The Dollar Tree is amazing low-cost location for crafting supplies and there are plenty of different things you can make. Enjoy these Dollar Store Crafts and Hacks using unusual one-dollar items.
Dollar Store Crafts and Hacks
Make your Dollar Tree finds look like a million bucks! The Dollar Tree has hands down the most affordable crafting essentials. They are honestly the most overlooked store, in my opinion. With tons of home goods, kitchen utensils, organization materials, and crafting products, there’s really no limit to what you can create! We’ve organized a great list of some of the most imaginative DIY Dollar Tree crafts. I can’t believe the supplies these creative bloggers used to turn dull into extraordinary! Best of all, they all are frugal… but they look expensive.
Why are things so cheap at Dollar Tree?
It’s no secret, things are just cheaper at the Dollar Tree — it’s literally a dollar (well, mostly). Dollar stores acquire cheap, liquidated goods, so you can still get the low price without them going out of business. As for crafts, there are tons of options for your kitchen and home DIY Dollar Tree crafts. They’ve got lamps, vases, cups, forks, spoons, knives, organization materials like dividers and binders, and even things for your bathroom! At the Dollar Tree, and at pretty much all dollar stores, there are DIY options for any room in your house!
What can I make out of Dollar Store items?
The Dollar store is an amazing place for cheap craft items. This is of course because everything is a dollar (well a $1.25 – darn you, Dollar Tree – well can you blame them?) While Dollar tree has a small, eclectic $1 crafting supplies section, they have much more than that. I you can think outside the box and walk up and down the aisles with a bit of creativity, there are plenty of things you can make out of Dollar store items. Grab storage containers, plates, vases, and spray paint and let the fun begin.
These Dollar Tree Craft Ideas include…
- Elf on the Shelf Props
- Halloween Crafts
- Christmas Crafts & Decor
- Home Organizers
- Easter Crafts
- April Fools Day Pranks
In addition to these fun seasonal decor items, there are plenty of other ways to get crafty with the Dollar Store.
DIY Dollar Tree Crafts
There are some fantastic ways to upcycle your old decorations and make new ones with Dollar Tree items! It’s a great, easy way to create some chic Dollar Tree decor or even Dollar Tree gifts! DIY Dollar Tree projects are fun to do with your whole family as well. Make some new bedroom decor for your preteens, or even some handprints for your newborn! It’s a great way to explore your kids’ creative side without breaking the bank.
What’s your favorite way to craft? Are you a DIY life hacker, a paint-by-number painter, or an advanced DIY pro? DIY Dollar Tree Craft ideas cater to all of your creative needs while staying on the affordable side. It’s amazing what you can do with a few bucks and a crafting guide. Whether you’re looking for quality time with your family or designing a new DIY home craft, check out these DIY Dollar Tree crafts below and let us know how you explore your creative side!
DIY Tassel Garlands
Let’s start with a bit of color inspiration. Making your own adorable tassel garlands is so easy! They’re the perfect Dollar Store Craft for parties or cute room decor. If you are hosting a party, replace the birthday wreath with a fun splash of brightly colored garland. | Pizzazzerie
Buy It: Dollar Tree Tissue Paper
The home crafter who loves DIY home projects will like this. How cool is this Dollar Store DIY Jewelry Tower? You’d never guess it’s made out of candle sticks and bowls from the dollar store. If it’s super stable, you can use it as a centerpiece for a table. Just add some fruit for Christmas cookies. Use Dollar Tree plates instead of bowls to create the same tiered tray and easy Christmas craft that’s flat! | Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Buy It: Dollar Tree Candle Sticks and Ceramic Bowls.
DIY Geometric Planters
These Dollar Tree craft supplies are not found in the crafting aisle. These geometric planters might be the coolest Dollar Tree DIY project I’ve seen yet! Hint this tutorial might include straws. | Homemade Ginger
Buy It: Hint, you will need some Dollar Tree Straws.
DIY Floral Mousepad
I love Rachel’s style! This Dollar Tree craft is just as simple to make as it is adorable. The mousepad is a super simple and efficient Dollar Store DIY project for the home. | The Crafted Life
DIY Mirror Jewelry Wall Hangers
Yep, another amazing dollar store craft! Organize your jewelry beautifully with these DIY mirror jewelry wall hangers. These mirrors were once used for another purpose making this Dollar Tree craft idea completely outside the box. | Homey Oh My
Buy It: Dollar Tree Mirrors
DIY Kitchen Dollar Tree Storage
The dollar store is your best friend for staying organized in the kitchen. Containers can get expensive, but with a little DIY you can upgrade your Dollar Tree containers for a chic look. We love how organized this pantry is. The fun idea is also found in our DIY Project Dollar Tree Home Organization Post! Add stickers for the pantry to be extra organized. | The Social Home
DIY Dollar Tree Vertical Succulents Garden
Make your own vertical succulent garden with supplies with just a few supplies for a beautiful DIY Dollar Tree craft. Grab any color Dollar Tree frames and using the spray paint or acrylic paints of your choice, transform the look to fit the color patterns of your living space. | The Homespun Hydrangea
Buy It: Dollar Tree Succulents
DIY Starburst Mirror
Can you believe this gorgeous DIY starburst mirror is made with kitchen skewers? You’d never guess this Dollar Tree decor was so cheap! The sunburst from wood pieces mimics a very expensive designer home store.
