5 Amazing DIY Kirkland Dupes Made Using Items From Dollar Tree
I’m going to show you how I created some amazing Kirkland dupes from Dollar Tree items. These dupes are great DIYs for home décor.
We’re going to take some inspiration from pricey home décor and recreate them for a fraction of the price using our creativity to repurpose some affordable Dollar Tree products.
1. Glass candle holders
For our first project I'm making two glass hurricane candle holders with woven bases. Kirkland’s are $17 for the ten-inch size and $15 for the eight-inch. For our Dollar Tree version, I used their nine-inch vase and their seven-inch vase.
I took a Dollar Tree hula skirt and braided the strands. To make them look like the inspiration pieces, I used some watered down antique colored paint and brushed that over my braids.
I hot glued those strands around the bottom of my vases, making sure to end at the same place I started so my work wouldn't show. I used a couple of empty ribbon spools to lift my Dollar Tree battery-operated candles.
Kirkland's price for the pair of these candle holders is $32. Ours only cost $5, which is a savings of $27.
2. Hydrangea door swag
For our next dupe, I recreated this hydrangea door swag. I used Dollar Tree Styrofoam balls, burlap ribbon, a shower curtain ring, and artificial hydrangea petals. One of the Styrofoam balls was green, so I painted it white just in case any of it peeked through.
To attach the burlap ribbon, I folded the end and stuck some straight pins into the ball to hold it down. I cut flowers from the hydrangea stems, used some hot glue, and started gluing them on in little clusters until the Styrofoam balls were completely covered.
For the small Styrofoam ball, I folded the ribbon in half lengthwise before pinning it in. You would need a total of approximately four full stems of hydrangeas to complete this project.
I attached my ribbons together at the top with some twine and took a shower curtain ring and used some of that excess ribbon to wrap around it. I used another piece of twine to keep it all in place.
For the top, I used a sweet little bow I made from the burlap ribbon. I wrapped that around under that shower ring with some twine, and that was it. The Kirkland inspiration was $18, and ours was only $7, which saved a total of $11.
3. Welcome sign
This next Kirkland's dupe has a whopping price tag of $60. I cut down a few of those wooden signs they have regularly at Dollar Tree and combined them to get a nice long frame.
I sanded my boards down and made my frame by gluing and stapling them together. Then I painted it using some antique color paint.
To make it a bit softer, I used some white chalk paint and dry brushed it on there.
I printed out the letters and then I traced them out on the back of a Dollar Tree rug. I used a Sharpie and went slowly along the edges of my letters. Then I lifted the paper and followed the lines to cut them out with scissors. I painted the letters with white chalk paint.
I took my black ribbon like the inspiration piece and hot glued strips of it vertically to the back of my frame. Once it was glued down, I cut off the excess ribbon hanging over the edge.
I weaved the horizontal pieces through the vertical ones and glued them, pulling them nice and tight. Finally, I took my welcome sign and glued that to the ribbon.
I hung it temporarily on some command hooks, but you can just add a sawtooth hanger to hang it on the wall. I really love how it turned out. The cost of the original was $60. Our dupe cost us $4. That’s a savings of $56.
4. Wooden apple
Our next project is a wooden apple that costs $13, but we're only spending a dollar using a ceramic apple from the Dollar Tree. I painted it with white chalk paint as a base. I used a scrap leaf and cut it down and then painted that as well.
I used some brown paint to get it to look more like wood.
Then I used some metallic gold acrylic paint on the leaves to give it that antique brass look like the inspiration piece. I used a little bit of watered-down black and rubbed that on top. Then I hot glued that to the stem.
Instead of paying $13, we saved $12 by making it ourselves.
5. Monogram plaque
For our final dupe, I copied a monogram plaque using a Dollar Tree pizza pan and some black faux leather ribbon.
I painted the pan with white chalk paint. I used a dinner plate to trace the outer circle using my black paint pen.
I made a B for the family name using chalk so if I messed up I could rub it off and redo it. I traced it with my paint pen and filled it in with chalk paint.
Using a sponge brush, I painted the outer edge in black. Then I used a paper plate to make a partial circle for our vines. I added dots and leaves in random places, going all the way around in the same direction. I attached my ribbon as the hanger, and it was done.
Kirkland's price is $17, and we made ours for just over a dollar. That's a savings of $15.
DIY Kirkland dupes from Dollar Tree items
I hope you guys enjoyed these projects. I love looking at high-end items for inspiration to make my own affordable home décor. It’s so gratifying to see how much you can create on your own.
Leave me a comment as well and let me know if you tried any of these projects, or if you have any of your own dupes you’d like to tell me about.
On the apple.. to make it look like wood, use wood stain. Start with coating with stain then rub off excess. You can paint in wood grain with a fine brush and stain, don’t wipe off this time.
I'd like to see more & more. These were great ideas, saving money at the same time.