Bang for a Buck: Dollar Store Tech Mods

Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy some sweet tech modifications that will put a smile on your face each time you reach for your laptop or headphones, even if all you have is a buck. Each of these crafty customizable projects can be completed for just one dollar. So grab a buck, head to the dollar store and put one of these four materials on your shopping list:

1. Contact Paper: This DIY wood-grain laptop skin from Fine & Feathered is crafted from contact paper found at the dollar store.

2. Ironing Beads: Using a $1 bag full of colorful and crafty ironing beads, user xMeerjam shared her unqique headphones on Cut Out + Keep.

3. DIY Macro Lens: Wish you could get close-up macro shots with your phone camera or point-and-shoot? Try this accessory mod from Make Projects using one lens from a $1 pair of reading glasses.

4. Headphone Accessory: Keep headphones from tangling (or getting mixed up in a sea of white Apple earbuds) by wrapping them in inexpensive embroidery floss, like we spotted on Pinterest.

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MORE DOLLAR STORE PROJECTS FROM APARTMENT THERAPY:
Blueprint File Cabinet Makeover
DIY Kitchen Art from the Dollar Store
Dollar Store Decor: Plastic Animal Bookends
Create an Apothecary Jar for $2
Repurpose Wine Corks Into Drawer Pulls

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