Brilliant Dollar Store Hacks You Need to Make for Your Home
The dollar shop is a haven for storage and décor goods, as bargain seekers are well aware. You can easily update your home on a tight budget thanks to the many low-cost options for useful organizers, craft supplies, and decorative accessories.
Despite the low cost of these products, with a little imagination and DIY magic, you can easily turn your inexpensive finds into lovely and useful home decor. Check out this collection of some of our favorite décor and storage hacks that creatively repurpose common dollar store goods.
1. Bedside Basket
This dollar store hack is a clever way to increase storage in small bedrooms. Install a straightforward wicker basket on a bedside wall to serve as a temporary shelf unit rather than taking up floor space with a large nightstand. Books, charging cords, and other necessities for nighttime are piled inside the do-it-yourself storage container.
2. Dropzone Organization
To simplify entrance storage, get a set of little buckets at the dollar shop. Label them using adhesive letters, designating one for every member of the household (including pets). So that everyone can readily access everyday grab-and-go necessities, hang the buckets on hooks on the underside of a shelf.
3. Watercolor Mugs
Add a unique design to plain ceramic mugs to make them uniquely yours. We added drips of alcohol ink to the exterior of the mug to get this watercolor appearance, then we let the colors blend and spread. (Dripping on a blending solution can hasten the process.)
After the ink has dried, carefully hand-wash the mugs and apply a transparent water-base sealer solely to the outside design at the base. Use the mugs as attractive planters for little plants or for your daily coffee.
4. DIY Boot Tray
With this simple DIY boot tray constructed from a cheap serving plate, you can shield your flooring from damp shoes. Put a uniform layer of beautiful glass pebbles on the tray. Set wet boots on top to allow ice and snow to melt and drain through the rocks to the bottom, allowing shoes to dry more quickly.
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5. Smart Freezer Storage
Most dollar stores sell colorful plastic bins for a reasonable price. Use these useful organizers in your freezer to help stop goods from being forgotten and freezer-burned. To improve freezer organization, group frozen foods and leftovers into appropriate baskets based on category and label each one with laminated tags.
6. Photo Frame Refresh
With a simple, inexpensive modification, you can give a simple wood frame a high-end appearance. Apply a decorative pattern around the frame with a metal leaf adhesive pen and allow the glue to dry for approximately 30 minutes (or until the surface becomes tacky).
With a dry foam brush and silver metal-leaf sheets placed over the glued regions, gently rub them into position. After the glue has dried, lightly brush the surface to remove any remaining flakes. Then, to protect your pattern, spray the area with metal-leaf sealant.
7. Bathroom Wall Storage
To increase bathroom storage, you don’t need to invest in an expensive shelf unit. Instead, purchase a set of long, narrow wicker baskets from the dollar shop and install them on the wall as floating shelves. Use the baskets to arrange additional hand towels, washcloths, cosmetics, grooming items, and other bathroom necessities.
8. Pretty Planters
Simple terracotta pots are modernized with a classy marbleized pattern. Spray paint the pots and saucers in a base coat, then completely cover them, and allow them to dry. Half-fill a large tub with water and lightly mist the water’s surface with two to three different colors of spray paint.
To produce a marbleized pattern, stir the colors with a stir stick. Each pot or saucer should be dipped into the water, removed, and occasionally fresh paint or fresh water should be added. Place the pots and saucers on a covered surface to dry.