27 Home Decor Dollar Store Craft Ideas

You don’t have to go without a stylish home if you’re watching your wallet. In fact, there’s a treasure trove waiting to be found at your local dollar store! Whether you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen, living room, or dining room (or anywhere else in the house!), there are tons of dollar store crafts you can make for your pad that will save you so much money it’s hard to believe. Who said DIY home decor has to be painful and stress-inducing? It doesn’t! Check out these trendy and amazing dollar store craft ideas to get started on your dollar store journey.

Home Decor Dollar Store Craft Ideas

Living Room DIY Home Decor

Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

 

Lilac Rose Petals Luminary

 

Dining Room and Kitchen DIY Home Decor

Gold Tipped Mason Jar Vases

Cute and Cheap DIY Mugs

DIY Outdoor Decor

Teacup DIY Bird Feeder

Bonus! DIY Organization Ideas Around the House

Dollar Store DIY Desk Organizers


36 Dollar Store Crafts and Cheap Gift Ideas

 

Want more crafty dollar stores ideas? You’ll love 36 Dollar Store Crafts and Cheap Gift Ideas.

 


What’s the best dollar store craft you’ve ever made?

Link Love: How To Make a DIY Globe

Sometimes you come across a craft idea that literally makes you exclaim, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!” and this was one those times. As soon as I saw that crafters were creatively upcycling old, vintage, or even damaged globes – I was hooked. The DIY Globe may not be a brand new craft idea, but there are certainly fantastic ways to create your own. I look up a bunch of ideas and just had to hare my favorites!

The best part about the tutorials below is that they are all free. I kept getting frustrated when I’d find a DIY globe that was just a photo and not a tutorial. So I saved you the hassle and found only globes with free tutorials. I love the wide variety of styles that I found and how each globe seems to have its own personality. It’s as if each globe is a blank canvas and you get to make it your own. I won’t get too philosophical on you, but it’s very much like life. The world is what you make of it, right?

Upcycling these globes really puts a nice spin on “Earth” Day (April 22!). I love that we are putting our creativity to good use and keeping old globes out of dumpsters and landfills. Plus, you get to showcase your love for the earth and traveling by putting one of these on display in your living room. DIY home decor is all about finding those few unique objects that will really make your space complete. I fully believe that one of these DIY globes will complete your room and make it really special.

diy-globe

  1. 30 Minute Project: Paint on a Globe! from Chris Loves Julia
  2. DIY Black & Gold Globe from Love & Renovations
  3. Spring Globe Upcycle from My Sister’s Suitcase
  4. Sheet Music Globe from Cutesy Crafts
  5. Thrifty Thursdays: Globe from Hydrangea Hippo
  6. Painted Globe from Jenna Sue Design
  7. DIY Painted Globe from Upcycled Treasures
  8. Death Star Globe from In My Wheele House
  9. Coastal Inspired Globe from The V Spot

 

Which DIY Globe is your favorite?


 Looking for more DIY home decor ideas?

Follow FaveCrafts’s board DIY Home Decor Ideas on Pinterest.

18 Ingenious DIY Button Crafts

I love buttons. If you’re like me, you have thousands of buttons that just sit in your craft area and you never know how to use them! I seriously have a whole shelf of mason jars full of buttons. Recently I decided that it was time to put them to use. Today I’ve rounded up 18 different DIY tutorials that incorporate buttons.  A lot of the projects that I’m featuring today will use up a lot of your button stash.  If you’re a daily coffee drinker, I would recommend checking out #16. The Fabric Coffee Sleeve is going to be your best friend and it shares a unique way to use buttons.

DIY_Button_Crafts

I believe my favorite DIY button craft is #11 which is the Giant Button Garland from Little Red Window! I love how easy the tutorial is and I think this would look awesome in my craft room.

