Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dollar Tree Crafting Finds!

Here are some fun Dollar Tree crafting finds -  remember that everything only costs $1!

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.
 These plastic boxes on the left could be used for lunchbox/food storage or school supplies and would also be super cute with vinyl on them.  The heavy glass beer mugs on the right look amazing when you use glass etching on them!

The glasses below could be either vinyled or etched for a wedding party, gift or just your own home use.
 More variations below on the plastic "to go" cups in different sizes and configurations.

  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.
 Mini clipboards are fun to decorate with Mod Podge and paper - would be a fun craft for Girl Scouts or a slumber party.
 Decorating the composition books is another fun craft using patterned paper and Mod Podge.  Finally, on the right, there's plenty of glue sticks, glitter, glitter glue and craft/popsicle sticks for other crafty fun!


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.
Here's this week's giveaway:


How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below (or by clicking HERE if you are seeing this in email) letting me know if you liked the Dollar Tree crafting info above or if you have ever used vinyl or glass etching.  Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 2, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.

Last but not least, here are some coupons for AC Moore good over the next few days:


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172 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the great ideas - always excited to find new gift ideas!

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  2. Awesome, thanks for all the wonderful ideas!!

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  3. Great finds at your Dollar store I have to get over to mine soon. Thanks for all the interesting ways to make gifts out of the finds.

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  4. I've used my Gypsy and vinyl to create Harley Davidson logo for our truck and trailer. Loved all the Dollar Tree tips!

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  5. Joy, I've been creating altered art project from Dollar Store finds for years. Love the gift card idea, I'm adding to my list of things to do today!

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  6. Great ideas and thanks for showing the cups with vinyl after 2 years of use.

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  7. I am a big fan of the dollar store. Did lots of my wedding two years ago with dollar store finds. You have to buy what you need when you see it cause it might not be there next trip. Parties can be planned with dollar store finds if you know how to use what's there.

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  8. Great ideas for Dollar Tree finds! Will have to go browse today to see what I can find!!!

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  9. I have been seeing alot of vinyl on the cups lately. I had been wondering why anyone would go to the trouble to do it when it would just fall off in the dishwasher. I had no idea that it holds up after washing. Soooo glad to know this!!! Gotta go now.....to the dollar store!

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  10. WOW!! I am always in dollar tree. I have bought the wine glasses and etched quite a few of those already. I am always looking for ideas for things in there. I bought some of those acrylic frames and I am planning on doing something with those. I have an idea in my head just have to get started with it

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  11. thank you for all you tips on the dollar store finds. I love the vinyl cups and didn't know they were dishwasher safe.. i've been wanting to try that, now I will...

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  12. I frequent Dollar Tree regularly...your tips opened a new can of worms. Thanks.

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  13. I love the dollar store! And enjoyed this post very much....so many great ideas. I have often etched glass for gifts.

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  14. I love your ideas with Dollar Tree items! It gave me so many gift ideas. Thanks!

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  15. Love these ideas. I've done glass etching below. It is a great way to decorate glassware for a special ocassion.

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  16. Stephanie GreeneMay 30, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    I love Dollar Tree and shop there for just about everything. Thanks for those gift ideas.

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  17. I've bought quite a few $ store glass items for etching, (then I don't feel so horrible if it doesn't turn out right and just try again.) Thanks for showing how your vinyl projects have held up to washing. That "concern" is why I haven't bothered, but now I will give it a try.

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  18. Thanks for the great info. Haven't tried glass etching yet, but want to.

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  19. Joy, I love EVERY post you make, but especially when you share great ideas to save us money in our crafting and everyday life! I need to get myself to a dollar store and stop my fear of vinyl!
    Can you share which brand you use that holds up to the dishwashing? Thank you, as always!
    Teresa
    www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

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  20. So cool! I will have to check out our $$ tree sometime! I used vinyl on a wine glass to make a "mommy's dippy cup" ! It turned out really cute! :)

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  21. Great find! Love these ideas. My daughter is graduating from eigth grade in a few weeks. What an awesome idea for their end of the year party. Thanks Joy!! Hope our dollar tree is loaded like yours. :)

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  22. Love the Dollar Tree for cheap but great gifts. I have bought several of the cups and put vinyl on them. They are great! Thanks for all the other great ideas.