Buy It: Round Dollar Tree Mirror
DIY Elephant Bookends
Toys are fun Dollar Tree Supplies that can be transformed into anything. Is it obvious what this item was before it was transformed into something new? These DIY elephant bookends are perfect for your kid’s playroom. Plus, they only cost a dollar! | Love Grows Wild
Buy It: Dollar Tree Plastic Animals
DIY Mini Flower Vases
Stephanie made this adorable Dollar Tree decor out of — you’ll never guess — salt and pepper shakers! They’d be perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen. Have a hot glue gun and add adorable embellishments from the flower or craft aisle. | Hometalk
Buy It: Salt and Pepper Shakers
DIY Rope Baskets
Run, don’t walk to the local Dollar Tree store to make this DIY Rope Basket. This easy Dollar Tree Craft is perfect for storage! It requires rope, glue sticks, and a glue gun. | I Heart Organizing
Buy It: Plastic Laundry Baskets
DIY Colorful Clothespin Trivets
Your kids will love making these adorable colorful clothespin trivets. This DIY Dollar Tree craft is perfect for your summer bucket list! | Dream A Little Bigger
Buy It: Dollar Tree Clothespins
DIY Fish Scale Wall Art
You only need poster board and spray paint for this stunning Dollar Tree decor project. Win! Plus using a foam board you can make this canvas as large as you need to cover a wall with a beautiful DIY artwork peice. | Two Thirty-Five Designs
Buy It: Dollar Tree Posterboard
DIY Beaded Chandelier
Yes, you can make a chandelier from dollar store items. I’ve got to try this! | Dollar Store Crafts
Buy It: Dollar Tree Beaded Necklaces
Easy Faux Galvanized Topsy Turvy Planter
Leanne is truly the Diva of DIY! This Easy Faux Galvanized Flower Pot is a super cheap Dollar Tree DIY project. These go great with our Front Porch Ideas. We actually use these plastic buckets from the Dollar Tree as throwup buckets – gross I know but they definitely are multi-purpose. | Diva of DIY
DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Makeovers
These DIY Dollar Tree farmhouse makeovers are at the top of my to-do list! (Also featured in our DIY Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style Ideas) | Little House of Four
Buy It: Dollar Tree Farmhouse Decor – Mason Jars, Candle Holders, Mirrors, Wooden Beads, Succulents and more.
DIY Hurricane Lanterns
Why didn’t I think of this?! Turn your dollar-store picture frames into beautiful hurricane lanterns. Just add a flameless candle.| Grosgrain Fab
Buy It: Dollar Tree Picture Frames
DIY Flower Stepping Stones
Wow! All you need is a $1 chip bowl from the Dollar Tree to make these super cute floral stepping stones for your garden. This fits right in with our Curb Appeal Hacks (to increase your home value!) | Hometalk
DIY House Key Frame
Organize your keys in style with this DIY house keyframe! Keep this DIY home project by the door so your keys are always right where you need them. | Red Fly Creations
Buy It: Dollar Tree Picture Frames
DIY Cake Stands
Go bright with these handmade cake stands. They’re perfect for parties and sure to impress! Layer for a tired look. | Creative Me Inspired You
Buy It: Dollar Tree Candle Sticks
DIY Plastic Stemware Chandelier
The talent is crazy! You’d never guess these gorgeous chandeliers were a DIY Dollar Tree craft. These would go great with our Midsummer Night Patio Ideas. | Oh That Mrs Greene
Buy It: Dollar Tree Drinking Glasses
DIY Dollar Tree crafts aren’t just fun activities for the whole family. They’re beautiful pieces that will make a lasting impression in your home. Let us know which one you’re dying to try in the comments below!
Does it spark joy? Get inspired by these KonMari Dollar Tree Organizing. Pin to Pinterest.
Also enjoy these Five Minute Science Experiments for Kids (some with items from The Dollar Store!) Pin to Pinterest.
Decorating the house? We love these Upcycled DIY Hardware – Knobs, Rods, Hinges, and More. Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living