60 Projects to Make with Dollar Store Supplies

by Johnnie Collier

50+ Dollar Store Crafts to Make @savedbyloves

One of my very favorite activities is going to the dollar store and thinking of things to make from the products there.  It forces me to be thrifty, and to think outside of the box.  Does this always yield a stunning outcome?  Nope.  But the times that I do love what I end up with make the failures absolutely worth it.  Not only that, but when it turns out the idea looked better in my head than in reality, I only spent a few bucks.  No biggie.

The projects I found for this compilation are pretty impressive.  Great decor doesn’t have to break the bank.  Neither do great accessories.  Keep an open mind on your next visit to your local dollar store!  Before the full round-up, I just have to talk about a few of my favorites…

Dollar store craft to make

Salvage Dior took a black rubber door mat from the dollar store and made this faux vintage iron wall piece.  I am an outside of the box thinker, but I don’t know that I would have thought to paint rubber for faux iron.  I mean, come on.  Gotta love spray paint, right?

Dollar store pantry reorganization at Social home

Need some organizing inspiration?  Jen at The Social Home gave her pantry a makeover with dollar store supplies.  Does your pantry look like this?  If so, did you get it there for $48?  I know.

Craft supply storage with dollar store supplies

Remember when I made marker storage from a garage sale frame and some dollar store buckets?

Infarrantly Creative dollar store plate to garden art

When I first saw this, I thought it was beautiful.  When I saw that it was made from dollar store dishes, it became genius.  Who else but Beckie of Infarrantly Creative makes gorgeous garden art from some plates and paint?

Now for the top 60 dollar store projects

Are you excited about this round-up?  Want more ideas?  You will love one of my favorite sites, Dollar Store Crafts.  It is full of inspiration and projects to get your budget craft wheels spinning.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 teri January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

OMG!! I have got to make some of these. They are beautiful. We have a dollar tree here where I live and they have on the store window that it is the biggest one around or something like that. I will have to take pics and post em. Cant wait!!!!


2 Beckie January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

awww sweet Johnnie. I love being included in your round ups. Thanks for the links and the awesome traffic. Smooches!


3 Breanna January 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for sharing my Spring Wreath Johnnie! Great roundup!


4 Becka January 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Thanks for featuring my glitter votives! Such great ideas too!


5 katie January 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm

love all of these projects!


6 Delia February 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

awesome ideas!!!


7 Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers March 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Thank you so much for featuring my wreath and doily garland! These are all great ideas :)


8 Henrie Marie March 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Thank you so much for including my triple circle pendant necklace :)


9 debbiedoos March 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thanks for sharing my Valentine sticks:)


10 Crissa Robertson May 17, 2013 at 1:57 am

I just made a dollar store drink umbrella wreath. (my drink umbrellas were from hobby lobby but the dollar store sells them in a 16 pack…my store was just out at the time I went shopping) Check out my wreath here : http://www.cravingchocolateandlazydays.com/2013/05/15/diy-drink-umbrella-wreath/

Thanks for all the ideas!


11 Michele October 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I’ve been recycling, repurposing and renewing since I was 8 years old, today, I discovered I’m a novice after viewing your web page!


12 SavedByLoveCreations October 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Now that is quite the compliment! Thank you, Michele. xoxo


13 Vanessa October 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Great roundup! Thanks for sharing :)



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