There are certain things you probably wouldn’t want to pick up at the dollar store. However, many people don’t realize that they don’t need to go to an overpriced craft store for DIY projects—you can find a wealth of products at your humble local dollar store these days. Creativity goes a long way when it comes to dollar store goods, which make a great foundation for DIY projects.
On craft blogs and sites like Pinterest, you’ll find plenty of DIY tutorials that only require you to head to the dollar store. For example, cheap dollar photo frames can easily be painted or decorated. If it turns out you’re not a master artist, you’ve only wasted a dollar. Candleholders, vases and creative home organization products are also often available at well-stocked dollar stores. A basic vase can become a utensil or pencil holder with a fresh coat of paint. Cheap sticky hooks can hold pot lids on the inside of your cabinet doors so they’re easy to access, yet out of the way.
Many of these DIY projects enable you to involve the little ones, too. Dollar store DIY is perfect for long summer days when it’s too warm to spend time outside or for the rainy day when the entire family takes shelter inside. Holidays become more fun when you decorate your front door with a wreath or your kitchen table with a centerpiece made from items purchased at the dollar store. Your visitors will be none the wiser—unless you tell them, that is.
Dollar store DIY can also help you to recycle old furniture, clothing and other household items taking up precious space. For example, you can turn an old t-shirt into a pillow, or several T-shirts into a cozy quilt held together with brightly colored yarn.
One area in which thrifty shoppers are saving big money with the help of the dollar store is weddings. Tissue paper flowers, candle lanterns made from tin cans and mason jars wrapped with twine are just a few of the adorably chic projects you can create for your wedding. Plus, getting the whole bridal party to help can bring everyone closer together.
At the end of the day, your home should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable. Dollar store DIY can help clear clutter and boost organization, and you’ll feel a twinge of pride when you look at a wreath or picture frame that you turned into a work of art with your own hands and just a few dollars!