25 Thrifty Dollar Store Craft Ideas
Try These Clever Dollar Store Crafts
The dollar store is a great place to get certain home essentials, but did you also know it’s also great for DIYers? Crafters won’t feel guilty about trying out new projects because the overall investment is usually so minimal.
When it comes to reusing items from the dollar store, you’re only limited to your creativity. Do you need some inspiration to get started? These dollar store crafts utilize some commonly found items that look even better once repurposed. 02 of 26
Turn a Cookie Sheet Into an Organizer
A cookie sheet is usually magnetic, which makes it a perfect base for a magnetic organizer. To camouflage the fact that the sheet is meant to be in the oven, line the back with reclaimed wood contact paper.
Update Inexpensive Coasters With Felt
You can usually find pom poms and basic coasters at the dollar store. If they aren’t in stock, check out the Dollar Tree website to order online. Once you have your supplies, all you need to do is glue the pom-poms to the coaster and voila.
Add Labels to Basic Pantry Storage Containers
Every dollar store is going to stock different types of items and containers. This blogger found a variety of different pantry containers at her local store. To make them more custom, she added matching pantry labels.
Transform a Rubber Door Mat Into Wall Art
The rubber mats at the dollar store might not strike you as durable enough for your front door. In fact, they are generally pretty flimsy. However, add a coat of paint, and the mat might make a great addition to a blank wall in your house.
Upgrade a Laundry Basket With Rope
Rope baskets look great with throw blankets inside, but they can get expensive. Make your own using a cheap laundry basket and colored rope. The thicker the rope, the more luxurious your final result will look.
Make Art Using Gold Thumbtacks
You can find a wide variety of office and school supplies at the dollar store. Instead of only using these supplies for work and school, think outside the box. Pick up a blank canvas and use gold thumbtacks to create a cool piece of wall art.
Spray Paint Locker Bins for a Vintage Look
Customize Plain Terracotta Planters
Depending on the season, you’ll find a wide variety of planters at the dollar store made from a variety of materials. Sometimes if you’re lucky, you can find some smaller terracotta pots. If so, update them using paint.
Repurpose Dishes Into a Jewelry Tower
If you have a lot of jewelry you wear on a regular basis, consider making a jewelry tower for your vanity or dresser. At first, the project might look weird. However, once you add paint, it all comes together.
Pick Out Bright Colors for Clear Vases
You might be able to find some enameled vases at home decor shops, but you’ll be paying a lot more than a dollar. Learn how to create a rich enamel finish on a clear glass vase that will only cost you a buck. It’s easier and less expensive than you might think.
Craft Magnets Out of Clear Glass Floral Marbles
If you go through the floral section of the dollar store, you’ll likely find clear and colored floral marbles meant for the bottom of vases. Repurpose them by creating your own magnets. This blogger used a vintage map, but you could use just about any design.
Personalize Cases for Your Electronics
Sometimes you might want to spend more money on your phone or tablet case. However, you might find a significantly cheaper plain case at the dollar store. Consider updating this dollar store case by using Mod Podge and craft paper.
Embellish a Pair of Flip Flops
Flip flops generally aren’t very expensive if you look in the right places. However, you can make them look a lot more expensive by adding different embellishments. This person added faux florals, which you can also find at the dollar store.
Use Compacts to Create a Striking Wall Mirror
Large mirror walls like this one are expensive to buy premade. However, you can make your own by using makeup compacts from the dollar store. You’ll save money if you can find a compact that has a mirror on both sides.
Stack White Dishes to Make a Succulent Terrarium
White dishes from the dollar store might not hold up in the kitchen for a long period of time, but they work out well for various craft projects. This idea fuses the bowls together using glasses.