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Dollar Tree Crafting Items

Love DIYs and crafts? We do!

Dollar Tree carries an amazing selection of must-buy craft supplies and essentials for just $1 each, so you can get creative without worrying about high prices! From glassware to foam and glitter to craft sticks, you don’t have to spend a ton on supplies to create something special. We’re sharing 10 of our favorite crafting supplies we found at our local Dollar Tree!

1. Craft Foam – $1

Must-have Dollar Tree Craft supplies – Foam Wreath at Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree sells an assortment of floral and craft foam in all different shapes and sizes! You can use dry foam to easily secure silk and/or dried flowers to create beautiful wreaths or to stabilize items in candle rings, centerpieces, and more. Plus, they’re easy to cut or shape to fit your needs!

diy magnolia wreath using dollar tree foam

Spruce up your décor! Consider grabbing a dry foam floral ring from Dollar Tree and creating this super easy and chic DIY Magnolia Wreath!

Or, if you’re decorating for Easter, check out this fun and easy DIY Easter Egg Wreath!


2. Glassware – $1

dollar tree buy and avoid — vases

Dollar Tree offers a nice assortment of glassware for just $1 each – jars, bottles, vases, candle holders, and more! Plus, you can do so many things with glassware, and they look beautiful when filled with a floral arrangement, floating candles, gemstones, stones, rose petals, and more!

dollar tree flower arrangement

Such a nice personalized gift idea! Consider picking up a few glass vases at Dollar Tree – as well as some silk flowers – and make these cute DIY Photo Vases!

Or, if you’re decorating for a patriotic holiday, you can easily make these 4th of July Mason Jar votives in just minutes!


3. Twine – $1

Jute Twine at Dollar Tree

At Dollar Tree, you’ll find various types of twine for just $1, including jute twine, baker’s twine, cotton twine, and more! You can easily use jute twine in place of ribbon for a rustic look, or use baker’s twine for wrapping up pastries, loaves of bread, and other baked goods. The possibilities are endless!

Bath & Body Works candle wrapped in twine

Transform your gifts! Turn an ordinary candle jar into something elegant by wrapping jute twine around it! Or spruce up your gift-giving with baker’s twine – just tie it around a bag or box, add some greenery or a tag, and voila!


4. Moss – $1

Floral Moss from Dollar Tree

Making a fairy garden? Floral moss is an attractive filler for baskets, wreaths, plants, and arrangements, plus, it’s great for various craft, art, and school projects. And, you can grab several different types of moss (and even a 10-pack of decorative moss stones) at Dollar Tree for just $1! They also carry an assortment of fairy garden figures, so you can get creative and have fun!

How to Make a Fairy Garden Hip2Save.com

Create fun, decorative pieces! Grab some $1 moss and fun fairy items and create a magical, whimsical Fairy Garden! You can also add moss as a filler as we did in this beautiful succulent centerpiece.


5. Beads and Glitter – $1

Dollar Tree craft supplies – glass beads

Dollar Tree sells a large assortment of supplies that are great for various crafts, including glass/wood/plastic beads, googly eyes, glitter, sequins, pearls, confetti, and more. These items are great for making jewelry, using on school projects, adding as decorations, and even perfect for making slime!

 a hand pressing into crunchy slime

So many fun kids craft ideas! Pick up a variety of $1 beads, pearls, glitter, confetti, sequins, and other craft supplies and create various types of slime!

And, if you’re looking for a fun kids craft idea, consider this Melted Beads craft where kids can get creative with different bead colors and shapes to create bowls, fun flower accessories, and more!


6. Foam Paint Brushes – $1

Foam brushes at Dollar Tree

You can never have enough foam paint brushes when crafting! And what’s awesome is that Dollar Tree sells an 8-pack of assorted foam paint brushes in the hardware section for just $1. These foam brushes come in various sizes, so they’re perfect for applying paint or adding details to projects.

And, be sure to watch for these little Hardware Storage Cases for just $1 as they’re perfect for storing loose buttons, spools of thread, ribbon scraps, beads (see #5 above!), and other crafting knick knacks!

diy photo canvas covered with mod podge

Have some cherished photos? Grab some foam paint brushes and Mod Podge (see #7 below) and easily create your own photo canvases at home!

Or, get crafty with chalkboard paint and foam paint brushes to create a DIY Thankful Pumpkin (or you can even paint a Dollar Tree metal baking sheet).


