A week or so ago, I was at the dollar store picking up some supplies for the magnetic puzzle I was making when I realized how much craft stuff I buy there. Now, granted, there are some really crappy items at the dollar store that are definitely not worth your dollar, but we’ll save that post for another day.
Today I’m sharing the top 10 craft supplies I buy at the dollar store.
Baker’s TwineThe dollar store sells baker’s twine over in the craft section by the pipe cleaners and pom-poms. It comes in a variety of colors and comes in a pack of three, so it doesn’t cost much to get a bunch of different colors. Baker’s twine is great for scrapbooking, wrapping around jars or vases, attaching tags and so many other things. It adds that little bit of color that just ties everything together (no pun intended).
If you’ve seen my tutorial for hurricane vases, you might remember that I bought the vases and the candlesticks from the dollar store. They have a surprising amount of glassware in a decent variety of sizes and shapes. You can paint over the glass to match your home, use the vases to give away a small bouquet of flowers, display candles or candy.
Wire Wreath Forms
Earlier this year, I shared a tutorial for my Valentine’s rag wreath. The wire wreath form was purchased at the dollar store, saving me a few dollars. They only had one or two sizes, but the sizes they had were perfect for my door and the rag wreath. I found them on the aisle with the floral supplies.
Oh, washi tape. How do I love thee? There are so many uses for washi tape and it comes in so many different colors and patterns and textures. Surprisingly, the washi tape they have at the dollar store is really cute and you can’t beat the price.
Poster Board/Foam Board
I always like to keep a couple of pieces of poster board around just in case. It’s useful to make signs, of course, but you can also cut it down to size to make separators for binders or organize pictures in a box. If you have school age kids, poster board and foam board are great for projects and presentations.
Every once in a while, I find scrapbook paper at the dollar store. Sometimes it’s adhesive sticker sheets. Other times it’s specialty paper (glitter or corrugated paper). I generally scrapbook using 12×12 sheets and most of their paper comes in an 8 1/2×11 size, so I use it more for embellishments.
My daughter goes through glue sticks like nobody’s business. Most of her projects are just gluing pieces of paper onto other pieces of paper and she doesn’t really need anything quality to hold it on, so I will buy a pack of four glue sticks for a dollar and that holds her over for a little bit.
Glass Accent Gems, Rocks and Shells
You’ve probably seen the glass stones that people put in glass vases to hold flower arrangements. The dollar store sells glass, rocks and shells for much cheaper than craft stores and they are the same thing. You might not get as much variety in color, but the colors they have are common colors to decorate with.
Same thing goes for colored sand when it comes to variety in color, but they do change out the colors they have occasionally so if they have what you’re looking for, them grab a few bags, because you really don’t need to be paying a bunch of money for colored sand. I like to use sand to layer in glass vases, but you could also use it to help your kids with their letters or spelling by putting it in a container and having them use their finger to draw in it.
Foam Craft Balls
If you have ever gone to a craft store searching for foam balls, you know they are kind of pricey. At the dollar store, you can get a pack of eight in 3 sizes for, you guessed it, one dollar.
Do you have favorite craft supplies you buy from the dollar store?