This DIY name sign tutorial is a super easy craft that is perfect for decorating any child's room.
Whether you make it for your own child, or a niece or nephew, or even as a gift for the new babies in your life, it will bring a burst of colour to their room. And as they grow, it'll help them recognize their name, and add to the room's decor.
Another cute succulent craft to beautify your home is this simple succulent DIY project that repurposes spice tins from the Dollar Tree.
Although white is a good choice for many decor styles, especially the popular farmhouse style, you'll be able to pick the colours you like best for this project. You can also customize the sentiments on each container to make it perfect for your space.
Even the magnets on the tins are from the Dollar Tree. This is a low-cost craft that has a high impact on your aesthetics.
Starting with a simple plastic bin from the dollar store, you can use two different techniques to upscale those bins to something much better.
You can follow the faux enamel makeover or the faux galvanized steel makeover to upgrade your plastic bins. Your guests will think you spent a fortune on organizing your stuff, and won't know just how little those bins actually cost... unless you tell them!
At my house, we use rope baskets to contain my kids' mountain of toys.
Regardless of how often those baskets get dumped, however, they're my favourite organizational tool. I like them because they look good. And I like them because they're useful.
When unexpected company comes over, I can toss the toys into the baskets, and my living room looks like the cleaner just left.
If you've got something cluttering up your living space, this DIY project is for you. Whether you have cushions, throw blankets, toys, or anything else - toss them in a basket and voila! Your space is tidy.
Are you surprised to see two different rope baskets in a row? Not to worry, they're both different.
This tutorial will help you create smaller storage baskets for a countertop. It uses a single piece of fabric for lining the basket, which can be a bit easier to manage than piecing together fabric as in the larger basket tutorial above.
These little baskets are perfect for storing napkins, mail, or utensils in the kitchen, or spare hygiene items, hairbrushes, or extra toilet paper rolls in the bathroom. I'm sure you can find even more uses on a dresser top or night table, too.
I love growing succulents - I find them very tolerant of the alternating droughts and monsoons I subject them to. That said, my mom hasn't got a green thumb and kills pretty much any plant in her care. Instead, she loves to decorate with faux succulents.
Some day I'll write up a tutorial to make the cute teacup planters I made her, but in the meantime, try this dollar store faux succulent planters.
I love how easy you can put them together, and the follow-up care is even easier - dust them off now and again, and that's the extent of it.
The succulents trend is an affordable, stylish option for any home.
This craft is really cute, and I feel like you could swap out the image to keep it seasonally relevant.
Instead of glueing the picture to the striped backing use Velcro. Get some hook and loop with adhesive backing (I've found it at the dollar store in the craft aisle).
Stick one half to the backing and the other to the image. Press together, and voila! You've got a picture that can be swapped out when you want a change.
This Dollar Tree sign makeover presumes you have a cutter (Cricut or Silhouette, etc). If you don't have one, check your local library. I live in a sleepy little town and even my tiny library has one that can be used there.
If not, your local craft store might have craft nights, or perhaps you have a friend who has one you could use.
One of the things I like best about the faux succulents is that they stay the same size.
I've grown many succulents and although they start off small and cute, they eventually grow much larger (duh, of course). I have a few that are essentially small trees now, and others that drape well over the edges of their containers.
Dollar General even sells these succulents by the case on their website if you decide you want to fill up your space with greenery that will never die.
Of course, if you have a green thumb, feel free to use real live succulents for this project. Just know you'll need to transplant them at some point to a larger pot.
If your home is decorated in the currently popular farmhouse style, this terrarium will fit in well. Similarly, if you're going for a rustic look, or simply enjoy having some greenery to spruce up your digs, you'll find this project is a good match.
I know candles are also popular, but if you're a freak like me who isn't terribly fond of them, you can switch them out for anything you do enjoy.
I love crafts (clearly). And I will make a craft simply because it looks amazing, or because I want to try out a new technique, or because I want to figure out how to replicate something I saw at the shops.
But most of all, I especially love crafts that are useful.
This is one of those crafts.
I like that you can customize the background to whatever you like best, and I appreciate that it is made of metal so magnets stick to it. That leaves so many possibilities.
Stick up your favourite snapshots. Or your favourite motivational sayings. Or simply use it to stick notes to yourself as a reminder board.
Or, when you're making it, laminate your circle of scrapbook paper, and then you'll also be able to use it as a whiteboard.
I mentioned early that I love wandering through the home decor sections of stores to get inspiration for crafts. I also like ogling the throw cushions. (Yes, I know I might be alone in my home decor fantasies.)
What can I say? I get bored easily, and it's nice to change up the little details now and again. But I don't get to as frequently as I'd like because throw cushions aren't cheap.
Fortunately, there are easy tutorials like this one that shows you how to make your own for a tiny fraction of the cost. (Seriously, you can buy bandanas in many colours and patterns at the dollar store, so your options are wide open.)
And for those of you who don't like sewing, there is even a no-sew version. Woohoo!
