The DIY revolution has taken over the world. From small trinkets to large houses, there’s no limit one can accomplish when thinking outside of the box. The hunger for creativity mixed with OCD tendencies to decorate and organize is what fuels a lot of modern designers. One of the biggest misconceptions of the DIY process is that it has to be big and lavish.
Totally not the case. These 50 projects show why it’s possible to simply retrieve items from the dollar store and end up with jaw-dropping products. Feast your eyes on these incredible resources that can all be found in your nearest dollar store or dollar tree. Don’t believe us? Have a look yourself!
1) Hurricane Lanterns
These cute DIY lanterns fit just right for any season. They dazzle the crowd with floral arrangements in spring and you can eve set them up as a custom bird feeder during the summer. You can adorn the house with them as Halloween lanterns, or even light a candle for when it gets too cold during the winter. For every occasion, be sure to check these lanterns out!
2) Industrial Farmhouse Storage Drawers
Easy to make and incredibly practical to have. These storage bins can withhold anything from jewellery to small pieces of clothing apparel such as eyeglasses, caps, and even ties. They can do pretty much do everything a vault can do without the complicated locking mechanism.
3) Moss Topiaries
A staple for any nature enthusiast. These moss topiaries add an exotic taste to any room it dwells in. Quick and easy to make, they are wonderful to for creating a zen atmosphere and cleaning out any negative energy in the living space.
4) Farmhouse Hanging Wire Baskets
These baskets are great for holding your favorite batch of flowers or plants. Full transportable and sizeable, its a great project to take on if you’re seeking to making your living quarters a little greener. The baskets can even sit other items such as books, frames, utensils, tools, and food supply for the kitchen. It’s all about perspective and creativity!
5) Tiered Jewelry Tray
For those fancying an area to keep their fashionable gems, look no further. Sure they may be out in the open, but with the right lighting and this jewellery tray will shine brighter than the Eiffel Tower. If you’re tired of losing that one special earring that matches, you may want to try this out and see if it fixes any more forgetfulness.
6) Farmhouse Candle Holder
This awesome candleholder provides a bit of flora and fauna for aesthetics. You can get creative and decorate it with as many candles or surrounding props as possible. Just be careful not to use any flammable items, as fires can occur at a moment’s glance if you’re not too careful.
7) Rope Basket
Excellent for dumping laundry or any other item in need of transporting. The material is eco-friendly and durable to last you for quite some time. The best thing is that it’s a pretty sizeable basket and can really come in handy whenever you feel like you need a to store something somewhere. For what its worth, this basket is a wonderful addition to any fall-style living room if done right.
8) Hanging Wall Art
A picture is worth a thousand words, but this one may be worth two-thousand. The sharp, black and white contrast really allow the branches and flowers stand out. The arrangement is the most peculiar aspect as one can easily mistake this for a Rorschach test.
9) Sunburst Mirror
This sunburst mirror is the perfect thing you need when you wake up in the morning. What better way to bring on the day then to get a bit of self-confidence from your radiating reflection! It’s incredibly low cost and easiness to build make this a must-do project for anyone.
10) Faux Painted Galvanized Metal Planter
This metal planter serves as a good side piece to any table top. It can freshen up the room with its metallic glow and can even spread lovely messages to anyone admiring it. If you’re needing a place to set your plants or succulents, look no further.
11) DIY Vase
Might seem like your ordinary vase from afar, but don’t let the appearance fool you. This special material allows for plants to absorb water and soil nutrients much easier since it doesn’t give off any unwanted chemicals that plastic or metals would otherwise give. It’s an excellent addition to any corner of the room.
12) Assortment Of Dinnerware
This one is sure to make even grandma a happy camper. From mugs, to bowls, to plates: this set has it all at an extremely low price. Don’t waste your time buying expensive dinnerware when the Dollar Store has got you covered!
13) Vintage Signs Made From Foam Boards
This creative sign can display different types of street address such as avenues and streets. These signs are most commonly used for decorating the outside of one’s own private room. What’s great about the foam board design is that it’s easy to carry and paste to the wall, unlike wooden boards or wires which may require nails to screw in.
14) Buffalo Check Tray
This multi-use check tray is splendid for holding all your decorative assortments such as candles, vases, and jugs. You can even use it to play chess if you fancy that! In addition, why not pretend you’re a butler and try to balance the tray on one hand? This tray is definitely more than meets the eye.
15) Mounted Fruit Basket Display
Fruits tend to spoil if placed together for too long due to ethylene gas. So why not separate them with these fruit baskets? They can easily clip on to edged surfaces making things easy to manage whenever you’re looking to eat that perfectly ripe banana.
16) Decor Popsicle Love Sign
Love is all you need according to The Beatles. Spread it far and wide with this little love sign that will make any ordinary, drab wall look like artwork. Also, peep the popsicles in the back that make the entire appeal look innocently adorable.
17) Pottery Barn Knock Off DIY Moss Ball
Moss balls are for the living room enthusiast that knows how to stay hip. Organically flavorful and tantalizing, these assortment of moss balls are great for any home trying to shake up the boredom from typical modern-day designs. These are pretty easy to create using a little bit of intelligence and added resources brought to you by the Dollar Store.
18) Bins To Galvanized Buckets
These buckets are more than ideal for storing any excess equipment or materials that otherwise would not fit anywhere else. They are great for those people who hoard just about any miscellaneous item they can get their hands on and just don’t know what to do with them years down the road. You can match them to any kitchen or living room set since you can paint the buckets with ease.
19) DIY Dollar Tree Chalkboard
This cute chalkboard is fantastic for creating a schedule or writing whatever is on the menu for dinner that evening. You can set reminders or even write loving messages to your spouse in the morning before they go on to work. Use it to keep yourself accountable for easily forgettable tasks we all seem to encounter on a day to day basis.
