The Dollar Store Diva: National Letter Writing Month Prep, Printable + a Giveaway!

by Kaley on April 3rd, 2013

in Craft Ideas, Giveaways, Saving money

National Letter Writing Month Collage

In case you haven’t heard, the Dollar Store Diva is helping us celebrate National Letter Writing Month by actually writing letters!  Plus don’t miss the big GIVEAWAY announcement at the bottom of this post!


Step #1–Decide to join in on the fun of the Cha-Ching on a Shoestring National Card and Letter Writing Month Challenge

Step #2–Get organized


Ready, set, go?

Hopefully your local Dollar Store will have some similar buckets and caddies like mine did.  I’ve also seen these in the Dollar Spot at Target.  If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll find some cute stuff on clearance after Easter too!

You will not need both the caddy and the buckets, so here are the links and steps if you choose to organize with the buckets:

 This Dollar Store Diva post introduced my favorite just-about-for-anything paper flower decoration:

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 [Paper flower Tutorial]

 It’s as simple as can be and so darn cute. For this project, I cut them from the wrapping paper and adhered one to each bucket with double-sided tape. I matted the labels with more wrapping paper and stuck them to the buckets with magnets. (Yes! Magnets do work on our cute little buckets.) I also cut a strip of wrapping paper, folded it lengthwise, and tied it to the wire handle.

[Pens, Cards, and Stamps printable]

The font I used for the labels is called Pea Tolman and I downloaded for free here.  In fact, I encourage you to visit this site; the free downloadable fonts are endless and ever so much fun!

I’ll be back tomorrow with tutorials and printables for the carry-all, decorated binder clips, check list, and quote.


And now for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

{Drumroll please…}

As an added incentive to encourage you to join us for National Letter Writing Month, we will be giving one lucky Cha-Ching on a Shoestring reader a $50 Michaels gift card at the end of the month!

Entering to win is easy.  At the end of each Dollar Store Diva post this month (there will be many!), there will be one method of entry.  If you choose to complete that task, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post (click here to do so if you are reading in an email) and you will be entered.

At the end of the month, we’ll randomly select one winner from the comments left on each of the posts.  So that means the more you get involved with National Letter Writing Month, the more chances you will have to win!

Here is today’s task:

Click here to pin this post to Pinterest.

Then leave a comment below letting us know that you did.  (That’s it!)

*If you don’t have a Pinterest account, don’t worry.  There will be many more opportunities to enter!

Want to stay connected during the National Letter Writing Month Challenge? Be sure to sign up for FREE updates from my email newsletter or on Facebook.

Disclaimer: Michaels provided the $50 gift card to give away.  But as always, the rest is all me!

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Chau Le April 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

I pinned the post!


Dony April 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

I repinned the post :)


Susan Houck April 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

Repinned! I’m going to write a letter today!


Meredith Lefforge April 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

Pinned it on Pinterest! Yeah!


Tracy doyle April 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

I pinned it to my craft section


Barbara Dunay April 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

Yes, I pinned it today! You girls are so fun. Love to you both.


Shannon G April 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s been pinned. :) I love your sight.


Tamara @ This Sacramental Life April 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

I pinned it!!


Megan April 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

It’s pinned!! :)


Barb April 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I repinned!!! :)


Michelle April 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I just pinned this! Excited about this idea!!


Julie Anne April 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Amanda April 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I pinned it to my organization board!


Anna April 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Pinned =)


noblemomof2 April 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I pinned it and I love the idea. Taking the challenge!


Kristy Coggins April 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Posted to Pinterest!!


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Rust April 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Kim April 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I did it. My username is squishigirl.


Patty C. April 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Repinned! Have taught my children before they could even write how exciting it is to get personal letters in the instead of just bills! They handwrite ALL thank you cards write regularly to some elderly friends who moved out if state.


Tamara April 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Just pinned this post.


estelle April 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm

pinned it


Stephanie April 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I pinned it, my username is Stofushelor


elizabeth April 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm

love this idea!


Barb April 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I pinned it!:) I didn’t know you had a board Kaley-now I’m following you too;)


S Ing April 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Pinned! Thanks for the wonderful site!


Jessica April 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I. Did it :)


Judy Lipcsak April 5, 2013 at 12:58 am
Laurie April 5, 2013 at 2:01 am

Pinned it!


Nancy April 5, 2013 at 8:31 am
Sena April 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

Pinned :)


L.L. April 5, 2013 at 11:59 am
Julie April 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

pinned the post 321gem


Michelle Dunsmoor April 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I found plastic buckets at my Dollar Store. The paper flowers were surprisingly easy and super cute.


Jaimn April 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Repinned! Yea!


Carrie April 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm
Maureen April 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I pinned this giveaway:

Pinterest Name: MoReenie24


Thomas Murphy April 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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Amanda Sakovitz April 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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Renee April 9, 2013 at 2:40 am

I pinned this. (reneesig)


Elizabeth April 10, 2013 at 7:05 am
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