For many of us out there, we would love to have a big house decorated with the latest trendy accessories and impress our friends and guests.
But unfortunately, life happens and our resources are limited. Sometimes very limited.
We are working paycheck to paycheck and struggling sometimes to make ends meet.
In a world full of TV ads, product sales or massive billboards meant only to lure us into spending our cash for the latest phone or clothing line, you need to think twice about your finances and avoid losing money in meaningless stuff.
We need to give our best to survive in an expensive world.
For me personally, I always knew that my hard-earned money was precious, so I needed to carefully plan my expenses beforehand.
Since I live in a modest medium-sized house, I would rather spend my money on my home, which will make me happier in the long term.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make your home look amazing
Although a dollar store is perceived as selling low to medium quality stuff, the truth is that there are great DIY decor ideas out there, just by using dollar store products.
I will show you how items from a dollar store can do the trick to uplift your home.
#1 DIY Ampersand Art Using Thumbtacks
Using only thumbtacks, you can do amazing art with your imagination and keep your decor appealing and fresh.
You will win points when your guests see this expensive-looking (but not so expensive) piece in your home.
Found from Live Love DIY
#2 Gold-Painted Elephant
Discover how Jenn’s gold finish can change the simplest item like a plastic elephant into a modern and precious book weight.
This clever and easy DIY idea doesn’t cost much to make your stuff look amazing!
A win in my book!
Found from Build Basic
#3 DIY Vintage Mirror
I love vintage mirrors but damn they are pricey. But you do not need to take out your hard-earned cash to buy one.
Christy found a great solution using some frames, a mirror glass spray, and some creativity.
The result? Absolutely wow. Find it out!
Found from My Best Friend Blog
Our dollar store decor ideas are perfect for your living room, work room or bedroom!
#4 Gold Dollar Store Frames
Lily worked out 5 dollar store DIY projects, with clear instructions in this super interesting video.
Practical. Stylish. Easy. And Cheap.
These work wonders.
Found from Lily Ardor
#5 Animal Bookends
Jessica created cute animal bookends using only dollar store items and some handiwork.
This will look great in your living room or workroom!
Found from Mad in Crafts
#6 DIY Hurricane Lanterns
A great hack to create a stylish and gorgeous hurricane lantern to decorate your living room.
Using 5 frames and some imagination result in an easy but amazing result. Check it out!
Found from Gros Grain Fab
#7 Dollar Store Succulent
Does a simple candle holder become a succulent and rock planter?
Great idea! And it is done so simply but stylish.
Found from Kimspired DIY
#8 Dip-dyed Vase
Creating a pink theme vase has never been so easy.
Kate shows us what needs to be done to get a superb finish.
I love it! And you will too!
Found from House Mix Blog
These lovely decor ideas can brighten your house while saving you money!
#9 Hanging Shelves
Angela shows us in this interesting video on how to recreate expensive tree hanging shelves in a budget-friendly version and still look amazing on your living room wall.
Check out the video for the full DIY tutorial.
#10 Dollar Store Wall Decor Ideas
Look out for these amazing DIY projects from Sarah, who is soooo creative.
It’s always impressive what you can do with a couple of bucks and your imagination.
Have a look at this step by step tutorial.
#11 Bedroom dollar store decor ideas
Finally, I did not forget DIY ideas for your bedroom.
Jennifer shows us, in her funny video, a collection of epic bedroom decor ideas using, you guessed it, only dollar store items!
I believe that you will love these dollar store decor ideas and best of all, your spouse won’t be shocked by the bill for such a great result.
In my book, it is a win-win and it will be for you too.
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