Look what I just found at Dollar Tree?!?!? Really pretty paper party napkins in VERY CURRENT designs!
Dollar Tree has always been a great place to buy the ‘basics’ for party wares. Plain colored paper plates, cups, napkins etc. I was totally surprised and delighted to find THESE beautiful dinner and cocktail size paper napkins on my last trip in.
In this design they also had small and large plates; so perhaps they will eventually have more matching accessories. I honestly think that they are every bit as pretty as the ones you see at the high-end stores!
In this design they had both sizes in both colors; I just selected the opposite colors to go in a gift set I am putting together. (yes I AM doing CHRISTMAS shopping already!!!)
I’d love to hear any ideas you may have for craft projects using them. I think the only thing I’ve seen done with paper napkins is to decoupage them to the underside of clear glass plates or the outside of glass vases or candle jars.
How CUTE are these little chicks from Dollar Tree?!?!
They have ‘bobble heads’ and were in with the Easter decor. They had bunnies too, but I didn’t really care for the bunnies.
I glued pointy party hats to their heads and tied a bow around their necks.
The hats are made from some ‘ice cream come holders’ that I bought a long time ago on clearance; thinking that they would make cute little party hats! The little pom-poms glued to the top of the hats were something that I had on hand.
I stuffed the hats with crumpled newspaper to make them nice and sturdy. First a dab of glue (tacky glue) in the point of the hat and a tightly twisted little piece of paper. A bit more glue and a crumpled piece of paper, tightly tamped down with a pair of scissors. Just kept doing that, layer by layer until I had just enough space left to glue the hat to their heads. Used tacky glue for that too. Only had to ‘hold them in place for a minute of two white the glue set.
Ready to PARTY!!
Environmentally friendly even! Slightly smaller than composition books, the measure 6″ x 8″ and the cardboard covers are sorter and pliable. Nice size the carry along with you for notes.
Bundled, as they are on the shelf, you really don’t notice that there are three of them to a package. I just bought one set for my personal use. But these would be perfect to ‘alter’. Add some pretty scrapbook paper to the front and a few embellishments. Would make great little gifts or party favors.
These previous posts show some ideas of different ways I have altered journals in the past if you need some inspiration.
I remember them doing this ‘Customer Appreciation Sale’ several years ago, but then it seems like they stopped it for quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised the other day when the cashier handed me a coupon after I paid for my purchase!
They also sent out the coupons via their email list. I hope THIS LINK works for you to print up a coupon for yourself.
Spread the word to your thrifty friends! And while you’re there, sign up for the email list so you don’t miss the next one!
I’ll be buying some Christmas crafting supplies for NEXT year, some brown wrapping paper that I use to package signs that I sell on etsy (that don’t fit in flat rate boxes) Goodies for a big ‘treat basket’ we do every year for our post office (small rural office with only about 10 employees) some gift bags (always nice to have a few spares on hand), the low watt light bulbs that I use in the lamps that I sell in my booths, refills for my tape dispenser . . . .
I could easily spend $100.00!
I am SO excited to actually see a BRAND NEW idea in Pinterest!!! Seems like lately I can only last about five minutes before I am bored with seeing the ‘same-ole-same-old’ stuff yet AGAIN!!
Do you LOVE this fabulously fluffy white wreath as much as I do?!?!? I JUST saw it on Pinterest and HAD to post it here in my DD blog; because YES indeed it was made using stuff from the Dollar Store!
I don’t even think that “I” could have ever come up with this idea!!! Pop on over to the Craftberry Bush Blog for the complete step by step tutorial.
I have bought and used these big plastic ball ornaments ‘as is’ here and there in the past when we had our brick and mortar store. They are great to add to color theme decorated trees for added interest, in moderation. I’d say no more than three of them on an average size Christmas tree.
Or tie some curly ribbon to a few and scatter them about your Christmas dinner table as decorations. OR tie on little name tags and use them as place cards. We used them for outdoor decorations at our store, hanging them from the Dollar Tree pine rope garland (the single strand kind w/o any branches). I don’t have any pictures, but they looked quite nice hanging along the ENTIRE front of the building. It was in a strip mall, and we were in about the center of a 7 store strip. Thought it would look cheesy to ONLY decorate our tiny store front, so we bought enough to do the entire strip.
They packed away and kept well for several years of use. Now that we don’t have the store, what to do with the leftover decorations?!?! Most of them we donated. I saves a few of the balls and prettied them up:
I also found a few smaller balls. I think they were from a set of assorted blues/aquas and I just didn’t care for this particular color. Not that it’s a BAD color, it was just more ‘ice blue’ than aqua and didn’t work with my color scheme. So I covered them with the sheet music strips and mica flakes also.
I know it USED to be a real ‘no-no’ in the decorating and fashion worlds. And I don’t think I’d ever put just ONE big silver adornment with an otherwise gold room (or outfit!). But I really am liking this particular mixture of a little of each! Maybe it’s because the mica flakes on everything helps tie it all together visually?
What do you think about decorating with gold and silver like this?
This is about the time of year that I try to frequent my local Dollar Tree stores more often, looking for Christmas supplies. The good stuff goes REALLY fast, so if you snooze, you LOSE! White and gold are ‘the’ colors for Christmas this year, at DT at least!
They USED to wait until the day after Halloween to put the Christmas stuff out, but it has been appearing earlier the last few years. As soon as some of the Halloween stocked shelves empty, they start putting out MARKED DOWN Christmas stuff left from last year. I’ve found some really great deals on mark down!
I was just ‘running in real quick’ to buy some new hair clips on the way home from the movies (Gravity in 3D! It was amazing!) and spotted these little guys on one of the front displays:
How cute are they?!?!? And I’d been into other DT stores in my area recently and NOT seen these in any of those others?!?! They also had a witch and a mummy, but they were not as cute as the punkin heads!
The paint was a little sloppy in a few places; the orange from the base was on the boots in a few places, so I painted over that to neaten it up. Then I glittered the heads!