  1. DIY Dog Picture Frame with Buttons from A Little Craft In Your Day
  2. DIY Gift Wrapping with Buttons from Bead & Cord
  3. Easy Flower Ruffle Flowers from The Crafting Chicks
  4. DIY Fabric Button Earrings from Brit.co
  5. Button Bracelet with Resin from Resin Obsession
  6. Lots of Buttons Spring Tree from One Artsy Momma
  7. DIY Button Stepping Stone from Mark Montano
  8. Easy and Fun Lady Bug Card from A Little Craft In Your Day
  9. Easter Button Art from Favecrafts
  10. Spring Inspired Mini Album from Hydrangea Hippo
  11. Giant Button Garland from Little Red Window
  12. DIY Button Bowl from Kumquat and JuneBug
  13. Recycled DIY Gift Holder from Kunin Group
  14. Shabby Valentine Heart Pillow from Pet Scribbles
  15. Button Heart Zip Pouch from Miki’s Work Table
  16. Fabric Coffee Sleeve from One Crafty Home
  17. Hello Rainbow Cloud Hanger from Laura Kelly
  18. Button Heart Ornament from FaveCrafts

Below is a recycled DIY Napkin Holder video that I created on the FaveCrafts Youtube Channel, which I used buttons on! I think the buttons werea great way to finish off the project.

I personally love the idea of using buttons to create trendy fashion projects. Whether it being button earrings or a cool resin button bracelet, incorporating buttons into your wardrobe is so much fun!

Tell us: What’s your favorite way to craft with buttons?


 

Follow FaveCrafts’s board Button Crafts on Pinterest.

Scrap Quilt Patterns for the Lazy Quilter

Real talk: as much as we all love quilting, we don’t always love the hassle. So much time is spent cutting, piecing, marking, designing … all the little chores that are part and parcel of making a beautiful quilt. To be honest, sometimes quilting can be cause for therapy as much as it can act as therapy! Luckily, the editors here at FaveQuilts spend most of our time hunting down fast, easy quilt patterns and quilt patterns for beginners so that even the most inexpert among us can make beautiful quilts without too much effort.

So, for those long days when you just need to do something that’s creative but a little mindless, we’ve put together this list of easy scrap patterns that you can make without having to purchase new fabric or even leave the house at all.

scrap-quilt-patterns

Scrappy Quilt Block Patterns

Color Wheel BlockQuilt blocks are a great way to use up your scraps. Whether you turn just one into a coaster, or a few into a placemat, you can whip up some truly beautiful work with minimal time and effort. Blocks like the Color Wheel Block are ideal for using up those too-small scraps that you haven’t been able to use but can’t bring yourself to throw away.

1. Color Wheel Block
2. Twinkle Twinkle Scrappy Star
3. Scrapbuster Rail Fence Block
4. Staggered Strips Scrap Quilt Block
5. Scrappy Rainbow Star Block

Scrap Quilt Patterns

Film at Five Scrap Quilt PatternHave more scraps than you have need for new placemats? We know the feeling. Sometimes that stash pile can get so big that there’s nothing for it but a full-size quilt. Try one of these beautiful scrap quilts, like the Film at Five Scrap Quilt Pattern, which are guaranteed to use up a ton of fabric without causing too much of a headache!

1. Film at Five Scrap Quilt Pattern
2. Scrappy Ocean Waves
3. One Color Scrappy Baby Quilt
4. 11 Patch Scrap Quilt

Easy Quilt Patterns

Bubbly QuiltAnd here they are: the easiest of the easy! All these patterns, from Charlie the Elephant to the Clever Bargello Block, are impossibly easy. Sit back, relax, and let the process of quilting these projects give you the quilt therapy you’ve been looking for.

1. Charlie the Elephant
2. Clever Bargello Block
3. Scraptastic Quilted Tote
4. Bubbly Quilt

Want more awesome scrap patterns? Head over to our Top 10 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns page — now with 10 new favorites!


Follow FaveQuilts’s board Scrap Quilt Patterns on Pinterest.