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  23. Looks like lots of fun crafting days are ahead for you! I love to etch and vinyl. Can't wait to see what you create :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  24. joy, i also love dollar tree...loots of goodies there! still working up to using vinyl.cgreer

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  25. I love Dollar Tree Stores for kids crafts and party items! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  26. Great Ideas...Thanks for sharing....The ideas in mind now are endless

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  27. Love your ideas! I'm feeling very inspired...think I'll head on out to my Dollar Tree!

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  28. Great ideas! I am fortunate to live in an area where all the great stores; Ikea, Jo Ann's Hobby Lobby, Dollar Store & Micheal's) are within 1 1/2 miles from me :)

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  29. Ooooh...great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love my Dollar Tree but I must say it is never stocked with such neat tumblers! Thank you for the pictures and ideas. I am going to have to start hitting all the Dollar Tree Stores in Georgia to find some of these amazing finds! Thanks again

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  31. LOVE Dollar Tree too! Thank you for sharing such great ideas. Hopefully this Summer will bring a slower schedule that will allow some extra craft time and I would love to try vinyl and etching. It's amazing that your cute cups have survived the dishwasher so long and still look so awesome. Hope you have a great day!
    Beth Anne in PA

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  32. Great ideas! Thanks for inspiring us. :)

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  33. I am really inspired after reading your post. I am going through crafting withdrawals. All my crafting things are in storage while I build a new house but I am gathering a lot of ideas for decorating. Thanks for more inspiration.

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  34. I think I have to go shopping, I can get into more trouble at the Dollar Tree.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  35. Thanks for great info. I do shop Dollar Tree! I haven't expanded my horizons into vinyl yet!! Gonna have to get brave and try it!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  36. I have only used the vinyl for etching - I need to try some of those cups and mugs with vinyl. My favorite etching idea was to etch casserole dishes for my sister with her last name. Then, when she brings a dish somewhere it gets back to her...

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  37. Awesome ideas! Love the craftiness thanks for the tips and the chance to win candy I'm already subscribed :)

    Vivi J

    Cvjac at att dot net

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  38. Of course I shop at the dollar stores. I've never done glass etching...but I have used the vinyl while making Christmas ornaments. Lee-Ann :)

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  39. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  40. I love using vinyl on the "to-go' cups. I must do a good job because my family comes to me to do them when they need a quick gift!

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  41. I have never used vinyl or etched but always go to Dollar Tree when looking for inexpensive items for crafting.

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  42. Thanks for the ideas. I've decorated many cups with vinyl for family events or girls weekends. Makes nice keepsakes. Keep those ideas coming!

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  43. Oh my goodness what a bunch of great stuff
    wow...can't wait to see what you'll be a creatin'
    this stuff is right up your "JOY" alley!!
    WOOOT WOOOOT

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  44. I love Dollar Tree! I always find great crafting things in there!!!!!

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  45. Great finds! I didn't know you could find some of these items at ie dollar store. Thanks for the tip!

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  46. Awesome finds at the dollar store and thanks for all the creative ideas!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  47. Awesome! I always forget to go to the Dollar Tree until I see a post like this!

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  48. I am headed to Dollar Tree at lunch after seeing this! I "need" some of those plastic sports cups for a couple of guys that are hard to buy for!! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  49. Love the Dollar Tree! They do have some great crafting things in the aisles. I have not used the vinyl yet. TFS!
    Julie

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  50. Hi Joy,
    Great ideas, one and all! I'm always a fan of your projects - they are fun and simple - my favourite two things :)
    Could you please let me know what type of vinyl you use and where you order it from?
    My email is lenfon@msn.com
    Many thanks.
    Lena

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  51. Wonderful ideas with the Dollar Tree finds. Thanks for sharing. Have bought the mini composition books to alter. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  52. Thanks for the great reminder about using Dollar Tree for inexpensive crafting. At the Dollar Tree, I recently purchased a class set of decorate your own travel mug for my 25 students. They decorated these mugs and inserted a poem in them to give to give to their moms for Mother's Day.

