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54 Dollar Store Crafts For The Homestead

Dollar store crafts and ideas are excellent for decor, accessories, and gifts for your homestead. Check out this list of 54 dollar store crafts, then head over to your own dollar store and get crafting! I’d love to see what you can come up with.

54 Amazingly Beautiful Dollar Store Crafts

Make these crafts for your own homestead, or share them with others as gifts and mementos. They are all easy to make, and will cost under $10! Head to your local craft store or thrift shop and see what you can come up with.

1. Prism Candle Light

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This prism candle light is a mason jar project that will give your light a brand new take. Easily craft a few of these wonderful dollar store craft and scatter them around any room and enjoy the magical star-like effect they provide when illuminated.

Firefly Crystal Prism Lantern with 1/2-Ounce Refillable Glass Tealight Candle
  • The Prism Hurricane Lantern is Made of Glass and Stainless Steel. The lantern is comprised of two layers of translucent glass. Between the layers is a specially designed holograph film which produces the prism effect. The flame literally dances creating a myriad of colors and shapes.
  • The Crystal Prism Lantern measures 7-3/8" H x 3-7/8" D (Bottom) and 3-3/8" (Top).
  • The Included Firefly 1/2-Ounce Refillable Tea Light is hand blown and made from borosilicate glass; an elegant yet non-fragile glass. It stands about 1-3/4 inches tall to the tip of the wick and is about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. It uses a 2.6mm cotton wick. Firefly replacement wicks are available on Amazon. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED.  We recommend using Firefly Smokless and Odorless Fuels which are available on Amazon.

2. Dollar Store Craft Box Lamp

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Make a lampshade out of dollar store finds. This beautiful dollar store craft box lamp makes a very beautiful and unique display in any room.

3. Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror

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I love Anthropologie decor! Just take a look at this Anthropologie-inspired mirror, it’s definitely gorgeous yet only made with a few easy to find items.

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Howard Elliott 36012 Frameless Mirror, Scalloped Edges, Small Square, 16-Inch
  • The shape of the glass is square with Fancy, rounded and scalloped edges and corners
  • The beveled edges enhance it's simplistic beauty
  • Sleek style makes this mirror a favorite for bringing some flair to your decor

4. DIY Table Decorations

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Use dollar store stockings as place settings for a DIY dinner party. I’m sure everyone will be delighted with this idea as it will not cost you an arm and leg for a table decoration especially when hosting a party with a big crowd.

5. Family Tree Wreath

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Combine old photos of the family and a few dollar store finds to show off your family history in a fun and welcoming way. This family tree wreath is surely bound to impress!

Wire Wreath Card and Picture Holder (28 Loop, approximately 14 inches in diameter), Wall Christmas and Holiday Card and Photo Display, Perfect Gift
  • Christmas cards, Birthday cards, Valentines, and photos can be conveniently displayed and enjoyed.
  • Non-tarnishing silver colored wire.
  • Hand made in the USA and shipped by the manufacturer.

6. DIY Fabric Flip Flops

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Get a pair of dollar store sandals, fabric strips, and glue, and personalize it to your heart’s desires! This DIY fabric flip flops is a great party craft for teens.

7. Rubber Door Mat Wall Art

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Who would have thought that a plain rubber doormat can be transformed into an impressive wall art? I’m sure you would love spray paint even more with once you see this vintage wall art hanging on your walls.

8. DIY Countdown Calendar

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Ignite the thrill of that one big holiday with this easy to make a DIY countdown calendar. Paint a dollar store plate with chalk paint, add a stand and a bow, and voila, you’ve got a wonderful decoration that you can even put on the market to earn some extra cash.

9. Bridesmaid’s Bouquets

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Shop for your wedding at the dollar store and be happily surprised with the results! Wedding guests will have no idea that you crafted your bridesmaid’s bouquets with dollar store finds!

10. Wood Carved Wall Hangers

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Make wood carved wall hangers from these dollar store favorites! All you have to do is find your items, nail them together, and paint! Perfect dollar store crafts for girls.

Comfy Hour Farm Animals Hand Carved Wooden Four Coat Hooks Clothes Rack Wall Hanger - Dog
  • Four lively and lovely dogs wooden wall hanger four hooks - a wonderful gift for dog lovers and wood art collectors - countryside theme hanging clothes rail set.
  • Dimension: 11.81 inch (L) x 1.97 inch (W) x 5.9 inch (H)
  • Material: all our wooden items are 100% made of natural wood, really carved and painted by hand. Package: wrapped by air column and super safely packed in mailbox.

11. Vintage Wooden Spoon

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Make this vintage wooden spoon gift set out of dollar store crafts. Learn how this DIY-er hand painted, sanded, and prepared this wonderful homey gift.

12. Dollar Store Spring Vase

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Upgrade your table decor with this spring-y beautiful dollar store spring vase. All you need is some glass, some flowers, and some spray paint!