7. Mod Podge – $1

Mod Podge Dollar Tree

No craft closet is complete without a bottle of Mod Podge all-in-one-adhesive! Used for gluing, sealing, and finishing, Mod Podge dries with a gloss finish and is ideal for decoupage, arts & crafts, and much more! You can find the 2oz bottles for just $1 each at Dollar Tree, which is the perfect size without having to worry about the bottle drying up before your next project. You can’t beat the price!

Mod Podge DIY Beer Coasters

Mod Podge has so many uses! From making coasters out of beer boxes, to creating beautiful decoupage Easter eggs, and even making your own photo canvases, there are so many uses for Mod Podge! You can even make a creative display of your kids’ artwork using this magical product!


8. Craft Tape – $1

washi tape Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree sells decorative craft tape for just $1, and it’s available in various assorted styles, including fun Disney designs! This tape is perfect for adding style when wrapping presents or even giving a decorative touch to vases, candleholders, binders, pencil cups, and more… the possibilities are endless!

Washi tape embellishments on a laptop keyboard

Fun for kids and adults! There are tons of creative uses for craft tape! You can do everything from making jewelry to using it in handmade crafts such as cards and gift wrapping, to adding style to your cell phone case and electronic cords, and more!


9. Tissue Paper – $1

Dollar Tree tissue paper

Dollar Tree’s gift wrapping items are such an amazing value at just $1 each, and we love to stock up on their tissue paper when we’re making crafts! Not only can you use tissue paper to embellish just about any gift, but it can be used for making paper flowers or with Mod Podge to design fun gifts!

diy mini cupcake bouquet tutorial

Mom would love this! Consider grabbing a few $1 craft foam balls (see #1!), inexpensive Dollar Tree mugs, and some tissue paper to make these fun Mini Cupcake Flower Bouquets! Or make a sweet Candy Bouquet with this tutorial!


10. Craft Sticks – $1

Craft Sticks Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree sells wooden craft sticks in natural or assorted colors for just $1! These craft sticks are fun for building and creating various projects… just add a little glue. They can also come in handy if you’re making home-made popsicle treats (use the natural sticks), or even as a kid-friendly food skewer, DIY bookmark, fire starter, and even as a gardening label that you can stick into a pot or garden.

How to Make Craft Stick Bracelets – closeup of a bracelet on a wrist

So many uses! Craft sticks can be used for various projects, from making homemade popsicles, to building and creating fun crafts, to just stirring and mixing paints, glues, and more. Grab some $1 craft sticks and make fun kids bracelets, Oreo cookie pudding pops, or even a custom picture frame!

What are YOUR favorite Dollar Tree crafting items?


Mary (mary@hip2save.com) is a stellar content creator at Hip2Save! She loves spending time with her family, Texas A&M football, running, bargain shopping, Starbucks lattes, and a little Candy Crush from time to time.

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Comments 16

  1. Angela Brown

    The assorted wooden beads are definitely my favorite purchase. I used them to make wooden bead ornaments to adorn gifts or gcs in various sizes. They were a lot of fun to make, very frugal in cost and looked great.
    https://pin.it/ij5h4enmu42ghx

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Those are so cute! 😍

  2. Crystal

    I saw google eyes there yesterday and picked up a pack!! Those are always fun for preschooolers!

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Yes – so fun for kids! 👀

  3. Brittany

    Mini clothespins

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Those are great too! 👍🏻

    • brindhaG

      What do you use them for?

      • Brittany

        Hanging my Christmas cards or kids art

  4. Sam

    I picked up some of the craft foam and moss this weekend so I can make my husband a “bouquet” of scratch tickets for Valentine’s Day with a cute Valentine’s Day box I picked up at Michaels

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Great idea! Love that!

    • R

      Stealing! I like to rib my husband about wasting money on the occasional Powerball ticket – he’ll think this is funny and cute!

  5. Lori

    My grandkid loves making different shapes, eyeglasses, etc with the colored pipe cleaners.

  6. J.H.509

    My daughter has autism and loves the dollar tree. Especially for her slime ingredients. She is obsessed with making slime. It really helps us stay in budget.

  7. Kim

    Could Lina’s family be any more adorable? Love the ideas, too!

    • Lina

      Aw thanks so much for the nice compliment!

  8. Mamamia

    Love dollar tree For these kinds of supplies! Their construction paper pad is great! Stickers galore! Poster boards (think science fairs!), glitter glue sticks!, play doh mini packs of 8, glass beads (great for aquarium, bamboo plants, and even for mancala!)
    They Def need to step it up and get some knitting items…knitting /crochet needles, yarn, embroidery…

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