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Friday, October 27, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul

I believe I have mentioned that a new favorite You Tube Channel is Eclectic Kristen. She keeps me up to date on products available at The Dollar Tree.  After seeing her Christmas ornament post I knew I needed to check out my local Dollar Trees. We have three in my area and every store has something a little different. I even checked out the Chatsworth store when I was there last week.

Yesterday I stopped in at the Hartselle store and hit the jackpot. Let me share some of the things I brought home with me.

Margaret loves Shopkins while Hudson and Landon love Star Wars....these are really cute calendars for only one dollar each. I will be saving these for Christmas.

For all you crafters...this was a great buy. When I get the larger bottles of Tacky Glue, there is a lot of waste. This is the perfect size and price for me. I may go back and get a few more bottles.

On to Christmas...

The plaid bows were 3 for a dollar. I used them in my crafts but I trimmed them a bit to make them look cuter.

These were in packs of two for a dollar.

I have been stitching some ornaments for the grands . This year I chose to stitch on perforated paper and plastic canvas. Of the two, I prefer the perforated paper and will be using it in future projects. I was not sure how I would "finish" the ornaments but my trip to Dollar Tree gave me some inspiration.

First Hampton's ornament.

This is from Prairie Schooler's Evergreen.  I took the embellishment off the sled as I originally purchased it.( see above) and glued the ornament to the sled. I used the embellishment to add a bit of color. These sleds came in khaki and red.  I may get another one or two of these as well.

Landon's ornament was my favorite...

This ornament is a Frosted Pumpkin design that was in the Christmas ornament edition of Just Cross Stitch.  And speaking of Landon Man...he is nine years old today!! He is having some friends over to celebrate. Next week we will celebrate Landon and Hudson as they both turn 9 this year.

Kendall is next...

She chose the Owl from Prairie Schooler's Evergreen. We changed up the colors using overdyed floss from Colour and Cotton.

Audrey is next...

A Lizzie Kate design...I used the plaid ribbons to add some color to the top.

I am working on a Snow Man for Hudson and his will be finished like Audrey's/

The Hoover Grimmlins...



Another Prairie Schooler design from the pattern, Christmas Tree Farm.

I had so much fun crafting these ornaments. Thinking outside the box often brings the best results. These will be passed out at our Thanksgiving Dinner. Just in time to hang on the Christmas Tree!

16 comments:

Sandy said...

My my...you have been so creative lately. I hadn't thought about passing out ornaments at Thanksgiving. I was going to do one for Lindsay, so I think I will give it to her then. Great idea.

Robin in Virginia said...

Great ornaments you have created! Thank you for sharing your finishing ideas!

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Katie Clooney said...

I LOVE the Dollar Store!! I will definitely tune into that youtube channel. Have a great weekend, Arlene.

RJ said...

Love all of your ornaments Arlene. You really did some creative masterpieces with dollar tree items. Where do you buy the perforated paper? Love this idea. I had to laugh at the star wars love of your grandson. Many, many years ago we got a new military assignment and we had to be in an apartment over the holidays while our house was being completed. We had no Christmas decorations. So Michael (our son) and I made dough ornaments and many of them were from Star Wars which was all the rage back then. Love that they are still so popular. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Terri D said...

I don't get to the Dollar Store as often as I should. I need to check out that YouTube site you mentioned. Thanks for telling us about it!!

Anonymous said...

You sure are busy and creative. The ornaments are lovely. My sister and I have to get o the dollar Tree soon. You can beat their calendars. We buy a few every year.
Marion

Anonymous said...

Your finishes are so creative and I love each one. Very creative! Perfect for handing out at Thanksgiving. We have a new Dollar Tree that opened about a month ago. I love it!

Mary Hutchins said...

You have been a busy lady, all those stitches, WoW. They're going to make precious Christmas gifts. I love Dollar Tree, we have them here too.

Mary said...

Arlene, I love how you embellished your ornaments with dollar tree finds. I wish I saw this before I went shopping today. I found some great buys at Joannes 70% off Halloween and I had a 20% of your purchase coupon, sales included!! I have a little grand nephew, Hudson (love the name!) and bought a few things for him. What a great tradition of handing out ornaments on Thanksgiving...I'm going to do that next year!! I have a sled and ornament to stitch on paper and have been hesitant to do so, I'm happy to hear you preferred stitching on the paper. Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

Anonymous said...

Arlene, what great finds! The closest Dollar Tree is in the next county and I hope to visit soon. Love the plaid bows! Thank you for sharing your haul with us!

Dianna said...

Arlene, you amaze me at all of the stitching you do. The ornaments are all adorable!

Thank you for the heads up on the great finds at The Dollar Tree. I will have to start checking those out.

Mari said...

You did so good! I love them all.

Linda said...

YOU are amazing!!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Thanks Friends...RJ, I go the perforated paper at my LNS but I think you can order it in many different colors online. I just found a new stitching store online...Stitch and Frog. They had Yuletide at Thistle Hill, which I had been looking for. It seems it had sold out at 123 stitch. This store has discounts on many products and the owner is very helpful! I will be ordering from Stitch and Frog again.

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