13. DIY Pinwheels Garden Accent

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Make pinwheels for summer with this dollar store crafts idea. It’s made from a fly swatter and the middle part of a drink coaster glued together and arranged it in your garden.

14. DIY $5 Elegant Dollar Store Centerpiece

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Make a centerpiece out of dollar store finds and you’ll never regret the result. Take a hint from this DIY $5 elegant dollar store centerpiece, it’s exquisitely lovely without the cost of an arm and leg.

15. Shower Curtain Mural

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Paint a shower curtain for a fun and cheap kids craft project! Practice your kids’ creativity with this wonderful project.

Hensu Creative Fashion Huge 3D Window New York City View Wall Stickers Film Mural Art Decal Shower Curtain Custom Popular Bathroom Shower Curtain Rings Included 100% WaterProof Polyester Fabric 60
  • Material:100% Polyester fabric shower curtain
  • Style:Perfect for home or bathroom decoration.
  • Function: Waterproof, mildewproof and heavy-duty

16. Fridge {Picture} Gallery

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Get creative with picture frames for these dollar store crafts. I’m sure your fridge will become the center of attention in your kitchen.

17. Dollar Store Pantry Makeover

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Stay organized in the kitchen easily with the dollar store as your friend! I bet you’ll go nowhere else if you need extra containers.

18. DIY Paper Lanterns

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Want beautiful paper lanterns? Craft them with some artful design papers from a dollar store! Fold the paper in half, cut slits down the center, careful not to cut to the edges. Unfold and roll. Tape the edges, and hang!

19. Vintage Wire Shopping Cart Basket

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Rustic is everywhere, but it doesn’t get more rustic than this classy vintage wire shopping cart basket. Give that empty corner of your home an elegant transformation!

20. Learning Game

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This is a learning game both teachers and mothers can make on the cheap. Easily set up this game with a plastic tray, small beads or stones, a pair of dice, and paper. You and the children will have lots of fun learning together.

21. Inspired Mini Dessert Stand

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Make an inspired mini dessert stand out of dollar store finds. This will make any party even more special. But don’t forget to add some fun and yummy treats in it!

22. DIY Bandana Pillows

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Want to upgrade some old pillows that no longer suit your home decor? Re-purpose them by simply covering them with bandannas from the dollar store. What a great idea!

23. DIY River Rock Boot Trays

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What craft can you make out of river rocks? Take a look at how this DIY-er had some fun with some river rocks, you’ll be mesmerized with her creativity and how frugal this wonderful idea can be! So, if you’re looking for a craft to spruce up your outdoor decorating, this is it.

24. Fun Cupcake Flute

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Still don’t know how to serve sweets for an upcoming birthday party? Here’s an incredible idea to try: a fun cupcake flute. Fill the base with M&Ms and top it with your best homemade cupcakes.

25. Giant Wooden Flowers

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Made of dollar store flowers, some wonderful embellishments, and the stem and leaves are out of old garden hoses. Check out your shed for materials you may have lying around!. Then, you’ve got yourself a perfect craft to add some spring-y blossoms to your garden fence.

26. Rose Topiary

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Real flowers are most of the time costly, but with silk roses from the dollar store, not so much! Make a rose topiary out of silk roses cut from the stems and stuck into a Styrofoam ball!

27. Pin Cushion Frame

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Looking for an easy, cute, and absolutely useful DIY? Then this pin cushion frame surely fits the bill. It will only cost you a few minutes of your time and a very little of your crafting budget.

28. Painted Plates Garden Art

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When I first lead my eyes on this, I thought it was beautiful. When I saw that it was created from dollar store dishes, this painted plates garden art became ingeniously creative.

29. Plastic Stemware Patio Chandelier

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Want to spruce up your patio this spring? I highly recommend this plastic stemware patio chandelier, easy to make with a just a bit of your craftiness, a few stemware, and other easy to find supplies from a dollar store.

30. Fall Leaf Votives

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If you can’t get enough of fall, have it the whole year round! Press some fall leaves and glue it to any dollar store container, and you got yourself a fall leaf votive that will surely give your home bright fall colors.

31. Mirror Wall Hanging

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This dollar store craft was inspired by CB2 but done with dollar store mirrors at home on the cheap. What more could you ask for?

32. Shabby Chic Easter Eggs

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If you want some rustic beauty for your Easter egg, this shabby chic Easter egg tutorial will give you that beautiful rustic magic. (In-store these would be $20 a pop!)

33. Dollar Store Thanksgiving Tablescape

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I know it’s a bit early for Thanksgiving, but hey nobody beats an early bird. This dollar store Thanksgiving tablescape is simply amazing. Don’t head to a dollar store yet because you might have everything in your storage: pillar candles, pumpkins, pine cones, burlap, and some colorful leaves. You can start visualizing now!

