Don't Hate on the Dollar Store
Why hello friends! Today's blog is going to be a huge shout out to one of my FAVORITE stores in the entire world: The Dollar Tree. This is not sponsored, I just freaking love that place. I know everyone probably has a dollar store close to them, but in New England the most popular chain of these stores is Dollar Tree. You may judge, but the dollar store is a crafter's wonderland, full of cheap, interesting little things that are just yearning to be turned into a craft or an organizational solution. From some of my mother's guest posts, as well as my own. you may be able to tell that we absolutely love the dollar store. We went to a new store near us over the weekend and I wanted to share with you all some of the things I bought and what I plan on using them for!
First, I bought some silver Command hook "ish" sticky hooks. I think I may be using these for my mail organization shelf I talked about in last week's blog that I am making for my boyfriend and I. These will do just as well as Command hooks for the job I have planned for them and are much cheaper!
Next, I bought some small plastic artist palettes. I have bought these before and would highly recommend them! Craft paint dries very quickly, so sometimes when you are trying to mix colors together on a flat surface like a paper plate, you lose a lot of the paint because it dries up on the sides. Having a little rounded palette like this makes mixing much easier because you can keep all of the paint wet. Once you are done with a color, you can either clean it out of the palette or simply let it dry completely and use the space again. You get quite a few of these in a package and are well worth the dollar.
The next few things I just bought for fun and for future crafting, not because I had a specific plan for them right now: STICKERS AND COLORFUL PENS!
I really don't have an exact purpose for these things yet, but who doesn't just need shiny stickers and colorful pens in their stash?
This next thing I purchased can be used for a great organizational hack. Little mini plastic containers!
I had already purchased some of these and done this hack, and loved it so much that I had to get some more! So my boyfriend and I are going to be using our tax returns to get all new furniture and organizational stuff for our office/craft room. The new desk that we have picked out for me has a magnetic board and I wanted to be able to stick containers of small decorations like buttons, paper clip etc. on this board so that they were well-organized and easily accessible. I had some tiny magnets and used my hot glue gun to adhere a few magnets to the back of the containers. These magnetic containers are a popular thing, but are typically pretty expensive. This hack is a much cheaper option, even if you have to buy the magnets separate from the containers.
And finally, I bought some decor pieces. You may be surprised, but the Dollar Tree often has seasonal decor that can be fancied up a little or is even cute enough all on it's own. For example, I was honestly blown away by how cute these little signs were and don't think I need to do anything to them at all! I plan on using them on my porch when it is warm enough for me to put all my plants back out there on a table. I think these adorable little pieces will give some charm to my small garden!
Aren't they adorable?!? I thought so. So there you have it, the dollar store is a great place to get crafting supplies, organizational pieces and even inspiration for seasonal decor. It may take a few minutes to find the good stuff, but once you do its amazing! What is your favorite place to get cheap craft supplies? Let me know in the comments below?
P.S. Here is little peak at what's coming next week. This weekend, I am finally finishing up the chalkboards I mentioned in last week's blog, so you will be seeing how I made those next Wednesday! I also mentioned above how my boyfriend and I have a big craft room renovation in the works. I am SO excited about this and think my next video will be focused on the transformation of this room. We will be working on this room next month so I am hoping that the last Wednesday of March or the first Wednesday of April will be when I have another video for you all showing off the new craft room!
2/23/2019 08:05:06 pm
Waiting on the chalkboards. I will go buy supplies to make these. I’d love a demo on the coasters with the tiles.
2/25/2019 12:25:19 pm
Thank you! I'm not sure I will have a demo coming on coasters anytime soon since I made those a while ago, but if I make anything similar sometime soon I will be happy to make a post about it :)
2/27/2019 07:41:11 pm
I think DT Love is hereditary! ❤️
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