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Dollar Store DIY: Gold & Acrylic Organizers

DIY gold and lucite storage office organizer made from dollar store items.

Don't you just love when you can get the luxe for less? I'm all for splurging on certain things, but other times it is fun to do a little DIY and save my dollars for more important purchases...like the new living room chairs I keep dreaming about.


My fave dollar store is Dollar Tree, and I headed there a week or so ago for this project series hosted by This Is Our Bliss. I went in with the mentality that I had to make something I truly needed and not just something to post about. I've been annoyed at my lack of small stuff storage in my office and in my bathroom. You know, the kind where you want to store some paper clips, cotton balls, q-tips, bandaids, etc.

DIY gold and lucite storage office organizer made from dollar store items.

I found some acrylic/plastic/lucite containers that were perfect for the small stuff. And though they're perfectly fine as is, I wanted to fix my main issue with this type of storage...the lids! Given they only cost a whole dollar, the lids seemingly always crack from repeated daily use. So I wandered the aisles, and came upon some cute Command Hooks that look like little crystal knobs. And at home I knew I had some (affiliate links) gold mylar tape and gold washi tape, so I was set. I paid my $4 plus tax for my two acrylic boxes and two knobs and was on my way home.

If you don't have gold foil tape at home, Dollar Tree did have some metallic/glittery type tape in their crafts section.

This project is so easy, and besides office or bathroom storage, this would be darling in a little girls room for her jewelry, or on a nightstand or vanity area.  Lots of options!

Make glam DIY dollar store gold and lucite storage organizers for your bathroom, nightstand or home office.

 Here are the supplies needed:


Instructions:
1.) Start by carefully removing the plastic from the acrylic storage/organizer container. Place the clear bumpers, if you're using them, under each corner to protect your surfaces and counters.

Place clear bumpers on the bottom of plastic storage boxes to prevent counters from scratching.

2.) Remove the lid and do a dry fit of where you want the crystal knob to go. Once you're ready for permanent placement, cut the semi-circle end of the clear command strip that would be used to pull it off the wall (you don't need it nor want it to show).

Crystal command hook knob

3.) Then mount the strip onto the knob and put the knob on the lid.


A crystal command hook knob is the perfect addition to a lucite dollar store storage box.

4.) Using your gold tape, place a continous strip around the bottom part of the container or organizer. I used some really thin mylar tape because I wanted the three stripes to look "real". If the tape goes on crooked, gently peel it back and try again. Pick one side to be the "back" and have all the seams start and end on that side. You can do as many, or as few, stripes as you'd like. I did three and tried to space them equidistant.

DIY gold and lucite dollar store storage organizer- great for makeup and beauty supplies.

5.) Place the lid back on and marvel at your glamorous organization and storage creation.

DIY dollar store organizer made from washi tape, a clear knob, and lucite and acrylic storage boxes.

The simplicity of the design doesn't scream "dollar store", and given that it's mostly clear, it blends into any space.

Gorgeous DIY dollar store lucite and gold office and craft supplies organizer.

Gorgeous DIY dollar store lucite and gold office and craft supplies organizer.

And you can't beat the function. I love having these little compartments to work with.

Gorgeous DIY dollar store lucite and gold office and craft supplies organizer.

Or one larger one for odd shaped items.
 
Gorgeous DIY dollar store lucite and gold office and craft supplies organizer.

Ultimately, these beauties will likely end up near my sink in the master bathroom. You'll get to see a lot more of that space in March when I finally dedicate some time to adding some personality to it.
 
Turn a plain lucite or acrylic dollar store organizer into a glam one using washi tape and a Command Hook! Perfect for craft and office supplies or makeup!

There's plenty more inspiration to be had for just a few dollars by clicking over to the other organization projects linked below! Another trip to Dollar Tree may be in order soon!

DIY Dollar Store organizing hacks - My Dollar Store DIY organizational ideas 

5 comments

  1. Oh my gosh! I can't get over these! Those crystal knobs on the acrylic...plus the gold...[not to mention the stripes!!] I love them so much. I need to hunt down those knobs ASAP - so incredibly chic! You are a pro :)

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    1. Yes, the knobs are fab! Couldn't believe I found them at Dollar Tree!

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  2. This is such a clever idea, they're looking fabulous!

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