What’s more satisfying than crafting decorations for your home, adding nice touches to your kitchen or dining table, toys for your children, and gifts for others? Being able to do all of that easily and on a budget.
Look over the DIY crafts below and tell Siri to make a list for you so you can get what you need the next time you are in your local dollar store. Which one do you like? No. 6 is pretty sweet.
The Mason jar is a classic choice for decoration in any home, and with this Dollar Tree DIY craft you can save a lot of money when you make these canning jar succulent planters yourself! Check out our DIY Mason Jar Succulent Planters here!
Add some class and elegance to your tables with these Geometric Candle Holders. Whether you are getting ready for a wedding or just a dinner on your deck, these DIY centerpieces will have you gathering in style.
This is a similar concept as the candle holder, but we are using photo frames to easily create these Dollar Tree Lantern Holders. There’s no limit to how to decorate these -- you are only limited by your imagination.
Give your place a unique look with these DIY Mini Plant Terrariums. This craft calls for some plastic terrariums found at Dollar Tree that look just like glass. The air plants are a great touch and will add warmth to your home.
If you have your significant other’s family coming over and want to add a nice flair in a hurry, try this Dollar Store Paper Bag Flower Arrangement. Glass pebbles provide weight to keep your arrangement upright, and be sure to inspect the flowers so you bring home the best looking ones.
If you are looking for a nice craft project for your kids or nieces and nephews, you will want to scope out this DIY Glitter Travel Mug.With this fun craft, each person will have their own, custom design travel mug to call their own.
A Hanging Kitchen Towels tutorial might not be the first thing that comes to mind for a DIY craft, but they are just so handy to have around. Make a few of these, attach them to your stove, and you’ll understand why.
OK, let’s jump into the time capsule and head back to our childhood days so we can make these DIY Shrinky Dinks. While you can order the plastic online, you just might have some in your house you can repurpose for this project.
The less waste we produce, the better it is or our environment. That’s one of the reasons this DIY craft that will teach you how to Repurpose an Old T-shirt into Wall Art is ingenious. Give it a try. (Keep the rest of the shirt for rags.)
If you are longing for the beach and the warm sand between your toes, what better way to add a reminder of the shoreline than with these Easy DIY Starfish Napkin Rings. This will definitely raise your entertaining game to the next level.
If you love to be spoiled and pampered (and who doesn’t?), consider this DIY Spa Day Gift Basket you can make for $10 or less from dollar store finds. This is definitely one of those gifts you can give the person who has everything.
No-crease elastic hair ties are expensive to buy but so easy to make. If you are looking for a cute and inexpensive gift you can make for friends with long hair, look no further. You can whip a whole bunch of these DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties Or Headbands in just 30 minutes for a fraction of the price.
Sometimes it’s not about the price. Sometimes it’s about having fun! If you are feeling creative, try this DIY project and Turn Wire Baskets into an Outdoor Table. These are perfect for porches and patios.
The *only* way to save money is to spend less than you earn. That means you need to decrease your expenses or increase your income.
We want to help you do both.
Join our FREE Simplify Money Workshop to learn the fundamentals of growing wealth. Because when you can spend less than you earn, your money has no choice but to grow. You will build your savings and pay down debt.
What’s more? We’ve got a bunch of free money-hacks to share with you:
Hacks to lower your monthly bills
Hacks to spend less on debt
Hacks to start investing
Hacks to increase your income by $20/month (with no extra effort)
This workshop has everything you need to accomplish the cardinal rule of personal finance: keep your income over your expenses.
Wendi Warren is licensed professional clinical counselor, a certified human resources professional, a digital marketer, and founder of Wendi’s Weekend Trips & Whatnot blog. She and her husband, Bobby, live in Wooster, Ohio, with their pets. In her spare time, she freelances for Wooster Media Group LLC.
We aim to provide simple, actionable advice. Whether it be a habit, hack, or truth, we hope you find something to make your next step forward in life a little bit easier. Here’s to you, and your desire for self-improvement.