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  53. Looks like I need to head to the nearest Dollar Tree ASAP!! Great ideas. Since my son is starting kindergarten this year, I may have to pick up some of the composition books, clipboards and the little plastic boxes for school supplies and decorate them. It never occurred to me to even try that!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  54. Oh my goodness. Such great ideas! How DO you think of all these things? Do you have tutorials for the cups??

    Thanks for sharing.

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  55. What a great crafting inspiration, HOWEVER I use $tree all the time for great storage stuff and crafting items. The stickers and embellishments are great. The locker pockets fit great on metal doors and hold ALL of your handmade cards perfectly! Also they are great to store your cuts to keep them in order. I can't imagine a crafter that does not know DOllar ($)Tree. Thanks again for the great post.

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  56. Joy, you are AMAZING!! I had seen many of these items already at my local "Dollar General" and didn't even think to do the great ideas you gave! I've never done vinyl or etching, but I watched your video for Christmas gifts for your son's teachers! I'm definitely going to try it! THANK YOU for sharing your brilliant ideas and time with all of us! God Bless!!

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  57. LOVE the dollar store. I have used vinyl and etching. Thanks for the inspiration. I remember when you made your first set of vinyl tumblers. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  58. Thanks for so many great ideas! I've done both glass etching and vinyl projects.

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  59. I love your ideas from the $1 store!! I am going to get some for end of year gifts. Thanks again :)

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  60. we have a Dollar Tree by us - and they do have some great things in there - I agree!
    Sandra ltb

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  61. I love dollar store finds! I have never made anything with vinyl but I am going to try this!!!Thanks for through great ideas!

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  62. Wow you have more fun things at your dollar store then we have here. I purchased some of the plastic to go cups with straw at the end of the year and I paid $3 for each and I thought I got a great deal, but not as good as you got :) I have done both glass etching and vinyl projects on different items, my daughter is really good at this. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  63. We have a smaller Dollar Tree in my town and it is fun to go into and see what I can find....If I'm really desparate, I go to the next town where there is a much bigger one! I have used vinyl on my F-150 pick-up...My daughter graduated from HS in 2010 as we used vinyl to decorate it up with bulldog paw prints (Paper Pups) along the sides and her School Name and colors for their Homecoming Rally and Parade...The pawprints are still there through the past seasons, car washes, heat and cold without lifting or peeling (we took the "school" stuff off). I get so many comments about my paws and it is really easy to find my "white pick-up" in the parking lot amongst all the other white pick-ups....I love my cricut and vinyl! Thanks for a chance to win some great goodies!
    Tanya T.

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  64. I have used vinyl before but never tried etching. I think the post was great. Brings a different perspective for when I go into the Dollar Tree.

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  65. Love the Dollar Tree-never know what you'll find!! I have used vinyl for holiday decorations and for car decals and etched a few Dollar Tree finds.

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  66. I love visiting Dollar tree myself, I've never tried the vinyl on cups, but I have been thinking about it, thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  67. i've never tried vinyl or etching. maybe one of these days. i find lots of useful items at dollar tree.

