table centerpieces if you switch up the colors to match your decor:)
4. DIY Easy Handprint Paper Lillies
As with all real flowers, lily bouquets are truly amazing. They smell divine, and they add that fun pop of color to any room that you choose to put them in. But, the only downside is that they don’t last forever! Within a week, they start to wilt and the color starts to fade. That is where these easy DIY paper lilies come in! All you need is 5 materials that you can find in the dollar store within minutes, and there you have it, adorable everlasting flowers that can be put into a vase or adorned with a gift you plan giving a friend! For a dollar store craft idea that is sure to impress without costing lots of money, try making these colorful paper flowers.
5. DIY Lavender Painted Mason Jars
Lavender is one of my favorite things, it is both beautiful and it smells amazing. I want to put it everywhere. If you are like me, then with these delightful DIY lavender painted mason jars, you can! Whether on the dining table, in the kitchen, on your bedside table, it is a world full of possibilities when it comes to where you put, and what you put in these jars! When it comes to dollar store crafts, some of my favorites are made with mason jars, just like these pretty DIY vases.
6. DIY Dollar Store Letter Board
If you have not yet been introduced to the world full of letter boards, welcome. All over Pinterest are so many adorable ideas but sometimes where they are for sale, the price is around $50! Now, tell me why would you want to spend some of your hard-earned money on something you can easily recreate with dollar store materials!
7. DIY Macrame Plant Hanger
This DIY macrame plant hanger is not only super cute, but it is also super inexpensive, and fun and easy to make. All you need to do is run to the dollar store, pick up some rope and washi tape, and you are all set. Happy crafting!
8. DIY Dollar Store Bookends
Traditional bookends can range to $100 dollars apiece, not even for a pair! I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to spend that much money on something that is there to accompany my books as decoration. So, if you want something simple, minimal, and pretty that you would be happy to have sitting on your shelf, these inexpensive DIY bookends are a great dollar store project for you!
9. Dollar Store DIY: 3D Floral Letters
We all know that the dollar store has a huge aisle of nothing but artificial flowers, but did you ever think of what you could make with these inexpensive florals? Well if not, here is a super easy and affordable DIY tutorial that gives you step by step instructions on how to make this beautiful DIY floral letter! I had no idea that these letters were dollar store crafts or could be. I had seen them places and thought this craft would be super expensive to make.
10. DIY Hanging Herb Garden
Great for apartments or condos that don’t have the leisurely space of having your own traditional garden, or houses that floor space wants to maximized, this DIY hanging herb garden is a great affordable solution. Having a very modern touch, this garden will match any decor, whether inside or outside. So, go grab your materials and get to work!
11. DIY Stamped Book Stack
12. DIY Metallic Thumbtack Art
13. DIY Topiary Trees
14. DIY Dollar Tree Double Tier Tray
15. DIY Aged Galvanized Planters
16. DIY Constellation Map
17. DIY Mason Jar Flower Centerpiece
18. DIY Hanging Frames with Labels
19. DIY Dollar Store Planter Makeover
20. DIY Tool Box Herb Planter
21. DIY Salt and Sugar Shaker Vases
22. DIY Colorful Mini Wood Wreaths
23. Easy DIY Wall Mirror
24. DIY Gold Painted Pumpkin
25. DIY Thumbprint Heart Mason Jars
26. DIY Handprint String Art
27. DIY Ombre Dollar Store Laundry Basket
28. DIY Paper Bag Tiara
29. DIY Giant Paper Flowers
30. DIY Colorful Clothespin Wreath
31. DIY Dollar Tree Mirrored Centerpiece
32. DIY Terra Cotta Pot Carrot
33. DIY Ombre Paper Chain Wall Art
34. DIY Snowman Mason Jars
35. DIY Vertical Succulent Garden Wall Hanging
36. DIY Boho Fringe Chandelier
37. DIY Dinosaur Lamp
38. DIY Valentine Banner (from dollar store gift bags!)
39. 5-Minute DIY Dry Erase Board
40. DIY Dollar Tree Frame Lantern
41. DIY Monster Buddies
42. DIY Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden
43. DIY Dotted Sharpie Mugs
44. DIY Magnetic Makeup Organizer (from a cooking tray!)
45. DIY Fish Bowl Snowman
46. DIY Money Lei
47. DIY Rainbow Popsicle Stick Wreath
48. DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe
49. DIY Spray Paint Leaf Silhouette
50. DIY Vintage Jeep Wrangler Snow Globe
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