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Fabulous Home Decor Hacks Using Dollar Store Items

May 21st, 2020

We spend a lot of time in our homes, so it’s nice when you can bring in fabulous decor. But the reality is, home decorating isn’t in everyone’s budget – and not all of us are cut out for complicated DIY projects.

Fortunately, there are simple ways to add beauty to your home without it costing an arm and a leg. We’re talking dollar store hacks people! Kathryn from Do It On A Dime shared five amazing home decor projects that are easy, inexpensive, and turn out gorgeous. Just be ready for the compliments.

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All of the items in the following projects were found at Kathryn’s local Dollar Tree. They’re basic dollar store items, and ones you might see every time you shop in yours. Or perhaps, there’s something similar!

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Stunning Solar Lanterns

Summer’s upon us, and that means it’s time for BBQs and enjoying evenings on the patio. Add to the ambiance by creating these glass lanterns.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Solar stake lights
  • Glass jars
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Directions:

Remove the solar light from the stake and place it inside of the glass jar. Repeat. That’s literally all you have to do to create these incredible lanterns!

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They’ll add a lovely glow to the back patio after the sun goes down, or like Kathryn discovered, the lights work inside of the house as well. Plus, they’re charming with or without the light – don’t you think?

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Painted Mountain Mugs

There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a cup of coffee or tea with a loved one. Get ready for your mugs to be the topic of conversation once you try out this project!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White mugs
  • Nail polish (any you already have)
  • Old plastic container
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Directions:

Fill your plastic container with water and add drops of nail polish to it (don’t add too much). Then, slowly dip your mug into the container to create beautiful paint patterns on it. Just be sure to avoid the top of the mug where your lips touch.

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Eventually, you’ll have original mugs that have a pretty cool pop! *Handwashing is recommended. You can get a closer look at how to make these mountain mugs in the video at the end of the article!

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Pillar Candles With Pizazz

Dollar stores typically sell candles, but who says they have to be left plain? Instead, add some embellishments to yours using this creative idea.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tall pillar candles
  • Wall decals
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Directions:

This couldn’t be more simple. Just cover the candles with your favorite decals to give them an upgrade. What’s great is you can completely customize them to your liking with words or fun decorations.

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Nautical Rope Planters

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have amazing home decor. The planters in the project below look like they came straight from the shelves of a fancy store – but really, they’re made from rope Kathryn found at Dollar Tree. (Shhh…we won’t tell.)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Packages of nautical rope
  • Hot glue gun
  • Old plate
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Directions:

You’re going to begin coiling the rope little by little on your plate, adding drops of glue as you’re doing so. This will become the bottom of your planter.

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Once you reach the size you’d like, you’re going to start going upwards to create the planter’s sides. You’ll basically be wrapping the rope on top of the circle’s edge, creating layers and gluing along the way.

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Be sure to watch the visual demonstration in the video to get a better idea of the method. Plus, you’ll see how to add handles to your planter too. Check out the end result in the photo below!

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Original Art To Celebrate Your Pet

As we know, pieces of art can be pricey. So, why not make your own for just a few bucks!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 small canvases
  • Non-toxic paint
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Directions:

Remove the canvas material from ONE of the wooden frames, then sand the wood. Now, you can either paint or stain the wooden frame, or leave it plain. *The other canvas should be left the way you bought it.

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Using non-toxic paint, get your pooch’s paw print on the canvas that’s still intact. Then, glue the wooden frame on top of the canvas to make it look like a real piece of art. How neat is that?

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Watch the video below to get a closer peek at all of these amazing home decor hacks!

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Source: Do It On A Dime, Do It On A Dime (website)

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