8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap

March 19 2018 | bijouxandbits
DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Honeycomb wall DIY via Vintage Revivals

This honeycomb painted wall was DIYed with paint stirrers and diluted paint to create that gradient effect. It's just one of the zillion ways you can grab something from your local dollar store to craft up a cheap and cheerful design or organization project.

Here are eight of my favorite ways to turn a cheapo dollar store item into something way more useful and stylish…

A kicky striped vase

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY striped vase tutorial via Domino

This $4 dollar store vase is given a subtle circus vibe with some black and white stripes. the daffodils elevate it to killer kitsch kitchen levels of awesome. And K words.

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY striped vase tutorial via Domino

See the whole tutorial here.

Animal bookends

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Animal bookends DIY by Love Grows Wild

Some el cheapo animal toys, a couple of slabs of wood, a little glue, and some bold spray paint — this is what you need for super fun bookends. I can see these being used in a kid's room, sure, but ALSO MINE. IN GOLD. NOW. I mean, I've already got some gold spray paint from these dinosaur-lidded jars. Tutorial for that here, in case you hadn't seen it before…

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Dinosaur jar tutorial from Offbeat Bride

But I digress… learn how to make those bookends here!

Dinosaur phone stand

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Dino iPhone Tripod tutorial via Eat Sleep Make

Speaking of dinosaurs, check out this dinosaur booty phone stand! Are you kidding me with this cuteness? You'll be raiding the kids section of the dollar store for this one again, so you may as well hit up all of these tutorials at once, right? Yeeeep.

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Dino iPhone Tripod tutorial via Eat Sleep Make

Find this tutorial here.

DIY storage basket

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY rope basket via IHeart Organizing

One of those plain old plastic baskets becomes a super trendy rope-style basket in no time.

It starts as THIS…

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY rope basket via IHeart Organizing

Go see how it transforms here.

Chic wire mail baskets

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY mail baskets via a House Full of Sunshine

This little chalkboard sign basket has humble beginnings. Check it out…

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
DIY mail baskets via a House Full of Sunshine

See how to make these baskets here.

Key hanger

DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
Key hanger DIY via Redfly Creations

Any old frame will work for this bad boy. Having a place to store your keys makes me at least 8% less likely to lose them. It's SCIENCE. I'll probably still lose them. But this will look sweet on the wall anyway.

See the tutorial here.

A dollar store + spray paint + an hour of time = profit. What are YOU making from the dolla dolla dolla store?

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