20) Spring Terrarium
Terrariums are all the rage nowadays. Everyone is captivated by their miniature appeal and its ability to store beautiful plants. You can find materials to construct one in any Dollar Store nearby, just as long as you’re willing to put in the love, work, and effort to create a fine living space for your plants.
21) DIY Letter Boards
These letter boards are similar to the DIY chalkboard we discussed, but this time we get to rearrange the letters for different words and expressions. The cool thing about this board is you can essentially turn it into a scrabble game if you get bored with simple messages. Its small size makes it easy to use and can be set just about anywhere with a flat, balanced surface.
22) Luxe Wall Art
A beautiful art decoration can easily be done with the help of the Dollar Store. This wall piece does a great job of lavishing the space with an ornate feel. The circular patterns demonstrate its ties to the Old World and how these designs captivate the eyes of so many Europeans. This is definitely a piece worth considering if you’re a classy person with a fine taste in classic architecture.
23) DIY Bookends
For all you book worms out there, check this project out. The house-looking bookends make it seem as if it’s creating a neighborhood of books. Perfect to keep your prized readings organized and stacked neatly for referencing at your own leisure.
24) DIY Ball Vase Fillers
One of the more eclectic options in our collection. This ball vase is great for adorning a room and getting your guests to think hard about the spatial arrangement. They’ll be glad to know you didn’t have to go out of your budget to purchase this fine product.
25) Mosaic Back Splash
Some of us are ridiculously messy no matter how hard we try. For all you bathroom back splashers, this one right here is for you. No more having to clean the far walls because you constantly get water or toothpaste stuck on it. This mosaic is just what you need to keep you in check, if only for a little.
26) DIY Captain Mirror
This captain’s mirror is just what you need to start your day. Legend has it if one stares at their reflection long enough, they can see a parrot appearing on their left shoulder. The rope allows one to easily move it from one room to the next if it starts obstructing any space.
27) Floor Pillows
Pillows are pretty much a necessity for any sane person that sleeps at night. So why not some DIY pillows for the floor? The fact that the Dollar Store provides them should be all the incentive in the world to go out now and grab the first ones you see!
28) Shower Rack Turned Mail Caddy
This shower rack turned mail caddy is awesome in its own way. It can hold anything from shower bottles, flower pots, and more. The rose gold finish gives it a touch of royalty and definitely makes a statement no matter where its placed.
29) Hobnail Milk Glass
This hobnail milk glass is a one of a kind design. Not your average pot or vase, the circular texture makes one want to reach out and touch it at all cost. You’ll be the talk of the town with how many heads this little piece of art will have spinning.
30) Charming Kitchen Plate Decor
These funny plates are meant to remind you what eating utensils look like in case you forget. They are made out of strong material that is 100% microwaveable. You certainly can’t have one without the other, and that’s why this is a must-have for any kitchenware fanatic.
31) Mirror Mosaic
This chic mosaic design is very alluring, to say the least. It’s non-traditional style and presence should really propel it to your shopping list as soon as possible. If this is what the future looks like, then the bags are packed and ready to go!
32) Succelent In A Golden Orb
Not quite the golden snitch, but this golden orb is something to hold on to. It can be brought to any room for style points and the succulent brings out more nature in the ambience.
33) Floating Flowers Wall Decor
This one had us fooled for a moment, but after looking at it longer, we realize why it was worth putting it in our list. There’s really no trick other than the abstract disconnection of the flowers to the wall. It’s a gentle way to really spice up the creative aspect of any room.
34) Foam Board Vintage Signages
Boards seem to be a common theme in this list. And why not? They can be easily accessorized and cater to so many styles of usage that it’s almost foolhardy to leave the Dollar Store without one. Do yourself a favor today, and grab one of these foam boards and realize what you’ve been missing out on all this time!
35) Mini Floral Arrangment
DIY lists aren’t complete without floral arrangements. The easiest way to set up your beloved plants would be to get one of these floral stands from the Dollar Store. They have an assortment of different shapes, sizes, and also colors if it matches a certain tone better. These can be set anywhere you wish to add a dash of nature’s treasures.
36) Adorable Message Board
These message boards are great for placeholding that previous DIY chalkboard we discussed. It’s sturdy and decorated simplistically enough to give it a good look wherever it goes. The icing on the cake are the ever-so-sweet bow ties across the top part.
37) Woodblock Calendar
These cute woodblocks create a short and sweet welcome sign for any home. You can also keep reusing the blocks to indicate names of different months throughout the year, so you’ll never be in need of another calendar again! These blocks can be found in the Dollar Store for a few bucks at the most.
38) Magnetic Bulletin Board
An easy way to keep all of your notes or important reminders up. The magnetic board helps you never miss another reminder or important task again. We can all use better time management and this is a great start for those that are willing to start right.
39) Rustic Tiled Mirror
This mirror is ideal for full-length body shots and sporting any new fashion. While it may look bulky, the mirror is incredibly lightweight and the wooden frames are sturdy enough to help it sustain any damage if it does fall at all. Go for it if you’re looking to get a new mirror for the low!
40) Tulip Vase
Beautiful tulips deserve a beautiful vase. This colorful creation is ideal for tulips, but really, for any flower that you wouldn’t mind accentuating its features. It’s really easy to design and put together, so your flowers will thank you for putting in the work if you decide to.
41) Succulent Arrangement
It looks like the 3-tiered jewellery stand, but with a softer, less processed version of nature. This wonderful pagoda-looking arrangement fits great in places like the bathroom or even living room set. It almost as if it provides a minty breath of fresh air as you glance at its magnificent structure.