Nifty·Jul 16, 201330 Cheap And Brilliant Dollar Store HacksMore money, more problems, amirite?by Natalie BrownBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Pencil grips make crochet hooks more comfortable. dollarstorecrafts.com From here. 2. Turn pool noodles into waterproof garlands. dollarstoremom.com How-to here. 3. S-hooks and binder clips as pot storage. reddit.com Not THAT kind. From here. 4. Use some picture frames to make a terrarium. countryliving.com Directions here. 5. Organize crayons by color with popsicle trays. teachjunkie.com For those of you with kiddos or regressive tendencies. You'll never have to wait for an orange again. From here. 6. Manila folders + chopsticks = modern lamp. dollarstorecrafts.com OK, the lightbulb kit may require a visit to the hardware store. Instructions here. 7. Pick your favorite plastic animal and turn him into a bookend. lovegrowswild.com You don't even have to cut them in half this time. Instructions here. 8. Sponges can be ergonomic keyboard things. dollarstore-hack.blogspot.com You could cover them in fabric if you don't dig the kitchen look. From here. 9. Picture frames work as dry erase boards. HA! Designs - Artbyheather / Via Flickr: hadesigns Drop plain white paper in there if you're not into the scrapbooky look. From here. 10. Dropcloths can be curtains, too. chachingonashoestring.com From here. 11. These wire easels want to keep your laptop cool. instructables.com Instructions here. 12. Turn cooling racks and lasagna pans into juicy steaks. instructables.com (Close enough.) How-to here. 13. Cover oddly shaped kitchen items with shower caps. thekitchn.com From here. 14. Spraypaint and patience can turn beads into a chandelier. dollarstorecrafts.com Pinterest-ers will be familiar with this one. Original tutorial here. 15. Get crafty with two colors of paint and some vases. livingwellspendingless.com From here. 16. Mercury-ize any sort of glassware you happen to find. beforeitsnews.com Tutorial here. 17. Dino butts can help your phone stand up. eatsleepmake.com You just have to ignore the plastic dino's screams of anguish as you cut it in half. Instructions here. 18. Make a little magnet board with a burner cover. madiganmade.com Aww. From here. 19. Cups can be custom modular storage. madiganmade.com You'll need a toolbox. Tutorial here. 20. Use contact paper as a laptop skin. fineandfeathered.com DIY here. 21. Mirrors become little boxes. theartofdoingstuff.com With just a little help from your good old friend, the hot glue gun. Tutorial here. 22. You too can have a spa-like bathroom for only like $5. curbly.com Instructions for this pebble bath mat here. 23. Never ever misplace your keys again... redflycreations.com ...as long as you remember to hang them in the teeny frame. Directions here. 24. Keep your beer at hand all summer long. instructables.com Gotta be a little handy for this. Tutorial here. 25. Fancy pants topiaries (assuming you can find moss). lizmarieblog.com These will depend on your dollar store. Directions here. 26. Highlighters = glow water. WHAT. growingajeweledrose.com So, I'm no toddler but I'm going to do this anyway. MAKE SURE THE HIGHLIGHTERS SPECIFICALLY SAY "NONTOXIC." Directions here. 27. Turn paint can lids into a pretty outdoor mirror. dollarstorecrafts.com Also an Anthro hack. Directions here. 28. Find a microfiber towel and sew it into a Swiffer cover. Flickr: merwing From here. 29. Turn a laundry basket into a pretty striped basket. iheartorganizing.blogspot.com Tutorial here. 30. Binder clips can hold your cables. lifehacking.nl The page is in Dutch, but this transcends language. From here. Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox four times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!