Here we are again at the start of a new season. I’m so stoked for this time around. Don’t those 10 ladies look so fun! I can’t wait to get to know them all better. Here is a list of their blogs. You should all run over and look at them real fast. You won’t regret it 🙂
Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
Bessie @ Besserina
Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries
Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
Terra @ Mama Says Sew
Emily @ Nap Time Creations
There is also a little bio about each of them here that will also list all their SYTYC projects as the season progresses, so be sure to keep up to date with that, too.
So here you have it. Week 1 of season 9 – the Dollar Store Craft challenge. Voting will be open until 9pm MST on Friday the 9th.
Craft #1 – Magnet Travel Games by Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
Since I live nearly 60 minutes away from the nearest ‘dollar’ store, I
thought it only appropriate to make car activities to keep my kiddos
busy! I created interchangeable magnet car games using mainly
dollar store items.
Dollar Store Items:
- 12 inch metal platter (it has about a 1″ lip around the edge)
- ABC magnets (SCORE!)
- Dinosaur figures
- Decorative towels
Non dollar store items include craft magnets, magnet paper, and modge podge.
Magnet ‘Game Console’ has a super cool main game, and additional
games that can lay on top. I adapted the car bingo game from a
free printable, and created the rest of the games in Photoshop.
This is such a FUN project because it is so versatile, and you can
keep adding new games! I also love the fact that the tray and
all of the pieces can be stored in a simple drawstring bag I made from
a dollar store towel!
Craft #2 – Plastic Animal Bookends by Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
Craft #3 – The Undie Cuff by Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
For this challenge, I was in the mood for something bright and happy.
Know what was the cutest, brightest, happiest thing I could find in the dollar store?
These pairs of underwear!
I’ve always thought it was sad that they make such cute underwear, but there’s not really an appropriate way to show them off.
At least, there wasn’t before….
Using just the elastic waistband and the knit, you can make a soft, comfy (don’t forget bright and happy) cuff with very little effort and only $1.
Craft # 4 – Hand-Braided Rug by Emily @ Nap Time Creations
Craft #5 – Petal Butterflies by Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
Craft #6 – Movie Night In by Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
When cruising the Dollar Tree I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw these supplies. Like most families now a days we are having to cut back on some of the outings that we do. One of the big ones for us is going to the movies, with a family of 4 and a price tag of $35 just to get in not to mention concessions, its just something we really can’t bring ourselves to do anymore. So we have movie night at home with a movie rental and movie candy and popcorn from the dollar store which can all be done for the price of just one ticket.
For our new movie popcorn bowl I used a plastic punch bowl, tickets and mod podge. I switched back and forth between the two ticket colors and put an extra layer of mod podge over them all to seal the bowl.This project only cost me $3, you can’t beat that!
Craft #7 – Flower Sack Outfit by Bessie @ Besserina
Craft #8 – Triple Braid Necklace by Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Craft #9 – Chevron Shower Curtain by Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries
So while I was there I had a genius idea. I would make an ombre ruffled shower curtain. I grabbed a bunch of shower curtains and headed home to get started.
Then I realized that I saw something similar done during S.Y.T.Y. C. Season #7 by See Kate Sew. Bummer, but great minds think alike?
Now I had several shower curtains and nothing to do until it struck me, make a Chevron Shower Curtain.
Chevron is hot right now (an understatement) and I have paint so why not.
I got things started on my basement floor, added chevron stripes and…
Oh and the total cost for the new shower curtain $1.00. Not bad because when I looked up Chevron Shower Curtains they run between $78.00 and $95.00 each.