I spent over $150.00 at Dollar Tree last week!!!
Not even kidding! I used to spend like that all the time when I had multiple selling venues. Of late there have even been times when I’ve left empty handed, not finding that one thing I was searching for. Not last week though! I had a cart FULL at one store!
And check THIS out!!! They even have a pretty tassel! I didn’t even see the tassel until I got it home. They were tucked inside and wrapped up so they don’t get tangled. The second store I went to had more of the white ones; so I bought ALL they had. Will be working on shabby chic-ing these up for next Christmas; adding lace and buttons and stitching . . .
Not at all sure what I will do with these yet, but they looked kinda ‘beachy’ to me (minus the butterfly bling!) So I only got three of them. I took the butterflies off to use elsewhere; and will figure out how to use these after Christmas and Valentine crafts are done.
The second DT I went to had these same vases out, but without the butterflies??? That seemed odd. Maybe the butterflies were packed separately, and needed to be put on after they were unpacked and got overlooked??? It was too busy for me to say anything to the manager though.
I think I ended up with 42 of these! Yep, I cleared the entire shelf!! And I will buy more at another store if/when I find them. Seemed kind of early to have these out, so they might not be out in all the stores just yet. But I KNOW they will go fast. And last year I bought EMPTY nests and paid more than a dollar for them WHOLESALE!
I also bought one bag of reindeer moss as I probably already had some at home, but just to be safe! Will be glittering some of the eggs, then tucking in a little bit of moss around them and packaging them to sell for Christmas. will save the rest for spring. ***PACKAGING TIP: On items like this, that you are going to be re-packaging to sell, save the cello bag they come in to re-use. Just very carefully remove the header card they are attached to and add your own when you re-pack them!
This little Piglet just because he is so cute and I love him! And an angle from the Nativity figurines they had. didn’t like the faces on any of the others. Not yet sure what I will do with her. Just got the one to experiment with.
Some gift boxes to alter per ideas I got from Pinterest. 99% of the Dollar Store ideas I see on Pinterest are ones I’ve already seen or done. But the occasional NEW IDEAS I see are really good! Here’s my Dollar Store album on Pinterest; a LOT of which are my own items, but a few NEW ideas.
Was looking for more of these to glitter up and sue with the white trees. These had a battery tea light inside, but I removed it. This one is left over from a couple of years ago, but I think I’ve still seen a few in some of the DTs I shop at.
This is an old one that I’ve obviously USED! Was looking for new ones to make into wire cloches, per a Pinterest idea! Have only looked at ONE store, but didn’t find any. Maybe they will get more closer to spring??
NEW cupcake candles!!!! There was actually one additional design in red, but it looked like a RED CARROT on top?!?!? Was probably supposed to be a strawberry, but it was as long as a carrot! So I passed on those! these will be perfect for Valentines day.
And some new chocolate candles. These are much ‘whiter’ than the last style they had, which were more of a creamy vanilla color; more realistic looking. But they still smell wonderful!! I got 12 of each of the red and chocolate on these.
The pink and green are the other colors they had, and I just got these 2 just for the heck of it. Note to self: DO NOT put other color glittered items nest to your white glittered items.
These are the BIG ornaments. Usually they just have the round ones. These came glittered too. I bought the UN glittered ones thinking I can use them as tops on finials. Got bout 8 of these (all I could find not glittered)
Some glittery ornaments to use for bling on some paper crowns. Got maybe 8 or 9 of these.
And some how all of that added up to $150.00!!! 122 of it at ONE store!
I’ll have my nose buried in craft projects for some time now!!!