Friday

DIYP#41-Dollar Store Art


Welcome to my new DIY series! For the next couple of months, I'll be sharing some very inexpensive home decor ideas. All of the items I'll be using cost $1.00 (per item). They are from The Dollar Tree, The Dollar Spot (at Target) or Wal Mart.

I wanted to bring a little Spring to the Master bedroom. I have a picture ledge and needed some art, on a Dollar Store budget.

Here's what I did:

I bought 3 wooden frames for $1 each. I removed the backing and glass and spray painted them cream to match my room.


I gathered some of my scrapbook paper (if you don't have any, you can buy it by the sheet for just cents).

WalMart carries a fantastic Martha Stewart line in the craft section. I picked up a package of glitter bird stickers (you can use any stickers, just buy large, unique ones) Here are some Gardenia Stickers by Martha Stewart stickers for less than $1:


Once my frames dried, I cut the patterned paper to fit the frames. I placed the fun sticker in the middle of the paper and put the frame back together.




I love the way my art set turned out!


Total cost for the one-of-a-kind art collection: $6 for the collection ($2 each)

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Some fabulous DIY ideas from around the Internet:

~A fantastic kitchen makeover (my real life friend)
~Amazing homemade garland (love this frugal idea!)
~Spring silhouettes (I want to try to make these)

37 comments:

Amanda said...

OMG!!! too cute!! Im hunting down some frames & get'n out the spray paint! wait!...... I just looked over as I was typing this & saw you put my kitchen in your post LOL! thank you!

Jodee Leader said...

Those turned out soooo cute! I have a favorite Dollar Store too! I also love the dollar aisle at Target!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Those are so cute!! I am so jealous of all this cool stuff you are able to do.

Chappyswife said...

I love it!

Lauren said...

I love it and I love your tips keep 'em coming, I gotta get this house decorated!

Bridget said...

I am loving the dollar store decor!!! I'm in love with the Martha craft area. I have to look at the glitter every time I see it! :)

Audrey said...

OOOO I'm so excited!!! I just love the dollar store.... and hey, I can afford it!!! :D

Jenny said...

That is awesome! I have been looking for art for my daughter's room and haven't found anything. I can't wait to give this a try!

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ed said...
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Marilyn said...

Great ideas. I will anxiously wait for all your posts on Dollar Store decor. LOVE Dollar stores. Weird post just above me.

Marilyn said...

Better clarify in case you delete that post---I was speaking of the one from ed.

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

I probably have frames in a box in the basement I could use! Love this idea!

Sandy Toes said...

Well, look at that...I love it! They are wonderful...creative you are.
sandy toe

Stephanie said...

Really cute!!! I love birds...they are so cheerful. And I'm trying to sneek them in all over the house. Great ideas and a great use of the scrap book paper that just seems to pile up. You are very creative.

Southern Comfort said...

Those are really, really pretty. I
am going to use your idea for my nursing home craft class. I am going to try to find some acrylic frames and adapt them. Thanks for the cute idea!

Heather said...

Looks great! I really like how you have things arranged on the dresser below. Great idea for a series, BTW :)

Domestic Spaz said...

How do you think of this stuff? I need to learn to open my mind to craftiness. :)

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Your $1 art is way cool.

I love it!!

Great job. I am very impressed.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So cute and creative! I love it!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a great project! I love-love the bird stickers!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I think you should make these linky and have people show their dollar decor as well!

We are THAT Family said...

I love the idea of throwing up a Mr. Linky, so everyone can share the Dollar Decor ideas! I'll plan it in the middle or end of this series. Y'all watch for details and get busy!

Sally Jane said...

Those are PRECIOUS! Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us.

(And I didn't know Target had a dollar aisle... I'll have to check that out!)

Maddy said...

Very cheerful. I'm a bit of a scrooge myself so this particularly appeals to me.
Cheers

Leanne said...

They turned out beautiful. I have a few horrific looking old prints in frames up in the roofspace I could use for this. Thank you and I'll look forward to the Linky.

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

you know when someone can take nothing and turn it into something well that's what I'd call frugal for sure!

NICE job (again!)

Annikke said...

Those are so cute!

Hillcrest Cottage said...

Very fab!!!
Here's another frugal tip. I call this living off the excess of others.
I'm an artist and artists always have framing problems. My new solution:Flea markets. I never spend over $5.00 for a frame which will usually come with incredibly ugly "art", glass and backing. Look for a frame with a good profile. Take it home, paint the frame, and, then create the art to fit the frame. Looks like a custom job. I can, then, sell my art for a reasonable price totally framed because I only have less than $5.00 invested in the expensive part. The other tip: Don't be greedy.Keep the price low, and maybe you will actually sell some of your original pieces!!!

Songbirdtiff said...

Gorgeous! I haven't seen these stickers, but I may just have to pick some up.

~*Michelle*~ said...

OK, that SERIOUSLY is the best idea I've seen lately......love it.

Thanks!

heresmycuplord said...

Man, there's no limit to what you can find out there!
Ginger

momof3girls said...

love your new DIY for $ section! Thanks for the great ideas!

Jennifer said...

I keep looking at these stickers at Walmart and wanting them but not knowing what to do AND I have wanted some bird decor for my daughters room! Thank you!

Alexia said...

That is a GENIUS idea - you just helped me decorate my boys' bare walls! YAY!

Blue Castle said...

You just rock! :) I love that there's someone else out there scouring the dollar store aisles too. My husband thinks I've totally lost it, but now I can say "Kristen does it too!" :)

Cate said...

Fantastic idea! I love Target's dollar spot too - always score some cool finds there.

Alicia said...

What a great idea! I love the look of those birds.