You do not have to spend a considerable amount of money on supplies to create impressive crafts and gorgeous home decor. On the contrary, you do not even have to visit a craft store to find your supplies. Some of the most striking creations are made with inexpensive finds from unexpected places. Visit your local dollar store, and buy what you need to create the following crafts instead of spending more. They are easy to make, and they are even easier to sell at craft shows and other venues.
Make a Floral Journal with a Microfiber Duster and a Daisy Bloom
Ultra-soft microfiber dusters are good for more than just dusting and polishing cars and home furnishings. Green dusting mitts with chenille protrusions can be used to create a grassy background for faux blooms. Buy a green microfiber dusting mitt from your local dollar store, and use it to cover an inexpensive journal or diary. Cut it to size, and secure the edges with hot glue. Top the faux grass with a dollar store bloom to create a beautiful journal like the one in the first photo. No one will guess that a dusting mitt was used to create the gorgeous cover.
Cover Cheap Dollar Store Coasters with Wrapping Paper and Sealer
Cheap dollar store coasters are often too ugly to use let alone display, but they can be beautifully wrapped, sealed and transformed from drab to fab in a matter of minutes. Buy gift wrap in a pretty design along with a set of inexpensive flat coasters. Buy spray-on adhesive or double-sided tape and a can of clear sealer. Spray the tops of the coasters with adhesive, or apply the double-sided tape before wrapping them in paper of your choice. Spray the wrapped dollar store coasters with clear acrylic sealer. They will look far better than they did, and they will work to protect wooden tables and other delicate surfaces.
Turn Inexpensive Wire Bird Feeders into Unique Candle Holders
Just about anything with a base can be used as a candle holder for a battery-operated candle. When browsing a local dollar store for unique candle holders, forget about the home decor aisle. Search the outdoor aisle for a cheap wire bird feeder instead. If the top and bottom are made of wood, paint it using acrylic craft paint and add designs of your choice. Use the feeders to hold flameless dollar store candles. They can be hung from dollar store hooks and used to beautifully enhance a living room, bedroom or any appropriate space.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience