This dollar decor DIY is one way to craft on a budget.

DIY dollar decor painted pots

I always enjoy crafting with recycled, thrifted, or budget items. Quarantine has made it even more important to budget and make do with what I have on hand, and that includes decorating and crafting. I’m dusting off this project that I wrote for Dollar Store Crafts a few years ago because many of you probably already have these items at home! If not, it’s spring and seed pots can easily be found at the dollar store.

dollar store decor photo holder

Metallic paint is one way to up the “wow” factor of a simple item.  When I saw a pack of 10 seed pots for $1 in Target’s dollar spot, I grabbed them.  With a little paint and some embellishments, these 10 cent pots are now pretty enough for table or home decor!

Dollar Decor DIY Supplies

  • Pulp Seed Pots
  • Gold paint
  • Rub on transfers
  • Doilies (optional)
  • Wire (optional)
  • Old/damaged books

dollar craft supplies

Step one:  Paint the pots with the gold metallic paint.

Step two:  Gently rub the transfer onto the pot. You use stickers, instead, if you have those. Dig through your craft stash and find something you have on hand. Even napkins and Mod Podge would make a fun way to finish off your dollar decor DIY.

rub transfer

Step three:  Punch holes in either side of the pot to add a wire handle if desired.

Embellish the pots with doilies or paper strips.  I folded a page from a dictionary (used in this tutorial) and cut it into small strips to create the filler for the pots.

Then I looped a piece of sisal wire to make a place card holder.

sisal wire

You can also fill the pots with flowers or battery operated tea lights.

painted pot for dollar decor



I’m making a different set in red, white, and blue for the fourth of July.  This project is so quick and inexpensive that you could easily decorate for any theme!  They’d make great favors or gift containers, too.  I’m actually going to use these in my craft room.  They’ll make pretty storage containers for glitter tubes, embossing powders, etc.  There are lots of different ways to customize this project!

painted dollar store pot


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