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100 DIY Dollar Store Dorm Room Ideas

Decorate your dorm room for less with these DIY dollar store dorm room ideas. From wall art ideas to stylish, space-saving organization ideas, there are over a hundred dollar store DIY Ideas here to decorate every inch of your dorm room without breaking the budget.

Things You Can Get At Dollar Tree:

  • washi tape (called decorative tape at DT)
  • candles & candleholders
  • picture frames
  • jars, glassware & stoneware
  • office supplies
  • wrapping paper
  • decorative paper
  • poster boards & foam boards
  • faux flowers & floral supplies
  • craft supplies (Mod Podge, spray adhesive, yarn, clothespins, glitter & much more)
  • storage & organization supplies (bins, baskets, drawer organizers, contact paper, racks & shelves)
  • bed and bath items (shower curtain rings, toothbrush holders & more)

School Supply Dollar Store Dorm Room Ideas

Decorative Pencil Holder
(using a toothbrush holder)

Mason Jar Cubbies
mason jars + e6000 glue

Binder Clip Cable Organizer

Travel Cord Organizer (using eyeglass cases)

Recycled Glass Jars Turned Stylish Office Storage from Little House of Flour

DIY Marble Pencil Holder from Crafts on Fire

DIY Dry Erase Board from Two Twenty One

Organizers from Cereal Boxes from One Good Thing

DIY Paint Chip Calendar from DIY Projects

DIY Tin Can Desk Storage

Toilet Paper Roll Cord Organization from One Good Thing

Washi Tape Power Cord from Design Love Fest

“Where Am I?” Dorm Room Sign
You can make this out of black poster board and decorative paper

Clipboard Command Center from Tatertots and Jello

Desk Organization from I Heart Organizing

Homework Caddy from Laura’s Crafty Life
Good idea to have pens, pencils, highlighters, & post-its all in one spot!

Over The Shoe School Supply Organizer from Instagram

Candle Holder Paperweights from Mod Podge Rocks

Bathroom DIY Dollar Store Dorm Room Ideas

Tiered Tray
glass taper candleholder + white plate + white saucer

Makeup Organizer (using a cutlery tray)

Earring Organizer from Yesterday on Tuesday

Paper Towel Bracelet Holder
paper towel holder + gold spray paint

Jewelry Organization Using Command Hooks from A Bowl Full of Lemons

DIY Earring Display from Kevin and Amanda
You could even hang this picture frame if you are lacking space.

Paper Towel Roll Bracelet Organizer
paper towel roll + glass taper candleholder + white spray paint

Nail Polish Storage
cookie jar with a metal lid + decorative knob (optional)

Basket Shelving

Dollar Store Makeup Holders
glass taper candleholder + e6000 glue + cylindrical candleholders

Dollar Store Bathroom Drawer Organizers from The Summery Umbrella

Under the Sink Makeover from 320 Sycamore

Hair Appliance Storage from My So Called Home

Cardboard Box Basket from Elizabeth Jones Designs

Home Decor DIY Dollar Store Dorm Room

DIY Floral Letter from The Mrs. and Momma Bird

Flower Clock
faux flowers + cheap wall clock

Ping Pong String Lights from The Snurznick Common Room

$4 DIY No Sew Throw Pillows from An Excerise in Frugality

DIY Gold Animal Jars from Bang on Style

DIY Washi Tape Candles from Refunk My Junk
You can get the brass candleholders at thrift stores. I see them all the time for a couple of dollars.

DIY Picture Frame Clothesline from Click it Up a Notch

Thumbtack Patterned Candles from The Blissful Bee

Sparkling Spray-Painted Candles from Popsugar

Picture Frame Key Holder from Buzzfeed

Faux Flower and Wire Word Art from Lovely Indeed

DIY Wrapping Paper Clock from Hello Glow

Striped Washi Tape Doorway Decor from A Beautiful Mess

Painted Clipboard Wall Art from HGTV

Washi Tape Lamp Shade from Domestically Speaking

Washi Tape Desk Edge from A Girl and A Glue Gun

Picture Garland Wall
clothespins + twine + photos + string lights

Colored Paper Confetti Wall Art from Wee Birdy

Mini Cup Light Garland from Rhiannon Bosse

DIY Flower Headboard from Sweet Teal

Thumbtack Monogram Wall Art from Vintage Paint and More

DIY Planters from Wonderwood

Striped Washi Tape Frame from Bombshell Bling

Cupcake Liner Flower Lights from Oh Happy Day

DIY Gift Bag Wall Art from The Craft Patch

Egg Carton Flower Framed Mirrors from Wonderful DIY

Cheap Wire Wastebasket Turned into a Bedside Table

Washi Tape Shelf Edging from Aunt Peaches

Washi Tape Picture Frames from Design Sponge

Contact Paper Wall Art from Ahhh Mom

Dollar Store Picture Frame
frames + spray paint + glass taper candleholder

Storage DIY Dollar Store Dorm Room Ideas

DIY Storage Shelving from Hometalk

DIY Fabric Covered Bins from Tales from a Cottage

Metallic Rope Throw Basket from Lydi Out Loud

Mail Holder Baskets from A House Full of Sunshine
Could be used for things other than mail like completed or finished assignments.

Pantry Organization from Alejandra

$1 Stackable Plastic Bin Food Organizer

Microwave with Crate Organization Underneath from I Heart Organizing

Pill Organizer (source unknown)

Picture Frame Glasses Organizer

Cardboard Drawer Dividers from Krazy Coupon Lady

Drawer Organizer DIY from Organized Mom

Clothes Organizer

Over the Door Food Organizer
You can put ramen noodles, k-cups, snacks, utensils and more in the pouches!

Closet Dollar Store Dorm Room Ideas

Belt Organizer from Live Simply by Annie

Tights Organizer from Lana Red Studio

Plate Rack Flip-Flop Organizer

Scarf Organizer from From the Desk

Organizational Basks Under Shelving
S hooks + dollar tree baskets

Pipe Cleaners No Slip Clothes Organization from In My Own Style

Hat Organizer
curtain rings + hanger

Shirt Organizer (using a soda tab)

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