These Quick Dollar Store Crafts Only Look Expensive

published Jun 20, 2018
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Although dollar stores are known for their cheap and handy things, they don’t spring to mind as a source for stylish decor. But should they? See how a quick trip, and an even quicker DIY project, can improve the look of your home.

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Katie of Little House of Four made this farmhouse mirror from a… wait for it… $1 stove burner from Dollar Tree and an inexpensive beveled round mirror from a craft store. She has a series of dollar store DIYs that are worth checking out.

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As much as I love miniatures, I also love hugely oversized versions of everyday objects. So this mega tassel from Cuckoo4Design caught my eye on Instagram, and I was impressed. Head over to there to see how she pulled it off with a mop head and some knotted string.

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If you’ve never been to a 100 yen store (the Japanese equivalent of a dollar store), then you are in for a treat. Up to Date Interiors created this decorative mirror using cheap supplies—feathers, faux flowers, and hot glue—she found there.

(Image credit: Megan Simonson)

The tabletop you see here is actually a dollar store clock, inverted and mounted on hairpin legs. It was created by Megan Simonson, after she watched a video tutorial from The Sorry Girls.

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Lindi upgraded these plastic storage bins with quick leather pulls—a great way to make an inexpensive item look a lot more luxe. The rivets give the white containers a modern industrial look.

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This tiered planter from Craftberry Bush shows what you can do with a trio of different sized bowls. These were stacked on clear glasses, then glued into place and covered with moss and succulents.