The Dollar Diva

More dollar store holiday decor ideas

Check out Tidy Mom blog here

for some great dollar store holiday decor ideas.

And check out 320* Sycamore  here

for a great hurricane lamp idea.  I’ve dome some similar to this using SHELLS and sand  for a beach theme.    What else could you add???

* PLEASE NOTE:  I do NOT recommend using hot glue;rathert e6000, like Tidy Mom suggests.

Look who else loves dollar and thrift stores!!!

Designer, Eddie Ross:

Thrift store plaid shirt ornaments.

Discovering Dollar Tree.

Bathroom sink skirt made from Dollar Tree flour sack towels.

Dollar Tree Halloween decor.

Thrift store lamp shades re-done.

These are just a FEW from his blog.   I’m sure you’ll find lots more by doing a bit more reading!

Look what I found at Dollar Tree!

Posted in Gift wrap by trash2treasure on December 7, 2009
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How cute are these little  house shaped boxes?!?!

Nicely finished on the INSIDE too!

I found five different designs, but I’m guessing there WERE six, and they were just out of one kind.

These would be PERFECT to fill with holiday goodies for friends, neighbors and co-workers.  I’d WRAP the goodies in plastic though, just to preserve the inside of the boxes so they can be saved and used as decoration, or re-used.

These are sure to sell out FAST!

“Ice cream sundae”

Posted in Dollar Tree,Gifts by trash2treasure on December 1, 2009
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It’s a little hard to see the contents through the cello wrapper. These are a REALLY simple gift item to make, and there are LOTS of variations possible.

For this one I bought a glass sundae dish and a bag of Baskin & Robbins flavored wrapped hard candies at Dottar Tree. Just fill the dish with the candy; slip it into a cello bag (bought at craft store) and tie it up with some white curly ribbon for the ‘whipped cream’ on top!  Would be cute to tie a plastic spoon onto the ribbon.

Other variations:

This one is a ‘caramel sundae’ in a smaller single scoop ice cream dish from DT.

I guess I don’t have pictures of the ‘root beer float’; which I made in a tall old-fashioned malt glass from DT. The root beer barrels to fill it with came from the bulk foods section at the grocery store (where ALL the bulk candy was half off the week before Halloween!) For the tall concoctions you can have a bendy stray sticking up in the middle!

While the bulk candies were on sale at the grocery store just before Halloween, I bought some coffee flavored hard candies to fill coffee mugs with.