34. Personalized Message Plate

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What can go wrong with a wonderful personalized gift? Nothing! Buy some plates from your local dollar store. Write a nice message for a special occasion using a Sharpie and bake it at 150° in your oven for 30 minutes. You’ll see the message become permanent, and it will be a wonderful gift for that one special recipient!

35. Country Dollar Store Home Decor

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Make this fun country wall out of finds from the dollar store. This creative idea will bring the country elegance into your home that will surely become a hot topic during gatherings.

36. Wreath Dollar Store Idea

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Not enough time, too little cash, but in need of an amazing wreath? No problem! This dollar store wreath will give you just what you need. A total charmer to welcome your guest.

37. Space Bath

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Bathe your little boys in style! This easy craft is perfect for little boys you enjoy outer space a little too much. Enjoy crafting this with them because all you need is this magic glow in the dark goo!

38. Fabric Wall Art

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You can make fabric wall art for your home with these dollar store crafts. Liven up any wall by making a few of these fabric wall art all in different sizes.

39. Teacup Jewelry Storage

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Use dollar store teacups to house your jewelry, trinkets, and other nick-nacks. It won’t cost much yet it will add some flawless elegance to any room.

40. Pantry Organizing Ideas From Dollar Store Crafts

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Take a hint from this pantry organizing idea that will make stretch your dollar! All the decorating and organizing will be worth all your effort because it won’t cost you an arm and leg.

41. DIY Dollar Tree Gift

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Personalize detail for that one special gift from a dollar store. I’m sure there’s nothing not to love when everything in it is your recipient’s favorite.

42. Spray Painted Doily Canvas

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You can make these awesome lace doily wall hangings on the cheap. You can now worry no more for some artful display in your girl’s bedroom.

43. Cover Drawers With Dollar Store Shelf Liner

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Organize your space with style and decorate your drawers with a shelf liner from the dollar store! A must do project to spruce up your personal space.

44. DIY Chandelier

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A chandelier is a wonderful ceiling embellishment but it can be very costly. Well, not anymore, because you can DIY your very own chandelier with dollar store finds. It’s practically effortless!

45. Plastic Elephant Book Ends

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Create your own book ends with just a fraction of a cost. All you need is a lovable accessory (plastic elephant), spray paint, wood glue, and some wood blocks.

46. DIY Serving Tray

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A gorgeous tray for your drinks can easily cost you at least $50. Who would want to throw away that kind of money if you can make a wonderful serving tray for less than $5? Take a look at what this wonderful blogger did, she made one using a place mat and a frame from the dollar store.

47. DIY Treat Stand

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I would say this DIY treat stand is the easiest of all dollar store crafts. You just simply glue together some candlesticks and plates, top it off with a beautiful colored bowl, and you’ve got yourself a party-ready treat stand. This can also double as jewelry or makeup organizer. A sure winner indeed!

48. DIY Starburst Mirror

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A starburst mirror provides a touch of classic elegance to any room, but looking at the price tag of one could break your heart. Luckily, this amazing DIY-er made this for just $10 with gold spray paint, bamboo skewers, a glue gun, and a round mirror.

49. Mirror Boxes

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Creating adorable mirror boxes is easy as it sounds. Get some mirror squares from a dollar store, and then simply glue them together. You use them as jewelry holders, vases, or bathroom trinkets organizers.

50. Dollar Store Trash Can Makeover

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Purchasing supplies from the dollar store definitely saves you a bit of your hard earned cash, but you certainly don’t want your lovely home to look like it’s all for a dollar. This dollar store trash can makeover will give your trash can such a chic makeover, no one will ever know it cost pennies!

51. Candle Lampshade Craft

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Your table will always have that chic, cheery feel with this candle lampshade craft. Simply re-purpose a couple of wine glasses into this adorable votive.

52. Picture Frame Terrarium

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Get some inexpensive frames, and transform them into a lovely terrarium that you can fill with your favorite houseplants.

53. No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

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Need a new set of curtains but don’t want to drop a huge amount of dough? No worries! All you have to do is get some drop cloths from your local dollar store, hang them from drapery ring clips, and voila! Brand-new curtains in less than 5 minutes and no sewing skills needed.

54. Magnetic Memo Boards

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Can you believe this adorable magnetic memo board was made from a metal burner cover from the dollar store? Jazzed up with some beautiful patterned paper and spray paint, it’s the great way to keep you organized in your home office.

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These were 54 dollar store crafts – but it doesn’t end here! There is an endless number of crafts you can make, and things you can do from finds at the dollar store, from the thrift store, and the craft supplies just laying around the homestead! Get creative, and have some fun! A gift made with love is the best kind of gift – no matter how much it cost you to make. I’d love to see what you were able to come up with, feel free to share photos in the comments below.

Will dollar store crafts will you make for your homestead? Let us know in the comments below. 

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