Home » Archive

Articles in the $5 and Under Category

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[5 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 149 views]
Turquoise & Red Valentine Heart Wreath

I have a lot of random jewelry components in my Craft Hoarder’s Paradiseā„¢ (aka, my garage), so I’ve been dipping into that stash to create my latest wreaths. For today’s wreath, I used a color palette I’m very fond of (turquoise and red) to create a small fun and funky wreath that has a bit of a folk art/Scandinavian flavor: a Red & Turquoise Valentine …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[4 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 201 views]
Novelty Yarn & Gemstone Wreath

Have you every succumbed to the siren’s song of novelty yarn? Today’s wreath project answers the age-old question “Now that I bought this novelty yarn that looked so cool in the store, what the heck will I do with it?” In an attempt to use the stuff in my stash, I created this Novelty Yarn Wreath, covered with plastic gemstones, and full of a kaleidoscope …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Food Crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[7 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Make Santa’s Coal Wreath | 455 views]
Make Santa’s Coal Wreath

What do you give the friend, neighbor, or co-worker who is mostly naughty (but maybe a little bit nice)? How about this funny dollar store craft: a Santa’s Coal Wreath, featuring all dollar store materials and candies. I posted the instructions over in my column at eBay: [make Santa’s Coal Wreath]
Project Materials:

Santa candy, $1
Coal candy, $1
Paper plates, $1
Red crepe paper, $1
Hot glue gun and glue …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[6 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament Gift Idea | 559 views]
DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament Gift Idea

Here’s an adorable and super-easy craft to make for friends, neighbors, or teachers: a DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament. The secret to these cuties are the mini glass milk bottles and of course, some dollar store ingredients! Find my full instructions over at Live.Craft.Love: [DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament]
Project Materials:
(Items in bold can be purchased at the dollar store)

Mini Milk Bottle
Hot cocoa mix
Christmas sprinkles
Chocolate chips
Mini …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[7 Nov 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,305 views]
DIY Woodland Animal Origami Wreath for $2

I went a-shoppin’ at the dollar store, and I came home with 2 bucks worth of supplies to make this super cute Woodland Animal Origami wreath! This project is super easy and cute, and is currently adorning my front door. Learn how to make it for yourself: [Woodland Origami Wreath]
Supplies Needed:

Flat Christmas Wreath, $1
Woodland Animal Origami Kit, $1
Hot glue gun and glue sticks, on hand

Total …

$5 and Under, Gifts to Make, Headline, Kids »

[4 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe | 827 views]
DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe

Looking for a great craft idea for a girls’ craft night out? Look no further than a DIY Body Scrub — they are easy and fun to make, such a treat for your skin, and most of all, cheap! You can find most of the ingredients for this body scrub at the dollar store, and the rest of the ingredients in your kitchen. Find instructions …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline »

[25 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Pink Lemonade Body Scrub | 1,636 views]
Make Pink Lemonade Body Scrub

I have been having so much fun making body scrubs lately. As soon as I use one jar up, I get to make a new jar, using all new colors and flavor ideas. I took a walk down my dollar store food aisle looking for inspiration, and I found packets of drink mix to use in my latest body scrub. I present to you Pink …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[24 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Glitter Witch Hats From Dollar Store Stuff | 954 views]
Make Glitter Witch Hats From Dollar Store Stuff

When you don’t have a lot of money, but you need to have a lot of Halloween style, make your own wee witch hats from dollar store stuff, just like The Dollar Diva did! Check out her clever witch hat craft over here: [make Halloween witch hats]
Project Materials:

Party hats, $1
Party plates, $1
Spray paint, on hand or $1
Glitter, on hand or $1
Glue, on hand

Total: $2 and …

$5 and Under, Headline »

[14 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Spiced Apple Cider Sugar Scrub | 1,345 views]
Make Spiced Apple Cider Sugar Scrub

I have recently fallen in love with homemade sugar scrubs. Over the summer, I have made several batches of DIY body scrub using items from my kitchen pantry, and things I’ve found at the dollar store. This week, I’m ready to join the fall festivities, and I’ve mixed up a batch of Spiced Apple Cider Sugar Scrub. I tested it out this morning, and I …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Party Crafts »

[9 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Easy Dollar Store Metallic Modern Vase | 1,627 views]
Easy Dollar Store Metallic Modern Vase

Looking for a quick and easy modern centerpiece that won’t break the bank? Check out this wonderful find: Modern Metallic Centerpieces. This project is perfect for holiday decorating, or for adding a bit of glamour to a wedding, a shower, or maybe even your work cubicle. Find glass cylindrical vases at the dollar store, and transform them into sleek and modern metallic print vases, with …