You’re going to love these Dollar Tree Christmas crafts, perfect for beginners! Get tutorials for unique decor and gifts on a budget.
I’ll be honest. Every holiday is a Dollar Tree holiday! And before I can explain what I mean, you might be wondering if I’m getting paid to say that. And no, I’m not.
Dollar Tree just happens to be one of the many places I get craft supplies! I also go to craft stores, Target, home improvement stores, Goodwill, TJ Maxx, and anywhere else I can buy “stuff to make other stuff.”
Having said that, DT is one of those places that you have to get to early in the season if you want to get the goods. Around here, the Artist’s Corner gets cleaned out this time of year!
I hit the store early for my fall crafts and Halloween crafts and was very successful. I’m also pleased to report that I made it early for Christmas as well, and grabbed several surfaces. And got to work.
I’m really excited to show you some really cool Dollar Tree Christmas crafts I think you should try! Well not all of them. Just pick a few of these budget friendly projects . . . there are ideas to make for both decor and gifts.
Even if you don’t do the exact same project because the dollar store doesn’t have that exact surface – they will likely have something similar. They have an expansive Christmas section with wood shapes, ornaments, signs, and all sorts of other supplies.
Plus here are other items sold at the dollar store that are used in these crafts – and this isn’t everything:
- Candle holders
- Clay pots
- Construction paper
- Cupcake liners
- Deco mesh
- Mason jars
- Peppermint candies
- Tissue paper
- Wood blocks and plaques
- Wreath forms
So even if you happen to miss the regular DT haul of Christmas supplies, you should still be able to make a lot of the projects on this list. There are over 50 ideas, so you’re sure to find something perfect!
Take a peek and let me know your favorite ideas, or if there are some go-to Dollar Tree Christmas crafts you always try. Leave me a comment! Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!
Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts
Learn how to make the cutest dollar store Christmas crafts that you'll love for gifts or decorating! Perfect for beginners.
Frosted Christmas Luminaries with Faux "Snow"!
Use textured epsom salt and Mod Podge to make these gorgeous mason jar Christmas luminaries! These are easy and so pretty for winter.
Decorate a Christmas Tray (Last Minute!)
This last minute DIY Christmas tray is the perfect budget craft! The trays are from the dollar store – just add paper and Mod Podge.
DIY Christmas Lights
Learn how to make these DIY Christmas light decorations using ping pong balls. Add glitter - so pretty!
Santa Mason Jar
A Santa mason jar makes a perfect Christmas gift or holiday decor! Learn how to do this easy project with basic supplies.
DIY Felt Mistletoe
Learn how to make felt mistletoe – this is so easy to make and so pretty for the holidays, and you can use it year after year!
Christmas Block for a Hand Painted Holiday
Make simple and pretty holiday decor with this painted DIY Christmas block project! Use my free pattern to decorate your block. Get it here!
Paper Chain Kids Advent Calendar
Children can assemble their own easy holiday paper chain countdown using this tutorial! This kids advent calendar is made from construction paper, candy-free.
Candy Cane Mesh Wreath
Learn how to make this a candy cane mesh wreath the easiest way possible! This candy cane deco mesh wreath is perfect for your Christmas decor.
Snowman Made from Tiles
I've seen adhesive tiles at the Dollar Tree but never thought about using them in a craft project! I love how they look when painted, and especially as a darling snowman.
Buffalo Plaid Painted Pots
These buffalo check painted pots are a gorgeous holiday decoration or handmade Christmas gift idea! Turns out it's way easier to paint plaid than you think (and there's a video tutorial).
This easy to make peppermint plate looks good enough to eat. As a matter of fact, you CAN eat it! Grab this holiday craft idea perfect for displaying treats or decor.
Pom Pom Christmas Garland
Learn how to make a pom pom Christmas garland to decorate your holiday home! This is SO easy to make, even for beginning crafters.
Christmas Tree Stand Cover
Make this Christmas tree stand cover or collar using a favorite fabric and dollar store frames! Such an easy way to hide an ugly or plain tree stand. I'm thinking you could use wrapping paper too!
DIY Wood Stars From Clothespins
Learn how to make super easy DIY clothespins stars in 10 minutes! Perfect as a tree topper, ornaments, wall decor, or even mantel decor.
Paper Christmas Balls to Decorate Your Tree
Add shimmer and shine to your tree this year with these unique paper ornaments! The lights of your tree will glisten off of these beautiful glitter Christmas balls. Perfect family project for the holidays!
I love nutcrackers! They're one of my favorite Christmas decor items. But I never thought of making them over! I love that these were given a girly twist.
Christmas Shadow Box with a Trees on Cars Theme
This DIY Christmas shadow box is a fun and festive way to decorate! It incorporates one of the season’s most popular trends: trees on cars.
Glitter Candle Holders for Any Celebration
These DIY glitter candle holders are guaranteed to make your table setting sparkle this Christmas, New Year, or any celebration!
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Village
Dollar Tree always seem to have village pieces, but maybe not in the colors you would like! No reason you can paint them yourself! This year they also had the bottle brush trees. 😮
EASY Salt Dough Ornaments That Last Forever
Use this recipe to make salt dough ornaments that double as personalized gift tags – both kids and adults will love this EASY craft. Preserve the ornaments with Mod Podge.
