When it comes to decorating on a budget, we are always looking for ways to save money without looking cheap. When you think dollar store decor, your first though might be exactly that. Really? We found some creative bloggers that took dollar store supplies and turned them into high end looking decor projects to decorate their homes. And they definitely don’t look CHEAP! Lovin’ these great tutorials for our readers, it’s exactly what we want when the cash at the end of the month doesn’t leave a lot left over, am I right? And, you get that super satisfied feeling of being clever enough to pull it off. Don’t lie. It’s ok to brag a little. :)



Classy dollar store decor & projects


Our first project for you is this dollar store succulent candle centerpiece from Tricia at ‘Simplicity in the South’. Not only is this gorgeous, you can’t kill it! Very trendy and updated look for just a few dollars.


‘Little House of Four’ has the farmhouse look down, and she does it using a lot of dollar store projects. Learn how to age galvanized metal with things you have around the house in this project for this DIY dollar store planter.


Also from Katie at ‘Little House of Four’ are these DIY dollar store industrial storage drawers. This girl is clever. I mean, really? Would you ever have guessed these drawers were made with dollar store supplies?


Our next project is from ‘Mod Podge Rocks’. LOVE these paper wrapped dollar store candles! A little Mod Podge, some scrapbook paper and dollar store candles, and you have pretty decor that looks like it came from an upscale boutique.


These DIY hurricane lanterns are from ‘Grosgrain Fab’ and are made from dollar store photo frames. How cool is this? Want to make these into a DIY terrarium instead? Follow this quick video by ‘Michaels‘.


Make this summer garden flag from a dollar store placemat. From ‘Pretty Handy Girl’, you have to click through and see her fall and Christmas ones too!


‘Redhead Can Decorate’ sets a gorgeous table, in large part because of these DIY dollar store chargers she made. I would LOVE these in copper or rose gold too! Easy, easy project that really glams up any table setting.


This DIY mirrored centerpiece from the dollar store is by ‘Dive Into DIY’, and would look great in a bathroom as well. Pretty!


So I love this simple DIY so much, I’m making it tonite! This DIY confetti dollar store vase by ‘Up to Date Interiors’ is fresh and fun, and I would be proud to have this in my home. (Plus, I have TONS of nail polish… Yep, that’s what she used!)


Love having all those magnetic letters on the fridge for notes, kids, fun? Hate the kaleidoscope of colors messing with your carefully curated color scheme? Michael from ‘Inspired by Charm’ has a DIY gold magnetic letter tutorial that is genius and simple. Let the kids practice their phonics, and you get to keep the kitchen looking sweet. Win, win.

Which one is your favorite? Check out our post on DIY dollar store organizing ideas or DIY dollar store decor.

Image Credits: Mod Podge Rocks, Simplicity in the South, Little House of Four , Little House of Four, Grosgrain Fab, Pretty Handy Girl, Redhead Can Decorate, Dive Into DIY, Up to Date Interiors, Inspired by Charm


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  1. Tricia June 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing my succulent candle centerpiece with your round up. Such good ideas!

    1. Kathy Woodard June 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you for such a great project Tricia, and great photography, btw!

  2. Kathy June 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for including my vase! Great round up.

    1. Kathy Woodard July 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Thx Kathy for such a great tutorial! Love the photos of your project!

  3. Roxanne Arrowsmith August 23, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Love them All. Several caught my attention (all). Loving the industrial looking storage drawers. Now that is a creative touch.
    Thank You for sharing your ideas and I am so following All of them.


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