Do you love Dollar Tree hacks? I was given the challenge of coming up with different ways to upcycle, repurpose, and use dollar store bins and baskets. I’ve taken a few and created some hacks to use in your home.
Whether you are looking for dollar tree organization hacks or just fun ways to use dollar store bins there are several great ideas here! Let’s get started with the first dollar store DIY that will get you running to Dollar Tree stores.
Dollar Tree Hacks
How can I organize my bathroom with no storage?
How do you use Dollar Tree Wire Baskets?
How Do you Hang a Basket from the Dollar Tree?
How do you use wire baskets?
Add dollar store baskets to the wall for more bathroom storage
Get baskets like these at your local dollar store. I used Command Hooks and hung them up on the wall in my bathroom for a little extra storage.
Dollar Tree Hacks Video
Use dollar store containers to organize bathroom drawers
I used dollar tree baskets to organize my bathroom drawers check out that tutorial Easy Bathroom Organization, and you’ll see some of my dollar tree organization hacks. These plastic bins are great to hold little things.
How do you make an easy side table?
I found these wire baskets at Walmart for $2 apiece. You can also create this Dollar Tree hack with their wire trash cans. I flipped one trash can upside down and put E6000 on the bottom.
I placed the other trash can right side up on top of the 1st trashcan so that the 2 bases touched. You have a couple of choices for the last step… you can just rest a pizza pan on the top so that you can still get into the top basket for storage, or you can E6000 the pizza pan to the top for a more secure hold.
I now have a little side table that can be used inside or outside.
How do you make a hanging light fixture?
I found this basket at Walmart on clearance for $2 and since it had a hole in the bottom I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I bought a light socket kit and followed the directions on it to put the light together utilizing the hole in the basket. To make this a dollar store hack you can use their wire trash cans to make this hanging light fixture.
I hung it up and now it’s a light for my work space.
How Can I organize Cheaply?
Put Dollar Tree baskets together and create storage for any room.
Next on my list for my Dollar Tree hacks, I bought these dollar store baskets from Dollar Tree. Start by gluing 3 of the same sized basket together. After hot gluing to initially get them together I did place some E6000 for a more secure hold and let it dry.
The next step in this dollar store hack is to cut strips of pool noodles to go between the baskets and hot glue them into place. This will help the baskets stand up straight. For the bottom, I cut a section of pool noodle and then cut it in half. I hot glued the flat part of the noodle (so the rounded part would go on the floor) to what would become the bottom of the storage shelf.
Add some plastic baskets (I used different colors) inside your shelf and you have some extra storage bins where you might need it. Isn’t this a great Dollar Tree hack? It could be used for so many things this is an example of bathroom storage but you could also use it for toys, bedrooms, craft storage, etc.
How to make a gift basket from the dollar store?
How to make a gift basket from Dollar Tree
How to make an inexpensive gift basket?
How to make a homemade gift basket?
How do you make a gift basket look expensive?
Another dollar store hack is to turn a cheap basket into a beautiful gift basket.
I started by using a hot glue gun to attach a ribbon around your dollar store basket or bin. I went about halfway up the basket
Use a pillowcase or fabric to decorate the inside. I used a pillowcase and turned it inside out. I tucked it into the basket and rolled the top outside to cover the rest of the basket. The extra pillowcase fabric I just folded into the bottom nicely.
What do you put in a homemade gift basket?
What should you put in a gift basket?
Fill the dollar store basket or bin up with items you need to store, or fill it with items and give it as a gift. In this example, I placed a couple of books, water, and snacks in a reading gift basket.
These are great gift ideas and make the perfect gifts for several occasions. Great for mom on Mother’s Day, fill them with gift cards, and candles, and use them instead of gift bags.
These great gift items can even be used as easy Easter crafts and make a great easter basket for easter egg hunts.
Use for Halloween, Christmas, and several times of the year.
These simple DIY gift basket ideas are great for even more fun like filling the bottom of the basket with chocolate, a treat, goodies, etc for kids and teens. I love going to my local dollar tree and creating an easy dollar tree gift basket. What a great birthday gift and as an added bonus, you can use these buckets as home decor and decorations.
Where can I buy cheap organization bins?
How do you hang a basket on the wall without nails?
How do you attach a basket to the wall?
Can you hang baskets with Command Strips?
Using Dollar Tree trash cans, command hooks, and chalkboard labels I created easy winter gear storage for our hats, mittens, and such. You can find the full tutorial here
I have even used this project for other seasons to hold flip flops, snacks, candy, and other grab-and-go items. You can see all of those options and the full tutorial at Super Easy Dollar Tree DIY Organization with Video
This would be great for a child’s teacher and in the classroom.
What can you do with baskets?
Create a Frisbee or Disc Golf Course in your yard with Dollar Tree baskets
Have you ever wanted to create a DIY frisbee golf course or DIY disc golf? With some tomato cages and plastic laundry baskets, you can easily make a fun homemade Frisbee golf course for your backyard. Check out my Dollar Tree Hacks in this post-Easy Frisbee Golf For Your Backyard
I have used so many of Dollar Tree items in such unique ways. I even turned these baking sheets into lap trays that can be used in so many ways. You can find the full tutorial at 10 Awesome and Easy Ways To Recycle Pots and Pans
If you don’t like the look of a basket you can always spray paint it to match your home.
