Since I am called the Dollar Store Diva, one might deduce that I really, really like shopping at one.
And that deduction would be exactly right.
I don’t like to spend money–not even a dollar–on junk. I don’t like kitsch. And the last thing I need on my shelves is more “stuff.”
But I love to craft and when I pull open the door to a Dollar Store, I have the sense of being on a crafting treasure hunt.
Sometimes I leave empty handed; other times I do a happy dance all the way to the car.
So, are you curious to know what craft items I search for?
Well, here goes:
#1. Wrapping paper and cello wrap.
I almost never go into a dollar store without sifting through their rolls of paper. Sometimes I find high quality paper that goes for four times as much in another store.
I always buy Kraft paper to keep on hand–the opportunities are endless.
Check out this post to see what I did with these treasures.
Doesn’t wrapping a simple gift in cello wrap add such a happy flair?
#2. Random items that can be decorated or repurposed for gifts.
Oh, what a fun gift this plain ol’ plastic canister turned out to be for my grandsons.
I always look for notebooks, usually for ones that can be decorated for gifts.
This time I struck it rich:
I transformed this high quality notebook into a lovely gift for a friend.
I also created one as a time management tool for my adult ADD.
Occasionally I will find paper products I like so much I’d like to fill my cart with them. I have to exercise self-control.
I have sent out so many letters using this neon paper and envelopes as happy stationery.
Here is some So Many Thanks stationery I also created with it.
Oh, the uses for frames are simply endless. Below are two ways I used Dollar Store frames for Thanksgiving decorations.
This is one of my all-time favorite craft projects: Give Thanks
In our house we don’t just have a framed countdown for Christmas; we have one for Thanksgiving too.
So there you have it–five craft supplies I shop for at the Dollar Store. Stay tuned for five more Dollar Store craft supplies.
For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom who has a special power. She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts and crafts that would brighten anyone’s day!