11 Fantastic DIY Dollar Store Hacks and Crafts

Dollar store hacks

11 Dollar Store DIY Ideas You’ll Love!

Some people avoid dollar stores on the basis of “you get what you pay for.” And while that’s mostly true, there are still some useful things that you can get from the dollar store, you just need to know what to look for.

To give you some ideas of the potential awesomeness of dollar stores, below you’ll find 11 of our favorite household dollar store hacks that will either make your life simpler or allow you to make something amazing at an affordable price. If you don’t love dollar stores already, you will by the end of this post!

1. DIY Succulent Planter

Ok, looking at the photo above, would you believe me if I told you that planter was made with a cardboard box and some rope? It really is, and it looks amazing! What a great home decor idea.

All you need for this craft is a small round cardboard box, some rope, and a hot glue gun (hopefully you already have a glue gun at home). If you want to add the white stripe at the bottom you’ll need some paint as well.

See the full tutorial here.

2. Ribbon Holder

This is such a genius idea. If you have rolls of ribbons lying in a closet somewhere, this is a cheap and easy way to clean them up and make them more accessible.

All you need for this dollar store DIY is a cheap bin with holes in it and some dowels. It will only take a couple of minutes to put it together.

See the full tutorial here.

3. Three-Tier Tray

Three tier tray DIY

If you’ve ever wanted to serve your baked goods or other food items on something elegant and fancy, a three-tier tray is just about as lavish as it gets. And, although fancy usually means expensive, with a bit of craftiness and some products from Dollar Tree, you can make your own three-tier tray for cheap!

All you need for this are 3 plates, 2 candlestick holders, and some glue. You can probably see where this is going!

See the full tutorial here.

4. DIY Terrarium

Although it’s not quite a real terrarium, this DIY dollar store terrarium is still really pretty! It has a sort of rustic look to it.

All you need to make your own is 3 picture frames from the dollar store, some paint, and then you can fill it with your own selection of faux plants. You could use succulents, twigs, moss, flowers, all sorts of things!

See the full tutorial here.

5. 3D Faux Metal Letters

Faux metal letters

Having metal letters hanging on your wall can be a great addition to your home but the real thing can end up being pretty costly. The solution? Homemade faux metal letters made with dollar store supplies!

All you need for this is some paper mache letters and spray paint and you’re ready to go. Get creative and try to make the word match the room!

View the full tutorial here.

6. Marble Dipped Mugs


Collecting mugs is basically an addiction. You can never have too many! If you want to have a really special set in your cupboard, these DIY marble dipped mugs are so pretty and perfect.

To make your own collection just get a cheap set of white mugs from the dollar store and some cheap nail polish. You don’t need to use your expensive nail polish for this!

View the full tutorial here.

7. Kitchen Organizers

The area under your kitchen sink can start to resemble a junk drawer if you’re not careful. There are just so many things that go under there: cleaning supplies, dishwasher detergent, extra soap, garbage bags, scrubbers, and who knows what else.

With some cheap finds from the dollar store, all that mess can be contained in a neat and accessible way. All you’ll need are some locker bins, stackable storage units, and a plastic caddy.

View the full tutorial here.

8. Cord Organizer

Cords from appliances and tools can easily get out of hand and tangled if you just let them be for too long. Luckily with this seriously GENIUS trick, you can quickly bundle up any cords that aren’t in use so they’re out of the way and protected.

Best of all, you only need one thing to make this happen: command cord bundlers. You can find these for cheap at the dollar store or you can buy them on Amazon if you don’t need them right away.

View the full tutorial here.

9. Hair Tie Holder

This is one of those things that makes you slap yourself on the forehead and go, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And if you already did think of this yourself, kudos to you! This is so clever!

You can already see from the photo above, but all you need for this is a cheap carabiner from the dollar store. You can then just hook your hair ties onto it so they never get lost!

View the full tutorial here. 

10. Bathroom Drawer Organizers

If your bathroom drawers need a bit of love, the easiest way to get them organized (and keep them that way) is to add compartments for different items. You could have a compartment for makeup, one for your toothbrush and toothpaste, and so on.

The dollar store is the perfect place to get plastic compartments for cheap, so head over there and see what you can find! Make sure to measure your drawer beforehand to make sure the bins fit!

View the full tutorial here.

11. Bobby Pin Organization

Bobby pins are one of those things that get lost SO easily and they end up in all sorts of places. In drawers, on the floor, in the car, you name it. If you want to start keeping all your bobby pins together in one place, this easy Dollar Tree hack will do the trick.

All you’ll need for this is some magnetic strips and command strips from the dollar store. Just stick the magnetic strip in a drawer (or anywhere really) and stick all your bobby pins to it!

View the full tutorial here.

DIY dollar tree hacks


If you’re getting ready to start a new craft project or you want to solve a problem in your life for cheap, the dollar store might have just what you need. You really never know what you might find while browsing the aisles!

Plus, now that you’ve gone through this list of Dollar Tree hacks and DIY ideas, you’ve seen just how useful some dollar store products can really be! It’s pretty amazing what can be accomplished with just a few bucks and a creative mind.

If you’re a dollar store crafter, I’d love to hear some of your favorite dollar store hacks! Let me know what you like to create with things from the dollar store! Or, let me know what you plan to create in the future!

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Types: Crafts, Remedies, Adult
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Home, Inside The House

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