Take an International Staycation with European-Inspired Quilt Patterns

My little sister recently returned home from studying abroad in the United Kingdom. As we wrestled with the zipper of her over-capacity suitcase,  I was reminded of Mary Poppins’ magic satchel that could store any number of items. The suitcase was literally a  treasure-trove containing a huge amount of  flower-embossed tins of English tea, luxurious Parisian scarves, multiple newspapers about the birth of the English prince, and other lovely artifacts from across the pond.

As my eye caught a photograph of a Gothic cathedral full of stunning stained-glass windows, I was hit with a burst of inspiration: the gorgeous antiquity of European style would make an exquisite quilt pattern!

Creating a quilt pattern inspired by another country is a trendy and thrifty way to decorate your home without leaving the U.S. In celebration of Western Europe’s unique icons and culture, FaveQuilts presents our popular patterns inspired by our friends on the other side of the Atlantic.

 

Union-jack-Patchwork-Cushion-CoverEnglish Quilt Patterns

If you adore Kate Middleton or just enjoy the way British accents sound, these elegant quilt patterns inspired by England are just the thing for your home. Get inspired by the most famous family in the world with the Royal Family Heirloom Quilt, which is made of a gorgeous hst design of ruby red and deep purple fabrics. Give any room a prim and proper touch by paper piecing the vintage prints of this Union Jack Patchwork Cushion Cover (shown).

For an even daintier design, the Tea and Roses Table Topper Pattern  celebrates all the beauty of the legendary English Rose with traditional tea time. Finally, give your bathroom a tiny London applique pattern with the Little British Taxi Towel.

 

Four-Leaf-CloverIrish Quilt Patterns

Perhaps you’d like to celebrate the land of St. Patrick and emerald green meadows? FaveQuilts has a wide selection of Irish quilt patterns that can be used to celebrate St. Patty’s Day or your family’s own Irish heritage. For example, this Four Leaf Clover Quilt (shown) is a wonderful way to show off your Irish pride and embroidery skills during any time of the year. In addition, the Green Beer Quilted Table Runner is the perfect accessory to dress up your table as you sip your Irish breakfast tea in the morning.

 

 

Love-from-Paris-QuiltFrench, Spanish, and Italian Quilt Patterns

Perhaps the most timeless designs come from the artistic tradition of romance languages. One way to honor the revolutionary progress of Italian art is with the sophisticated scalloped design of the Red Renaissance Waves Quilt.

For a more modem European-inspired quilt, simply use famous icons. Well-known structures, such as  Eiffel tower, can easily be appliqued to make a French-themed quilt pattern like the Love from Paris Quilt (shown).

Finally, if you dream of someday riding your bike down the sweltering streets of Spain, the Valencia Street Bike Basket is the perfect way to live out your vogue European lifestyle.

 

Want more European-inspired quilt patterns and techniques? Check out our wide variety of Irish Chain quilts and English paper piecing tutorials.

 

Which country would you choose to inspire your next quilt pattern?

 

9 Thrifty Sewing Patterns + Giveaway!

DIYFleeceCapeA new year is on the horizon…and with every new year comes a new reason to start cleaning out your closets!  Whether you’re looking for fun ways to reuse old clothing or turn an old blanket into a cape or poncho, these thrifty sewing patterns will help you take what you already have and turn it into something fun and fashionable to wear.

We just can’t get enough of this awesome Homecoming Cape.  Made with an old fleece blanket, this cape is great for wearing to football games and apple orchards, or even great for keeping you warm during a stroll in the park or a day out shopping with friends.

And if you like what you see here, we just know you’re going to love our awesome giveaway!  We’re giving away one copy of Happy Homemade Sew Chic Sewing Patterns, a beautiful book filled with 20 fashionable and relaxed sewing patterns that sewists of all levels could make with ease.  Wanna win this beautiful book?  Scroll on down for all the must-have info on how you can enter this contest!

