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36 Dollar Store Crafts and Gift Ideas

By: Emily Artinian, Editor, FaveCrafts
36 Dollar Store Crafts and Gift Ideas

Do you love crafting, but hate the expense? So do we and that is why we have put together a list of 36 Dollar Store Crafts and Cheap Gift Ideas that you are going to love. Freshen up your home without hurting your wallet with these fabulous DIY craft projects that are budget-friendly. For the moments when you are in a pinch and need last minute gift ideas, save your money and head to the dollar store to make a few beautiful homemade gift ideas. These are a great way to give someone special a gift with a personalized touch, and they are perfect for any holiday season.

Be sure to take a trip to your local dollar store because you are about to love the different projects you can make on a budget just by using simple, low-cost materials. Whether you are looking for birthday gift ideas or a simple way to show someone you care, you can make a few homemade gifts without spending too much money. If you know of any coffee or tea lovers, you are going to love these dollar store crafts – especially the DIY Paint Pen Coffee Mugs that are personable gifts for any birthday, Christmas, or thank you gift ideas.

Dollar Store Crafts

Time to take a quick trip to the dollar store because there are ways to have crafty fun without spending an arm and a leg for craft materials for the holidays or all year round. If you are looking for home decor crafts, you can transform your bookcases with this Thrifty Chevron Bookcase tutorial that will instantly add more charm to your home. There are plenty of different ideas to jazz up your home of craft ideas on a budget, and you are going to love the results.

Cheap Gift Ideas

You can show someone how much they mean to you without investing in expensive materials with these easy and cheap gift ideas. Learn how to make bracelets that are inexpensive, totally cute, and you have the satisfaction of saying that you have made homemade jewelry. We are always looking for a few ways to add to our homes during the seasons and it can get pretty pricey to add to your holiday decorating ideas. Who would have thought that you could get incredibly creative and unique with your DIY holiday decorations just with dollar store crafts.Twine, painting, chalk board, and refurbishing galore – you are truly going to love the different ways to amplify your home with these inexpensive craft ideas.

Recycled Craft Ideas

Upcycling any old materials can help you transform home decorations, silverware, or even give your shoes a make over without a giant cost. You are looking at a win-win situation. You get to save money and add more thrifty charm to your home, what's not to love?

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this is awesome

The bicycle planter is awesome. I like that it is spray painted all one solid color. It creates such an impact that way. We can find old scrappy bikes at any thrift store, of course. The upcycled CD's turned into coasters is an idea that a good friend of mine would like, I am sure. Once he created a chandelier of sorts using a bunch of old CD's.

This is the ultimate inspiration collection for the thrifty crafter. From dollar store crafts to simple cheap gift ideas you can make in minutes. This collection has you covered so set aside some time and create something sorta new.

So many cute ideas here. I can't wait to try some of them :)

36 ideas in one place - while all of them may not appeal to everyone, each may lead to new ideas. And such variety in difficulty, something for the young people too


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