Why spend a fortune on sprucing up your home when you can save hundreds by doing it yourself? The best crafts are homemade crafts anyway, so get to the Dollar Store (or equivalent) and get creative.
Here are ten cheap Dollar Store craft ideas to help get you started!
1. Rope Storage Bins
Turn a plastic storage bin or laundry basket into something out of a country farmhouse magazine. All you need is hot glue, thick sisal rope, and a pretty fabric. Wrap rope from bottom to top of bin to cover, gluing in several spots. Line the inside of the storage bin with fabric and glue. Now you have a rustic storage bin that’s easy on the eyes!
2. Candlesticks 3-tier Stand
Serve snacks like never before with this DIY 3-tiered stand. Grab one large, medium, and small plate of your choice and two candlestick bases. Using a hot glue gun, glue the candlestick bases to the top and bottom of each plate, stacking as you go.
3. Photo Frame Lantern
Forget the $30 lantern boxes at Anthropologie, make your own using four picture frames and some hot glue. Take apart a fifth picture frame (square) to create four pillars up to a point to mimic a lantern. Use a shower ring at the top to finish off the look!
4. Floral Initial Lettering Wall Decor
For an easy Dollar Store craft, try this initial lettering project. First draw your name’s initial on cardboard and then cut out. Using fake flowers from the Dollar Store, hot glue flowers on cardboard to cover initial completely. Mount on wall using a simple screw or nail. You can do this with just one initial or make a monogram!
Chip & Dip Bowl
Make serving chips and dip way simpler (and cooler) by combining two bowls/plates into one. To make, glue a martini glass to the middle of glass bowl. Use the bottom half to fill with chips and serve the dipping sauce in the elevated martini glass.
CD Mirror Frame
For a fun twist on a traditional wall mirror, grab old CD’s at the Dollar Store. Create a luminescent mirror frame using broken CD parts. Break and align all around the border, making sure to keep the inner square evenly aligned. The finished look will create all sorts of rainbow colors!
Color Dipped Mugs
White mugs are flying off the shelves thanks to this popular and cheap Dollar Store craft idea! Using glass paint and rubbing alcohol, create a watercolor design on your mug with the help of a q-tip. Let dry completely and place in a cold oven. Preheat to 325° and “bake” for 45 minutes. Let mugs cool in the oven and then take out. Your design is now dishwasher and microwave-safe!
Doormat Wall Decor
Decorate your home with your doormat! Using a rubber doormat with a neat pattern from the Dollar Store, spray paint or paint to create a purposefully-rustic look. Once completely dry, you can hang on your wall! Truly a simple and cheap Dollar Store craft idea.
Stone Coasters & Bath Mat
Using a cheap floor mat, stones, and epoxy glue, you can create your own bath or shower mat! It’s a great way to add touches of nature to your home. For a smaller project, make stone coasters using Dollar Store coasters instead of a mat.
With these nine nifty and cheap Dollar Store crafts, you can decorate without feeling guilty for emptying your wallet. Hurry up to the Dollar Store, these supplies are going fast!