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Decorate for less with these dollar store DIY projects. Here are some creative decorating ideas that use items found at Dollar Tree.

Items That You Can Buy at Dollar Tree:

  • Candleholders & candles
  • Vases & jars
  • Dishware (cups, bowls, plates, glasses)
  • Mirrors
  • Picture frames
  • Storage bins
  • Art canvases
  • Crafting supplies (twine, florals, ribbons)

Crafting Supplies You May Need:

 Vases and Jars Dollar Store DIY Projects

Gold Leaf Vase
gold paint + painter’s tape + vase + flowers

Dollar Store Ombre Vases
glass vase + acrylic paint + flowers

Washi Tape Tulip Vase
washi tape + tall vase + flowers

Enamel Painted Vases
different sized vases + dishwasher safe PermEnamel paint + PermEnamel Surface Conditioner

Kate Spade Rosebowl
round glass candleholder + gold paint pen + flowers

Spring Vase
vase + flat white spray paint + gold spray paint + flowers

Monogrammed Chic Vase
vase + stencil + etching cream + flowers

Anthropologie Inspired Spice Jars
primer + spray paint + acrylic paints + chalkboard paint + label stickers + jars with lids

Apothecary Jars
glass taper candleholder + jars with lids

Candles and Candleholders Dollar Store DIY Projects

Photo Candleholder
glass candleholder + vellum paper + candle

Glass Bead Candleholder
glass bead + round glass candleholder

Elegant Votive Candleholders
small vases + rubber bands + white matte spray paint + votive candles

Glitter Votive
votives candleholder + spray adhesive + glitter + votive candle

Candle Lampshade
wineglasses + scrapbook paper + LED tea lights + double-sided tape

Bamboo Candle
tall glass candleholder + bamboo + candle

Mason Jar Prism Candle
mason jar + round glass beads + ribbon or twine + tea light candle

DIY  Hurricane Candle
Smooth Glass Hurricane Candleholder + glass taper candleholder + small pillar candle

Washi Tape Tea-Light Votives
washi tape + tea light candles

Sparkling Spray-Painted Candles
metallic spray paint + tall jar candles + painter’s tape

Thumbtack Patterned Candles
gold thumbtacks + candle

Hurricane Lanterns Out of Dollar Store Frames
5 frames + curtain ring + black marker

Picture Frame Luminaries
4 picture frames + vellum square mirror + LED tealight candles

Hurricane Candles II
vase + glass taper candleholder + pebbles or river rock

Wall Art Dollar Store DIY Projects

Sunburst Mirror
mirror + bamboo skewers + gold spray paint

Wall Mirror
compacts + wood base + spray paint

Rubber Door Mat Wall Art
door mat + spray paint + sandpaper

Contact Paper Wall Art
contact paper + old boxes (e.g. cereal or granola boxes)

Ampersand Art Using Thumbtacks
gold thumbtacks + canvas

Pottery Barn Mirror Wall Art
square mirrors + cheap piece of plywood + spray paint + wood glue + 1/2 in. trim

Anthropologie-Inspired Collage Art Plates
decorative plates +  art poster + Mod Podge + felt

Vintage Wall Art
vinyl shelf lining + silver serving platters + grosgrain ribbon {ivory}

Anthropologie Inspired Circles Mirror
mirrors +  gold spray paint + hex nuts & screws + paint can lids

Canvas Wall Art
canvases + scrapbooking paper + command hooks

Plate Wall Art
Plain plates +  black cardstock + Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer

Serving Tray Wall Art
silver serving trays + stickers + primer + white spray paint

Decorative Accents Dollar Store DIY Projects

Mirror Box
square mirrors + cork protectors

Book Topiary
candle holder + styrofoam ball + book

Mercury Glass Pedestal
glass candlestick + glass bowl + Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Spray

Faux Silver Birds and Flowers Pedestal Bowl
bird + taper glass candleholder + white spray paint + Krylon Shimmer Metallic Spray Paint  + silver shimmer +  black acrylic paint + flower beads

 

Dollar Store Picture Frame
frames + spray paint + glass taper candleholder
I can’t find the original source with a tutorial, but it’s fairly straightforward to make. Just spray paint both the frame and candleholder and use e6000 glue to attach the candleholder to the bottom of the frame.

