$1 DIY: How to Make Fun + Colorful Easter Baskets from Dollar Store Pots

Dollar DIY: How to Make Easter Baskets from Dollar Store Pots

I love a good bargain! With Easter coming up, it’s time to start shopping for Easter gifts and treats to fill Easter eggs, but that can get expensive fast. My family hosts an Easter egg hunt every year, and I think these simple dollar DIY Easter baskets made from Dollar Store plastic pots are the perfect way to get a homemade touch without a lot of money or work. Use them to hunt for eggs or fill with grass and goodies for a homemade gift! Continue Reading

Make It: Pumpkin Luminary

created at: 10/05/2011

It finally got below 100 degrees where I live (why do I live here?), and suddenly I have Fall Fever.  I was on the hunt for easy and inexpensive fall decor ideas and found this luminescent beauty, made completely out of materials found at your Dollar store or around the house.   Using twine, glue, and a balloon, Lisa at Recaptured Charm created a festive gourd to hold a small string of lights.  The result is a twinkly pumpkin, with lots of natural charm.  Continue Reading

How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don’t you think?  It’ll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of… Care to wager a guess?  


Karen Bertelsen, whose many budget-friendly projects we’ve featured in the past (globe feeders, fire pits, and hanging lanterns–oh my!), recently took on the challenge to create a stunning nature-inspired wreath solely from dollar store finds.  The real kicker is the oversized wreath form she made herself… wait for it… from a $1 pool noodle.   Continue Reading

Festive Fourth of July Decorations on a Budget!

created at: 06/29/2011

I’ll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind.  SO MUCH STIMULI!  Nearly irresistible stimuli, too.  In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly “necessary” decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window.  But there’s a way around this and it starts with a “D”.  

Dollar store!  Sarah Faubus from the blog Boxwood Clippings shares her simple approach to Fourth of July decorating.   Continue Reading

Turn a Dollarama Clay Pot into a Hanging Garden Lantern

created at: 06/07/2010

Is there no end to what this girl can create from a Dollarama day trip? Once again, Karen (remember, my virutal bff from Canada, and author of The Art of Doing Stuff), has proven just how easy it is to convert a cart full of random $1.00 objects into chic, functional pieces of home decor. It’s simple brilliance, my dear!Here she takes a ceramic pot with a hole in the bottom and some other pieces of cheap stuff and is able to make this stunning hanging lantern. Continue Reading

The Dollar Store Rental Kitchen Makeover – Again

Once upon a time, way back when, I became enraged with my ugly rental kitchen. Observe the horror:

created at: 2007/02/23

I cursed it, I cried, I shook my fists at it. Then I did what everybody does (surely?), I looked for a solution on the internets.
What I found was Curbly. Inspired by the spirit of Curbly Daring-Do I figured out a solution, and posted pictures of it here..

Three (three!) years have passed. My temporary contact paper solution has withstood all kinds of shenanigans and is, I suspect, INVULNERABLE to anything but Robot Laser Eyes. Continue Reading