DIY Holiday Jute Rope Bells
Get creative with a dollar store paper cup and rope! Make these DIY holiday jute rope bells to decorate for Christmas.
Mason Jar Snowman For Decor or Gifts
Make a mason jar snowman using simple craft store supplies! This is a perfect Christmas project for a beginner.
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Lantern
It's always easy to make luminaries using four dollar store frames! I love how this is given a holiday twist with the ornament and trees.
Make Vintage Christmas Candles
Use wrapping paper and Mod Podge to decoupage pretty vintage Christmas candles and little matchbooks. These are so easy to make!
Dollar Tree Ornament Wreath
I love those ornament tubes at Dollar Tree! This year they had green, gold, and red. You can use those cute (and inexpensive) ornaments to make a cute ornament wreath.
Kids' Christmas Photo Frame
Learn how to make a Christmas photo frame using puzzle pieces. Such a fun kids’ craft for the holidays, and it looks like a wreath when finished.
Dollar Tree Oversized Christmas Sleigh Bell
This oversized Christmas sleigh bell was made using two bowls! I think a few of these would be perfect for some front entryway decor or with a huge wreath.
DIY Christmas Truck Ornament
You can use this cute Christmas craft as a large ornament or a small sign! I'd love to make this as a trio with some different backgrounds.
Holiday Cupcake Stand
You need simple supplies from the decor and bakeware sections of the dollar store to make this tiered stand! You can leave the pieces plain or paint them any color you like.
DIY Dollar Store Wooden Christmas Trees
I love the wood tree cutouts from Dollar Tree! I get them each year and try a different technique (this year I did some painting). I love the buffalo plaid of these darling trees.
Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament
I love the idea of making a sled out of popsicle sticks! It's so easy to do and these are fun for both kids and adults.
Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Garland
The baking section of the store always has cupcake liners! Use them to make some cute trees and then add gold stars . . . put on string to form a garland.
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
Make the coolest Christmas ornaments using mason jar lids! These are perfect for rustic or farmhouse decorating.
Dollar Tree Snowman Hat Centerpiece
Take just a few simple items and make a cute snowman hat decorate your home for Christmas! This is perfect for a table centerpiece.
DIY Lighted Mop Gnomes
These Christmas gnomes are an inexpensive, simple, and brilliant (pun intended) take on standard mop gnomes! I absolutely love that they are lighted.
DIY Christmas Candles
Learn how to decorate a candle for the holidays using mesh! This DIY Christmas candle is easy enough for beginners and makes a perfect addition to your festive decor.
DIY Large Dollar Store Ornaments
Grab some ornament door hangers from the Dollar Tree to make these oversized, large ornaments for your Christmas tree (or for hanging on the wall!).
Dollar Tree Ruler Christmas Decor
Learn how to create wood tree decor with dollar store rulers! This is such a unique craft, and I love that it lights up!
Night Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments
Don't throw away burned out night light bulbs - turn them into light bulb Christmas ornaments with Mod Podge and glitter! So easy and cute.
Mason Jar Christmas Vase
Learn how to make a mason jar Christmas vase by painting on glass! This is way easier than you think – and we’ve included a free pattern too.
Faux Wood Trees
When I found out these trees were made from dollar store foam board, I was pleasantly shocked! These turned out great and look so much more expensive than they were to make.
DIY Mini Ornaments
You’ll love this project in which I turned mini plaques into DIY mini ornaments for Christmas. Use Mod Podge and holiday scrapbook paper.
Epsom Salt Snowman Votive for Winter
Celebrate winter indoors with a unique snowman craft – make this cute votive made with epsom salt and Mod Podge! Very easy winter decor.
DIY Christmas Ornament Tree Sign
Learn how to make an ornament sign in the shape of a Christmas tree! This cute decoration only cost $4 total.
Holiday Vase Decor By Wrapping Ribbon
Learn how to wrap a vase in ribbon and seal it with Mod Podge! This craft is VERY easy, inexpensive, and the results are so pretty.
Elf & Santa Candy Pot Gift Idea
Here's a fun DIY gift for your neighbors this Christmas season - a cute Elf or Santa pot filled with candy. Grab a flower pot to paint and decorate it, then fill it up with favorites.
Rhinestone Christmas Ornaments with Sparkle
These rhinestone Christmas ornaments use can lids (but you’d never know it!), and they look blingy and fabulous on my tree! So easy to make.
Pom Pom and Glitter Rudolph Gift Toppers
These little cuties are gift tags! Depending on what you have at your store you can top with trees, deers, or anything else you can find.
Dollar Tree Snowman Hat Ornaments
Use simple craft supplies to make these adorable snowman hat ornaments! It only takes ten minutes to make one.
Funnel Set Christmas Trees
Who would think of using a funnel set for Christmas decorating? I absolutely love these trees! You need a funnel set and some ribbon to make them.
Dollar Tree Christmas Candleholders
Create these gorgeous candleholders with wall and window clings! You will be amazed at how chic they look for the holidays.
Did you enjoy these holiday crafts using dollar store supplies? I’d love for you to check out these other posts too:
- DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations
- 30+ Paper Christmas Ornaments for the Tree
- 50+ DIY Glass Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree