Why does crafting have to be so expensive? If you’re like many other Pinterest-scouring crafters, you’ve probably run into crafts that insist that you’ll have everything already in your home, only to end up needing to make a $50 run to Michael’s for supplies in the middle.
We’ve rounded up 18 fantastic crafts that you can buy supplies for at your local dollar store. These crafts are easy and inexpensive, but best of all, they look great! Who knew that repurposing cheap dollar store items could have such stunning results?
These delicate flower pushpins are sure to dress up any corkboard in your home, and so easy to make with supplies from the dollar store.
Similar wall art would cost you a pretty penny, but you can easily make it on your own for just a few dollars.
Using a few simple pieces of glassware, you can create a beautiful, decorative cake plate that you’ll be proud to serve off of.
Any little girl (and many women) would just love to wear this beautiful, shiny tiara. You can make your own, or even a bunch for a themed party, with a few simple materials.
Just looking at these candles, you’d never guess that they were assembled with materials from the dollar store.
These mirrored jewelry hangers sit flush against the wall and help reflect light around a smaller room.
These adorable bowl covers are washable, and they’ll fit over any of your existing bowls. They also stay put better than saran wrap.
Liven up those cheap white dollar store mugs with metallic sharpie, and then bake them in the oven to set your design.
These types of containers retail at about $20 apiece, but you can fill your pantry with them for about the same amount of cash when you decorate dollar store finds.
This adorable candy holder is sure to be a hit wherever you take it. Perfect for gift giving!
These adorable owl-friends are colorful, soft, and plush. We just love them!
Transform a pot holder into an easy heat-proof traveling case for your flat-iron.
Add some color to simple glass tumblers with a bit of acrylic paint.
This adorable terrarium is built entirely out of dollar store picture frames.
With a bit of paint and some glue, you can transform several glass plates, a candle votive, and a flower-shaped dish into a beautiful piece of garden art.
Bling out your sunglasses with metallic beads.
Cupcake liners are a cheap and easy way to create a wreath.
Use ruffles to up the romance of a plain-jane umbrella.