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  68. Don't you just love the dollar tree!
    I usually travel to new jersey just to go to this store and I tell my boyfriend. Go get something to eat and do not bother me while I am in here..LOL..Love the Vinyl project!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  69. These stamps are great! Guy cards are hard to do.

    bubsmom

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  70. I go to the dollar store regularly and I wish mine looked like yours! I am a Girl Scout leader so it is a must to find affordable crafts and activities. I have yet to try the vinyl on my Cricut. I love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  71. Those are great ideas for inexpensive and fun items! I've never done vinyl work before...my cricut is the smallest/earliest version and I'm pretty sure it doesn't cut vinyl? But your examples of cups are great and very creative! Also, I don't have an AC Moore in my part of the country....but seeing those coupons sure makes me wish I did! :-) (I already subscribe to your blog)

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  72. Love the Dollar store for fun craft ideas. with 6 kids and 5 grandkids we have done many crafts over the years and always end up at the Dollar store for supplies. Love the cups!

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  73. Thanks so much for the Dollar Tree info! I have one in a nearby town that I like to shop at. I'll be looking at it differently now. I've tried the vinyl, but not the etching. I'm glad to hear the vinyl holds up in the dishwasher. I'll do more vinyl projects now!
    Also, I love the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. i have very little money for craft supplies; so, I haunt the dollar tree any time I am in need of anything! thekimmiefiles at gmail dot com

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  75. I wondered if you'd be able to wash in dishwasher. how do you keep your straws clean? i'm kinda funny about 'reusing' straws. what do you clean the inside with?

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  76. Great ideas! Love the dollar stores!

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  77. I haven't shopped at a Dollar Tree, but I have been to dollar stores. Sometimes you have to dig, but there's always some gems in there!

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  78. I love the Dollar Tree finds - I go there all the time and I really forget yest forget that there are so many things to craft with on a daily basis. We have several in my neighborhood - they are like the 7-11 one on every block (lol) I will have the chance to create some nice things for my daughter to give to her classmates this year for the summer. I also wanted to let some know that I also live near AC Moore and it seems they are getting rid of their section of Spellbinders and Cricut Cartridges - not sure if they are making room for new ones - but the Spellbinder dies are marked down to as low as $10 and the cartridges are as low as $14 - some are the newer cricut lites - Stock up.

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  79. I LOVE dollar tree! I recently did my own dollar tree craft. :D I haven't tried glass etching but I am going to soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. i love the dollar tree. it is amazing...i have done glass etching with my cricut...very easy very elegant

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  81. Dollar Tree is a fun place to pick up things to alter. Thanks for the chance to win some great MCT product!

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  82. very cool ideas, I will have to check out mine and see if they have these same things, I use to get stamps and other supplies at mine but they quit selling those things

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  83. Joy, I loved your Dollar Store ideas. I always go there, walk around, and never know what to do! Thanks again!

    Marta

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  84. Love it! I love Dollar Tree and am always looking for ways to use stuff from there! I have not done vinyl yet, but have done glass etching! It's really awesome and super fun!

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  85. Dollar Tree is one of my favorite shopping places. Thanks for all the great ideas for decorating with vinyl and the chance at some awesome stamps. Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2atyahoodotcom

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  86. Yes, I loved your Dollar Tree crafting suggestions! And I love shopping at the Dollar Tree. I have etched wine glasses and beer steins that I have bought from there, and their plastic trays (that look like cut glass) are wonderful on which to give holiday baking.

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  87. Dollar Tree is the best place for inexpensive crafts! I used some of the slanted glass jars and put vinyl on them for forks, spoons and knives for our workroom at school. Dollar Tree is great!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  88. I loved all the ideas to use vinyl. I made teacher cups with the Dollar store iced cups for end of the year gifts filled with crystal light packets and candy. I thought the wine glasses would be cute with vinyl mustaches. Do you know of any cricut cartridges that have a mustache?

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  89. I love these ideas and I often shop at the Dollar Tree for craft items.

    Here is a link to something that I made using a Dollar Tree tray. http://trailsofpaper.blogspot.com/2013/05/magnet-board.html

    Sadly, I live in Moore, Oklahoma where the tornado redesigned our town. I have heard that the Dollar Tree is still there, but I don't know if it is open.

    It has been a rough week for the people of Moore.

