31 Easy Dollar Store Hacks We Can't Get Enough Of

Diply 24 Jan 2018

Saving money is one of the main reasons why I love DIY projects and hacks so much. One of my main suppliers for said projects is definitely the dollar store.

The best thing about dollar stores is that they tend to have pretty much everything you need at stellar prices. And even when you can't find every single item or material needed for a project, chances are, you're able to find most. This equals huge savings!

So, if you love the dollar store as much as I do, you're going to really enjoy the list of hacks below.

1. $10 DIY Sunburst Mirror

Healthy, Wealthy And DIYs | Healthy, Wealthy And DIYs

Use wooden skewers to transform a dollar store mirror into something you'd expect to find at HomeGoods! All it takes are a couple coats of pretty spray paint to seal the deal.

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2. DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers

Redhead Can Decorate | Redhead Can Decorate

If sunburst mirrors aren't your thing, but you love the timeless glam gold spray paint creates, why not use it to turn boring plastic chargers into something fit for a queen?

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3. Simple Wrapping Paper Storage

The Chic Site | The Chic Site

Wrapping paper can be a real pain in the you-know-what to store, but thanks to plastic garment bags that are conveniently available at most dollar stores, that's a problem you no longer have to worry about.

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4. DIY Elevated Chip & Dip Bowl

Diana Rambles | Diana Rambles

Can't find the perfect chip and dip bowl for your Super Bowl party? No worries! All you need to do is find a separate bowl and glass, put them together, et voilà — instant elevated chip and dip service!

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5. Cutlery Drawer Organization

The Elm Life | The Elm Life

Skip the standard cutlery drawer organizers (you know, the ones that never seem to work for anyone) and grab a few plastic baskets from the dollar store to use instead!

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6. Cookie Sheet Organizer

The Crazy Craft Lady | The Crazy Craft Lady

Cookie sheets are not only inexpensive, but they're also magnetic. This means they can be used to store, display, and organize a wide variety of magnetized things.

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7. Knock-Off Pottery Barn Mirror

Dollar Store Crafts | Dollar Store Crafts

I wish I could shop until I drop at Pottery Barn, but my bank account wouldn't appreciate it. If you're in the same boat, give this knock-off DIY a try using dollar store mirrors and duct tape.

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8. Hanging Shoe Holder

Money Saving Queen | Money Saving Queen

Like cookie sheets, hanging shoe racks can be used in a variety of ways. From storing cleaning products and snacks to beauty essentials, they're an organized penny-pincher's BFF.

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9. DIY Gold Leaf Vase

The Creativity Exchange | The Creativity Exchange

Give a plain dollar store vase a fresh new look by simply using some painter's tape and the paint color of your choice! This crafty DIYer opted for gold leaf and it looks amazing!

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10. DIY Dollar Store Topiary Trees

AKA Design | AKA Design

Premade topiary trees can be quite expensive. Seriously, the next time you're in a decor store like HomeGoods, take a look and see for yourself! Thankfully, this DIY version is here to save the day — and your bank account.

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11. Mirror Hack

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

This is such a cool, resourceful, and creative idea! Every dollar store probably carries compacts, which means this homemade mirror is totally doable, and for a great price!

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12. Wooden Ball Plant Stand

Laura Gummerman | A Beautiful Mess

For me, nothing does a better job at bringing color and charm to a space than a collection of potted plants. And this pink wooden ball stand took an already gorgeous succulent arrangement and made it even prettier.

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13. Trash Can Makeover

Two It Yourself | Two It Yourself

Hot glue and rope are the only things you need to transform a generic dollar store trash can into the perfect coastal accent for any space.

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14. DIY Smartphone Stand

Dollar Tree | Dollar Tree

Give your phone the stand it deserves by cutting a hollow plastic toy in half and gluing a suction cup to the top portion of its legs.

