I’m a Super Dollar Tree Fan – 10 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home More Expensive Using $1.25 Items

SINCE Dollar Tree sells items that only cost $1.25 each, it’s an affordable place for most people.

There are ways to create an upscale look using Dollar Tree items, according to two low-cost shoppers.

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The woman who runs Do It On a Dime knows 10 cheap upgrades shoppers can makeCredit: YouTube/doitonadime
She considers Dollar Tree a great place to shop if you want to save some cash.

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She considers Dollar Tree a great place to shop if you want to save some cash.Credit: Getty

Do it on a Dime is a YouTube channel run by a woman named Kathryn while Bargain Bethany is a YouTube channel run by a woman named Bethany.

Together, they’ve teamed up to highlight some of the easiest ways to fake high-end looks with Dollar Tree inventory.

Perforated panel systems

The first Dollar Tree items that Kathryn and Bethany talk about are the pegboard systems that customers can purchase.

Bethany mentions that she used a pegboard system to decorate her art supplies in a separate video.

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I'm a super Dollar Tree fan - I made a high end home accessory using $1.25 purchases

Pegboard systems are available in black or white and can be mixed and matched.

Back-to-School Committee

Kathryn enthusiastically shares details about the dry erase boards for sale at Dollar Tree.

She shows the steps she took to create a back to school board with the dry erase board as the main base.

She adds a transparent pencil holder in the front as well as a brown sticky edge to hold photos and reminder tabs.

Below it has a white row of hooks to hold accessories and backpacks.

Mini acrylic drawers

Next, Kathryn and Bethany describe the mini acrylic drawers they found at Dollar Tree.

Kathryn says, “These are really great inside kitchen cabinets.

“You can store extra supplies [and] you can store tea bags. You know taco seasoning packets? These would fit very nicely inside these.

Kathryn suggests using ringtones on bins or boxes for extra light

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Kathryn suggests using ringtones on bins or boxes for extra lightCredit: YouTube/doitonadime

The phone rings on the organizers

When shoppers see ringtones on Dollar Tree’s shelves, they can usually think that those ringtones are good for one-time use.

According to Kathryn, ringtones can be used for everything else – and creatively.

In her video, she unties the string from the ringer on the phone and adds it to the front of an organization box.

This instantly makes the organization box more elegant and luxurious.

Kathryn shares what string lights look like in her bedroom using an empty bulb and fake plants

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Kathryn shares what string lights look like in her bedroom using an empty bulb and fake plants

fairy lights

Another interesting DIY project Kathryn and Bethany discuss in their video includes hollow out string lights.

In the bottom hole of the string light, they add fake plants and succulents.

When the light bulb is on in Kathryn’s bedroom, it adds a great decorative touch.

Kathryn loves Dollar Tree fan cleaners because they get rid of pesky dust

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Kathryn loves Dollar Tree fan cleaners because they get rid of pesky dustCredit: YouTube/doitonadime

Fan cleaners

Kathryn and Bethany talk enthusiastically about the fuzzy fan cleaners they found at Dollar Tree after that.

Kathryn says, “Just place it directly on the handle of any broomstick.”

She then shows how easy the cleaner is to use for dusting the top surfaces of fans.

Flat Circular Washers

The next item that Bethany and Kathryn discuss is circle-shaped scrubbers.

Kathryn says, “It’s like $6 or $7 at Walmart!

“They are amazing for outdoor use. They are easy to use with an awesome cleanser every time… you should definitely grab a few.

Dollar Tree's cake decorating supplies are cheap and awesome, she says

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Dollar Tree’s cake decorating supplies are cheap and awesome, she saysCredit: YouTube/doitonadime

cake decorating supplies

Kathryn and Bethany walk through Dollar Tree’s party supply aisle to find some cake decorating supplies.

Kathryn holds a spatula smoothing the cake as one of the first items that excites her.

In her video, she shows how to use the spatula while spreading the frosting on each layer of her cake sheet.

flowers

In order to make her cake more exquisite than before, Kathryn adds an assortment of purple flowers to each layer.

She says you can get inexpensive flowers at the grocery store or at Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree’s faux flowers look realistic, but they never wither or die.

Before adding the flower stems to the cake, she wraps them in cellophane for safety.

Kathryn proves that Dollar Tree's Styrofoam can also be a beautiful way to create decor

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Kathryn proves that Dollar Tree Styrofoam can also be a beautiful way to create decorCredit: YouTube/doitonadime

Styrofoam cakes

Creating the perfect cake topper for any celebration is possible with Dollar Tree Styrofoam Rounds.

Kathryn and Bethany select large round styrofoam balls from Dollar Tree’s shelves for future projects.

As an example for her YouTube viewers, Kathryn creates what looks like a Styrofoam frosting cake topper.

Several YouTubes responded in the comments section with their opinions.

One woman wrote, “Love the phone cord idea! I used one on the back of a money clip.

“It makes it fit better in a slim wall organizer. I have it next to my dog’s leashes and the lint brush in a catch-all area. No more falling off the hook.”

“Some great inspirational advice in this one! Using the phone ring for a decorative handle was something I had never seen or thought of before,” someone else added , “I already have some ideas for this one!”

Another YouTuber who loves Dollar Tree said, “Love your drawer organizer idea.”

Lee J. Murillo