15 DIY Dollar Store Decor Projects That Only Look Expensive

I’m a girl on a budget.  Until this blog thing takes off, I’m counting pennies, especially when it comes to the “wants” like home decor.  Fortunately for me a glue gun, a few supplies from the dollar tree and a little creativity are super cheap!  Here are 15 DIY Dollar Store Decor Projects That Only Look Expensive.

15 DIY Dollar Store Decor Projects That Only Look Expensive!

15 DIY Dollar Store Decor Projects That Only Look Expensive

DIY: Plaster Dipped Flower Votives  |  Design Mom

Plaster Dipped Flower Votives from Design Mom

Ok, these look like they were ripped from the pages of an Anthropologie catalog.  Stunning.  I might need to make these for my Thanksgiving Tablescape.

DIY Dollar Store Plate Decor from Average But Inspired

I love those plates!  They are simple and graphic and look like you paid a lot of money for them at Crate & Barrel.

Salvage Dior: Rubber Door Mat Wall Art

Rubber Door Mat Wall Decor from Salvage Dior

Genius!  That thing looks like painted wrought iron which is totally expensive.  It’s a rubber mat from the dollar store.  I can’t even.


Candle Makeover from the Blissful Bee

It does not get more simple than sticking thumbtacks into a candle.  I mean, right?  I think there is literally nothing easier.  But, boy do they upgrade your basic white candle.

My Best Friend's Blog: Antique Mirror

DIY Vintage Mirror from My Best Friend’s Blog

This mirror is so pretty!  It reminds me of a window frame.  It definitely has that farm house chic vibe going on.

Coffee House Style Chalkboard from Starfish Cottage Blog

These are amazing!  Foamcore boards.  Just imagine all of the different ways you could make these.

Transform a simple Dollar Store cookie sheet into a handy magnetic organizer with a few simple supplies. Use this DIY organizing solution anywhere in your house!

Cookie Sheet Organizer from The Crazy Craft Lady

I could use one of these organizers in every room of my house.  A few magnets and I’d never lose an important piece of paper again.

Make a Cotton Wreath using dollar store supplies - the perfect fall wreath - fall decor

Cotton Wreaths from the Crazy Craft Lady

Two in a row from The Crazy Craft Lady.  If I had a prize, she’d win!  I love these simple wreaths.

I can't believe these gorgeous gold chargers are made from those clear plastic trays from the dollar store. All she did was spray paint them!

Gold Chargers from Red Head Can Decorate

Gold Chargers are expensive.  I know because I’ve thought about buying them when I am rich and famous.  Now I don’t have to wait!  I’m slowly pulling together an amazing Thanksgiving table with these ideas.

THESE ARE DARLING! Popular and SUPER affordable DIY bandana pillows from heatherednest.com Great for indoors or outdoors, as used in her son's fishing/camping/outdoor adventure boy's bedroom

Bandana Pillows from Heathered Nest

Theses pillows are perfect for a family room or a tween’s room.  Love this idea!

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Sunburst Mirror from Healthy Wealthy DIYs

$10 for that mirror?  No one will believe you when you tell them that.

dollar store hurricane vases

Hurricane Vases from My Blessed Life

These are super classy vases.  I love how they are filled with gourds and other fall items.  Of course, you could totally switch those out as the seasons change.

Dollar Store Terrarium from the Budget Decorator

I’ve been wanting to do a terrarium for a long time.  The only thing holding me back is that I’m a plant serial killer.  I think this one is filled with mostly dried stuff, so maybe I could try this one!

I'm obsessed with this DIY Metallic Rope Basket - so perfect to drape throw blankets in!

Metallic Rope Throw Basket from Lydi Out Loud

This basket is easy, cheap and totally customizeable!  You can’t ask for a lot more than that from your dollar store!

DIY Custom Photo Candle

DIY Custom Photo Candles from Lifestyle for Real Life 

This is a super simple project to update plain dollar store candles. Completely custom, too!

I definitely will be trying at least a few of these ideas!  What’s favorite??

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