We all want that well-decorated, picture-perfect home that we can proudly show off to our friends and relatives as well as on Instagram. But many of us think that decorating is an expensive venture. But really, that isn’t always the case. You don’t need to break the bank to make your home look elegant. As long as you are creative and diligent in searching for inspiration, you can achieve your goals at the end of the day.
So, where do you start looking? At the mall? Uh-uh! The dollar store would be an excellent place. They do have materials that you can utilize to create amazing pieces of decorations.
Here are some dollar store home decor DIY hacks that will allow you to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars:
Hanging Mason Jar Candle Lights
Mason jars are quite popular nowadays. Not only can they be used as containers for many things, but they also work great for lots of craft and DIY home decor projects. Now if you are aiming to make your garden or your porch glow at night, consider hanging some “mason jar candle lights”.
For this project, you would need embroidery hoops, waxed polyester cord, tealight candles, clear tape, and, of course, mason jars. All of which are available at the dollar store.
Spice Jars With Labels
Spice jars are essential in every kitchen. You can find them everywhere. But instead of buying fancy and pricey spice jars, why not shop at the dollar store? You can buy affordable containers and label them. Now that is the fun part as this is when your creativity comes in.
There are many labeling options that you can choose from. You can utilize a bright washi tape, wipe-off labels, paper labels, bespoke labels, see-through stickers, vintage-style labels, permanent marker, or wrapped paper labels.
Wool and Textile Pumpkins
This one here is seasonal home decor. Halloween is just around the corner, and I’m sure many of you are looking for ways to decorate your home for a party or simply to impress trick or treaters. One incredible idea would be displaying wool and textile pumpkins. Believe me, these items would beat the traditional plastic pumpkin decor sold at the stores.
And you know what’s good about them? You can make them using scrap materials! You might not even need to make a trip to the dollar store. If you have clothes that you are not using anymore or perhaps leftover fabric, you can certainly use those to make stuffed fabric pumpkins.
Handmade Nature-Inspired Frame
Do you have some photos that you want to display? Try making this handmade nature-inspired frame using dried flowers, nutshells, as well as trinkets and a few craft supplies that you will surely find at the dollar store.
Handmade Clove-Orange Pomander Balls
The Christmas season will be here before you know it. It’s the time of the year again when you have to decorate your Christmas tree. But this year, try to make something new and unique. These handmade clove-orange pomander balls make terrific home decor. Plus, their aroma can freshen up your entire home, too.
Handmade Wool Poufs
The stores are filled with trendy furniture. But the sad part is, a lot of them are expensive. With handmade wool poufs, however, you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to create a cozy and comfortable sitting area. Forget about the ottoman and create these cool-looking poufs instead! If you are one who loves to knit, it’s the time for your creativity to shine with this DIY project!
Wicker Flower Pots
Flowers and greenery are a great way to decorate a home of any style. Plus, they have the ability to freshen up any space instantly. But this does not mean that you have to settle for those expensive pots. Look for wicker flower pots at the dollar store. Or, if you have the luxury of time, you can just buy the materials and do it yourself. You can then fill your home with beautiful flowers and houseplants.
Bookshelf Made of Pallets
This DIY home decor project really attracted my attention. It is so neat! If you have some woods at home, you can create some pallets and use them as a bookshelf. All you need would be some nails and perhaps a can of paint, which are both very affordable.
Rustic Christmas Candle Decor
Ahhh…another Christmas decor. Doesn’t it look lovely? This one would add a hint of rustic style to your home decor. All you need is some candles, jars, small branches, cotton, pine cones, and anise.
Cool Fabric Planters
Aside from wicker flower pots, fabric planters are cool, too. And again, this is something that you can make using scrap materials like cotton fabric and denim. It’s a very creative way to achieve a cozy and warm look for your home.
So many amazing DIY ideas, huh? Yep, that’s right! Like what I said, you just have to be diligent in looking for the right materials. Or, you might already have them at home.