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14 Best Dollar Store Crafts for Christmas

By: Krista Childers, Editor,

Affordable Gold Dipped Ornaments

Few would argue the fact that Christmas is one of the most expensive holidays there is. With decorating, gift giving, buying and cooking tons of food, traveling, and all of the parties we host and attend, our bank accounts get more and more bare.  Of course, we can't forget the amount of crafting we do. Sometimes these Christmas craft ideas we find end up being more expensive than the store-bought versions. That's why we have put together this fabulous collection of the 14 Best Dollar Store Crafts for Christmas. In this collection you'll find 14 amazing projects that can be made cheaply without losing any beauty and charm. Yes, you can buy the materials at a dollar store, dollar section, or upcycle what you already have. Many crafters take great delight in creating something out of "nothing." In this case, unimpressive dollar store items. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily you can transform some of these cheap materials into something stunning. 


Included in this collection are various Dollar Store DIY Ornaments, Dollar Store Gift Wrapping ideas, and Dollar Store Decor that is bound to dazzle.  Some of these projects simply use the idea of upcycling or improving what's already there. For example, take a cheap, boring ornament and then add your own embellishments. Another idea shared below involves buying a plastic platter from the dollar store and painting it with your own design. This doesn't mean you have to be super artistic. In any of these projects, you can customize it to your comfort level. Use stencils, stickers, or even printables. In fact, the Dollar Store Turtle Dove Platter includes free printable designs! It's time to celebrate frugality this holiday season. 


$10 Snowy Pine Cone Wreath
If saving money is something you are interested (and who isn't?), then take a lot at our collection of budget-friendly Christmas crafts that will allow you to save that money for other things. These gorgeous crafts are made using ingenuity... and cheap materials made to look like a million bucks! 




14 Best Dollar Store Crafts for Christmas

14 Best Dollar Store Crafts for Christmas

Table of Contents

Dollar Store DIY Ornaments

Dollar Store Gift Wrapping

Dollar Store Decor


Dollar Store DIY Ornaments 

DIY Rustic Wood Ornament

Give your Christmas tree some pizzazz with these incredible dollar store crafts. By using cheap plain glass ball ornaments that can be found at any dollar store, you can make countless creations to decorate not only your tree, but all over your home. With the Affordable Gold Dipped Ornaments project, you add some glamour to the base of these glass balls by dipping them in gold paint. Then these DIY ornaments are filled with various gold materials found at the dollar store or in clearance sections. Things like rolled paper, ribbon, and fake pearls. It turns out beautifully!

  1. Affordable Gold Dipped Ornaments

  2. Butterfly Angel Ornament

  3. DIY Rustic Wood Ornament

  4. Dollar Store Vintage Vignette DIY Christmas Ornament

  5. Easy DIY Dot Ornaments





Dollar Store Gift Wrapping 

Cheap Gift Wrap Gift

Gift wrapping can be surprisingly expensive. Sometimes you will end up spending more on the wrapping than you did on the actual gift! Well, not with these clever ideas! The best part about these gift wrapping crafts is that you can use the materials you find at your local dollar store to make similar finished products. Add those personal touches, like a special handwritten message, to make the presents that much more impressive.

  1. Cheap Gift Wrap Gift

  2. Clothespin DIY Gift Tags

  3. DIY Christmas Candy Wrapper

  4. Dollar Store Gift Wrap Decorations


7 Thrifty Christmas Craft Ideas eBook

Find even more inexpensive craft ideas with our terrific eBook, 7 Thrifty Christmas Craft Ideas. Let this eBook serve as your guide to homemade Christmas crafts this season. Each of these easy Christmas crafts is cute, fun and filled with Christmas cheer.





Dollar Store Decor 

Dollar Store Glass Hurricanes DIY Christmas Decorations

Making your home look festive this holiday season can be easy and inexpensive if you use these tips and tricks. These Christmas crafts range from super simple and easy to a little bit more labor intensive. However, they all have one thing in common: they can all be made using items from a dollar store. From coasters to table decor, there's no reason not to decorate for Christmas this year, no matter your budget. 

  1. Dollar Store Christmas Plate

  2. Dollar Store Glass Hurricanes DIY Christmas Decorations

  3. Dollar Store Turtle Dove Platter

  4. Glittery Snowflake Felt Coasters

  5. Three Kings Christmas Decor



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Dollar stores are excellent places to find craft ideas, right? There are so many things for a buck or so that you can make hundreds of crafts from one aisle in these stores. I think my favorite things to get are the big rolls of wired ribbon and the huge bows already tied. They are inexpensive and embellish a wreath very well.


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