8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap #Do It Yourself#crafts#decor#decorating#diy#money#spray paint#tutorial March 19 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Honeycomb wall DIY via Vintage Revivals Related Post Learn how to make this super easy DIY canvas light art Have you seen those decor canvases that have LED light patterns in them? We've seen them in stores, of course, but also in DIY tutorials... Read more 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 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 striped vase tutorial via Domino See the whole tutorial here. Animal bookends 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… Dinosaur jar tutorial from Offbeat Bride But I digress… learn how to make those bookends here! Dinosaur phone stand 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. Dino iPhone Tripod tutorial via Eat Sleep Make Find this tutorial here. DIY storage basket 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 rope basket via IHeart Organizing Go see how it transforms here. Chic wire mail baskets DIY mail baskets via a House Full of Sunshine This little chalkboard sign basket has humble beginnings. Check it out… DIY mail baskets via a House Full of Sunshine See how to make these baskets here. Key hanger 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? Make this hilarious DIY monster pet bed in 3 easy steps Want to DIY your own monster cat bed? I KNOW YOU DO!!! Here's how to make one for yourself in three easy steps... Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS My brush with hate and how I am moving forward NEXT This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.