4 Impossibly Chic DIY Projects Using Things You'd Find at a Dollar Store

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, September 8, 2016

Aired September 8, 2016

You might be surprised to know that Rach loves shopping at dollar stores as much as you do! She invited her pal, HGTV host and designer Taniya Nayak, to share three quick DIYs that look expensive, but aren’t (thanks, dollar store!).

No. 1: DIY Starburst Mirror

Make a funky starburst mirror with any mirror you find at a dollar store, bamboo skewers and paint.

No. 2: DIY Elevated Picture Frame

For this shabby-chic-style-hack using dollar store finds, just glue-gun a frame onto a candlestick, then spray paint it the color of your choice. Pop in your favorite photo, and you’re done!

No. 3: DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Use a hole punch to make an opening in the center of your mason jar lid, then use cuticle scissors to make it wide enough to pop in a soap dispenser pump (from a dollar store or one you have lying around the house). Ta da!

No. 4. DIY Dip-Dyed Mugs*

Pour lukewarm water into a bowl you don’t plan to use again and add about 15 drops of nail polish to the water. Dip a white mug in about halfway then let dry for a fun dip-dye effect!

*Because We Have to Say It: Do not color the area near the mouthpiece of the mug, do not use the finished mugs in the microwave and wash by hand instead of putting in the dishwasher.

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