These cute candy jars would be a perfect gift for anyone who needs an upgrade to their candy bowl. Or for anyone who loves candy, for that matter.
They'll think you're especially sweet for sharing such a fun little gift. And they'll never guess just how little it cost you to buy the materials.
I think these candy jars would be a great gift for your child's teacher or bus driver, or for your boss or secretary. Since there are so many options for decorating, you could theme it to suit the recipient (or yourself).
These are candles I love having in my house - they are flameless and run on a battery.
And when you can find them at your local dollar store, you should stock up. A little bit of glue, a few colourful napkins, and a bit of time will result in these fun creations.
No matter how you like to decorate, you can't go wrong with a decorative flameless candle. No point in having a plain white candle "burning" on your mantle when you can craft up these creative patterns.
When I was growing up my parents and teachers emphasized the importance of treating books with respect.
No writing on the pages, don't fold the corners down (I was bad for that), turn pages gently so they didn't tear. The whole gamut.
Even now, sometimes I see some crafts and they appear to have used perfectly good books and I cringe. Fortunately, however, I've come to realize if a book is no longer relevant, or is damaged, it's okay to repurpose it.
This is one of those crafts that use books (obviously), but I am okay with it, as it is easily made without disprespect to the books themselves.
How weird is it that I have this issue with purposefully damaging books to create something different??
Storage jars and other organizational items, when you buy them from the dollar store, are just as cheap looking as you might expect.
And who wants their home to look cheap? Not me!
Fortunately, it's a quick and easy craft job to improve the look of those inexpensive dollar store items, so you don't break the bank while decorating your home.
No need for storage to be either really expensive but pretty, or really cheap and ugly.
A few nice knobs and a bit of paint and "Voila!" you've got gorgeous little storage containers.
If your dollar store doesn't have any knobs that you like, you'll be able to find some at a hardware store. If you have one nearby, Habitat For Humanity Restores are an ideal place to find amazing treasures that are perfect for crafting... including knobs.
I am one of those people who loves the idea of travel, but don't get to as often as I'd like. I think that's one of the reasons I like these luminaries.
The maps remind me of places I've been, and that I want to go to.
Plus, they remind me of my childhood when my brothers and I would spin a globe, close our eyes and jab at it to make it stop spinning. We imagined that we would go to whatever place our finger landed on. (Usually, the ocean, not surprisingly.)
Although you can buy battery operated LED candles at the dollar store, if you find some with a remote, it'll save you a bit of time turning them on and off, once they're made.
The maps can be easily sourced for free, if you go to a tourist information kiosk. Or, if you want them to reflect places you dream of, hit up your local thrift store for fold out maps or even an atlas.
Enjoy the ambiance at your next summer outdoor party, or the cozy evening in on a cold winter night.
If you love your outdoor space to be just as prettied up as your indoor space, check out this project.
I love how simple it is. Especially the art. If you can't even draw a stick figure, you'll still have no trouble with this artwork.
Even better, not only is the artwork so easy to draw but the dandelion image is all the rage, so you'll be at the top of that trend. I've seen in on various housewares, linens, art projects, even kids crafts.
And even if you drew nothing at all on these solar lanterns, they are a clear upgrade from the standard black stakes that are most common on solar lights.
I think a lot of people who like to craft also like to bake... or maybe not? Maybe that's just me and I'm projecting. Haha...
Anyway, even if you don't like to bake, I bet every now and again you have an opportunity to serve dessert - cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and pies - or any of the sweet treats like that.
These DIY dollar store cake stands are going to make you the hostess with the most-ess. And they aren't just for showcasing yummy cakes - any dessert that fits on top can be served on these beauties.
Just be sure to consider balance and gravity when you're choosing the components of your cake stands. The taller it is, the heavier the bottom will need to be to keep the stand stable. And you'll want to ensure you don't go too wide with the tray, or cutting the cake might just tip it over.
Because these stands are made by you, you can tailor the colour choices to ensure they suit your space. Farmhouse fresh? Rustic? Modern? You can make it whichever way you like.
This Dollar Tree makeover will take your drab glass bowls and transform them into pretty hobnail milk style planters.
And remember, just because you can't keep houseplants alive doesn't mean you can't have houseplants... you just have to get creative and buy some greens from the dollar store. There are some pretty realistic looking faux plants for sale these days.
Whether your space is clean and modern or rustic farmhouse chic, these hobnail milk glass bowls will fit in just right.
I remember as a kid we used to live in flip flops all summer long. But back then, they had a variation that didn't have the piece that goes between your toes, and I loved them. (Oddly, the ones with the toe bit were called thongs.)
Since I don't like (to put it mildly) having that bit between my toes, as an adult, I no longer wear flip flops. (I wish they'd start making the old style again!) But I see them at the dollar stores and love how colourful they are.
Now, I've found a use for those dollar store flip flops!
This DIY dollar store flip flop wreath is the perfect summer adornment for your front door. Don't you just love the bright colours?