I have other favorite dollar store hacks for home organization storage ideas that can save you a ton of money and help organize your storage space. Check out some of these great dollar store organization hacks
- 20 Easy and Unexpected Ways To Use A Hanging Door Shoe Organizer
- 11 Awesome and Easy Dollar Tree Organization Hacks
- Decluttering Challenge, 7 Terrific and Simple Tips for an Organized Bathroom
- 11 Amazing Dollar Store Pantry Organization Tips and Hacks
- Under the Kitchen Sink Organization
- How To Organize Bathroom Drawers
Want another great way to use dollar store items? Here are a few ideas
- organize a junk drawer
- use them in your laundry room
- organize your cleaning supplies by putting them in a shower caddy
- use glass jars to hold dry foods in your pantry, prep meals to go, or hold beauty products
- organize your dollar store craft supplies
- check out my DIY project to use an old cleaning container to hold plastic bags
- use a paper towel holder to hold toilet paper
You can use these storage bins in every room in your house. These ideas were a game-changer for me, and I use these storage containers all over my house. I hope this inspiration helps you and you’ll grab some Dollar Tree items at your local store and get started with some of these genius ideas today.
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All great, but I think I like the industrial light and the decorative basket best — probably because I could both immediately! Ha!
I really fell in love with those as well 🙂 You are so right – if you need them that increases their value – lol.
Lydia from Life Beyond the Kitchen says
Your winter gear storage reminds me of similar bins seen in IKEA. At a much better price, no doubt! Very clever ideas! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂
Thank you Lydia and thanks for stopping by
Cathy Sokolowski says
I love how you turned the wastebaskets into side tables! What a great idea!!
Thank you so much Cathy 🙂
Cathy Magan says
Me too! Love the end table idea & the fact she put a dollar store tray on top makes it even better! That would be a great bathroom table w/ a candle, a few ornate soaps & a small box of tissues on top of it! ( for a big bathroom!) .
The industrial lamp is my second favorite!
Thank you so much Cathy, I’m glad you like some of the projects I made. I think your and my favorites match 🙂
Wrae Sanders says
I like all of these ideas!
Thank you so much Wrae 🙂
Good ideas. Thanks. – Margy
Thank you Margy
Mother of 3 says
SO many cute ideas! Pinned.
Thank you so much and thank you for the Pin 🙂
Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle says
You have some wonderful ideas with these bins. I just bought some to store my craft in, like the blue ones you glued together. They are wonderful.
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Thank you so much Kathleen, and I’m so pleased you like one of them. Good luck on your organizing 🙂
Cindy Magee says
Love the side table idea! (and all of the ideas)
Thank you so much Cindy 🙂
I love to recycle and reuse. it fills a need to be creative while saving money and keeping usable items out of the landfills. Please continue to share your great ideas.
You are so sweet Pamela, thank you so much. I love that you enjoy recycling and reusing as well 🙂
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Shirley Blount says
I JUST SAW FOR THE FIRST TIME YOUR BLOG. I LOVE YOUR IDEAS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR AMAZING CREATIONS AND OTHER IDEAS. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MORE.
Thank you so much Shirley, glad to have you as part of my blogger family 🙂
These are pretty genius! I miss the Dollar Tree!
Thank you so much Heather – me too!
Melynda Brown says
These are great! Really love the wire trash can table!
Thank you so much Melynda
Great DT hacks! I think I can incorporate the last one the best ~ trash cans with labels.
Thank you so much Allyson 🙂
Michele Morin says
Thank you so much Michele
Terri Lyon says
You are a genius. I like the side table the best. Thank you!
You are so very sweet Terri – thank you! Thanks for sharing too, I love to know what everyone likes
These ideas are also clever, Chas!
Thanks for sharing at Creative Compulsions!
You are so very sweet, thank you!
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you so much Marilyn, see you at the next one
Gosh I love all these ideas. I have a few of these baskets however I might just get a few more and do some of your tricks. #SeniSal
Thank you so much Bree – I’m thrilled you like them too 🙂
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
Lots of great ideas! I am a sucker for baskets, even if I don’t know what I’m going to do with them.
Thank you so much Sarah and I can totally relate… I have a ton stashed because you never know when you’re going to need them.
These are great money-saving upcycles. You are so clever!!!
I enjoyed your stretch the other day and I hope you will invite me to more. Please tell me about your hip replacements? I need them too.
Have a beautiful day,
Thank you so much Kippi! I’m so thrilled you liked the stretch! I’m trying to do short ones daily on Instagram, and this week I’m hoping to include Facebook. I do a longer one on Tuesdays at 5pm MST on my Facebook page and would love to have you join me. I’d be happy to share more about my hip surgeries too. Thank you – and same to you!
Such great ideas, Chas! That little side table is so cute!
Thank you so much Pam
Pamela @ DIY Vibes says
Great inspiration! My fave is the lamp. I need to look into light socket kits!
Thank you Pamela – it’s so much fun playing with different ways to use the stickers. Thanks for sharing your favorite, I always like hearing what speaks to everyone.
Clearissa Coward says
Great ideas. Love the side table. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. Your post will be socialized if buttons are provided. Be well.
Thank you Clearissa
Kathy A says
Great ideas. I am ALWAYS looking for storage ideas! There’s a reason my kids call me, “The Queen of Cram!”
Thanks Kathy and I love that – great title! Thanks for sharing