We just love crafting! We’re sure you have figured that out by now on a site called A Little Craft in Your Day. The only thing is, crafting can get really expensive. That’s why we love to check out less expensive places to find our craft supplies – like the dollar store! So, we have rounded up some really fun dollar store craft ideas to share with you here.
Dollar Store Craft Ideas
Grab a stick from your yard – or look at the dollar store for substitute items like yard sticks, curtain rods, dowels, or even broomsticks – then all you need are some beads and some yarn to create a beautiful wall hanging like this.
Dollar stores often have really cute placemats like this one. Grab a frame to put it in and voila! Instant artwork. Check out their tea towels as well for other possibilities.
You probably won’t be able to guess what they used here as their magnet board. It’s so simple and genius and readily available at dollar stores! If you can’t find words to add to it (it’s fun to have several different ones so you can switch them out), check out our magnetic letters below for another idea.
Grab a canvas and some paints and make a beautiful abstract painting for your home. No one will believe all the supplies came from the dollar store!
Make over some simple wooden blocks and turn them into a classy and trendy calendar for your home.
The dollar store often has some really beautiful patterned paper napkins and they are just the thing you need for decoupage. Cover simple pieces of wood or tiles and make coasters, wall art, trays, and more.
You’ll often see these mesh pencil cups at the dollar store. Sometimes you can even find other types of desk organizers and even trash cans in the same material. Freshen them up with some simple embroidery for a whole new look.
A chandelier made from a hula hoop? Who would have thought it could be this beautiful?
Grab some bags of split peas and whip up this gorgeous wreath! You could use other dried beans or lentils if you prefer.
Grab some wooden houses from the dollar store and turn them into stylish bookends.
Look how pretty this storage system is! They used simple bins from the dollar store.
Here’s another option for a magnet board. Metal bakeware is cheap and plentiful at the dollar store.
This is stunning! It’s made out of such simple materials too. You could make this so inexpensively by getting your supplies at the dollar store.
Rope and a plain vase from the dollar store and you have something special! Use it for holding and organizing items or as a flower vase.
Take those blah flower pots and turn them into something wow!
Those little flat marbles at the dollar store have so many great uses – including turning them into these map magnets.
Turn a cheap, boring iPad case from the dollar store into something really special.
Grab some of those cute dollar store placemats and make them into pillows. If you can’t find plain pillow forms at the dollar store, look for pillows you don’t care for. Cover them with the placemats and turn them into something you love!
How cool is this? We love how something so simple like clothespins can be turned into an amazing decor item.
Grab some photo frames and faux succulents and make yourself a beautiful terrarium!
Or how about turning those photo frames into lanterns like these? Gorgeous, right?
Jazz up a simple basket and make it your own!
Plain into pretty – if you love a vintage look, you’ll love these made-over jars!
Speaking of jars, there are so many great things you can do with mason jars – or really any kind of jars you find at the dollar store. Create this simple photo frame vase for someone special.
Love farmhouse style? Make some adorable signs like these for your laundry room. Easily adapted to other spaces as well.
You can often find plain tiles at the dollar store. How about turning them into some custom coasters with this decoupage project?
Glassware from the dollar store has so many possibilities. You’ll see quite a few ideas throughout this roundup including these beautiful terrariums.
Grab some crayons and a canvas to create some gorgeous melted crayon art. We added some faux flowers to ours!
Have you ever seen those small mirror tiles they have at the dollar store and wondered what you could do with them? This is a lovely idea!
Not only would this organizer be a great addition to your desk, we can also picture it on the guest book table at a wedding!
Here’s another amazing idea for using hula hoops to create beautiful home decor! We love it.
Okay, how amazing is this? Simple plastic bins from the dollar store – you know the ones we mean – go from simply functional to a home decor item! We can’t believe how beautiful this makeover is.
A simple set of magnetic letters gets an upgrade with this easy technique. Can’t find magnetic letters? Dollar stores often have wooden letters and magnetic tape or tiny magnets so you can create your own. Pair this with one of those fun magnet boards we’ve featured here or make one from a pizza pan like we did.
Take your jewelry storage to the next level with this lovely tiered display. It’s practical and pretty!
Make your own cake stand with simple dollar store glassware and take your next special occasion to another level.
We love this easy idea for adding some pizzazz to a plain glass vase.
Plain white candles get an upgrade with an easy dip dye technique!
Another great option for adding some flair to a plain mason jar!
The kids are going to love this one! You can find everything you need to make these silly bookmarks at your local dollar store.
We love those letter boards we see all over social media these days but they can be a bit pricey. Make your own with supplies from the dollar store.
Glue, glitter, and a plain canvas becomes an eye-catching piece of wall art with this idea.
Make your own whiteboards to reflect your own style!
This is a simply beautiful way to display flowers in your home! Easy and inexpensive too.
Plain glasses and some bottles of nail polish are all you need to make this beautiful marbled drinkware.
Add a chalkboard to your home for fun quotes or as a message board for family members to leave sweet little love notes to each other!
Need some storage for your pens and pencils, markers, paintbrushes, and other supplies? Why not make it pretty with this project idea?
Buy a plain wooden box from the dollar store. Grab some paints, markers, and paintbrushes and you can turn it into an adorable Pop Tart design!
Find some plastic animals you love and turn them into bookends. What a fun idea!
Or how about turning those plastic animals into some adorable magnets! Your fridge has never looked so good!
A tower of succulents? We love this stunning decor piece and it’s so easy to make!
Remember the placemat pillow idea? Same concept, but using bandannas instead!
Here are those flat marbles again – this time adding color and texture to a dresser mirror.
Do you have a coffee station in your kitchen? You’re going to love making one of these little organizers to add to it. This could be made over into a hot cocoa station in the winter too!
If you love coastal or beach decor, you’re going to love this craft project. It’s so simple in its design, but adds a beautiful focal point to any room.
Use this as a merely decorative piece or put it to work as an organizer, either way it’s a project we can’t wait to make.
A simple dollar store basket becomes a piece of industrial decor with this easy makeover.
Love the look of apothecary jars but not the price? Make your own!
Wow! Who knew there were so many amazing crafts you could make with supplies from the dollar store? Crafting doesn’t have to be expensive!