Dollar Store Decor


Did you know that you could sometimes get décor for free?  That’s how I ended up with this big letter S.  My daughter brought it home from the store where she worked.  It was left over from a store display.  She said they save things like that for people all the time if they ask.  Good to know! 😉

She used it for several projects, and was done with it, so I decided to give it new life.  I pictured it wrapped with jute twine, and I am loving the way it turned out.

You may not have a giant letter lying around your house, but for about $4, you can make one.  You can get the only supplies you need from your local dollar store*.  Here’s all you need to make one of these adorable monograms:


  • 1 piece of foam board (similar to poster board, but much thicker)
  • 3 rolls of jute twine (200 ft. per roll)
  • tape


  1. Draw and cut out the letter of your choice (about 22 in. tall) on foam board.
  2. Attach the jute twine to the back of the letter with a piece of tape.
  3. Begin wrapping the twine around the letter, and continue until covered.
  4. Secure the end of the twine with tape on the back of your letter.

So Easy!

*By dollar store, I mean Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, etc.  The twine at the Dollar Tree is on very small rolls, so I would get it from one of the other stores.  If you can’t find the items at these stores, they are available at Wal-Mart, for slightly more.

*You may need an extra set of hands when starting, as it is tricky to hold the letter and keep the twine secured and start wrapping, and again to finish it up.

*When your jute ends, just tape it down and start with a new piece, securing with tape.

Even though the letter is made of foam board, it looks like white painted wood, so I don’t mind that some of it shows.  I like the nautical look of it.

And what better way to kick off the summer, than with an adorable nauticalish monogram? 😉
Also, this is my favorite kind of project–the kind that’s cute, cheap, easy, and can be “wrapped up” in no time.  (I had to do it.)
So tell me…what’s your favorite dollar store décor?
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  1. Love Keil | 25th May 15

    Ooooo I love this DIY project! Looks super cute plus it is not expansive! Thank you for sharing Lynn! Pinning it!

  2. Lynn Riggs Driver | 26th May 15

    Thanks, Love! I love projects that aren't expensive. 🙂

  3. Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom | 26th May 15

    That is so awesome… and totally thrifty! I love it!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lynn Riggs Driver | 27th May 15

    I love thrifty. 😉

  5. The Queen | 27th May 15

    I love getting picture frames from the dollar store and painting them! That's basically what we used for my daughter's alphabet wall in her nursery! Super cute project!

  6. Lynn Riggs Driver | 27th May 15

    Why spend a fortune, right? 😉
    Thanks for visiting!

  7. Karen @ karensuponthehill | 27th May 15

    That is super cute! And who doesn't love cheap & easy crafts?!
    Thanks so much for sharing this on Something to Talk Anout!

  8. Christine | 28th May 15

    This is SO cute! I seriously love cheap and easy crafts! Thank you for sharing at #OhmyHeartsieGirlsWW! Looking forward to partying with you next week! Pinned and Tweeted! Have a fabulous week!

  9. Holly @ While I'm Waiting... | 28th May 15

    I LOVE the Dollar Store! I've never seen anything quite as cute as your monogram but you give me hope for some future projects! Thanks for linking up with Waiting on…Wednesday!

    Holly @

  10. From Evija with Love | 28th May 15

    I love a bargain, got some twine at home, will have to give this a try! Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

  11. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    Thanks, Karen. Cheap and easy are my favorite! 😉

  12. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    Thank you, Christine. 🙂

  13. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    I love saving money! 😉

  14. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    That's great, Evija!
    Thanks for visiting. 😉

  15. Shellie Bowdoin | 28th May 15

    Great idea for minimum money! Thanks for lending your craftiness to Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!


  16. Anonymous | 28th May 15

    What a fun simple idea. Love it for so because it's super cheap! Thanks for sharing at Wordless Wednesday over at Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

  17. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    Thanks for hosting and visiting, Shellie! 🙂

  18. Lynn Riggs Driver | 28th May 15

    Thanks, Sarah-Ann. I love it for those same reasons! 😉

  19. Danielle Reeves | 1st Jun 15

    You definitely can't pass up such a cute, customizable and affordable decor idea like this! It's definitely a win-win!

  20. Kimberly Lewis | 2nd Jun 15

    Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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