Are you looking for affordable but cute projects to make with your Cricut machine? Here are over 80 awesome Dollar Tree Cricut Project ideas to get the juices flowing. If you don’t have a Dollar Tree near you, check out any of your local dollar stores! You can also most likely find the Dollar Tree supplies you’re looking for from Hobby Lobby, thrift stores, Dollar General, or your local craft stores.
Several months ago, I wrote this post about Dollar Tree Products to Use with Cricut.
And it went totally wild! I was so shocked to see how quickly it became one of our top five posts on Clarks Condensed. And for a good reason – Dollar Tree Cricut crafts are affordable and fun!
In that post, I just mention a bunch of different Dollar Tree items that you could use to make projects with your machine like ceramic mugs, craft supplies, mason jars, school supplies, water bottles, etc., – but I don’t share any projects.
Well, I got tons of comments (most nice, some not so much) saying I needed to share ideas on how to use those products.
And as much as I wish I could make tons of Dollar Tree Cricut projects for you all… there are just not enough hours in the day 🙂
So I turned to my trusty Cricut Support Group, and I asked them to share a photo that I could put in this post of some of their Dollar Tree projects.
Let me tell you – they delivered! I was so impressed by the creativity of all these people. There are some seriously amazing ideas. From paper flowers and seasonal decor to Christmas gifts and candle holders, you’ll find more than enough DIY projects to keep you busy.
So today, I am sharing the post that everyone has been asking for – Dollar Tree Cricut Project ideas! I hope that you’ll take these projects, put your own spin on them, and enjoy the world of frugal crafting.
But before I share the pictures, just a few notes:
- Many of these projects have designs on them that were either created by the person themselves or bought on Etsy. I do not have access to the files, so, unfortunately, you will have to recreate them yourself 🙂 Etsy is a great place to find really fun SVG files! I’ve really been loving So Fontsy lately as well – they have some great free and paid files available.
- Some of these projects are seasonal, and therefore, the materials may not be currently in stock at your local Dollar Tree.
- Keep in mind that all Dollar Tree stores are different, and there may be items available at one store that you can’t find at yours.
- I recommend checking out The Dollar Tree website because they have most of what is available in stores across the country. Shipping is just about $4.95! Shopping online is a great way to ensure you find what you’re looking for.
- Some of the popular materials used in projects in this post include water tumblers, cutting boards, stuffed animals, plates, and wine glasses. However, there are several creative projects here that I wouldn’t have ever thought to do!
- As much as I wish Dollar Tree sold vinyl, adhesive foil, etc….they don’t! So most of these projects are comprised of items found at Dollar Tree, except for those. I know a lot of people like their contact paper for transfer tape, though. If you want to make a vinyl design, just expect that to be an additional cost.
- I have not personally seen t-shirts at our Dollar Tree, but apparently, quite a few stores are having them now…great for making t-shirts (especially for little kids!)
- Make sure you read this post about what type of vinyl to use for craft projects.
We are slowly adding Dollar Tree Cricut projects to our website – below are two that we have now – be sure to check back regularly for more ideas.
Dollar Tree Cricut Heart Garland
Now, without further adieu…all the projects!
Dollar Store Craft Ideas
Using Cups, Glasses, and Mugs
Using Water Bottles/Tumblers
Using Stuffed Animals
I think these are so cute! A few people mentioned that they used a hair straightener and Teflon paper to iron on the vinyl.
This one ^^ was done using a wire wreath for the tape and then plastic dividers. I thought it was so creative! She said, “The top is a wreath form. The butterflies are page dividers. I put two of them together, and a hot glued fishing line through their torso. I tied them at the top, but also hit each knot with a bit of hot glue. They have since faded to pastels (except the green).”
This one ^^ was done using glitter and mod podge – she said everything for this craft was from the Dollar Tree!
Greeting Card Box – click for tutorial
We would love to hear about your Dollar Tree-inspired Cricut projects! Let us know in the comments!
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
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when you are doing the i think they are supposed to be monkeys with the long arms that hang down. do you use the heat transfer and do you have to trim down the area before you apply the name? these are so cute!!!!!! i am going to do these for my sons classmates!!! or try.
Hi, Kisha! I haven’t done that one yet – but I would imagine you are correct! Yes, you would use HTV.
I love the ideas! I’ve had my Cricut Maker for 3 weeks now. The stenciling isn’t working out don’t know what Om doing wrong but I will get it!
Melody Lane has a YouTube video showing how to turn a font into a stencil (plus there’s other videos by different individuals showing how), or you can find a number of stencil fonts online, I know Cricut and Dafont have a number of them in varying styles.
Christian gautney says
I just got a cricut imagine and don’t really know what to start doing first to get to know the machine. Any ideas?
You can also order items on line although you have to order a case it is still the same price but not all items are always in the store. Great for when you are doing special days.
How would you do the vinyl on a cutting board? Would you mirror it and put it on the side you don’t use
Yep, that would work!
You only mirror HTV vinyl
Awesome ideas. Our closest Dollar Tree is about 25 miles away. But we have a Dollar General, and a Fred’s, so we’re good to go. ? Love these. I’ve been seeing designs for different things, and making them my own with my Cricut. I want to make a stencil for my cannisters. I have some labels I made on my Cricut. I use half gallon mason jars, and quarts and even gallon ones. I love mason jars, too.
Isn’t it fun to see all the different ideas?! I’d love to see anything you create!
I wonder if anyone else is having problems locating the Dollar Tree Tumblers with straw? They are even out of stock on line 🙁