What to Buy at Dollar Tree or Dollar Store for Weddings or Parties. The post then goes on to give a few examples of what these simple items can be turned into. How-to and list of items at Dollar Store Crafts here.
DIY 10 Minute Color Dipped Vase/Planter. This is basically an IKEA hack of the ikea blomster candleholders, but you could use anything. Love how you could make this so colorful and cluster them as a centerpiece or give as a gift. Tutorial from Design Love Fest here.
DIY Backlit Bookshelf. This project uses a dremel and is pretty complicated but I love how it looks.Tutorial at Pretty Handy Girl here. *What I would do: paint the entire bookcase a midnight blue and use glow-in-the-dark paint.
DIY Dry Erase Lamp. Glass, metal and other materials are great to use with dry erase markers. Like this idea of having something graphic and erasable/changeable when you get tired of it. Tutorial for shade and more infomation at The Creative Imperative here.