    Mari

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  90. Thank you so much for taking the time to post these! I really appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  91. Who would think of all these ideas? Thank you so much for taking the time to post! I really appreciate you sharing your crafty ideas.

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  92. Dollar tree is on of my FAVS!!!! Love all your ideas!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!
    Shelly
    Mypaperlove.blogspot.com

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  93. I went to the dollar store a couple days ago and made a nice haul
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  94. shopped the dollar store when I first started making cards but never gave it a second since. Looks like I better revisit the Dollar Store. Saving money is always a top priority. Thanks for new ideas.

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  95. Loved the $ store pictures. Yes I do like the $ store. Have you used the square jars that jam comes in? They are great for etching- my DH gets the jam, I get the jar for etching and putting my small supplies in. They look great on the shelf. I'd love to win your give away. Thanks for showing all the great ideas for the $ store.

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  96. I appreciate the reminder to check out my local Dollar Tree. I've never used vinyl, nor have I done any etching - but maybe I will now. You've inspired me!

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  97. I love shopping at the Dollar Tree. I've bought so many things there to etch ever since you first showed us how to do it several years ago. I've used their ribbon, papers, glue sticks, etc to make cards. Ever time I go there I can find something to craft with. You gave me some great ideas this time.

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  98. I love getting crafting supplies on the cheap at the dollar store. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I sure would love the stamps from this weeks give away. I have dreamed of owning some of Emma's stamps for a long long time. Thanks for all you do.

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  99. I enjoy going to Dollar Tree once a month or so and checking out their latest treasures. I got a travel mug and added my initials and a phrase using vinyl. It's held up well for the past 3 years of dishwasher washing and travel abuse!
    I also etched a couple bowls with my name to use for potluck.
    Love the stamp sets for give-a-way!

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  100. Yes...one of my must look at places. You forgot to look into the nail art section. They have TINY fingernail stickers that are perfect when you need a little bling....like earrings to jazz up a lady stamp......

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  101. Love your idea about etching the large beer mugs. Dollar Tree, here I come! I have used my Cricut's Ornamental Iron cartridge to cut a vinyl grill for a small window. Very pleased with the results. (I'm already a blog follower.)

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  102. Loved your dollar store finds and ideas. Have not used vinyl yet...Have to try that. Thanks also for the chance to win some neat goodies
    Sonia R.

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  103. alas, we do not have a dollar tree nearby....looks like good buys though!! I have tried vinyl on a glass globe and love how it turned out. Will do another one for my niece for her shower. Would love to win your give-a-ways! Thanks for the opportunity! Also love the coupons you post! Thanks so much!
    Rosy, mr_conboy04@hotmail.com

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  104. Joy, love all your plastic/glass ideas and Dollar Tree is practically right around the corner from me! I think I will be making a trip today!
    Thanks again, love your blog...

    Ginney Juarez
    crafty49er@gmail.com

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  105. Thank you for this post! I usually don't think of Dollar Tree or any dollar store as a place to get my crafting supplies. This is a great reminder.

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  106. I love doing the vinyl on plastic and etching on glass. Thanks for scoping out the dollar tree for us.

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  107. I love going to the dollar tree! I never leave empty handed, there's always something I can use for my crafts!

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  108. Wow what great ideas from of all places the dollar store. I am going to look at our store today. I keep forgetting to look there ----------thank you for a refresher coarse -----Nancy

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  109. We just got a Dollar Tree store the other day here in BC. Today is my birthday and I'm going to town, so I will be making a stop to check it out. Fun post... I will have to cut some vinyl out on my Silhouette and Expression and try making some fun cups for a friends upcoming birthday. TFS

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  110. I LOVE Dollar Tree. I also buy my gift bags, tissue paper, and party napkins, plates, etc. there. I have not glass etched but I'm thinking I may give it a try. I've seen it done and it is beautiful. You can do a tutorial for us!! :-) And I LOVE these stamp sets.

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  111. I was just at Dollar Tree yesterday! Thanks for the idea!