 

9 Thrifty Sewing Patterns

thrifty-sewing-patterns

 

BONUS!

cid_1934_happy-homemade-sew-chicWe’re giving away a copy of Happy Homemade Sew Chic Sewing Patterns, a beautiful book filled with 20 fashionable and relaxed sewing patterns that sewists of all levels could make with ease.  Wanna win this beautiful book?  Head on over to the giveaway page and register to win today!  You have until December 6th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this beautiful book.  Good luck!

Like free stuff?  Check out our other weekly giveaways going on now!

Link Love: Delicate Doily Crafts

When I think of doilies, I immediately imagine lace gloves, tea and corsets. I have to admit, I don’t invest in doilies that often – they have always seemed a little too Downton Abbey for my day-to-day life. That said, as I  begin to host more gatherings with friends and family, I’m realizing I don’t want to lay out mismatched plates and plastic cutlery. In my opinion a quick and easy way to add a mature, elegant air is by investing in doilies made from yarn, paper or something else entirely.

If you’re a beginner, consider investing in a pack of the paper doilie. You can find them at an party supply or home goods store and are often pretty inexpensive. Also, paper doilies are often sold in large packs which can be saved for later crafting efforts. If you want to add a little elegance and class to your table any time of year, create a Silver Doily Centerpiece. Use spray paint and other embellishments to bring this piece to life. Doilies are also a great material to use for Christmas crafts. A Doily Angel can be used to decorate a mantel or tabletop. You can even add string and hang it on your tree – it will look great among a sea of traditional ornaments. You can also crochet your own Pretty Crochet Doily or use vintage pieces to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. Vintage Doily Pumpkins offer a fun and simple alternative to traditional pumpkin carving crafts.

Don’t be afraid to class it up and add a delicate look to even the most average crafts. Whether you’re working with wine bottles or pumpkins, it’s always fun to add a delightful and delicate doily.

  1. Candle Holder from Glass Jar and Doilies from Katrinshine
  2. Doily Pumpkins from Allyson Baker Designs
  3. Lace Doily Bib Necklace from Stars for Streetlights
  4. Ring Bearer Pillow from Wholly Koa
  5. Paper Doily Decoupaged Bottle from Craftiments
  6. Doily Envelope from The Girls Room Online
  7. Burlap Doily Bunting from Lolly Jane
  8. Foldover Doily Clutch from Skirt a Stop
  9. Paper Doily Bowls from This Is Knockout

You Made That Out of Paper? Thrifty Paper Christmas Crafts

Flower Bustle OrnamentLet’s face it: Christmas can be pricey. But with Christmas months away, this may not be on your mind. Why not save yourself the mid-December anxiety of Christmas crafting and start brainstorming thrifty ideas now?

After much thought I realized that one of the most available materials for crafting is paper. There is tons of paper everywhere. Whether you stock up on scrapbook prints or happen to save tons of flyers, that paper can be put to use on homemade Christmas decorations. This year, don’t procrastinate, paper craft instead.

 

How to Make Paper Ornaments

Ice Cream Paper OrnamentFor many of you, making Christmas ornaments is a holiday tradition. There is an irksome side effect to it, though. Most of the time the supplies you buy make a mess. On top of this, there are usually annoying leftover paints and blank ornaments that you feel too guilty to toss. This can be easily avoided by making paper ornaments. These aren’t just cut-outs of Santa; these are dimensional designs that you can make.

Sheet Paper Fan Christmas OrnamentsI’ve chosen ornaments that you can practice now without feeling overwhelmed by the Christmas spirit. This Flower Bustle Ornament differs from conventional ornaments with its spherical shape and floral features. This is certain to add some freshness to your tree. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also try your hand at these Easy Paper Ice Cream Ornaments. The subject of these hanging homemade decorations contrasts nicely to winter. Maybe it’s a more traditional Christmas look you’re after; these Sheet Paper Fan Christmas Ornaments from Yellow Bliss Road are a delightful decoration. You’ll be singing praises over these DIY paper ornaments.

