The dollar store is so familiar to us in our daily life. Most people, especially girls and women tend to be dollar store shoppers. These discount stores sell various items, from cups and glasses to hairspray, from hot glue guns to cheap picture frames for a dollar or less.
Thanks to dollar stores, crafting at home has become significantly affordable. You can benefit a lot from good prices and plentiful product selection at the dollar store by making clever, unique and decorative crafts to enliven up your home, planning any sort of celebration such as a wedding reception or birthday party with personality and not breaking the bank.
The dollar store is always the place to hit up for some amazing decor and centerpiece ideas. So let’s head over to see these more than 50 dollar store crafts I rounded up in this post. These dollar store crafts are all adorable, functional, and fun! The most important of all is that they are pretty easy to make. You can have a try with these DIY tutorials during this summer vocation.
Lovely DIY Lamp
This is a fabulous way to recycle old wine glasses into lovely DIY bling lamp. An old wine glass, some decorative paper, and a battery-operated teat light are all you need to make these crafts. All of these materials can be found at the dollar store. It is perfect for your wedding decor. Get the tutorial here.
Upcycled Dollar Store Sunglasses
It is fancy to upcycle these $1 frames at the dollar store to the million ones. What you need is a pair of sunglasses, nail polish and some tape. The process is so easy, and everyone can make it. See more here.
Dollar Crafts for Hair Ties Accessories Storage
Upcycle Jars and Candle Sticks from Dollar Store for hair ties accessories. Transform the jars and candle sticks from the dollar store to these hair ties organizers. Not only will you never again struggle to find your hair ties, but you’ll be able to display your favorite pieces beautifully and stylishly. source
DIY Paperweights from Glass Candle Holders
This is a fun and inexpensive project to reuse old glass jar lids into amazing paperweights. All you need is a little Mod Podge and some pourable resin from the dollar store to set the “glass.” See the tutorial here.
Dollar Store Tray Chalkboard
This chalkboard is a cute and easy project. You can get the materials, a tray and some chalkboard paints, from the dollar store. You can create a group wall hanging with several of these, then spell out an inspirational saying with one work on each chalkboard or have a family center where each member has their own board to leave notes. Here’s a tutorial for your reference. source
DIY Welcome Board in Wedding
Buy a tray from the dollar store and some chalkboard to glue to the tray , tie a ribbon on top. This will be a wonderful wedding decor to welcome your guests with calligraphy in gold-ink-pens for a welcome message. source
DIY Mini Snow Globe
This is a quick, easy and affordable project yet creates a little winter wonderland on your dinning room table. All you need is a glass candle holder, a mini glass globe, some fake mini decorative trees and mini people. You can buy these materials from your local dollar store. Take salt, sand or anything else white as the fake snow. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you. source
Dollar Store Geometric Decorated Mug
Give the plain white mug from the dollar store a new life by painting a geometric pattern. Of course, you can choose any pattern you like. source
Dollar Tree Makeup Storage
Makeup storage can be costly. This dollar tree makeup storage will be your favorite. What you need is faux silver trays in each size and a couple of candlesticks to make this one. Get tutorials here
DIY Platter Wall Artwork
It’s a fabulous and creative way to turn some crystal platters from the dollar store into a wall artwork.What you need to do is to paint the sides of the platters with some coats of paint in different colors, let them dry.Then match them together according to colors , sizes and patterns, hang them together in the wall. source
DIY Picture Frames and Message Board
What you need to create this picture frame or message board is a dollar store candlestick and a pack of dollar store twine. This project maybe needs more work, but the ends turns out to be so great. Check the tutorial here.
Window Art with Dollar-store Frames
Dollar-store frames are ideal for making window art with glue and food coloring. This is a project that your kids can help and enjoy making. It is super pretty when the light shining through. source
Dollar Store Succulent Planter
Glued clear glasses in between dollar store ceramic bowls in different sizes. Be sure to leave an opening wide enough to insert plants. It doesn’t need to spray paint the glasses because they would not be visible once the plants were in. source
Lace Paper Doily Envelopes Doily Envelopes
Use doilies,tracing paper and an art card to make your wedding invitation envelope prettier and less bulky. Here is a step-by-step direction for your inspiration. source
DIY “I Heart You” Picture Frame
Here’s another idea to transform a dollar store frame into this custom “I Heart You” picture frame by adding some random craft and scrapbooking supplies. It’s so cute and easy to make. See the tutorial here.
DIY Mirro Boxes
Some glue gun and dollar store mirrors can be composed to this amazing mirror box. It will be a perfect table centerpiece in your dinning room with some plants or wild flowers in. You can also use it as a candle base. source
Cute Picture Frame in Home Decor
Dollar store frames with scrapbook or other pretty papers. It’s ideal as a cute decor in your little ones. source
Burlap Napkin Rings
These DIY burlap napkin rings will be a feature for your Valentine’s Day with a shabby chic look. Get the tutorial here.
