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Bright Ideas · 10 Easy Projects You Can Make With Stuff From The Dollar Store

10 Easy Projects You Can Make With Stuff From The Dollar Store

The best things in life may be free, but the best craft projects come from the dollar store!

The way I see it, there are two kinds of crafters and/or DIYers: those who make things because they enjoy doing it, and those who make things because it saves them money. If you consider yourself to be a member of both of these groups, then it might just be your lucky day! 🙂

Today we’ll be talking about crafts you can make using items that you can get at your local dollar store. The first dollar store craft I want to share with you is a useful magnet memo board I made using some scrapbook paper and a metal burner cover we had on hand from another project.

I’m sure you’d be able to find a burner cover at your local dollar store or thrift store, and even if you couldn’t, you can get a set of them online for just a few dollars! And then you’d be able to make four memo boards, which you can then use as next year’s Christmas gifts!) 🙂

Or you could turn them in to a display in your home office, OR you could use them to display your kids’ artwork, report cards, etc… So many possibilities for so little money! What could beat that? 😉

After you learn how to make your own magnetic memo board, keep scrolling for even more inspiring dollar store crafts from around the web!

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How To Make A Magnet Memo Board

You’ll need:


Start by tracing the burner cover onto the backside of the scrapbook paper.

Cut the circle out using a pair of scissors.

Next, paint a coat of Mod Podge onto the burner cover using your foam paint brush. Press the paper circle you cut out onto the Mod Podge-ed burner cover. Smooth it out with your hands to make sure it sticks, and to eliminate air bubbles.

Then use the spray sealant over the top to finish it off.

Flip the burner cover over, and gather your craft glue and ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon that will serve as a hanger for your magnet board, and glue it to the back of the burner cover on both ends, bout 3″ apart. Let the glue dry for the recommended time.

All that’s left to do is hang your magnet board and start using it!

9 More Easy & Affordable Dollar Store Crafts

Here are a few more crafts and projects that you can create with items from the dollar store! Click on the title of each project to view the full details and instructions.

1. Trendy Rope Vase

from One Good Thing by Jillee

2. Animal Bookends

from Mad in Crafts

3. Dinosaur Serving Tray

from Hostess with the Mostess, inspired by Three Little Monkeys Studio

4. Colorful Clipboards

from The Crazy Craft Lady

5. Anthropologie-Inspired Flowers

from Homemade Ginger

6. Stacked Jewelry Dish

from Confessions of a Serial DIYer

7. Bathroom Towel Storage

from Making Lemonade

8. Ombre Beaded Picture Frame

from Dollar Store Crafts

9. Clothespin Trivets

from Dream a Little Bigger

Do you ever make things using stuff from the dollar store?

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    Hi, I’m Jillee!

    I believe we should all love the place we call home and the life we live there. Since 2011, I’ve been dedicated to making One Good Thing by Jillee a reliable and trustworthy resource for modern homemakers navigating the everyday challenges of running a household. Join me as I share homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make life easier so you can enjoy it more!

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