35 DIY Dollar Store Decor Ideas That Don’t Look Homemade

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Dollar stores like the Dollar Tree are treasure troves for the frugal DIY’er. Here are 35 DIY dollar store decor ideas to help you spruce up your home.

I know what you’re thinking…”Can I actually decorate my home using items from the dollar store without it looking cheap?” My answer, “Yes, yes you can”.

“But, how do I decorate my home from the dollar store?”

First of all, never…EVER just buy something from the dollar store, put it on a shelf, and call it ‘good’. If you want your decor to look like you bought it from a high-end boutique (or Etsy), you’ll need to glam it up a bit first.

Below, I’ve supplied a list of the items you’ll want to stock up on the next time you happen to find yourself at the dollar store.

Below that you’ll find a list of ‘gamification’ supplies you’ll need to have on hand when you’re ready to take your dollar store finds from trash to treasure.

Now, you’re ready to scroll through all of the projects and get to work on your favorites!

Supplies To Stock Up On

Many of these DIY dollar store home decor projects use the following dollar store items. You may want to be on the lookout and stock up on them whenever you can.

  • frames
  • vases
  • candleholders
  • candles
  • dishes (cups, bowls, plates, glasses)
  • canvases
  • storage bins
  • baskets
  • twine
  • ribbon
  • mirrors
  • jars
  • glass gems
  • artificial flowers and greenery

Additionally, you may also want to have some basic craft supplies on hand such as:

DIY Dollar Store Decor: Vases and Planters

Liven up your home with these beautiful, inexpensive DIY planters and vases.

1.) DIY Cotton Stems in Galvanized Vase

Image Credit & Tutorial: Twelve on Main

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2.) DIY Moss Topiary

Image Credit & Tutorial: Liz Marie Blog

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3.) DIY Succulent Pots

dollar tree succulent planter
Image Credit & Tutorial: Little House of Four

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Terra cotta pots
  • Succulents (real or fake)
  • Lace
  • Stones
  • Paint
  • Glue

4.) Tiered Succulent Planter

tiered succulent planter
Image Credit & Tutorial: Craftberry Bush

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5.) Gold Leaf Vase

diy gold leaf vase
Image Credit & Tutorial: The Creativity Exchange

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6.) Enamel Painted Vases

diy enamel vases
Image Credit & Tutorial: Sugar and Charm

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7.) Mirror Box Vase

diy mirror boxes dollar store
Image Credit & Tutorial: Hi Sugarplum

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8.) West Elm Planter Knock Off

west elm dollar store diy
Image Credit & Tutorial: The Budget Decorator

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DIY Dollar Store Decor: Baskets and Bins

These DIY projects are cheap yet oh so pretty. Oh, and they’re functional, too!

9.) DIY Rope Basket

dollar store rope basket project
Image Credit & Tutorial: I Heart Organizing

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Dollar store laundry basket
  • Cotton rope
  • Glue gun
  • Watered-down paint to dye rope

10.) Pier One Knock Off Basket

dollar tree lined storage bin project
Image Credit & Tutorial: Busy Bliss

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11.) Cardboard Box Basket

diy rope basket
Image Credit & Tutorial: Elizabeth Joan Design

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12.) Industrial Storage Bins

diy dollar tree basket project
Image Credit & Tutorial: Busy Bliss

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13.) DIY Burlap Bins

diy dollar store burlap bins
Image Credit & Tutorial: Simple Made Pretty

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14.) Industrial Farmhouse Style Storage Drawers

mini storage drawer dollar store project
Image Credit & Tutorial: Little House of Four

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15.) Metallic Rope Throw Basket

diy metallic rope basket
Image Credit & Tutorial: Lydi Out Loud

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16.) Vintage Number Buckets

diy number buckets
Image Credit & Tutorial: Just Vintage Home

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DIY Dollar Store Decor: Candles

Candles add a warm, soft glow to any space. However, they can look pretty ‘meh’ on their own. Here are some DIY projects that will bring cheap, dollar store candles to life!

17.) Glitter Votive

Image Credit & Tutorial: Julie Blanner

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18.) Hurricane Lantern

Image Credit & Tutorial: Grosgrain Fab

Supplies needed for this project:

  • (5) Dollar store frames
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Curtain ring
  • Black sharpie

19.) Dip-Dyed Candles

Image Credit & Tutorial: Darice Blog

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Pillar candles (assorted sizes)
  • Crayons
  • Empty tin can
  • Pot

20.) Upgraded Candle Holder

Image Credit & Tutorial: Crafts by Courtney

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DIY Dollar Store Decor: Wall Art & Mirrors

Mirrors and wall art can enhance the character of your home. You can adjust the colors/patterns of the following projects to suit your personal style.

21.) Modern Mirror

Image Credit & Tutorial: Thistlewood Farms

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22.) Rubber Mat Wall Decor

Image Credit & Tutorial: Salvage Dior

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Rubber doormat
  • White spray paint
  • Sandpaper

23.) Vanity Mirror with Stand

Image Credit & Tutorial: Create and Babble

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24.) No-Weave Wall Hanging

Image Credit & Tutorial: Classic in Gray

Supplies needed for this project:

  • (3) Wooden dowels
  • (2) Different colors of yarn

25.) Ampersand Art

dollar store decor ideas-tack art
Image Credit & Tutorial: Live Lovely DIY

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DIY Dollar Store Decor: Frames

My goodness, there are so many ways you can class-up simple dollar store frames! Keep on scrollin’ for some of my favorites!

26.) Dry Erase Calendar

dollar store decor ideas- diy dry erase calendar
Image Credit & Tutorial: Tangles and Tangents

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27.) Mini Greenhouse

dollar store decor ideas-mini greenhouse
Image Credit & Tutorial: Country Living

Supplies needed for this project:

  • (4) 5″ X 7″ frames
  • (2) 8″ X 10″ frames
  • (2) 11″ X 14″ frames
  • Screws
  • Brackets
  • Scrap wood
  • Paint
  • Hand tools

28.) DIY Tray

dollar store decor ideas-diy tray
Image Credit & Tutorial: Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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29.) Earring Display

Image Credit & Tutorial: Kevin and Amanda

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31.) Picture Frame Luminaries

Image Credit & Tutorial: That’s What Che Said

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DIY Dollar Store Decor: Wreaths

If you gotta change out your wreath every season (and holiday), it might as well be cheap!

32.) Summer Dollar Store Wreath

dollar store decor ideas-summer wreath flip flops and pool noodle
Image Credit & Tutorial: Fox Hollow Cottage

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Pool noodle
  • Flip flops
  • Scrap fabric
  • Washi tape
  • Paper tags
  • Embroidery floss (or string)
  • Embellishments
  • Glue gun

33.) Spring Dollar Store Wreath

dollar store decor ideas-spring wreath with green moss
Image Credit & Tutorial: The Shabby Creek Cottage

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34.) Fall Dollar Store Wreath

dollar store decor ideas-fall wreath with burlap pumpkins
Image Credit & Tutorial: Tried and True Blog

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35.) Winter DIY Dollar Store Wreath

dollar store decor ideas-winter wreath
Image Credit & Tutorial: Sprinkle Some Fun

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I hope these fabulous dollar store decor ideas have got your creative juices flowing!

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