If you’ve read my post How I Saved Over $100 on Baby Clothes, you know that I love a good sale! That being said, I don’t want cheap junk lying around my house either. I want that happy medium where quality meets frugal – is that too much to ask?
These dollar store hacks for your baby’s nursery are inexpensive and will help keep your nursery beautiful (yes, I said that about dollar store items) and organized!
For many of the hacks below, I’ve also linked similar products from Amazon if you prefer to shop online. Most are a little more than a dollar, but there’s something to be said about not having to leave the house for these products (and getting them in 2 days if you have Amazon Prime!).
Let’s get started!
Related: Best IKEA Nursery Hacks
Related: IKEA Hacks for Kids
DIY Dollar Store Hacks
1. Storage Bins
How cute are these “metal” storage bins? Grab some plastic bins from the dollar store and spray paint them for a unique look. Adding the little signs goes a long way to personalize the look and make it appear more high end, and less like a dollar store hack. These are perfect baskets for receiving blankets, toys, or bath supplies.
Click here for the full “how to” from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry!
2. Fabric & Wicker Basket
Whether it’s a hamper, a blanket bin, or toy bin, wicker baskets just help your home look clean and organized. I’ve seen this same dollar store hack applied to diaper boxes as well! Regardless of the shape and size you’re going for, this can be such an easy DIY project for any parent. Don’t forget a cute fabric that matches your baby’s nursery (for more on beautiful budget friendly nurseries click here!)
For all the details and the “how to”, check out Busy Bliss here!
As a mom, I’m sure you’ve seen those adorable chalkboard signs. Some moms use them as props for weekly or monthly photos – during pregnancy or for their little one. You’ll also see them as a description for your kid’s or baby’s birthday. I’ve never actually owned one, but after seeing how simple and cute this is, I’m adding it to my DIY list! This dollar store hack is a MUST!
To make things even easier, grab chalkboard spray paint.
Love of Family & Home knocked it out of the park with this dollar store hack – check out her “how to” here!
4. Floral Letter
These are gorgeous for the little girl in your house. A beautiful monogram made just for your little one! Personalize it with her favorite colors and your favorite font. The Stony Brook House also shows using a floral letter as baby shower decor. It’s beautiful!
For the “how to” and more pictures, click here!
5. Emergency Diaper Change Kit – for your Car
Let’s face it, sometimes you just forget your diaper bag at home. Create an emergency diaper change kit that you can leave in your car for those whoops moments! This kit is also the perfect idea for having a simple, organized, changing station located in another room of your house.
If you’re looking to make a few of these, Amazon has a 3 pack for $10.00.
Check out Forks and Folly’s DIY dollar store hack here!
6. Diaper Bag Organizers
I can’t be the only one whose diaper bag (and purse) just tends to fill and fill and fill. These organizers can make finding what you need a breeze and make sure nothing accidentally falls out or gets lost.
Here’s a 5-pack from Amazon for $12.99.
Kathryn from Kid to Kid offers the easy “how to” here!
7. Command Hook for Bibs
This is genius. And so. Darn. Simple. Add a command strip hook to the back of your baby’s high chair as a storage place for bibs. Never worry about stashing the bibs in your cupboard again, and always have one at your fingertips.
You can grab two of these from Amazon for only $2.49 right now.
The Krazy Coupon Lady was all over this hack (and more) here!
8. Mess Catcher with Old Shower Curtain
My baby can’t be the only one who loves experimenting with dropping his food, right? This shower curtain hack makes cleaning up a breeze. This is especially helpful if you do baby led weaning (more on baby led weaning here!), and your little one is in charge of feeding himself. Clean up has never been easier.
A paint drop cloth also works great – this one from Amazon is only $2.49!
If you enjoy DIY hacks, be sure to also check out my Ikea Nursery Hacks Roundup!