Amazing dollar store home decor hacks

Amazing Dollar Store Home Décor Hacks

For many years now we’re all familiar with the products we can expect to find at most dollar stores. Sometimes their seasonal items wow us, just a bit, and the dollar store is a good place to greeting cards! However, if you’re ready to get a little crafty and creative, you can make some amazing dollar store home décor hacks. I also like to call them knock-offs or look-a-likes because essentially there are some items that you can make using dollar store items for much less than you can get already created at another shop. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for purchasing an item that I love, for a fair price, that’s already been made, but there is something special when I get to create something with my own two hands (and save money doing it). I really hope these easy home décor hacks inspire you to look at dollar store items differently and get a little crafty.

Amazing Dollar Store Home Décor Hacks

Due to the nature of how the dollar stores move their inventory and how some of the items I found were seasonal, you may have to wait to find them again. However, if you love a project and want to make it now, I have provided some links to get you started. But I’m really hoping you can still find these items for a while in the dollar stores (especially this dome for the butterfly terrarium!).

Amazing Dollar Store Home Décor Hacks

Boho organizer

My oldest daughter loves the boho style and we’re styling her new bedroom with boho-inspired décor. She’s also artistic and has some crafty things that need to be organized. What better way to embellish a paper organizer for a boho vibe than to just wrap some jute rope around it and call it good?! One of the things I love about this project is that you can take any container (wood, metal, plastic, cardboard) and by wrapping jute rope around it you can instantly transform a plain container into boho or even beachy décor. I used some scrap wood to put together a wood crate the size I wanted, and then used my trusty glue gun to attach the jute. The dollar store had tons of jute spools this summer, but of course when I went to pick some up, they were out. I ended up finding thicker rope on Amazon and I also needed it for some other projects (I.e., dollar store wild wreath). The concept of this project is simple – it’s admittedly not original, but I still love it because you can apply it to so many mediums like a lamp, a footrest or stool, a trash can, or even a pendant light fixture if you want to transform an ordinary item into a boho beauty.

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Wild wreath

When I found this 12-inch wreath form at the dollar store I had no idea what type of wreath I was going to make. I just felt like it was a cool thin shape and 12 inches was also a nice size – for just a buck. The form sat there and sat there. Sometimes this happens while I brainstorm an idea. Do you do this? Then on a walk, I noticed all the wild brush and plants around the perimeter of our apartment complex and wondered if any of it could work for this wreath. So, I decided to glue gun my jute rope to a spot and while I walked the path I could just wrap the rope around the bunches of greens to the form. I knew the wreath wouldn’t be uniform, it wouldn’t be all one or even two types of greens, and it could quite possibly be the ugliest wreath I’d ever made. But, not only was it a joy to create with my youngest daughter, it really turned out to be a wild and beautiful end-of-summer welcome-in-the-fall sort of wreath. I didn’t spray it to preserve it, and it started to dry out after a day, but it still looked pretty even wilted a bit. My biggest tip for creating a wreath this way is to use large bunches of greens each time you wrap the rope around. The rope will squish down some of the bundle so having a little more in your bunch will help to keep it full and the gaps filled in. It’s also helpful to have some long stems in the back with some shorter stems layered in front of each bunch. I enjoyed discovering wild weeds and beautifully strange plants while my youngest daughter looked for butterflies and bugs. It was a nice walk together and so fulfilling to create something so naturally pretty.

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Color block vases

The dollar store has glass containers, vases, jars, and more – all year long. I love the assortment of sizes and shapes and you just can’t beat the price. I really wanted to test out color blocking glass, so I checked Goodwill first and was a little shocked to see the price tags on ugly used vases. So, then I scoured our fridge and cupboards hoping we were almost out of jam or pickles so that I could repurpose the glass. No luck on that front either, so I made a trip to the dollar store and $6 later I had what I needed to test out my color block centerpiece idea. My best friend’s daughter, Sofia, is having her Quinceañera next spring and I was honored with designing the décor. There are a lot of tables to decorate, and the birthday girl’s style is simple yet elegant. I decided it would look beautiful to have an assortment of upcycled vases with a color block design to display some simple flowers and greenery at each table. One of her colors is rose gold so that’s the color I used to color block these vases. This project is simple, doesn’t take much time, and has a big impact. My biggest tip is to press the tape down well and spray paint slowly at the correct distance. If you spray too closely you get drips or thick spots. The paint dries quickly and the vases were ready to go in a few hours. I will be sharing photos of Sofia’s special day next year – I can’t wait to celebrate this amazing young lady!

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Butterfly terrarium

I was looking for styro balls while at the dollar store (for another fun project I have up my sleeve) and I found this sweet mini dome, all alone. It was probably leftover from the spring and it had an ugly brown base, but once my idea hit, I had to get it. And if my idea didn’t work out, it was only a buck! My youngest has been obsessed with winged things for pretty much forever. She loves birds, especially owls, then there’s butterflies, and other bugs. She says she loves kitties, but she becomes transfixed when there’s something flying near her. When I saw the dome, I knew I wanted to create a little butterfly terrarium for her bedroom décor. It’s all plastic and the butterflies are paper so it’s super kid-friendly, but looks much nicer. I spray painted the base in rose gold because that’s what I had for my color block vases, and then I used a bit of floral Styrofoam with my sheet moss to cover it. I got a roll of that sheet moss to create my boho succulent wall art and the leftover is coming in very handy for other small projects. The paper butterflies already came with a wire attached so I just trimmed the wire to the height I needed and stuck them in the Styrofoam piece. Glue gun attached everything and the final project is just too cute and whimsical. I was impressed at how pretty it turned out. And most importantly, Quinn was amazed and loved it. It currently sits on her nightstand where she inches it around to use it in her imagination play. I would never use a glass terrarium in this girl’s room, but a dollar store plastic one is perfect!

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I had so much fun thinking up these simple projects and I feel like the skill level is easy and anyone can make any of these things. I truly enjoy sharing how to make things and love it when I can share a beautiful final product that has very easy to follow instructions. I believe that everyone is creative, in some way. Some of you will say that you’re not creative, but I know I could find a way that you are creative, in your own way. Being creative isn’t just a crafty thing, cooks are creative, teachers are creative, even policy analysts are creative. And while not everyone likes crafts or “being creative” I still enjoy encouraging others to attempt projects they’re interested in and to just give it a try. Whether it’s a simple boho box, or a herringbone accent wall – either way I encourage you to plan it out and give it a try. Thanks so much for checking out my amazing dollar store home décor hacks – I hope you find inspiration the next time you’re at the store!


Favorite Fall Finds

Now that it’s finally September, I feel a bit better about spreading fall vibes and joy! I’m getting ready to share some fall decor around our apartment, but in the meantime, check out these fantastic fall items to get your home festive this season!

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