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15. Instant and cheap shelving 

Good Housekeeping | Good Housekeeping

Hang dollar store wicker baskets on the wall and you will get instant and unique shelving. This is great for the bathroom, especially if you have limited storage!

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16. Dollar Store Wastebasket Pendant Light

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

Farmhouse decor is all the rage right now, and if it's something you're into, you know it can often come with a hefty price tag. That's why this dollar store trash can hack is something you're going to want to keep in your back pocket!

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17. I am definitely adding this to my to-do list of dollar store DIYs.

Little House of Four | Little House of Four

Pardon me? Dollar store? I don't see anything in this picture that looks like it is from the dollar store... and that is precisely the point!

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18. Silly Face Lego Storage

Chubby Bunny Creations | Chubby Bunny Creations

Keep your child's Lego pieces neat and tidy without taking away the fun by painting some funny faces on a set of plastic bins. Who wouldn't love these?

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19. Candy Heart Centerpiece

A Day In My Life | A Day In My Life

For those of you who like the idea of decorating your home for special occasions but can't be bothered with the added expense or effort, this simple candy heart centerpiece is just what you need.

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20. Make a DIY bathtub table.

Nearly Handmade | Nearly Handmade

Your baths will honestly never be the same again. These look cute when not in use but also totally change the bath game. It's great for holding books, tea, wine, cookies, whatever your heart desires.

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21. Dollar Store Picture Frame Terrarium

HomeTalk | Alicia W

Large terrariums can cost a pretty penny at most home decor stores, but thanks to this resourceful tutorial, you can make one for a fraction of the price!

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22. Knockoff Kate Spade Pearl Place Rosebowl

Vintage Romance Style | Vintage Romance Style

Who doesn't love the look of Kate Spade merchandise? I think the products are beautiful, but I can't bring myself to accept the price tag that comes with them. Luckily, some Kate Spade items are super easy to recreate for yourself.

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23. Dollar Store Cake Stand

The Chickabug | The Chickabug

You could buy a cake stand that's already assembled from HomeGoods, or you could make one for less than $5.00. And because I love to save money and get crafty, I'm going to opt for making my own!

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24. Give tiny plastic bins an industrial looking upgrade.

Little House of Four | Little House of Four

These red bins now look like industrial style locker drawers. These add instant flare to your storage and make all your clutter actually look presentable.

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25. Colorful Clothespin Trivets

Dream A Little Bigger | Dream A Little Bigger

While premade trivets can be purchased at the dollar store, it's always fun to add a unique spin to a traditional design, and that's exactly what this DIY does.

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26. Shaker Vases

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

The holes in old-fashioned cheese and sugar shakers are perfect for floral arrangements! A quick spray painting session is all it takes to give them a fresh, clean look.

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27. Mason Jar Soap Pump

Good Girl Style | Good Girl Style

For those of you who love that rustic, farmhouse look, you can easily turn a classic mason jar into the cutest soap dispenser imaginable. This looks way better than a store-bought bottle!

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28. Easy Striped Vase

Blooming Homestead | Blooming Homestead

I'm a huge fan of pastels, so this striped vase DIY immediately caught my eye. Of course, the color combinations and patterns are endless for a project like this, so let your creativity take you wherever it wants to go!

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29. DIY Marbled Mugs

Robin | Babble

Marbling is a technique that requires a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, the crafting possibilities are endless. If you want to give it a try, pick up some mugs from the dollar store, choose your favorite nail polish colors, and see what you can come up with.

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30. DIY Two-Toned Glitter Candle Holders

Delineate Your Dwelling | Delineate Your Dwelling
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31. Ocean Stone Bath Mat

Tattooed Martha | Tattooed Martha

The only thing you can't get from the dollar store for this hack is the waterproof silicone sealer. When you think about how much a mat like this would cost in most home improvement stores, I'm OK with that.

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Which of these cheap and easy hacks is your favorite? Are you going to give any of them a try?


Let us know in the COMMENTS, and then SHARE these penny-pinching ideas with others!

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