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  112. Yes, I love the Dollar Tree crafting finds and your ideas.

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  113. Wow...you have lots of great ideas. I have shopped there a few times.

    I've used vinyl before and have the stuff to etch but I haven't gotten brave enough to try it yet.

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  114. What great ideas and since I will have a wedding shower to plan soon I am going to have to start scouring my Dollar Tree.

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  115. I will be sure to check out a Dollar Store in my area. I have never been in one but it looks as though there are lots of fun things to find and use for creative gifts at reasonable prices.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  116. Great card! It's always a challenge to make cards for men.
    Kate C

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  117. Don't you just love the Dollar Tree (and those "dollar" stores) They have such neat things to use for craft ideas. Loved your suggestions. Thanks.

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  118. What great ideas. I have seen those cups with straws that are decorative sell up to $15.00 at some places. Now you can decorate these with vinyl and make them more personal. We really have to think outside the box to find great gift ideas for a great price. thanks.

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  119. Love that you took us shopping with you! I'm always up for a good browse in the store. Love your ideas for gifts. Thanks for all you do for us!

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  120. Fun ideas. Thanks
    for sharing them.
    Carla from Utah

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  121. I was just at Dollar Tree yesterday, shopping for supplies for our school's year-end party. I ended up with more than I thought I would!
    I've only done glass etching when my daughter's Girl Scout Troop leader showed them how. Pretty cool technique! Thanks for the ideas!

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  122. I haven't been to Dollar Tree in a while - looks like I need to go with these great ideas you shared. I have not worked with vinyl or glass etching - maybe one day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  123. I LOVE the Dollar Tree...your store looks like it has a better selection than mine. Truly am inspired by your ideas. I have done vinyl but not etching. My daughter's 21 birthday is coming up do may have to give it a try on nice glasses. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fun stamps & dies

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  124. I actually purchased several of the glass beer mugs from Dollar Tree and etched Deer on them. I took them to a craft show and they were all sold in the first 20 minutes of the show!!

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  125. Thanks for the ideas from one of my favorite stores!! I have to get a Dollar Tree fix at least twice a week!! Thanks for a chance at winning the great stamp/die sets!

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  126. I do like Dollar Tree for my craft projects. I use vinyl all the time. I have bought Amour Etch but I haven't used it yet.
    Kerry

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  127. These are wonderful ideas. I love the vinyl on the cups! TFS!!

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  128. I love the Dollar Tree store! I'm always there and now my local Dollar Tree even takes coupons! Isn't that great!!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  129. If only I lived close to a Dollar Tree. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled now in some of the other stores I go to for similar items. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  130. Lots of wonderful craft ideas here. I haven't tried vinyl yet. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker at AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email follower)

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  131. Yes, I love seeing ways to make customized crafts using inexpensive items!! Love the vinyl embellishments!

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  132. Thanks for the tip. I know what I am going to do tomorrow after work. This is such a neat idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  133. I just love the Dollar Tree. They have items in there you can't find in other places.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary

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  134. im headed to dollar tree and the .99 cent store tomorrow!!!Thanks for all the ideas. I have used vinyl but haven't used the glass etching since I was a teenager.Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  135. Great ideas I have never tried vinyl or glass etching. Would love to get it a try.
    Thank you Linda in Stanwood

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  136. Love the dollar tree and I am going to the 99 cent store tomorrow, I understand they have some crafty stuff too. I have tried vinyl but am not very good and layering it so I am really looking forward to your post and maybe a tutorial. I have also etched a glass block with a Halloween theme.

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  137. Love the dollar store. I love the idea with the vinyl. I will have to try it out. tfs!

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  138. Yes, we love the Dollar Tree! My granddaughters have several of the plastic cups and my husband has one of the "mega man" mugs like this one on here. They also have some that are smaller and I had never thought of etching them.

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  139. You have given me great ideas from Dollar Tree before. I love to get my glass for ecthing there because if I mess up,I don't feel like I wasted to much money. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Good luck everyone.

