Dollar Stores DIY Crafts

25 Thrifty Dollar Store Craft Ideas

Try These Clever Dollar Store Crafts

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Simply Handmade Studios

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

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The Crazy Craft Lady

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.

DIY Magnetic Organizer from The Crazy Craft Lady 03 of 26

Update Inexpensive Coasters With Felt

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Inspired by Charm

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. 

DIY Wool Felt Coasters from Inspired by Charm 04 of 26

Add Labels to Basic Pantry Storage Containers

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The Social Home

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.

Dollar Store Pantry Makeover from The Social Home 05 of 26

Transform a Rubber Door Mat Into Wall Art

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Salvage Dior

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. 

Rubber Door Mat Wall Art from Salvage Dior 06 of 26

Upgrade a Laundry Basket With Rope

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I Heart Organizing

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.  

DIY Rope Basket from I Heart Organizing 07 of 26

Make Art Using Gold Thumbtacks

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Live Love DIY

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. 

How to Make Art Using Thumbtacks from Live Love DIY 08 of 26

Spray Paint Locker Bins for a Vintage Look

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Customize Plain Terracotta Planters

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Caylin Harris

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.

How to Paint Terracotta Flower Pots from The Spruce 13 of 26

Repurpose Dishes Into a Jewelry Tower

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Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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.

DIY Jewelry Storage from Confessions of a Serial DIYer 14 of 26

Pick Out Bright Colors for Clear Vases

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Sugar and Charm

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. 

Beautiful Enamel Painted Vases from Sugar and Charm 15 of 26

Craft Magnets Out of Clear Glass Floral Marbles

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The Happy Housie

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.

Quick and Easy DIY Map Magnets from The Happy Housie 16 of 26

Personalize Cases for Your Electronics

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Mod Podge Rocks

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. 

DIY iPad Case Made for a Dollar from Mod Podge Rocks 17 of 26

Embellish a Pair of Flip Flops

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My So Called Crafty Life

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.

Easy DIY Floral Sandals from My So Called Crafty Life 18 of 26

Use Compacts to Create a Striking Wall Mirror

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Thistlewood Farms

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.

How to Make a Wall Mirror from Thistlewood Farms 19 of 26

Stack White Dishes to Make a Succulent Terrarium

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Craftberry Bush

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. 

Fresh and Succulent from Craftberry Bush