There are a ton of dollar store crafts that can turn seemingly cheap products into a stunning treasure! If you’re planning any sort of celebration such as a wedding reception, baby shower or birthday party, the dollar store is the place to hit up for some amazing décor and centerpiece ideas! If you’re looking to spruce up your home, you’d be surprised at what you can make using a few select purchases! These dollar store crafts are easy and cheap to make, so jump right in!
1. CUPCAKE STAND
This is one of the most useful dollar store crafts you can make. I call these cupcake stands, but really, you can use them for anything! Pop one on your bathroom counter to store your jewelry, one on your dresser as a catchall for your trinkets or use it as a cupcake/pastry or appetizer serving tray! They’re so cheap to make you can have several of them in various sizes all over your house to help keep you organized! All you need are 3 plates and 2 candle holders, that’s a total of $5 for such a cute and functional craft! Lay one plate down and use a strong glue to affix the first candle holder. Lay the second plate on top, followed by the second candle stick and then the third plate. You can use plates that are all the same size or a trio of gradually smaller and smaller plates. You can even use mirrors, which most dollar stores carry in various sizes!
2. CHEAP AND EASY FOCAL POINT MIRROR
Isn’t this beautiful? If you bought this in a store like Bed Bath & Beyond or Crate & Barrel you’d pay a pretty penny, but if you make a knock off version yourself, it only costs $20 (plus a little more if you don’t have duct tape or glue on hand). To make this gorgeous piece you need 20 individual framed mirrors at $1 each and a foam board ($1). Flip all of your mirrors over so that they are lying face down in 5 rows of 4 mirrors. Use duct tape to tape each row of 4 together. Use a LOT of tape! Now tape the 5 rows together, making sure to reinforce the seams where they come together. Slather the back with hot glue and affix your foam board. Try to use a board that is the same color as your frames.
3. CANDY DISH
I love this adorable candy dish! You can fill it with gumballs, Hershey’s Kisses or any candy your heart desires! You need one 4” Terra Cotta pot, two 4” Terra Cotta saucers, one bubble bowl, and a wooden ball or other knob-like trinket. Paint your Terra Cotta pieces and use adhesive (super glue/hot glue) to put the whole thing together. Turn the pot upside down and glue one of the saucers to the top (originally the bottom). Glue the bowl on top of that and make a lid out of the second saucer and the knob.
4. FLORAL CENTERPIECE
This is beautiful for a wedding centerpiece, but it is equally as gorgeous on your dining room table at home! You can make this as extravagant as you want, or you can limit it to only a few vases. You need the glass tube vases, a few types of fake flowers, distilled water, floating candles and a circular mirror. You can buy all of these items at most dollar stores, the colors can be changed to suit your theme or color scheme. Set all of the tubes onto the mirror (you can glue them down if you want it to be a long lasting fixture) and place long stemmed flowers into the vases. Fill them with distilled water and top each tube with a floating candle. It looks best with various sized tube vases, but you can use vases which are all the same size if you can’t locate the assorted sizes. If you’d like, scatter a few tea lights or votives around the base for added light.
5. EASIEST BACKSPLASH ON EARTH
If you’re renting and you can’t deface your kitchen walls, or if you don’t want to spend the time it takes to create a tile backsplash OR if you are prone to wanting a change on a whim… this is your project! This kitchen backsplash is made solely of plastic placemats bought from the dollar store and tacked to the wall with tacks that match the color of the placemats. How amazing is this?!
Now that you’ve seen these awesome dollar store crafts, it is time to head on down to your local dollar store and pick up all of the things you need to fashion yourself some DIY décor! What dollar store craft projects are you most excited about?