Upgrade your home with these simple decor projects featuring inexpensive supplies you can find at your local dollar store.
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DIY projects are a favorite activity for people everywhere. Many turn to cheap solutions to decorate their homes and keep this hobby affordable. One source of inspiration comes from what might be the most budget-friendly retailer: dollar stores. The hashtag, #dollartreediy, has 1 billion views on TikTok and counting. 

Users can't get enough of budget-friendly home decor projects. Some of the most popular on Tik Tok include stone accents, custom plant stands, and a $7 side table—using products only found at discount stores. We've rounded up a few accessories that are easy to make, affordable, and look even better than their price tag. So get prepared to run to your local discount store and find the supplies for these favorite Dollar Tree DIY projects.

1. Faux Stone Bowl

With projects ranging from vinyl bowls using old records to woven rope baskets, #DIYbowls is one of the most-used hashtags on Tik Tok in the crafts category. The secret is that you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to create contemporary stoneware for your coffee table. Instead, faux stone bowls are easy to make with just a few supplies. This one, made by Laryssa Meira, features discount-store glassware and plasticware, a little baking soda mixed with paint for a realistic finish, and textured spray paint to create the illusion of natural stone. The paint makes this vessel practically indistinguishable from a real one. For a project that takes a relatively small amount of time, this DIY stone bowl will give your coffee table a luxurious final touch.

2. Custom Side Table

DIY tables of all sizes are trending on TikTok, and #sidetable has hundreds of millions of views on the platform. There are plenty of tips for styling the surface and various ideas for building your own.

A table for $7 is rare, especially one that looks as stylish as this creation by Lone Fox Home. Since this table is made of plastic bowls, don't forget to add some cement mix to the bottom to prevent it from tipping over. Also, make sure to use lots of glue and take your time stacking the bowls to keep your table from looking like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This DIY side table is perfect for displaying some small succulents or books.

3. Propagation Station

TikTok users love showcasing their succulents, and propagating has become a popular hobby. The hashtag #propagation has millions of views. Videos include explainers on what to propagate your plants in, how-tos with the best techniques, and more.

Make an adorable propagation station your houseplants will thrive in with this tutorial from @ystreetstudio. The planters are made from pencil holders with suction cups. Try placing these on a bathroom mirror or window for living wall art. The suction cups can also be switched out for nails for a more permanent solution. If you're worried about leaks, try attaching small plastic tubes inside the pencil holder or spraying the inside with water seal spray.

4. Fall Lantern

A fall decorating favorite, #diylantern, has more than 4 million views on TikTok. But trendy lighting doesn't need to be store-bought. TikTok users have shared impressive hacks, including upcycled Mason jars, wire baskets, placemats, and more, for creating DIY lanterns.

Olivia's Romantic Home created this Pottery Barn-inspired lantern from just a few discount store supplies, an optional stain, and a hot-glue gun. Personalize it with your favorite stain color or paint detailing on the top and bottom. Opt for battery-operated candles for a risk-free seasonal display.

5. Woven Wall Hanging

Macrame, the retro weaving technique, has had a big comeback in recent years and #wallhanging on Tik Tok has almost 150 million views.

This macrame-inspired wall hanging is so simple to make and doesn't include the expensive price tag. Creative Tik Tokker Carley Elizabeth turns a discount-store plunger and brown yarn into trendy wall art. If you want to make this accessory larger, find a long wooden dowel to use instead. The clear rubber bands disappear when tied around the brown yarn for a seamless finish.

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