Homemade Candy Machine
This cute candy machine is made from a pot and glass bowl .It would be a perfect and fun gift to your kids on Christmas Day! source
DIY Decorative Mirror
This decorative mirror is simply awesome made from small mirror squares from the dollar store. It is just as great as Pottery Barn’s for a fraction of the cost! source
DIY Beautiful Candle Holders
The glass candlesticks can create so many creative crafts. This time, they are paired with glass vases to make beautiful candle holders. You can also paint any color to match your decor. source
Creative Glass Bead Vase
This craft is quick, easy and cheap to make.It would be great for table centerpieces, gift ideas, wedding decorations and much more. All you need to make these is a small oval glass container, bag of glass beads, glues sticks and a hot glue gun. All of these items can be found at the Dollar store. source
Dollar Store Sparkle Star Garland
Use some dollar store stars and old fabric to make this sparkle star garland. It only took you 10 minutes and two dollars.You could make it long enough to use on a hearth or maybe even your tree on the Christmas Day. source
Easy Sweater Pumpkins
It is a fun and easy project to make these sweater pumpkins with dollar store faux pumpkins and a piece of sweater. It will be a perfect and fun decor on the Halloween Day. source
Craft Box Lamp
The little wooden trinket box from the dollar store does not just used as its own. You can paint them up the way you like and create a unique lamp for any room. Lamp kits can be found at any hardware store. Start to create one for your living room. See details here.
Easy Dollar Store Fall Garland
This is another creative idea to make the decorative garland using the products from your local dollar store. Pick up a bag of fake leaves at the dollar store and paint them in gold leaf. Then glue them to some jute twine with the hot glue gun! So easy! Anyone can do this. source
Wire Wrapped Dollar Store Glass Pendant
Crack a single dollar store glass marble and wrap some wire to create this jewel-like focal point for jewelry. source
DIY Teacup Sculpture
Glue more teacups from the dollar store to an old plate so there would be more room for your necklaces and other random stuffs. It’ll cost you about five bucks. But it adds sort of gorgeous and luxurious atmosphere to your bedroom. source
Japanese Style Lantern
Manila folders, bamboo chopsticks or wooden skewers, and colored tissue paper, rice paper, or textured paper are all you need to make this Japanese-style lantern. Check the tutorial here.
DIY Yarn Egg Wreath
I like this yarn egg wreath very much. They are so adorable. It looks great on the door or used as a party decor. It is also super easy to make. What you need is some yarns in different colors and plastic eggs in various sizes from the dollar store. source
DIY Glitter Shot-Glass Vases
These glitter and sparkling shot glass vases with some fresh flowers in are sure to wow your guests as the table accessories for any outdoor entertainment or wedding. See more details here.
DIY Washi-tape Tea-Light Votives
These pretty and adorable wash tape votives is a great project as a decor for a wedding , party or just as something to decorate your room. You can create them in different colors and styles. source
DIY Beaded Chandelier
This lovely beaded chandelier is made from a hanging basket from the dollar store as well as some Mardi Gras-style beads. I like using it as a decor in my backyard. See more details here.
Trash Can Night Stand
Get a simple and cheap trash can from the dollar store and paint it in the favorite color and turn it as a unique and custom night stand. source
Waterproof Garland Made with Pool Noodle
This pool noodles garland is really an awesome and EASY project. It is a perfect decor to your yard because it’s weather-proof, plus it adds such a bright and playful element. source
Melted Beads Accessories
These beads are so cheap in the dollar store. You can make a ton of jewelry, bookmarks, hair clips, and even magnets with them in spring colors as cutest party decor or handmade gifts to your lovely daughters. source
DIY Clothespin Wreath
This is a creative idea to upcycle the wood clothespin from the dollar store. It is natural and looks so great on the door. source
Adorable Dinosaur iPhone Stand
If you have a plastic dinosaur and a few minutes to spare, you can create this inexpensive, unique and fun dinosaur iPhone stand. Check the step-by-step tutorial here.
DIY Tile Table with Glass Gems
You can turn a boring old side table into something beautiful and seemingly expensive with a package of glass gems or stones at the Dollar Store. It’s really a great project for sprucing up your home decor. source
Adorable Stitched Heart Bookmarks
Use paperclips, white embroidery thread and colorful fabric to make these adorable stitched-heart bookmarks as perfect gifts to all the book lovers in your life. See the details here.
DIY Button Bouquet
Have you imagined that the colorful and cheap buttons from the dollar store can be turned into this adorable and decorative item as your table centerpiece. source
DIY Faux Bois Centerpiece
This centerpiece is pretty simple to make, plus it looks very modern and temporary. Get the tutorial here.
DIY Milk glass Stars
These milk glass stars are made out of dollar store star-shaped candy dishes. They are the perfect patriotic decorative displays in your home. Tutorials here.
Paper Straw Easter Bunnies
A few inexpensive supplies + a little creativity = festive decorations that you’ll want to keep around long after bunny day. Get the tutorial for this craft here.
DIY Foam Sheet Puppets
Use glittery and non glittery foam sheets in various colors at the dollar store to create these adorable animal puppets for your little ones. Here is the instruction. source
DIY Pebble Bath Mat
This one takes a lot of patience to complete, but you can do it and it is a far cry cheaper than paying someone else to do it or buying the tile from a tile store. It is ideal to put in the bathroom to prevent the slipperiness. The instruction is here.
Add a Pop of Color to Your Glassware
All you need to upgrade your party glasses is a few paint pens and a good playlist! Check the tutorial here.
DIY Wall Mirror
The small mirrors from the dollar store can be arranged in any pattern as you like. It will be a perfect wall artwork in your living room. source
Yarn Covered Vases
These yarn wrapped bottle vases are an easy project that are not only functional and pretty, but budget friendly as well. You can personalize your bottles using yarn or even use rope or twine in colors that match your whole home decor. source
DIY Jeweled Vase. Here is another creative idea to create the custom vases. Dress up a vase, glass, or jar with a few strands of sparkly beads from the dollar store to make this jeweled vase. source
DIY Mini Terrarium. You can make a beautiful desktop terrarium from picture frames that you can get at the Dollar Store for less than $1 each. You will also need a few hours because this project is a bit time consuming. The end result however, is gorgeous. source