5 GENIUS Dollar Store DIYs for Canada Day

I love celebrating with family and friends... and it's even better with the addition of a few easy and inexpensive details. Today, I'm sharing 5 GENIUS dollar store DIYs for Canada. You are going to love these simple decor and food ideas!

First, you'll want to head to the dollar store and get some supplies. Check out the Canada Day aisle, but look for red and white items in other sections of the store too.

Check out the 5 DIYs below, and don't forget to watch the "how to" video at the end of this post.

1) Canada Day vase (made from straws) - Start with a jar or can from your recycling bin, and cover it with paper straws (using hot glue). Then, insert red and white dollar store flowers and flags. Easy peasy!

And how cute is this "photo bomb" by my youngest son? lol

2) Napkin covered vase/lantern - Cover a dollar store vase with a Mod Podge and a napkin. Then, you can style it with a Canada Day pinwheel, or you can insert the top of a solar light to make a lantern. Which do you prefer?

3) Super cheap pillow - Take a dollar store Canada Day cinch bag, cut off the straps, stuff it with cotton batting, and seal it with hot glue. It doesn't get much easier than this one.

Here's a peak at the first three DIYs together on my patio. Don't they look festive and fun?

4) Red and white dessert buffet - A barbeque followed by a red and white dessert buffet is perfect for Canada Day. Purchase dollar store red and white dishes and containers, and serve red and white food. Check out some options, and my recipe for these adorable individual cheesecakes, here.

5) Canada Day photo booth - Setting up a simple photo booth with dollar store props is a great idea for entertaining guests. I also love the idea of crafting a giant flag. Grab a piece of dollar store foamcore, use duct tape on the sides, cut a maple leaf fro the centre, and trace the leaf with red Sharpie. Isn't this fun? You can find the step by step tutorial here.

For a closer look at all my projects and some bonus info, check out my YouTube video below.

How are you celebrating Canada Day this year? I hope you are inspired by my post and spend some time celebrating with family and friends.

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

You might also enjoy the simple ideas for celebrating Canada Day here.

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