Fun Dollar Store DIYs for Christmas.
Christmas is probably the holiday that we look forward to the most. Every holiday has its merits, of course, but there is something undeniably magical about Christmas, and the crafting involved is no exception. Even though there may seem like more possible projects than time and money allow, you can usually pack a big punch with just a smallish Christmas craft, like any of these great 15 Dollar Store Christmas Crafts that we’ve collected for you!
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While the dollar store is my go-to place for inexpensive craft supplies, don’t forget about other budget-friendly sources of materials like Target’s Dollar Spot, Walmart, and your friends’ craft stashes (they may be happy to trade with you!). You can also sometimes disassemble decorations you put up last year. And if you do a bit of searching, you can always find decently priced craft supplies on Amazon!
15 Dollar Store Christmas Crafts
From some really simple DIY ornaments to a couple of spectacular wreaths, there are a handful of ideas for you to add a little Christmas magic to your table, front door, or mantel. Also, we have found some really clever crafts, like Reindeer Stir Sticks and Plastic Utensil Trees! Get creative with dollar store bottle brush trees, and stock up on the baubles. Have fun making your dollar store Christmas crafts, and enjoy the season!
- Think outside of the box. You don’t always have to have traditional craft supplies to make something magical! One of the ideas below uses plastic silverware! Think outside of the box and get creative with extra things around the house.
- Involve your family. If you have kids around, involve them in your crafting time. Children love to use their imaginations to make some really great decorations. Now they may not look like they came from a magazine but they will be so much more meaningful because your family helped create them.
- Shop after the holidays. Pick up things for next Christmas after the season. Things are marked down really cheap and you can get tons of supplies to make new projects for next year!
1. Sand Ornaments
These Sand Ornaments from Mess for Less are great to do with the kids – and make great keepsakes as well. Grandparents will love to get these for Christmas presents and your kids will have so much fun making them. You just need a few supplies to bring this craft to life.
2. Utensil Trees
Okay – let me just say that these Utensil Trees from Hip2Save are completely and totally brilliant. Again, all the supplies can be found at the dollar store or your pantry, and they are stunning!
3. Christmas Apothecary Candy Jars
These Christmas Apothecary Candy Jars by DIY Candy can be made with dollar store finds, and a few recycled items you likely have on hand. You can paint them to match your color scheme and add little details that match your Christmas theme. I love how they turned out!
4. Reindeer Silhouettes
I’m not sure it can get any easier than these Reindeer Silhouettes by Saved by Love Creations. Basically peel, stick, and frame – and what a lovely result!
5. Snowball Christmas Ornament
These Snowball Christmas Ornaments by Creative Green Living are totally cute! It would be a fun craft to make with the kids, and again – would be wonderful keepsakes and gifts!
6. Photo Tin Ornaments
Another great Christmas craft gift idea are these Photo Tin Ornaments by Stephanie Lynn. At less than $0.50 apiece to make, these may indeed be the most frugal crafts of the year. Family members will love getting these personalized gifts with pictures of your kids to cherish for years to come!
7. Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you just so happen to have an addiction to those packages of colored popsicle sticks you see at the dollar store, and can’t stop buying them – these Christmas Tree Ornaments by One Little Project are for you. You will spend very little money, but have heaps of fun creating these gems! These are perfect for little kids to build their fine motor skills while making gifts for family and friends.
8. Ornament Wreath
Now, I am not a stranger to a great Christmas ball wreath, however, when I came across this $6 Wire Hanger Christmas Ornament Wreath by Six Sister’s Stuff, it was like the sky opened up and the angels sang. Seriously, this is so crazy smart plus super cute! You could use multiple colors to add some more Christmas fun to the wreath!
9. Tiny Gift Box Ornaments
And *gasp* these Tiny Gift Box Ornaments by It’s Always Autumn are just too stinkin’ cute. Also a wonderful gift idea! She gives you tons of ideas to create homemade gifts for less on her post.
10. Snow Globes
These Snow Globes by Tatertots and Jello can be made with a combination of dollar store items and things you may already have on hand. Besides being waterless and easy to make, they are also quite elegant and simple. I can’t wait to make these this year!
11. Reindeer Drink Stirrers
I don’t think we’ll be able to get through the season without making these Reindeer Stir Sticks by Spaceships and Laser Beams at least once. Maybe twice. These are perfect for holiday parties or just sniggling at home watching Christmas movies!
12. Glitter Pinecone Ornament
These Glittery Pinecone Decorations by Gym Craft Laundry are lovely and are going to be a ton of fun to make! Glitter makes everything better! Plus you may be able to find real pinecones on a walk outside to save even more money!
13. North Pole Street Light
While I am not 100% sure you would be able to find the exact same materials, these North Pole Street Lights by Dollar Store Crafts are just too adorable to not share. You could fairly easily adapt almost any variety of solar path light to create something similar. Be sure to think outside of the box during your next trip to the dollar store! These would make a great idea to use with your Elf on a Shelf too!
14. Tin Can Santas
Use old tin cans and some cheap craft supplies to make these tin can Santas from Poofy Cheeks. You might even have everything you need to make this craft! I love the idea of reusing tin cans to make something cute too!
15. Snowman Tea Light Ornaments
Use tea lights to create this snowman ornament from One Little Project. She gives you step-by-step directions with clear pictures to make sure this is an easy-to-make project. Chances are you have just about everything for this project. I can’t wait to see these lighting up my house this Christmas time!
Dollar Store Christmas Crafts Tips
Let me say that if you’re going to paint it anyway, you can pretty much always start with a dollar store item, such as plastic stemware, plates, and bowls, etc. There is no sense and no joy in buying expensive items just to paint them. Also, you can usually find any kind of embellishment imaginable at the dollar store. Sometimes you need to be a little creative and maybe think outside of the box, but be sure to check the craft, stationery, and seasonal departments. There are often treasures to be found throughout. And one last thing, don’t overlook the premade decorations. These can often be dissembled, and broken down into the perfect pieces for your creations. Be a little creative and you’ll have an easy time creating some beautiful dollar store Christmas crafts!
Written by ACN Team Member Evelyne N. : Evelyne is the fearless, ax-wielding, quirky, hardworking, and incredibly funny creative genius behind Nemcsok Farms and Knits’ End. Who also has a weird fascination with soil and wreaths.
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