Grab some supplies from the dollar store and follow one of these creative DIY tutorials – we’re making trendy Dollar Tree farmhouse decor.
Hot to get the farmhouse look by crafting with budget-friendly items from the dollar store
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If you take a walk through your local Dollar Tree store, sometimes the experience can be a bit overwhelming. I will freely admit that the bright colors on many of their items are NOT my style.
If you’re willing to look past the initial chaos and overwhelming nature of a dollar store shelves, you can find some really great potential. You just have to put in a little DIY effort to completely transform these items into beautiful home decor.
A note on shopping for Dollar Tree supplies:
Dollar stores are notorious for having inventory issues. Items will be here today and gone tomorrow. SO… if you see something you like in the store, you better grab it!
Also, you can order items online directly from Dollar Tree. The one drawback of doing this: you often have to buy items in bulk quantities. Here are some items that you may want to consider buying online, since they have LOTS of different uses:
- Picture Frames
- Floral Items – like wreath making supplies,
- Craft Canvases
- Storage – baskets and bins and boxes
- Unfinished wood pieces
DIY dollar store farmhouse decor ideas
DIY Farmhouse Decor from the Dollar Tree
Here are my favorite craft and DIY tutorials from some of the best bloggers on the internet:
1. DIY Cookie Sheet Serving Tray
For just a few dollars, you can make this functional and beautiful farmhouse-style tray. Trim down wooden craft sticks to make a shiplap, or wood plank texture – that you can paint or stain. depending on your preference.
2. Framed Dollar Tree Placemat
Grab a frame and a cute placemat from Dollar Tree, and you’re in business. No one would guess that you have a placemat hanging on your wall!
3. Hula Hoop Wreath with Burlap Ribbon
Every spring and summer, most dollar stores have hula hoops in stock. Grab a couple for the kids, but be sure to grab one for your crafting as well. Just follow this tutorial to make your own burlap hoop wreath with burlap and greenery.
4. Engraved Wooden Spoons
I mean, a bottle of wine is always nice… but if you really want to up your gift-giving game, give these engraved wooden spoons a try. They are a snap to make.
BONUS CRAFT IDEA: Learn how to burn wood using a Cricut cutting machine.
5. Make Paint Look Like Stained Wood
The blogger (Little House of Four) that made this craft is known for having TONS of innovative farmhouse-style dollar store crafts, and this tutorial to make paint look like stained wood doesn’t fail to disappoint.
In the craft pictured above, the technique is applied to plain white Dollar Tree candlesticks. But the technique is SO versatile. It can be used on pretty much any surface – think picture frames, small furniture pieces, and more – to get that distressed look of old wood.
6. Pizza Pan Door Hanger
Grab a plain old pizza pan and a decorative placemat to make a cute and creative pizza pan door hanger craft. This is such an easy dollar store DIY decor project, and it’s a pretty popular one. So popular, in fact, that there are lots of other pizza pan craft ideas to make!
7. Vintage Clipboard Gallery Wall
Give a couple of $1 clipboards a total transformation with a bit of chalk paint and stain to create a completely custom gallery wall.
I love that you can easily change out what you display on the clipboards. It’s so much easier than removing the backs from picture frames, don’t you think?
8. Rustic Tiered Tray DIY
So not only is this craft totally adorable, its pretty functional as well. Read the full tutorial to see how to transform some pretty unexpected craft supplies into this Cute 3 Tiered Shelf.
9. Hand Stamped Book Stacks Wrapped in Twine
There’s really no craft more perfect for farmhouse lovers than book stacks. They just scream farmhouse! And good news: the dollar store sells books, so you can make these cute decor pieces for just a few bucks.
Related: Make a faux book stack with scrap wood and a few basic craft supplies.
10. Reverse Canvas Window
Grab 4 small canvases (from the dollar store or the craft store) and a string of mini lights to make this winter window scene to decorate your home for winter. I’ve also seen variations where there is no image in the back – so just leave the wood frames empty. Or you could choose a different seasonal image to place in the window.
11. Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Tree Hack – using mugs and clay pots
I love shopping at the dollar store for mugs to customize. This blogger used decals to “hack” the Rae Dunn look on mugs and clay pots. But you could also get the look by using a stencil or even cutting black vinyl on your Cricut.
12. DIY Hobnail Milk Glass Vase
You won’t believe how easy it is to create the look of authentic hobnail milk glass with simple Dollar Tree supplies!
13. Swedish Candlestick Holders
Ok, I know we’re supposed to be talking about farmhouse style, but I’m LOVING Scandinavian style lately. How cute are these Swedish candlestick holders? You just need some glass candle sticks, clay, and gold spray paint.
14. Dollar Tree Hot Wheel Track Lantern
When I first saw this craft, I was completely blown away. I NEVER would have thought to use Hot Wheel tracks as a craft supply – and I think my son would have a small meltdown if I did, lol!
So read this tutorial and get making. I think we all should make a cute little Hot Wheel Track Lantern.
15. Moss Ball Wreath
Dollar Tree usually carries these little moth balls in the floral section. You’re most likely to find them in the spring. So grab a pile and get crafting to make your own Moss Ball Wreath.
16. Picture Frame Lantern for Pillar Candles
Grab some dollar store picture frames and whip up one of these trendy decorative lanterns. You won’t regret it.
If I were to re-create this look, I would try to find wood (or wood-look) picture frames to give it a really rustic look.
17. Hula Hoop Wall Shelf
This dollar store DIY has gone completely viral, and with good reason. Who would have thought that this decorative wall shelf is made from hula hoops?!?!
18. Laundry Basket Makeover
Use a bit of chalkboard paint and some burlap to give a dollar store laundry basket a whole new look. And don’t stop with this one craft. There are tons of creative uses for laundry baskets to try.
19. Hanging Wire Baskets on Reclaimed Wood
Grab a couple of wire baskets from the dollar store and mount them on a piece of reclaimed wood (or pallet wood sign from the craft store) to create a beautiful piece of wall decor. Fill it with plants or faux flowers from the dollar store.
20. DIY Aged Galvanized Planters
These metal planters are super popular at Dollar Tree in the spring time, when they have all of their gardening supplies out. They are normally shiny metal, but you can easily age them to look like galvanized metal.
21. Decorative Clothespin Orb
Use wooden clothespins and a bit of wood stain or brown paint to make these Decorative Wooden Orbs.
So that’s a wrap! I hope you liked all of these dollar store craft and DIY ideas. If you did, then…
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