Mostly found on this trip to Dollar Tree were many variations of the plastic "to go" cups. I chose the large cups on the bottom to make teacher gifts - I like the stretchy straws in them. I'm planning on personalizing them with layered vinyl (future post will have details). Then I will put their gift cards inside.
These cups below would be great for smaller kids since they've got the lanyard string.
Plastic bowls would be fun also to vinyl for pool parties or you could vinyl the bowl and make it into the base of a gift basket.
The glasses below could be either vinyled or etched for a wedding party, gift or just your own home use.
I love these sports themed cups for a birthday party, end of season sports party or for a coach!
Here are some plastic coffee mugs also that could be decorated!
More glass to etch and some very inexpensive grosgrain and satin ribbon in various colors (on the right). Mirrors and frames on the left.
Don't forget that Dollar Tree is an excellent place to get styrofoam and floral foam - WAY cheaper than Joanns and Michaels.
I hope you found some good ideas from this post! There are plenty of fun, inexpensive craft finds at Dollar Tree.
Do you shop at Dollar Tree? Does this post inspire a project from any of these items?
For those of you wondering what I meant about decorating the cups with vinyl, see the photo below. I made those using Cricut vinyl. I have had them for 2 years, washed them in the dishwasher (cause who has time for hand washing) and they look just the same. So the vinyl really does hold up.
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