Dollar Tree Crafts

I wrote this a bit ago but I came up with some more great ideas.

I love the Dollar Tree, and I’m lucky enough to have one a few blocks away. Everytime I enter the store…I am overwhelmed with ideas! I walk down each of the isles scoping out what is new and what I can do with it! Here are some ideas you can do for so much less than buying at craft stores, etc.

Are you planning a wedding or a big event? Check this out!


Add a decorative touch to your table settings with Gold Plastic Charger Plates with Beaded Rims at a low $1 price from Plastic chargers have a decorative beaded rim and make a stylish presentation under dinner plates — they’ll be a stunning finishing touch to holiday table settings and reception or event tables for weddings, retirement parties, corporate functions, and so much more! Alternatively, they can be displayed on a wall, used as a base for candles, or even decorated as a gift, craft, or piece of décor. The bottom of each plastic charger is black. For decorative use only — not safe for food service. Not microwave or dishwasher safe.


You can purchase everything you see in the picture above…even the succulent! They are also available in Pearlized White. Elegance for less!


Main-268x205 The possibilities for chalkboards at weddings are endless! They can be used to welcome guests, display your menu, tell your love story, share your social media hashtag, and so much more. There’s no need to buy expensive chalkboards when you can gather up a few Dollar Tree supplies and create your own for just a few bucks. We created a few DIY chalkboard trays to help get you inspired.

Recreate this look with black paint, and a nickel-plated serving tray. Host Find Toys, Games, Arts, and Crafts For Only $1 Each! Shop Today! “>crafts night with your wedding party and have some fun crafting and checking one more thing off your wedding to-do list! On the big day, simply use a display easel to prop them up around your ceremony or reception.

Here’s What You’ll need:

  • Serving Tray
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Display Easel
  • Chalk or Chalk PenSupplies for DIY Chalkboard Trays

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Wipe your serving tray clean.
  2. Using your paint brush to paint the center of the tray black, leaving the decorative border unpainted.Step 1 - DIY Chalkboard Tray for Weddings
  3. Allow the paint to dry completely, then paint on a second layer until you achieve full coverage.
  4. Once your final paint layer dries completely, use chalk or a chalk pen to write your message directly onto your sign.Step 2 - DIY Chalkboard Tray for Weddings
  5. Use a display easel to prop your chalkboard sign up for all your guests to see.Step 3 - DIY Chalkboard Tray for Weddings
  6. Wipe clean with a damp cloth after your wedding day and reuse for future events!

Looking for affordable school supplies? You’ve been saved by the bell — the Shop For Pencils, Markers, Pads and Other Crafts Today! Only $1 Each! “>Dollar Tr assroom and stay on budget with teacher supplies from workbooks and flash cards to craft supplies, classroom decorations, storage containers, and more.

Remember the pretty Glass Gem Candle holder?


I purchased everything I needed that you see pictured except the colored sand. You can see here:

 I wish they had these when my kids were young. In this next picture,  3 cylinders were upcycled to hold beautiful flowers. Add some ribbon to the cylinders…so pretty.  You can also pick up these silver plates, mod podge and glitter for decorating, while you are there. Perfect for a wedding, and your Spring events, or any other get together/ party


The plates above are for decorating, you can not eat off them with the glitter

Below all you need is 3 of these plastic plates, and 2 wine glasses.


Isn’t this pretty. You can purchase a bunch of these compact mirrors and make this pretty wall feature:

I have purchased a few of these at the Dollar Store….but I never painted them like this…how pretty!


This person took a  bunch of ice cube trays and  stacked and nailed to the wall….creates great little cubies for all those small toys kids love to collect:


Thinking of kids….Isn’t this a cute idea.


You can stencil a pattern on a pillow…isn’t this pretty!

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Those plastic gloves….isn’t this a cute idea!


What can you do with those white clear round glass fillers? modpodge a pic of something onto the back. Add mod podge again to back. When it’s dry, you can glue a magnet to the back and put on fridge!


Also in the floral dept. are these square mirrors. Glue them together to create a square, then glue one to the bottom. You now have a beautiful planter.


Those round tins you find in the school supplies. They are great to add a magnet to bottom and spices inside. Just put a label on. They charge so much for these containers in a regular store.


I would purchase a metal cookie sheet or a piece of metal,  and put on a wall in the kitchen near the stove…

Isn’t this pretty.


These trays are painted with  chalkboard paint!! You can get so many ideas from this.


All of these great ideas were done with supplies from the Dollar Tree. You can find so much online at the Dollar Tree. You get free shipping if you have it shipped to your nearest store.

$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!




  1. All great ideas! You can’t eat off plates with glitter but you can use them as chargers. Using wine glasses to make a three-tier pastry stand is ingenious! And finger puppets made of plastic gloves is what we did with kids in my school and camp – lots of fun! Gluing square mirrors into a cube is also good for buffet style parties, to create a multi-level presentation. It creates an illusion that there is much more food than you actually have.
    You see – where you are thinking crafts, I am thinking food!

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      1. Yes, I do have a store pretty close in the next town, the store is about fifteen miles from my house, so that is not so bad. Anytime we need anything we have to go to the next little town or drive to Louisville which is about sixtyfive miles, and when I go to Louisville I hit the stores we don’t have close to home.
        I was shocked when I read you were leaving Ca. are you staying in the west? When My first husband died I wanted to move back to the west so badly, but the cost of living was just too high. I could live good in Ky. out west I would have to watch every penny and probably work part time somewhere and as it turned out I could not have done that.
        Will you buy another house or are you thinking condo? I just wish you all the happiness in the world, you so deserve it.

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      2. I’m thinking of a condo. I have been out here my whole life…I want to spend the rest not having to pay such high taxes.
        I need a change of scenery.
        Wow, You can buy anything online at the store and have it shipped to your store for free.
        Are you in Kentucky? My BFF Moved to southern Ill. so close to Kentucky!


      3. Kelley I am in Kentucky, and yes you can cross the river in Western Ky. right into Il.
        People around here and I guess everywhere complain about their taxes, but I know compared to Ca., Ny., and so many other places we have it made. Isn’t it a shame that people work hard to pay off their homes, but every year they have to pay taxes on them, in my mind you never truly own your homes.
        I have ordered online and picked up at the store, especially when I know it is something I can’t get at our store. I love the Dollar Tree, it is my go to for so many different things. I just wish I had your creativity, but as long as I have your blog I can create haha, copy right?

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      4. That’s right Patty. Start with the easy projects, build your confidence….then tackle all your home improvement needs!! It’s not only taxes, but homes and cost of living.Watching HGTV I see other states, where your dollar buys a lot more house!!


      5. Kelley it is funny when I watch HGTV I think my heavens how can people afford to pay that kind of money for a house and they are not that big. I know what that money would buy around here, even in Louisville, where real estate is higher 500,000. would buy a huge home. and cost of living is so much cheaper and so are taxes that is the very reason I stayed here. I honestly don’t know how medium and low income people can survive in some states.


  2. Love Dollar Tree and shop there for my business. I do vendor events and usually buy different containers and then dress them, insert beauty products and wrap in clear plastic with ribbon – then sell each for $5 or $10 depending on size. The go fast.


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