Get the tutorial at Confessions of a Serial Do it Yourselfer.
Blogger Liz used plastic elephants from the dollar bin at Michael’s to pull off these cute accessories for her kids’ playroom, along with blocks of wood, teal spray paint, and some wood glue.
Have fun tacking on bright gold thumbtacks to create this ampersand design. If you have another design in mind, just outline it out on the canvas and fill it in with thumbtacks.
This has to be the easiest dollar store decor hack of them all: Simply glue together some candlesticks and plates, top it off with a colorful bowl, and you’ve got a party-perfect dessert tray, makeup or accessory organizer.
Need a new pair of curtains but don’t want to drop a lot of dough? Pick up some basic drop cloths at your local hardware or dollar store, hang them from drapery ring clips, and voila—brand-new curtains in under 5 minutes, no sewing skills required.
Organize your ribbon collection with a paper towel holder. You’ll be able to find the perfect ribbon for your DIY projects much faster.
Rearrange your spices into matching “spice jars” (containers from the dollar store) and use your label maker to name each one.
Cork boards are great for organizing in your office, but have you ever considered using one in your kitchen cabinet? It’s a great way to organize measuring cups.
Decorate plain terra cotta pots with pages from an old cookbook. Use Mod Podge to paste the pages and create a collage of recipes.
Looking for a way to recycle some old pillows that no longer work with your decor? Just recover them with bandanas from the dollar store using a simple sewing technique (or a no-sew tutorial!).
Pick up some mirror squares from the dollar store, and simply glue them together. You can use them as vases, jewelry holders or small bathroom organizers.
When blogger Wanda spotted a trio of brightly colored buckets at her local Dollar Tree, she knew just how to update them so that they would fit in with the chic, vintage style of her home—paint them white and add vinyl numbers!
Pick up a few inexpensive frames, and turn them into a cute terrarium that you can fill with houseplants.
You won’t believe these eye-catching solutions started at the dollar store.
Create a fashion forward jewelry wall hanger with small mirrors. Glue cabinet knobs to the center and display all your pretty necklaces.
Create these stylish faux topiaries with a few styrofoam balls, wooden dowels, sheet moss, and a flower pot from the dollar store.
With a fresh coat of spray paint, transform a dollar store shower caddy into a modern mail organizer. Never let your mail pile up on the kitchen table again!
Want a simple solution to give a dollar store trash can a rustic twist? Using leftover rope, you can replicate a garbage can that can cost up to $50 for just $2.
Make a decorative mirror the centerpiece of your living room. Compact mirrors from the dollar store are glued onto a circular wooden frame to create this groovy shape.
Attach a file box or magazine organizer to the wall in your bathroom, to use as a catchall for your hair dryer, straightener and other appliances
Upgrade your dollar store vases with a quick coat of gold spray paint. Display the brightest flowers of the season to welcome guests into your home.
For around $3.50, using a few things picked up at the dollar store, you can dress up a basic vase.
These topiary trees could easily be from a high end home decor store—just grab a few terra cotta pots, paint, and faux greenery balls to get started.
Turn a dollar store laundry basket into a chic place to throw blankets and other soft items. Wrap rope of any color around the basket and glue it tight with a hot glue gun.
Transform a dollar store shoe hanger into an organized beauty bar. Sort your cosmetics by brand or by color to make things easier to find.
Make your own using a frame and a place mat from the dollar store.
Can you believe this cute memo board was made from a metal burner cover from the dollar store? Jazzed up with some spray paint and patterned paper, it’s the perfect way to stay organized in your home office.
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Make a starburst mirror yourself for $10 with a round mirror, bamboo skewers, gold spray paint and a glue gun.
Customize your home with these illuminated words and letters. All you have to do is find cardboard letters that spell out a word and stuff them with lights.
Use basic plastic organizers in your bathroom drawers to create a sense of organization in an area that’s usually full of chaos.
Your jewelry now has a elegant place to stay: Create jewelry storage by hot gluing together various sized bowls and a candle stick holders.
Get more creative tutorials in the book Pretty and Organized by Jane Hughes.
For your next special occasion, temporarily re-purpose a few wine glasses into lovely votives with DIY lampshades.