I am a thrifty lady.
Whenever I’m in need of something new, one of my first thoughts is always “what’s the lowest price I can find this for?”.
This goes double for craft supplies!
And, since I’m always crafting something, I really need to watch the bottom line.
So in the interest of saving a little money on craft materials, today I’m sharing a list of my favorite Dollar Tree craft supplies.
I know there are other types of dollar stores out there.
In my area, we have a few, too.
But, there is only one where every piece of inventory actually costs a dollar, and that is the Dollar Tree.
It’s one of my favorite places to pop into when I’m buying my craft supplies and just looking for something basic.
Like picture frames, for example ~
There’s always a time when I’m looking for a slightly higher quality frame, but often the frames at the dollar store work just fine for me.
I’ve used them to frame printables and coloring sheets or to fill up our gallery wall in our den.
From time to time, I’ve even come across deeper frames that I can use from quilling paper designs!
The craft aisle at the Dollar Tree is usually filled with supplies for wreath making.
The stores in my area often carry both metal and twig wreath frames.
Now, I’m no professional wreath builder, but I’ve never had any issues with these.
Plus, I like to create new door wreaths pretty much every season, so these fit right into my budget!
While you’re in the craft aisle, check out Dollar Tree’s raffia and other natural materials.
They seemed to be out of the undyed raffia on the day I took these photos, but I’ve used that to wrap around mason jar gifts, or on wooden plaques.
It seems to last forever and at a dollar a bag, the price can’t be beat!
I love the tissue paper packs at Dollar Tree.
They have tons of colors and patterns.
So perfect for paper flowers!
Dollar Tree crepe paper is a must for birthday party decor.
We had a fun superhero party a couple years back for my Moose and it made a great backdrop!
Next time you’re at the Dollar Tree, look over their supply of burlap ribbon.
There were some brighter colors on this day, but I’ve seen all different shades.
It’s worth a peek!
I am not a big fan of glitter, so these little jars are the perfect amount for me!
For quick tasks, I’ve found these packs of paint brushes to be useful.
I don’t have to worry about washing them out as well, and they’re just fine for simple craft paint projects.
I do have a few “nicer” brushes for furniture painting and things like that.
TIP: I have not had any luck with the mini paint rollers from the Dollar Tree! Every one I’ve tried has fallen apart so buy at your own risk!
This is my all-time favorite dollar store craft item: jute twine in a three pack!
I use jute when tying packages or presents for a rustic look, and also in my quilling paper acorn garland!
Now, these are just my favorite Dollar Tree craft supplies.
There are plenty more items there, like faux flowers and plain glassware or plates.
Plus, they’re always adding seasonal inventory!
What do you think about buying craft supplies at the Dollar Tree? Have you had any luck there?
Share the best things you’ve found in the comments below!
One Mile Smile says
I feel like our Dollar Store is hit or miss. I love picking up craft supplies for the kids, though. I just bought little pads of paper, stickers, coloring books, and colored pencils to entertain the kids on our next road trip. I hear you about the glitter! 🙂
Yes, I didn’t even get into the kids stuff! I’ll pick up a book or two to save as a special reward for them sometimes, too.
I like buying craft supplies at the Dollar Store. I didn’t realize they had some of this available, I’m going to have to go and look at my local store!
I’ve found some of the locations have more than others, too. Happy hunting!
I love going to Dollar Tree, even if I have no particular idea or supplies in mind. There is so much creativity that comes from Dollar Tree. However, sometimes I may have to go to several just to find everything I need, or because one may not be as stocked as usual. Those are the kinds of places that you have to get things when you see them.
So true! It depends on the seasons sometimes, too.
Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy says
I love the Dollar Tree! I used to go there to get containers for teaching stuff. 🙂 I have looked at those wreaths a few times, and may make one myself sometime soon.
Yes to the their containers! I use a bunch of the little tiny ones for small bits of paper and other crafty bits.
Amanda | My Gluten-Free Miami says
I love Dollar Tree. You really need to check out different ones and different days. There is always new items. I go there for school supplies, bubbles and other things to keep my toddler occupied as well as craft and household items.
It’s true ~ there’s a few locations in my area, and I definitely have my favorite!
I’m obsessed with Dollar Tree frames! So cheap, just add a coat of your favorite paint. Dollar Tree is my #1 go-to when I need a frame for a project
Good tip, thanks Jenny!
April Kitchens says
The Dollar Tree usually has great craft supplies. I get things from there often. I like getting frames from there too.
Glitter On A Dime says
I LOVE the Dollar Tree and find so many great craft supplies for projects with my kids. I want to try making a wreath so I need to check some more of these things out!
I hope you find some great stuff! Happy shopping!