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  140. Great items for crafting..super..Also great give a ways...count me in.












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  141. Yes, I have shopped at Dollar Store for great little gifts and looking at different stuff that they sell and for scrapbooking and crafting!! They have a teachers section with lots of goods to use. Thanks for sharing!

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  142. Love Dollar Tree finds! Thanks for all the ideas.

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  143. Love the post Ty :). Also I have never used vinyl or glass etching !! One day lol

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  144. Lots of great ideas! I haven't tried glass etching yet but I made my daughter one of the straw cups with (regular indoor) vinyl on it. After numerous runs through the dishwasher, the cup cracked but the vinyl was still good!

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  145. I have never used vinyl or etching...but I do visit my dollar store now & then! Didn't realize there were so many goodies to create with...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  146. Thanks for the field trip! Great ideas! I may just get started on the coach cups soon!

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  147. What great ideas. I've visited the 'craft' section at my Dollar Tree, but never thought to look at some of the other items to 'decorate'. I might have to get the cups for my kids and let them personalize them. TFS.

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  148. What super great ideas! I have done etching a couple of times & your right-would make great gifts. I even mixed some paint in the etching stuff to get a little color on it. Worked great!

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  149. Inspired!! I have been afraid of vinyl but think I may give it a try now - very cute ideas!

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  150. Thanks for the video on vinyl and the Dollar Tree ideas ~ they were GREAT!
    Joyce from McCloud

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  151. You are so CLEVER! I love reading your posts. You make me WANT to try some of these things. LOVED the make your own gift bag!!! You keep posting; I'll keep reading :)

    FL Island Girl!

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  152. wow, Thanks for sharing. Great Idea! I do like the Dollar Tree, you never know what will appear. Currently we are on the hunt for large layered stickers for my mother. I have purchsed the flat mirrors and etched them for a wedding gift.

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  153. What really GREAT ideas! I need to remember Dollar Tree~it's a good place to get waxed paper and super large (larger than 12 x 12) ziplock bags for project storage.

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  154. I love the ideas you came up with from the Dollar Store. I admit I have a tendency to forget sometimes about all the treasures they have! Thanks for the reminder and the chance to win!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
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  155. Great ideas.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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  156. Love all the ideas for crafting from Dollar Tree, just wish we lived closer to one. May have to take a road trip with crafting friends.

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  157. I live very close to a Dollar Tree store. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Thank-you also for the chance to win such an awesome prize package!
    -Barb-

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  158. I love all the Dollar Tree crafting ideas. I am going to have to take a try at the vinyl. What a clever idea for gifts. I had already signed up for your blog. What an awesome giveaway!!!!

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  159. Fantastic crafting finds looks like I will be headed to my local Dollar tree. Thanks!!
    Cindy

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  160. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  161. Thanks so much for the vinyl info. I have been wondering if it will hold up to all the washing. Good to know! Maybe I can make some gifts for the girls and coaches on my daughters soccer team.

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  162. Love all your great ideas!!! When ever I get to the store I am stumped or maybe it is just over whelming. Thanks for the ideas

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  163. What great info! I didn't realize the Dollar Tree had so much good crafting items :) I have yet to try the glass etching but it's on my craft to-do list!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  164. I like your inspirations. I do go to Dollar Tree once in a while, but definitely you have given me some ideas and I need to frequent more.

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  165. I love all the ideas using vinyl and purchasing items from Dollar Tree. Now to go out and find those insulated cups that I want to make for the teachers. Love the ideas! Keep them coming.

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  166. I also love chicken & broccoli salads. But in the summer when it's hot I sometimes just make a fruit salad. All different types of fruit mixed together & chilled is very refreshing on a hot day especially after working in the yard & you're too tired to cook.

    latlin53

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  167. I love tuna salad, and chicken salads...thanks for the chance to win vinyl products....I love working with vinyl and my cricut...Tonya

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  168. pick me pick me lol

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