8 Holiday DIYs from the Dollar Store
The dollar store can be your best friend when it comes to creating the perfect DIY winter wonderland, whether you are a crafting veteran or trying your hand at DIY holiday decorating for the first time. These shops always have a variety of materials to choose from, and you can’t beat the savings. CircleAround sourced some holiday craft ideas from our favorite TikTok creators to inspire your next decorating project and save you some extra cash for more important things — like that new snowblower you’ve been eyeing all year.
1Shiny Ornament Tree
This craft couldn’t be easier to assemble! Just choose your favorite globe-shaped ornaments (@DIYholic likes the metallic ones here, but you could easily use all green, a mix of red and white, or multi-colored for a festive effect), hot glue them in the shape of a tree, and add them to a sturdy base. You could even skip the painting step for a more rustic effect (and a less expensive craft).
2Twinkly Ribbon Garland
How cute is this creative garland from @faithhopehome? A few spools of wintery ribbon and a string of lights is all it takes. At $5 for all the materials, you can make it as long as you like. The final product gives us super cozy vibes as well as inspiration for other holiday decorations. Black, orange, and purple ribbons for Halloween, anyone?
3Sparkly Winter Street Lamps
@makeitwithmicah wins for most creative use of dollar store products with her adorable winter street lamp decoration. It’s the perfect holiday addition for those with a lot of time and patience to assemble, but the final product is clearly worth it.
4Beefed-Up Mini Holiday Trees
We absolutely love the way @shopdaily connected multiple dollar store trees together to make a trendy mini tree with more depth. The decorative elements, like burlap and strings of holiday lights, make this piece look expensive — while likely being a fraction of what it would cost in a home decor store.
5Wintery Holiday Wreaths
Why spend too much on a store-bought holiday wreath when you could spend less than $10 on one you’ve made yourself? @honeybobbear makes it look easy to assemble a decorative wreath without a lot of time or materials. Pick up festive accessories at the dollar store, or use a few synthetic materials combined with some found objects in your own backyard for even more savings.
6Cute Personalized Candles
Need a gift for the person who has everything? @creatingthroughchaos came up with some super sweet designs for customized candles using items she picked up from the dollar store. Depending on your holiday traditions, you can easily make a few of these and give them out to multiple friends or family members. We love when you can create a personalized touch that doesn’t cost much to accomplish.
7Decorate Your Tree Entirely From the Dollar Store
If you are the type that likes to save money on tree decorations, wants to create a new tree with a different theme each year, or has more than one tree in their house, the dollar store is the perfect resource for you. These shops truly have everything you need, from ornaments and ribbons to garlands and lights to tree toppers, and more. We admire the creativity @ohhthtscrystal put behind her dollar store Christmas tree, which only cost her $25.
8Soothing Sensory Snow Globes
Once you’re done crafting, it’s time to relax, and @alyoopster’s sensory snow globe craft is the perfect object to help you chill out. We could spend hours watching the iridescent snowflakes float through the shiny liquid, made by combining dish soap, water, and oil together. It’s also a fun craft to make with little ones on a snowy day!