 

More Paper Crafts for Christmas

You may be done with ornaments for the time being. If so, there are other paper Christmas crafts that go beyond the norm and do it inexpensively. Again, I’ve chosen evergreen designs, so you have no excuse not to craft these gorgeous projects now!

Handmade Crepe Paper Rose CenterpiecesHandmade Crepe Paper Rose Centerpieces are stunning. Choose your desired color scheme when crafting these balls of beauty and get to work. If you don’t craft these centerpieces because they are gorgeous, at least do it to provide a conversation piece during that Christmas family dinner. Every family reunion needs a conversational safe haven…

Awesome Animal BoxesInstead of the same old wrapping this year, make DIY gift boxes like these Awesome Animal Boxes. Have you ever seen anything so outrageous? This box alone is enough of a gift; you might even get away with leaving it empty.

Glittery Newspaper TreeNewspapers are bound to pile up in your home or around you. Despite living in a digitized age, there is an everlasting charm about the printed word. You can use old newspapers to create a Glittery Newspaper Tree. Recycled crafts like this one retain a vintage charm thanks to the inky words.

Hopefully you feel inspired to go thrifty this year with recycled paper crafts. There are endless possibilities when it comes to paper Christmas crafts that will save you a bundle in cash. As each day brings you closer to Christmas, craft something nifty and thrifty. It won’t cost you a cent; the designs are on us!

What’s the weirdest paper craft you’ve ever made?

Scrap Happy: More than 15 Kids’ Scrap Fabric Projects and Yarn Scrap Projects

Crafts that are good for the environment are also good for your wallet. For tons of kids’ recycled craft ideas check out 20+ Crafts for Kids to Make from Recycled Items or our free kids’ recycled crafts eBook.

Another great way to craft in a thrifty fashion is by using scraps: fabric scraps, paper scraps, yarn scraps; really any scraps you have lying around. Instead of throwing away these scraps, craft with them. Just because they’re scraps to begin with, doesn’t mean that they’ll look like scraps when the project is complete.

Kids’ Scrap Fabric Projects for Decorating

letter-scrap-craft

The fun with fabric scraps is that you can have a ton of different patterns and colors and still create a cohesive design. The mix of designs makes for a funky and fun decoration in a little kid’s room. It’s so awesome for the little ones to see their artwork displayed. It reminds them that they are worthy and that you are proud of what they’ve done. I love the Letter Scrap Craft because even toddlers can make it, which means that at two, your little one can have a hand in designing his room.

Darling Vintage Knotted GarlandOthers:

Shabby Chic Window Covering

Letter Scrap Craft

Darling Vintage Knotted Garland

 

Useful Kids’ Scrap Fabric Projects

frugal-and-fancy-fabric-storage-solutions

Who would’ve thought that not only can fabric scraps make fun decorative crafts, but that they can also make for useful projects? You know now! Use your scraps to fancy up some toilet paper rolls in order to clean up your craft area. Little kids work much better in a clean and organized space, so this is perfect for their arts and crafts area. They will love cleaning up when it involves the Fabric Storage Solution that they made.

Fabric Scrap Key Chains

Others:

Reusable Snack Bags

Fabric Band-Aids

Fabric Scrap Key Chains

 

Wearable Kids’ Scrap Fabric ProjectsEasy Patchwork Scarf

Even tiny clothes can be expensive, so help cut costs by making your own wearables from fabric scraps. Dress up your neck, feet, wrists, and more when you make these adorable and easy scrap fabric projects. These crafts are perfect for elementary-aged kids up to teenagers. They’ll love sporting accessories like the Easy Patchwork Scarf that they made inexpensively and on their own.

