Five jewelry projects using dollar tree materials

With a little ingenuity, you can turn almost anything into a piece of jewelry!  Need proof?  We have made and featured all kinds of various jewelry projects using random stuff from Dollar Tree.  Next time you’re perusing the aisles and contemplating what you should create, keep these ideas in mind for inspiration.

Plastic Party Cups

[Plastic Party Cups]

Recycled Plastic Cup Necklace

[Recycled Plastic Cup Washer Necklace]

Plastic party cups aren’t just for holding punch and beer – they also work as shrink plastic!  It’s a great make-and-take project for parties, since a $1 package of cups will give you enough materials for all of your guests to participate.



Rustic Spoon Pendant

[Rustic Spoon Pendant]

We love this necklace from Busily Spinning Momma, which uses a plain ol’ dinner spoon and some distressing techniques to make a new piece of jewelry with an antique look.  You could also try many different variations for decorating this necklace!

Nail Art Bottles

[Nail Art Bottles]

Make a message in a bottle necklace (via

[Message in a Bottle Necklace]

It’s hard to resist the tiny bottles of nail art goodies at Dollar Tree – not for the contents, but for the bottles themselves!  They’re perfect for making all kinds of jewelry projects, including this “message in a bottle” necklace by Mad in Crafts that is also a fun way to give someone a secret message or commemorate an event!

plastic tablecloth

[Plastic Tablecloth]

Plastic Tablecloth confetti earrings

[Plastic Tablecloth Confetti Earrings]

Plastic tablecloths come in so many different colors – why not take advantage and use them for something besides covering tables?  By fusing layers of tablecloth into a thicker sheet of plastic you can create these fun, lightweight earrings, and other bits of jewelry too!



Dice Photo Charm Jewelry

[Dice Photo Charm Bracelet]

Our hearts melted when we saw this project from Daddy Day Care.  A gift from a husband to his wife, this bracelet features a photo cube charm that has pictures of their children on it.  How sweet is that?