How to Create Stylish Dollar Tree Bathroom Storage on a Budget

5 Materials
30 Minutes

Do you ever find yourself struggling to find extra counter space in your bathroom? If you're looking for an affordable solution, then I have you covered with this gorgeous Dollar Tree bathroom storage idea!

Dollar stores always have these cute little wood storage bins and I thought they would be perfect to create some additional counter space in my bathroom.

This project is perfect for anyone who loves DIY and wants to transform their bathroom without spending a fortune.

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Dollar Tree bathroom storage idea

1. Gather Materials

To start this project I grabbed three of these cute little craft storage bins that you'll find in the craft department of Dollar Tree.  

Materials to create a countertop organizer

I also picked up two, 12-inch wood slats while I was there.  

Wooden bathroom caddy

2. Find the Angle

First, I took one of the bins and one of the wood slats and played around with them until I got the bin at an angle I liked. I wanted the bins to be at an angle but I also had to make sure the whole thing still stood right.  

Mark the edge of the slat

Once I found the angle I liked, I used a pencil to mark the edge so that I had the angle right when I went to adhere it.  

Add hot glue to the slats

3. Assemble the boxes

To adhere the first box in place, I added some hot glue to the slats.  

Adhere the first box between the two slats

Then, I used the guideline I had drawn to stick the box in place.  

Add the second box

With the box in place, I used my staple gun to add a few staples on the inside to make sure it was reinforced.  

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Next, I was ready to add the second box so I followed the same process. I found the angle that I liked and then marked the box.  

DIY bathroom storage

Then, I added the hot glue to stick the box in place. 

Bathroom vanity countertop storage tower

Once the second box was in the right spot I used the staple gun to reinforce it.  

Add the third box

I did the same thing to add the third box.  

Stain the DIY bathroom organizer

4. Stain

With all three boxes secured, It was time to move on and stain my new storage piece.  

DIY bathroom countertop caddy

I used a foam brush to apply Rustic Wood Effects stain from Behr to give the whole piece a farmhouse look.  

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After the stain had time to completely dry, I added my fun new storage piece to the bathroom.  

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I'm so happy with how it turned out. It works perfectly for additional counter space and it definitely gives off that Farmhouse vibe I was going for. 

I hope you enjoyed this dollar tree bathroom storage idea and are inspired to create your own affordable and functional storage solutions.

Let me know what you thought of this project in the comments!

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  • Vallaree Spires Vallaree Spires on May 27, 2022

    I call it the “Not so Dollar Tree” or nothing for a dollar anymore tree now! Lol

  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 29, 2022

    This is such a cute and useful idea! The crates on an angle take up less space as opposed to a step design. Adding the staples to reinforce was smart. Staining, painting, decoupage, so many ways to make it your own! Adorable! Thanks for the idea!