Brand New Bangles

Others:

Brand New Bangles

Fabric Scrap Flip Flops

Funky Braided Scarf

Hand-Crocheted Knit Bracelet

 

Kids’ Scrap Fabric Projects to Keep Busy

Fabric Scrap Dog ToyFor those times when you just need a moment to yourself, gather your fabric scraps, lay them in front of your kiddo, and give them one of these fun crafts to do. Make the doggies’ day by presenting them with a Fabric Scrap Dog Toy. Otherwise, there are games to play, gardens to plant, and dolls to dress. Get scrap happy!

Fabric Scrap Flower Garden

Others:

Fabric Scrap Flower Garden

Fabric Scrap Paper Doll Kit

Fabric Scrap Memory Game

Fabric Friends

 

Animal Yarn Pom Poms

BONUS! Use your yarn scraps:

 

 Do you save your fabric scraps or throw them away?

20+ Crafts for Kids to Make from Recycled Items

Charming Egg Carton ButtonsEarth Day is quickly approaching, which means (if you haven’t been already) it’s time to start caring for our planet. You can do this in so many different ways, and AllFreeKidsCrafts is here to share how to do it in a FUN way. Help Mother Earth by reusing her items for good. That could mean as a present for someone you love, a craft that will make everyone smile, or a decoration that saves the soil from one extra plastic bottle. You could also grab your favorite little green thumbs and start planting beautiful blossoms to add beauty and fresh air to our everyday lives. For the ultimate list of Earth Day activities for kids, click here.

 

Whatever you do to help our Earth deserves a giant thank you from the entire population. Since coordinating that might be a bit difficult, I’ll do the honors: Thank you for your contribution to keeping our planet clean and to ensuring many more Earth Days for our children and their children.

BONUS: Crafts from recycled items are thrifty…that means that you are spending a lot less money!

Kids’ Crafts from Milk Jugs and Egg CartonsMilk Jug Storm Trooper Helmet

The creativity that people possess never ceases to amaze me. It’s not every day that I look at a milk jug and see a Storm Trooper Helmet. Thankfully, though, there are brilliant, artistic minds out there who finish their last egg and immediately see the body of a sail boat. To those innovative imaginations I say, “What??” I also say, “Thank you!” We now can spend days crafting the most fun projects out of items that are sitting in our recycling bins.

Charming Egg Carton Buttons
The Ultimate Bat Masks
Cute Carton Ladybug Crawlers
Egg Carton Caterpillars
Milk Jug Airplane
Egg Carton Frog
Egg Cartons on Sail
Eye Spy Glasses

Kids’ Crafts from Toilet Paper Rolls Racecars

pin-it

It’s funny to think that an object used in the bathroom has become one of the most-used materials for crafting. But, hey –they’re cheap, and we all have them on hand. Using toilet paper rolls to craft also allows you to feel less guilty about going through a roll a day. You can lean down and kiss the Earth, but you can also say thanks by reusing its resources.

Racecars
Beaded Butterfly Beauty
Advent Calendar
Billy the Goat
Slinky Snake
Fridge Marble Run

Recycled Crafts from Other MaterialsCD Fish

The fun doesn’t stop with old food containers and toilet paper rolls. You never thought that sentence would be said seriously, did you? Really, though, green crafting IS fun! And a ton of it at that. Use bottle caps, water bottles, scrap fabric, spare pieces of yarn; anything you can find, you can use! I challenge you to that. Next time you’re about to throw something away, think if you can use it to make a funky kids’ craft. You may just find that you’re the next Picasso through the process.

Better for the Earth Butterfly Craft
Robot Pencil Holder
Go Green Scrapbook
Must-Make Mini Glass Art

Gardening Crafts for Kids Mr. Potato Head Planter

Take a penny, leave a penny. Take a flower, plant a flower. We’ve all picked a beautiful, colorful flower from our green earth, and it’s time for us to return that gift. Plant some seeds, and watch them blossom into presents for our planet.

Eggshell Seedling Planters
Mr. Potato Head Planter
Silly Grass Heads
Windowsill Garden
Reduce Your Footprint Planter