10 Crafts You Won't Believe Started at the Dollar Store

Cheap never looked so good.

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Cheap never looked so good.
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Inspired by a pricey display at Anthropologie, this clever crafter took some artistic license with a bunch of plain white plates — and the result is striking.

<a target="_blank" href="http://whiletheysnooze.blogspot.com/2013/04/anthropologie-plate-art-knockoff.html"><em>Get the tutorial at While They Snooze »</em></a>
While They Snooze
Plate Art
Inspired by a pricey display at Anthropologie, this clever crafter took some artistic license with a bunch of plain white plates — and the result is striking.
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A black plastic basket wouldn't normally fit so well in a serene bedroom. But wrapped in rope, it transforms into chic storage.

<a target="_blank" href="http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-rope-basket.html"><em>Get the tutorial at I Heart Organizing »</em></a>
I Heart Organizing
Rope Basket
A black plastic basket wouldn't normally fit so well in a serene bedroom. But wrapped in rope, it transforms into chic storage.
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Cheesy plastic frames get a charming old-world look when painted in chalk paint (a cure-all for many DIY projects).

<a target="_blank" href="http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/2014/09/dollar-store-frame-makeovers.html"><em>Get the tutorial at Mark Montano »</em></a>
Mark Montano
Painted Mirrors
Cheesy plastic frames get a charming old-world look when painted in chalk paint (a cure-all for many DIY projects).
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Sometimes it seems like the only thing pricier than today's technology is all of the accessories you need to go with it. Here, a cheap case gets an upgrade with some sweet fabric.

<a target="_blank" href="http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2013/02/diy-ipad-case-made-for-a-dollar.html"><em>Get the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks »</em></a>
Mod Podge Case
Patterned Tablet Case
Sometimes it seems like the only thing pricier than today's technology is all of the accessories you need to go with it. Here, a cheap case gets an upgrade with some sweet fabric.
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A group of felt snowflakes mimic the look of a crocheted throw that you can easily display year-round. 

<a target="_blank" href="http://sisterssuitcaseblog.com/2013/01/felt-snowflake-throw.html"><em>Get the tutorial at My Sister's Suitcase »</em></a>
My Sister's Suitcase
Lacey Throw
A group of felt snowflakes mimic the look of a crocheted throw that you can easily display year-round.
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Simple glassware abounds at many dollar stores, but with a simple etching treatment, you can create a piece that looks custom.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.aprudentlife.com/2015/cheap-to-chic-vase-makeovers-plus-finish-giveaway/"><em>Get the tutorial at A Prudent Life »</em></a>
A Prudent Life
Monogrammed Vase
Simple glassware abounds at many dollar stores, but with a simple etching treatment, you can create a piece that looks custom.
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When paired with a simple plate, a candle stick (disguised with bright spray paint) makes a handy base for normally expensive kitchen accessories. 

<a target="_blank" href="http://creativemeinspiredyou.com/colorful-and-cute-dollar-store-cake-stands/"><em>Get the tutorial at Creative Me Inspired You »</em></a>
Creative Me Inspired You
Colorful Cake Stands
When paired with a simple plate, a candle stick (disguised with bright spray paint) makes a handy base for normally expensive kitchen accessories.
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A decorative (and functional) label turns inexpensive glass jars into an organizational masterpiece.

<a target="_blank" href="http://thesocialhome.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/pantry-pretty-dollar-store-pantry.html"><em>Get the tutorial at The Social Home »</em></a>
The Social Home
Pantry Storage
A decorative (and functional) label turns inexpensive glass jars into an organizational masterpiece.
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With a sweet message, this dollar store watering can turns into the perfect end-of-year present for your kid's favorite teacher.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2014/05/teacher-gift-idea-thanks-for-helping-me.html"><em>Get the tutorial at Silhouette School »</em></a>
Silhouette School
Garden Gift
With a sweet message, this dollar store watering can turns into the perfect end-of-year present for your kid's favorite teacher.
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Formerly juice glasses, these petite pots are more proof that gold spray paint can make anything look luxe.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.welivedhappilyeverafter.com/2014/04/diy-gold-succulent-vases-for-just-4.html"><em>Get the tutorial at We Lived Happily Ever After »</em></a>
We Lived Happily Ever After
Mini Gold Planters
Formerly juice glasses, these petite pots are more proof that gold spray paint can make anything look luxe.
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