Picture Frame and Message Board
glass taper candleholder + twine + paint or stain + clothespins + burlap ribbon

Painted Ombre Bead Frame
wood beads + pipe cleaner + acrylic paints + picture frame

Dresser Mirror
round mirror + round acrylic tray (dollar store) + accent gems  + plate stand

Decorative Bookends
glass square vases + decorative paper + vase filler

Animal Bookends
plastic toy animals + acrylic photo frames + spray paint

Invisible Book Shelf
“L” Bracket + wood screws + books

Pebble Bath Mat
river rocks + cement glue + rubber mat

Candle Holder Paperweights
small glass candle holders + scrapbook paper + pourable resin

Patio Lanterns
plastic landscaping solar lights + basket hangers

Hula Hoop Chandelier
hula hoop + ribbon + string lights


Japanese Lantern
manila folders + wooden skewers + tissue paper

Twine Pears
light bulbs + twine + twigs

Elegant Fruit (no tutorial link)
high gloss spray paint + fake fruit

Marble Accordion Rack
wooden accordion rack + marble self-adhesive film + white paint

Bandana Pillows
bandanas + pillows

Storage Dollar Store DIY Projects

Metallic Rope Throw Basket
round laundry basket + paint + jute rope  + 1 yard felt

Cardboard Box Basket
jute twine + cardboard + white fabric

Jewelry Tower
cups + saucers + taper candle holders + spray paint + glue
These dishes were found at Thrift Stores, but you can also find similar ones at Dollar Tree too.

Chic Buckets
vinyl numbers + black acrylic paint + white spray paint + buckets

Metal Storage Bins
storage bins + metal and oil rubbed bronze spray paint +  wooden chalkboard tags

Burlap Dollar Tree Bins
burlap fabric + plastic baskets + spray paint + labels

Vintage Storage Bins
dollar store bins + gray automobile primer + chalkboard paint + silver craft paint

Fingernail Polish Display Stand
black foam board + picture frame

Key Frame
picture frame + gold hooks + paint

Jewelry Holder from a Cutlery Tray
wooden cutlery tray + paint + knobs  + cup hooks

Bathroom Organizer
jars with lids + saw tooth hanger + chalkboard paint

Industrial Farmhouse Storage Drawers
storage drawers + ORB Spray paint + metal labels + antique fasteners
+ balsa wood + furniture buttons + wood stain

Flowers, Plants and Garden Dollar Store DIY Projects

Moss Topiaries
foam balls + wood dowels + terra-cotta pot + moss + paint

Topiary Trees
faux greenery balls + pots + floral foam + skewers + moss + clay + paint (green, brown, white)


15 Minute Wreath
grapevine wreath + greenery + ribbon + floral wire
The person who made this got these supplies at Hobby Lobby, but you can get them at Dollar Tree for much cheaper!

Succulent Tiered Ceramic Bowls
ceramic bowls + glass pillar candleholder + potting soil + pebbles + fake succulent

Elegant Centerpiece
tall vase + glass taper candleholder + pebbles + branch + flowers

Metallic Flower Pots
metallic spray paint + primer + terra cotta pots

Stenciled Clay Pot
terra cotta pot + craft paint + brush + stencils

Gold Succulent Vases
succulents +  painter’s tape + gold spray paint + cups

Scallop Shell Terra Cotta Pot
terra cotta pot + latex paint + fake stone spray paint + scallops

Faux Succulent Garden
5×7 frames + moss +faux succulents + twigs + paint

Flower Pot Makeover
dollar tree flower pots + rope

Dollar Store Terrariums
glass round candleholder + glass taper candleholder + pebbles + plants + decorative moss

Mini-Greenhouse
8 picture frames + plywood + corner brackets + utility hinges + screws + white paint + furniture polish

Terrarium II
glass vase + potting soil + gravel + small plant

Serveware and Dishes Dollar Store DIY Projects

Marble Mugs
white ceramic mugs + nail polish  + wooden skewers  + nail polish remover

Dollar Store Cake Stand
tart pan + glass taper candleholders + white paint

Mirrored Cake Stands
glass taper candle holder + mirrors + strong magnets

Chalkboard-Serving-Tray
Silver plastic serving trays + black latex paint + chalk +  nonsanded grout

Anthropologie Confetti Tumblers
tumbler or stemless wine glass + acrylic paints + sealer

Chalkboard Wine Glasses
wine glass + chalkboard  spray paint + chalk

Serving Tray
framed mirror + placemat

Tiered Serving Platter
plates + glass taper candleholder

Dollar Store Cake Plate
elegant cut-glass dinner plate + glass taper candleholder


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